Quotations on Talking

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Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Effect, Talking, Trees, Will)

Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Friend, Nothing, Talking, Thinking)

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Absurdity, Man, Talking, Will)

I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing. It's such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don't want to be a sex symbol.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Sex, Hate, Symbol, Talking, Want)

They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Movies, Hate, Horror, Nothing, Reason, Talking, Wrong)

I love getting ready to do a scene, and thinking about it, and talking about it. But the rest of the time, I'm so nervous and obsessed. I'm just tearing my hair out in the trailer. The whole time I'm really tense.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Love, Time, Hair, Rest, Talking, Thinking)

I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Communication, Talking, Writing)

Sarah will talk to me about someone and I don't know who she's talking about, but if she talks to my mother, the two of them will know exactly - and across several generations, too.
- Prince Andrew
(Keywords: Mother, Generations, Talk, Talking, Will)

I think that, you know, when we start talking about the Tea Party, people want to marginalize that into some kind of organization or party, but it really isn't.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: People, Party, Talking, Tea, Want)

I let my game do the talking. I've had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example.
- Maurice Ashley
(Keywords: Example, Talking, Years)

You know, it is a terrible thing to appear on television, because people think that you actually know what you're talking about.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: People, Talking, Television)

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Action, Animation, Hell, Jazz, Talking, Will, Writers)

The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.
- Arthur Balfour
(Keywords: Class, Talking, Years)

I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We're talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world... I'm just a little dismayed that people aren't beyond it yet.
- Anne Bancroft
(Keywords: Work, People, Talking, World)

Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: Business, Old, Talking, Today)

I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking.
- Lynda Barry
(Keywords: Funny, Women, People, Conversation, Talking, Trying, Waiting)

There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Man, Nothing, Talking, Woman)

The message that I gave on the - on the steps today was that you need to stand for those things that are right and empower the individual. Believe in the power of one person. Don't believe that you can't do it. Everybody wants - everybody wants a shot. That we can all agree on. Beyond that, it becomes politics. I'm not talking politics.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Right, Talking, Today)

The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it.
- Paul Bettany
(Keywords: Sex, Acting, Fun, Talk, Talking, Trouble)

We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick. You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk. Some people just hold it. Others really share.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: People, American, Talk, Talking, Tradition)

It is during difficult times like this that the true American spirit reveals itself. I am not talking only of the response of local, state, and federal governments, although they will each play an extremely important role in this effort.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: American, Effort, Play, Spirit, State, Talking, Will)

Somebody was asking me the other day - President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world. I say, well, that's great. I was talking about that fifty years ago.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Day, Freedom, Now, President, Talking, World, Years)

If you are talking about terrorism, you need to sit down and understand what is making these people put dynamite around their waists and blow themselves up.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: People, Talking, Terrorism)

Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I'm not promoting that. But my songs are talking... about me becoming a man.
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: Girls, Losing, Man, Songs, Talking, Virginity)

Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Medical, Food, Failure, American, Care, Dignity, Income, Jobs, Production, Talking, Welfare)

If you are speaking about my own songs, I would think so because we were talking about that particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago.
- Ruth Brown
(Keywords: Singing, Songs, Talking, Years)

It's rather like attending a university seminar where you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver a paper to an audience of their peers. That's one way of making music.
- Gavin Bryars
(Keywords: Music, Talking, University)

And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself. If I don't, it's just real hard to get through the day, and I'll get really down, and just want to cry. My whole body language changes. I get more slumped over.
- Delta Burke
(Keywords: Work, Body, Day, Language, Talking, Want)

When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control.
- Steve Buscemi
(Keywords: Control, Feeling, Hearing, Losing, Production, Talking, Trees)

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Peace, War, Talk, Talking, Want)

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Computers, People, Globalization, Internet, Talking, World)

I do want to try to put things in perspective today relative to the U.S.-Canada relationship. I would like to start by talking about how important this relationship is to the people of the United States.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: People, Perspective, states, Talking, Today, United, Want)

You're talking to someone who has been married to various people for the last 40 years of her life. Dating is not really something familiar. I've never really been a dater.
- Stockard Channing
(Keywords: Dating, Life, People, Talking, Years)

A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Keywords: Women, Man, Quiet, Right, Talking, Will)

Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme. I really don't. There are people who are just going to want to know what it was like to play with Eddie.
- Gary Cherone
(Keywords: People, Extreme, Play, Talking, Want)

Eighty percent of what everyone's talking about never happens. I don't mean in terms of product development that's happening right now, I'm talking about the far-flung visions of the future.
- Jay Chiat
(Keywords: Development, Future, Now, Right, Talking, Visions)

I cannot remember a time in opposition - I am talking about the last four years - when we have done less work on policy and more on slogans. But because of my European views I wasn't allowed to participate.
- Kenneth Clarke
(Keywords: Time, Work, Policy, Opposition, Talking, Years)

That's what I was trying to say when we were talking about sound. I think that every person, whether they play music or don't play music, has a sound - their own sound, that thing that you're talking about.
- Ornette Coleman
(Keywords: Music, Play, Sound, Talking, Trying)

I've been playing with Blackwell over 20 years. We used to play when I first went to Los Angeles. Blackwell plays the drums as if he's playing a wind instrument. Actually, he sounds more like a talking drum.
- Ornette Coleman
(Keywords: First, Play, Talking, Wind, Years)

I'm having this conversation with you now. I'm talking, but I'm thinking, feeling, smelling, and moving. Yet I'm concentrating on what you're saying. So that means there's more things going on in the body than just the present thing that the person's got you doing.
- Ornette Coleman
(Keywords: Body, Conversation, Feeling, Now, Present, Saying, Talking, Thinking)

I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins.
- Jackie Collins
(Keywords: Men, Sex, People, Talking, Today, Woman)

It's funny looking at yourself. You know how it is when you look back at old pictures? It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14.
- Jennifer Connelly
(Keywords: Age, Funny, Old, Talking, Walking)

To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Time, Man, Talking, Words, World)

There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Reading, Rules, Talking, Thinking, Writing)

The first year or so on The Daily Show is pretty intense in terms of travel. You're going to the worst places in the country, talking to the craziest people in the world.
- Rob Corddry
(Keywords: Travel, People, Country, First, Pretty, Talking, World)

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby
(Keywords: Parenting, Behavior, Bizarre, Kids, Talking, Will)

If I talk about Charles Dance I am talking about something else, something I operate and wind up and have to make an impression with and use to transmit someone else's screenplay.
- Charles Dance
(Keywords: Dance, Impression, Talk, Talking, Wind)



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