We’ve collected the best Talking Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: King Von, Jose Andres, Nat King Cole, Tim O’Brien, Helen McCrory. Use them as an inspiration.
I be talking to females but nothing serious, just entertaining everybody.
‘Honesty’ in social life is often used as a cover for rudeness. But there is quite a difference between being candid in what you’re talking about, and people voicing their insulting opinions under the name of honesty.
I don’t know if I believe in love at first sight, but of course I believe in two people having chemistry right away. A girl should be really easy to talk to. When I lose track of time because we’ve been talking, I think that’s really fun.
With the advent of cell phones, especially with the very small microphone that attach to the cell phone itself, it’s getting harder and harder I find, to differentiate between schizophrenics and people talking on a cell phone.
I’ve always loved teaching and reading and talking to people, and my grandfather was a professor.
When I was in fifth grade – so, about 11 – my folks moved us to Denmark. And so not only did I have all new friends and all new surroundings, I didn’t even understand what they were talking about, which was very difficult and kind of started me, I think, on my path to animation.
When eventually I started to act a bit more, I realised that circus school had taught me something that a lot of actors my age didn’t have: physicality. They didn’t know how to move. Acting is not all about talking. There is something animalistic about it.
I believe in diplomacy; I don’t believe in talking to… that talking to Iran somehow constitutes a concession or a favour.
When I’m around people having conversations about their day, I’m looking at them, like, ‘What could they possibly be talking about? How are we not talking about deconstructing white supremacy right now? How are we not trying to save trans people?’
I don’t like confrontation. I don’t care about it. If someone tries it with me, they will be talking to themselves because I don’t listen.
A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they’re really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.
I think possibly what people working for one hate the most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision. The most important thing I can do is try and make myself very clearly understood.
Never get a mime talking. He won’t stop.
We often joke about men moaning about being ill, whether it’s man flu or anything else. We want them to be silent and strong about these things. And that’s quite dangerous when it comes to depression, because talking about it helps. People bottle it up until it’s too late.
I analyse in my own way, in very simple, no-jargon language. If somebody is talking in very complicated way, I never like that.
I don’t do fake. That’s the first thing you should know about me. I’m not one to put on airs or change my demeanor depending on where I am or who I am talking to.
What better way to connect with people than by staring and talking straight at them? Don’t blink – that’s one less connection you could have made.
Talking about myself is difficult for me. It’s anti my true nature.
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
I was probably being a little cocky, which I do when I feel that I don’t know what I’m talking about.
When we’re talking about our title tracks, ‘DNA’ is about the expression of a young, passionate love.
Autobiography is awfully seductive; it’s wonderful. Once I got into it, I realized I was following a tradition established by Frederick Douglass – the slave narrative – speaking in the first-person singular, talking about the first-person plural, always saying ‘I,’ meaning ‘we.’
No one wants to be picked at. At the end of the day, we’re all human beings with feelings and emotions. Nobody wants to be critiqued and picked apart, but it’s the nature of the business. It comes with the territory. For me, if they’re not talking about you, that’s where you can run into some trouble.
When a movie is being rolled out, the studio publicists and all our individual publicists get together and come up with bullet points and talking points – ‘Make sure you stay away from this,’ and ‘Don’t say that quite that way, because that quote can be taken out of context,’ and that kind of thing.
Champions League football in the Premier League – you’re talking about the top, big, massive clubs, and it’s not something I think I’d get linked with.
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.
I have the ordinary experience of being anonymous when I’m in an airplane talking to air-traffic control, and they don’t know who they’re talking to. I have a lot of common experiences.
It wasn’t books that inspired me to write. For me, inspiration was simple, immediate: I got it from eating, dancing, talking. I got it from life lived, things touched, from sensuality, from love of life, from our irrefutable connection to the earth.
Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
We think when God speaks to us, there’s going to be a boom out of Heaven or we’re going to get some chill bumps, but I really believe God’s talking to us all the time. He’s talking to us right in here. I call it our heart, our conscience, but it’s the Holy Spirit talking to us.
We should collectively be talking to children – as young as kindergarten – about what consent looks like.
One of the most important things about the geology on the moon is your descriptions of what you see, comparing them to things that you’ve seen on Earth so that the geologists and the scientists on the ground would know what you’re talking about; and then take pictures of them.
