The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.
― William Hazlitt,
Good communication is as stimulating as
black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
A single conversation can completely change the trajectory of our lives.
– Kaye Earle
Conversation should be like juggling;
up go the balls and plates, up and over, in and out,
good solid objects that glitter in the footlights and
fall with a bang if you miss them.
― Evelyn Waugh
Lettuce is like conversation. It must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling
that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
– Charles Dudley Warner
My idea of good company is the company of clever,
well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation;
that is what I call good company.
– Jane Austen
Love without conversation is impossible.
– Mortimer Adler
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is
better than ten years mere study of books.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The most fruitful and natural exercise
for our minds is, in my opinion, conversation.
― Michel de Montaigne,
Conversation. What is it? A Mystery!
It’s the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of
pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all.
― Guy de Maupassant
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility,
witty without affectation, free without indecency,
learned without conceitedness,
novel without falsehood.
– William Shakespeare