If I were to name my favorite pastime, I'd have to say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need, people like us, more listeners and less talkers.
Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.
Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
My intimate contact with those great producing organizations and the men in them has given me great confidence in the machinery and the spirit now available for the building of a proper world. I do not mean that our industrial system is as good as it should be, but if I am looking for intelligent and unselfish understanding of our problems, and a generous approach to their solution, I shall seek it among the makers and builders with far more confidence than among the talkers, the manipulators and the vote seekers.
Good listeners generally make more sales than good talkers.
A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
Two great talkers will not travel far together.
They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists talkers who mistake the description for the thing, saying for having.
Good talkers are only found in Paris.
In politics and in trade, bruisers and pirates are of better promise than talkers and clerks.
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucres sake.
Imagination, which is the eldorado of the poet and of the novel-writer, often proves the most pernicious gift to the individuals who compose the talkers instead of the writers in society.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
We need only look to our Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to see the value that Native languages bring not only to their culture, but to the security of all Americans.
The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.