I love talking to people, and I’ll listen to what they have to say, and if they have ideas or something like that, I’ll put you to work.
When you talk to a human in 2035, you’ll be talking to someone that’s a combination of biological and non-biological intelligence.
All stars are businessmen. Once you decide to become a star, you are talking about money, fame, and being successful.
The SFPD has had a lot of issues, and I think one of the issues that needs to be addressed is the racist text messages that have been passed back and forth between PD members, not only talking about the community, but also talking about colleagues that work in the same department as them.
I think that most people who complain about our government have no idea what they’re talking about because they’ve never been to a country with a bad government.
I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.
It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.
I don’t want to keep talking about my upbringing because people always resort to the past and what happened when I was younger.
Part of the desire to live in a post-racial world includes the desire not to have to talk about racism, which includes a false perception that if you are talking about race, then you’re perpetuating the notion of race. I reject that.
I can’t sit around having coffee. I have all these appointments, and a lot of my friends sit around having coffee talking about the jobs they didn’t get.
I sing and play the guitar, and I’m a walking, talking bacterial infection.
It gets a bit boring talking about the same thing for a hundred years.
Talk about Jose Mourinho, and you’re talking about a winner.
If we want to raise the aspirations of young men, we should be praising their achievements, not talking them down.
When we were talking about this, an idea for this master vigilante, it was an urban guerilla. One of my ideas was that he would be a member of the police force who turned on the government.
A lot of times, when people say hip-hop, they don’t know what they’re talking about. They just think of the rappers. When you talk about hip-hop, you’re talking about the whole culture and movement. You have to take the whole culture for what it is.
I might just stop talking again and not do interviews.
I like talking. I like acting.
Music is my one opportunity to let out how I’m feeling when I’m not talking to a chick or my mom, you know what I mean? It’s just venting.
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I’m talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
I always tell young people: When you meet someone successful, ask them as many questions as you can. Because there’s nothing more successful people love – nothing more – than talking about their successes, and you can learn a lot in that.
Getting in my head and talking trash, that’s not going to work.
I want to talk to the audience. This is what I’ve been doing in my work in French forever – talking about small things becoming big problems. I notice all the details, all the tiny little things.
I was talking to Marylanders… What we were hearing, everywhere, was an overwhelming sense of frustration. People felt a huge disconnect between Annapolis and the rest of Maryland.
I never have tantrums. If anything makes me mad, I’m silent. If I’m not talking, leave me alone.
Each of you possesses the most powerful, dangerous and subversive trait that natural selection has ever devised. It’s a piece of neural audio technology for rewiring other people’s minds. I’m talking about your language.
Protect yourself at all times. It’s what I talk to school kids and college kids about when I do my seminars. I’m not just talking about in the ring. Protect yourself at all times.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.
I’m fascinated with design. I realized early that I had no talent in that direction, but I love talking with architects and designers about what they do. I appreciate applied creativity as a source of pleasure and meaning.
Always remember, money isn’t everything – but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense.
I think we’re in good shape, but the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina is in some small way mitigated by the fact that we now have more people talking about it, thinking about it and working on it, so that we will be more vigilant and ready.
The question is, does the punishment fit the crime? So we’re not saying that we shouldn’t punish people. We’re not talking about a society that tolerates lawlessness. We should be very tough on people who are perpetuating violent crimes, for example. But we should make sure that it’s tailored and not arbitrary.
That problem has been going on since men and women and their children moved from the plains and into caves. How many times have you heard Howard Cunningham talking to Marian about shopping? Too many.
The people who believe themselves to be on the left, and who defend the agents of Islam in the name of tolerance and culture, are being rightwing. Not just rightwing. Extreme rightwing. I don’t understand how you can be so upset about the Christian right and just ignore the Islamic right. I’m talking about equality.
Just having conversations with God, begging God to make the pain go away, and then the pain wouldn’t go away. So I’m like ‘Who the hell am I talking to? God is not responding.’
If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.
In the media, they’re always talking about money. I’m not denying that it plays a role, but everything has to be in its right place.
I’ve always hated the term ‘alternative‘; I only use it because when I say it, people know what I’m talking about. I always thought it was weird when guys like myself or Patton Oswalt or Dana Gould, these older guys, were called ‘alternative’ comedy.
Feminists don’t honor successful women. You never hear them talking about Margaret Thatcher. Take Condoleezza Rice. She’s a remarkable, successful woman. You don’t hear the feminists talk about her or Carly Fiorina or Jeanne Kirkpatrick.
I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I’m doing so I’ll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject’s personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him.
States are looking for low-cost solutions that will enable better communication, while avoiding the danger in which the chain of command breaks down in emergencies. We do not want everyone talking to everyone else all the time.
The tradition of the South is not urban… I think we are a region of storytellers, naturally, just from our tribal instincts. We did not have the pleasures of the theater or the dance, motion pictures when they came along. We simply entertain each other by talking.
Talking to people from the heart matters, and it’s unfortunately something brands have forgotten about. Celebrity endorsement deals try to gain recognition for brands, but at their core, what matters is if the celebrity truly backs the brand.
I believe I can do it, but one of the reasons I don’t really get into the debate is people keep talking about a black James Bond: how a black man should play him.
People are always talking about the old days. They say that the old movies were better, that the old actors were so great. But I don’t think so. All I can say about the old days is that they have passed.
We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.
I used to psych myself up before the show and now I do the complete opposite: I psych myself down. It’s 12:30 at night, you don’t want some guy yelling at you. You want some guy just talking to you.
Well I travelled quite a lot in the east, and one of the things that impressed me greatly was the buddhist notion of the continuity of things, the wheel of life which is what we’re talking about, the ever turning wheel.
There is something joyous about not talking.
I think the hedge-fund industry has taken a reputational turn for the worse, this dog-eat-dog stuff. I’m not just talking about Herbalife or J. C. Penney, but in other situations where the media really focuses on who’s long and who’s short. I don’t think it’s a good thing for the industry.
If you’re not talking about the truth, I don’t even want you around me.
All of us have to win games. Whether we like it or not, the graduation rates and all the things people are talking about aren’t as important as winning.
People think SEALs are cold-blooded, heartless, wound-up, brainwashed killers. They imagine you can just point a SEAL in a direction and say, ‘Go kill.’ The truth is you’re talking about a bunch of kind-hearted, jovial guys. The only thing that separates them is mental toughness.
When I was about 19, my stepmother said – because this was back in the ’80s – that I had Robert Wagner‘s pompadour. I said, ‘What are you talking about? You mean the guy from ‘Hart to Hart?’
Some people are just quiet – they don’t need to be talking all the time and aren’t extroverted, but they’re not necessarily afraid to talk. I’m not really a shy person.
Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC’s military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.
I think one challenge is that having few women in your work environment makes you feel a little isolated and alone. I’m an extrovert; I like talking to people, and I make friends easily, but if your personality is somewhat different, I think you would struggle to connect with people.
It’s fun when your kids reach a point where you can actually start talking about things.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
I prefer making stuff to talking about how I made the stuff.
I know what I’m talking about, so that when I say ‘do something’ I have the respect of the people doing it.
I love being with my friends, relaxing and talking.
Leary can get a part of my mind that’s kind of rusted shut grinding again, just by being around him and talking.
Fortunately we’ve been shooting in North Carolina which means we’re not in LA where you can hear people talking about you and you know so much about what’s going on in the business.
The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
You can draw inspiration from anything. If you’re a good storyteller, you can take a dirty look somebody gives you, or if a guy you used to have flirtations with starts dating a new girl, or somebody you’re casually talking to says something that makes you so mad – you can create an entire scenario around that.
When I was 20, I used to go around telling stories, and I knew where I was comfortable – onstage, talking, making ’em laugh and listen to the weirdest things. I liked being the center of attention.
When I put my helmet on, I’m ultra competitive, talking trash.
I’m at my best when I’m talking about relationships, talking about women, talking about situations and stories.
One improvement I have learned from my childhood experience with my father: I do not threaten punishment in the morning. That was awful. Late into the night I would lie awake tossing and wondering what he was going to do to me. Usually he did nothing. A quiet, impressive ‘talking to’ was all I got.
I am travelling to different places and talking to people about travelling litter-free, observing the wildlife, and respecting the host.
Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
I see no point in talking about myself unnecessarily.
A lot of my creative ideas begin in the pub, talking through possibilities with collaborators.
I feel really passionate now that talking with family, friends, or a counsellor is the way to deal with negative situations and difficult times.
After talking to people and meeting them every day, I realize that a song can be written from one perspective with an objective in mind. What is crazy about it is that many different people can take one song a totally different way. That is so cool, since music is a universal thing and a very personal thing.
‘Bahubali’ did not happen overnight. The producer Shobhu Yarlagadda, Prabhas, and I kept talking and discussing and imagining.
Well I am grooming him, he has a boxing trainer that knows what he is talking about, and once he has that he is able to put everything together and he listens, and when somebody listens they are able to accomplish anything.
God, I mean I had so many people tell me, ‘What you’re doing doesn’t work.’ I used to have to get on stage and apologize for talking the way that I speak.
I had a really hard time in Orange County. I was a nerd. I was watching foreign cinema when I was 13 and talking about how ‘Hope and Glory‘ should be a foreign film.
A good theoretical account must explain all of the evidence that we see. If it doesn’t work everywhere, we have no idea what we are talking about, and all is chaos.
Sometimes I think it’s possible to mistake desire for clarity and talking in a no-nonsense way for aggression.
Labor believes in sustainability. We believe in acting on climate change, not just talking about it.
When you talk about a great actor, you’re not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It’s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it’s kind of a sickness.
The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.
When I was 12 years old, I was hanging out with 23-year-olds. I was into cartoons and Pokemon, and they’re all talking about girls. It was a strange way to grow up.
Peter Parker is probably the most relatable superhero – maybe ever – because he goes through something that basically everyone has to go through. Whether it’s puberty or talking to girls or doing homework, he does it in such a human way. That’s why he’s such a beloved character: because so many people can relate to him.
I don’t think the Internet is necessarily a dangerous place. It’s only dangerous if you don’t make people earn your trust. You can’t take people at their word. You got to do a little digging and make sure to verify that you are talking to a real person or the person that you think you’re talking to.
People expect not just songwriters but all personalities to pontificate about their egos – they just wanna see someone talking about themselves constantly. I’m not interested in that.
I pick up the New York Times or Time and it’s talking about the latest rock group, which I’m sure is exciting to some people, but it neglects a huge area of music.
There’s great value to knitting or digging up your garden or chopping up vegetables for soup, because you’re taking some time away from turning the pages, answering your emails, talking to people on the phone, and you’re letting your brain process whatever is stuck up in there.
Talking about ‘stopping globalization’ is unrealistic – and probably not what anti-globalization protesters actually want.
My great-great-aunt was a terrorist. I’m not talking about the sense in which the pacifist Mahatma Gandhi was branded a terrorist by the British parliament in 1932: Pritilata Waddedar was an active participant in armed struggle against the British state. She supplied explosives. She fired a gun. And I’m proud of it.
How many more school shootings do we need before we start talking about this as a social problem, and not merely a random collection of isolated incidents?
I’m not about talking and finger-pointing and complaining. I’m about getting things done.
I grew up listening to all kinds of music. When I came up, you would hear people like Marvin Gaye talking about Sarah Vaughan. You would go to a show and see Ella Fitzgerald performing the music of the Beatles.
I don’t think it’s too late for ‘The War of the Worlds‘ to come true. I’m talking about it from the standpoint that which you need to have and own things – to breed, to think, to create – is going on everywhere, not just on this planet or in the space around it.
My mom has a tape from when I was, like, 2 years old, talking with my grandma, telling her a story that’s really elaborate about werewolves and wolves.
There’s a lot of things that go on when you’re on tour that cannot be controlled. I’m not even talking about myself, but of course there’s sexual activity and drugs, fighting and language; it is certainly not a place to raise a family.
I’m not much for sitting around and thinking about the past or talking about the past. What does that accomplish? If I can give young people something to think about, like the future, that’s a better use of my time.
For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.
The more people who come forward and talk about how much they love gaming, how much they talk about individuality and diversity, the more gamers of color that come out and gay gamers that come out and everybody talking about what they love – that’s what the community has in common: a love of gaming.
I don’t like talking about myself. I don’t like talking about my personal life.
When you have friends that are Muslim, Jewish, gay, from any marginalized group, you realize that they are so much more than this esoteric talking point.
When people were selling the politics of fear and division and destruction, we were talking about hope. We were talking about the politics of joy.
When I grew up in West Baltimore, anything associated – and I’m talking about my childhood – with white people 99 percent of the time was something malevolent, like it was an explanatory force for something bad.
There are so many things I’m so proud of: if we’re talking just in-ring stuff, participating in the first-ever women’s royal rumble. I was so grateful to be a part of history. I never thought there would be an all-women’s royal rumble.
As mayor of Milwaukee, I’ve had many developers come and many businesses come and have asked for financial assistance from the city, and my questions have always been: how many jobs are we talking about and are these family-supporting jobs.
When you don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s hard to know when you’re finished.
To me, the best love songs work on two – maybe three – different levels, where you’re talking about the person who you’re right opposite, and all the people like that.
You never know who you’re talking to. Don’t limit a young student‘s dream, because that’s how we change the world.
I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
You cannot prevent me from talking. I am exercising my right to free speech.
There’s no sense in being precise when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.
I don’t think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.
Telling writers to shut up is a sure way to keep them talking.
I adopted a motto: Never say no. Jim Morrison never said no, Kurt Cobain never said no. You couldn’t have great things to write about if all you did was sit in your living room with your roommates talking about the phone bill.
Anytime we’re talking about Thurgood Marshall, that’s a good thing, I think, because it gives us an opportunity to go back, look at the history, and recognize what his contributions were.
People keep asking if I believe in ghosts. If you’re talking about poltergeists and weird, supernatural phenomena, not really.
Stoicism is of no use to me whatsoever. What I’m a big believer in is talking about everything until you’re blue in the face.
Women are the real reason we get up every day. I’m talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I’m hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her.
He tried to convince me. He spoke to me: ‘You have to play for Belgium.’ He came to talk to me, he’s always talking to me. I told him ‘it’s difficult, Lukaku, can’t do it, it’s not the same. Playing for Belgium is something else. Playing for Selecao… It’s Brazil, I feel at home.’
My problem is that I love talking to people. I remember working in a call centre in Dalston and I’d end up having these long chats with old women.
So anyway, I’ve learned a lot about myself just in terms of acting but just work ethic and interesting things like full-page monologues or talking straight into camera, which I had never gotten to do before.
When people talked about protecting their privacy when I was growing up, they were talking about protecting it from the government. They talked about unreasonable searches and seizures, about keeping the government out of their bedrooms.
The key with autonomous is the whole ecosystem. One of the keys to having truly fully autonomous is vehicles talking to each other.
Everybody says they want to win. But when you start talking about sacrifice and doing what’s right for the team, it’s like, ‘Wait a minute, I didn’t mean that. I want to win, but…’ There’s always a conjunction with that. It’s never what you think it is. And it’s always, like, your weakest point where you got to do it.
I don’t know about anyone else, but if I had problems or issues, maybe I wouldn’t feel as comfortable talking about them in a group.
Girls’ weekend with the ‘Vampire Diaries‘ girls has become a big deal! It’s our quality time. It’s so much fun to unload and not feel guilty complaining or talking about your insecurities or bonding over things that you thought you were on your own about.
I find standard American the hardest. It really fits in a different place in your mouth. Southern, I find the easiest. If you talk to a dialect coach and you get sort of technical, where an English person keeps their voice in their throat, a Southern person does the same, and it’s got the same sort of music to talking.
It doesn’t matter if we grow old and get replaced by a new younger generation as long as there is still someone talking about us because they will still remember how we shone so bright.
I used to watch old clips of Muhammad Ali, where he’d be talking the jive during interviews, you know, ‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, rumble, man, rumble.’
When you’re talking about rock n’ roll, myth-making is what it’s all about.
You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.
I’m a very private person. I like staying home and doing my stuff. I hate people invading on my privacy. I hate talking about my private life.
The idea of ‘talking white,’ a lot of people grew up around that, just the idea that if you speak with proper diction and come off as educated that it’s not black and that it’s actually anti-black and should be considered only something that white people would do.
I thought talking to human beings was just something that could make things complicated and unpleasant. So I didn’t talk much. I just watched people.
I was just talking about women, just in terms of understanding them as much as we can ever understand the opposite sex. I’m trying to let go of certain male approaches to things that you inherit, that you grow up with.
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
I love to meet my fans, and after every show I usually hang out for a few hours, talking to my fans, signing autographs, and selling T-shirts.
I always doodled as a kid while I was talking on the phone or watching TV.
I don’t like talking past the next game. It’s never served me right in the past.
I’ll never, ever be full. I’ll always be hungry. Obviously, I’m not talking about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time. Someone told me a long time ago, and I’ve never forgotten it, ‘Once you’ve ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you’ll never, ever be full.’
I’ve spent so many years talking about lame ducks in the White House and Congress, and it’s never occurred to me to find out what the heck it means. It turns out it’s an old English hunting term – something about firing at a duck without quite killing it. In any case, the hobbled duck limps on, at a distinct disadvantage.
We are in the business of gathering the news. We’re not in the business of talking about the news.
With comedy, I try to steer toward, you know, talking about people that do crazy things, messed-up things. That’s what I like to talk about.
I hear many people talking as if the terms liberal, progressive and leftist refer to different factions, and that one might partner with one and reject another. I have been on the left my entire adult life. I never have seen clean distinctions drawn between these things.
My mother is from another time – the funniest person to her is Lucille Ball; that’s what she loves. A lot of times she tells me she doesn’t know what I’m talking about. I know if I wasn’t her son and she was flipping through the TV and saw me, she would just keep going.
When you stop talking, you’ve lost your customer. When you turn your back, you’ve lost her.
I don’t like talking unnecessarily, and my communication skills are zilch. I just can’t converse with people. Maybe it’s because of my stuttering or stammering, but I’m not confident of talking with people. I only talk to very close friends and family.
You’ve got to be vulnerable when you’re talking to kids. There’s nothing worse than some adult standing up there just talking down to some kid. You can’t work that way.
I’m not really good at talking.
There’s a dangerous bottom-lining, and super-summarizing that happens in a lot of our press and our media, and sort of our politicians‘ talking points, that’s dangerously simple. I don’t know a better way to say it. And there’s usually a lot more complicated facts going on than what is quoted and quotable.
I think, because of the lack of guaranteed contracts in the league, there’s hesitancy to speaking your minds at times. But I feel like there could be a movement beginning where guys are feeling a little more comfortable talking about things that are important to them.
At the beginning of my career as a writer, I felt I knew nothing of Chinese culture. I was writing about emotional confusion with my mother related to our different beliefs. Hers was based in family history, which I didn’t know anything about. I always felt hesitant in talking about Chinese culture and American culture.
Healthy debate has been replaced by automatic sensors that eliminate the need for actual talking during a filibuster – a la ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’ Robust debate is necessary in a democratic society. Instead, our discourse has been relegated to media spin by expert entertainers.
I’m a walking, talking enigma. We’re a dying breed.
Yankees don’t understand that the Southern way of talking is a language of nuance. What we can do in the South is we can take a word and change it just a little bit and make it mean something altogether different.
In a presidential campaign, you can’t lie. You can’t hide what you are and what you want. You can’t hide what kind of President you’ll be. You can’t keep on talking about nothing indefinitely and committing to nothing, you can’t keep running away from debate, masking the challenges.
Peter Breggin, an American psychiatrist, had been criticising SSRIs since the early 1990s. He wrote ‘Talking Back to Prozac’ (1995) to repudiate psychiatrist Peter Kramer’s ‘Listening to Prozac’ (1993) – a bestseller which claimed that Prozac made patients ‘better than well.’
Once Wall Street starts putting money into Bitcoin – we’re talking about hundreds of millions, billions of dollars moving in – it’s going to have a pretty dramatic effect on the price.
If someone is very upper-class, you have a stereotype of him which is probably true. If someone has a working-class accent, you have no idea who you’re talking to.
If you told my 13-year-old self that one day I’d be talking about how Tom Cruise and I had good chemistry, she’d think you were completely mad.
I don’t watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
You can see a lot of politics on a lot of different channels. I’m not interested, really, in talking in some wonky conversation about politics, though. It’s not my speed. I’m not interested in the ins and outs of health care.
Community-based policing has now come to mean everything. It’s a slogan. It has come to mean so many different things that people who endorse it, such as the Congress of the United States, do not know what they are talking about.
I don’t see this planet being… they’re talking about how they’re turning around the environmental problems here, but I think it’s already too late.
If you’re talking to a man who wouldn’t fight with you under any circumstances whatsoever, then you’re talking to someone for whom you have absolutely no respect.
I’ll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
I let my racket do the talking.
If you want to punish somebody, never talking to them again is a really good method.
I think you have a lot of really good artists today. You have your Beyonce, Usher, Nicki Minaj and the like. But our generation, the artists were stronger. You’re talking about myself, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Four Tops.
A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.
One of the great things about the sci-fi genre is that you can kind of get away with a bit more when talking politics, making social references or dealing with very hot-button topics because it is sci-fi.
The cure until the late 1940s, when there was an antibiotic discovered for tuberculosis, was basically rest. It was fresh, cold air, lots of food – five meals a day, lots of sleep, not very much talking, and for some people, complete stillness.
When you love what you do, then you’re talking to one of the luckiest guys on the face of the earth.
I often find during a day of shooting I will speak in an American accent all day long when I’m doing dialogue. At the end of the day, it often takes an effort when I’m talking to my fiancee to bring my English back just because you’re so used to speaking that way.
On set is where I feel comfortable. The red carpet stuff, talking about the film, explaining your own life, it doesn’t come naturally. It’s all necessary stuff I suppose but it’s not my strength.
Not a great deal is known about the factors in childhood that doubtless underlie a person’s choice of career – I’m talking now about a career to which one is passionately committed, in contradistinction to a career chosen merely as a means of earning a living.
For me to even be talking about bikini confidence is crazy. If you had asked me a couple of months ago, I probably would have been like, ‘what are you talking about…’ so it’s actually huge for me to even feel okay with putting a bikini on.
One of the reasons I’ve gotten so attached to talking to scientists is that… they know there is a reality.
Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism. Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly.
I always read all these books about the slaves. My mother is very educated. My father would talk to us like we were grown men. We never knew what he was talking about half the time.
I’ve become President of the Author‘s Guild, and, in part because they thought I had to know what I was talking about and also as a sort of coronation present, they got me an iPad. And I have to tell you, I’m crazy about it. It’s got some bugs, but it’s basically replaced my laptop. I’m very happy with it.
I just don’t think it’s appropriate talking about family stuff publicly.
Mr. Trump never made any derogatory or disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants… He was talking about Mexico. They’re allowing people to pour through their borders, and that’s a problem for our national security.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
One can see the professionals and intellectuals talking to their rural brethren with an amused and condescending smile. They forget that but for the toiling rural masses, all their professional training and erudition would collapse like a castle of cards.
I tried to connect my singing voice to my guitar an’ my guitar to my singing voice. Like the two was talking to one another.
Any relationship, I’m talking about even with your kids, when you got something they can relate to – both of y’all – it helps.
I do like talk shows. I’m interested in talking to people.
The thing is, every relationship is different, and when you start talking about your problems, other people tend to talk about theirs.
Me not finishing school – in my head, I still have this insecurity when I’m talking to someone educated.
I feel like ‘Leftovers‘ is dealing with subject matter that’s kind of taboo when you’re talking about religion and faith. They found a way to make it mysterious and intriguing without making people upset.
I watch virtually no TV. All my screen time is computer time for me. When I’m not doing that I’m reading or talking to my friends who I got to know through computers.
The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I’m talking about.
When you’re talking about villainy, then you’re automatically circling around to talk about justice.
I think Secretary’s funny, it is about sex, and there’s a lot of sex in it, sex is the key, but you’re talking about a lot of other complicated things.
Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he’s talking about.
Part of being out there, campaigning, talking to people, is being able to read body language.
Whatever the press is talking about, they want to keep talking about it. So instead of asking yourself, ‘How can I get them to start talking about me?’, figure out a way to get yourself involved in what they’re already talking about.
I have incredibly sensitive hearing. I often hear people talking about me. Sometimes it’s amazing and sometimes you hear gossip you’d rather not.
Be very disciplined about dedicating some time – even if it is five minutes a day – to calling or talking to someone you love. That kind of consistency, even if it is just five minutes a day, helps to remind us that we have a well of connection in our lives.
‘It’s Everyday Bro’ started with me talking about the things I do on a day-to-day basis. From there, the creativity was unleashed, and the song was the result.
There were several men who had blazed the trail for talking about emotions in philosophy; otherwise my work would have had even more opposition than it did.
I don’t like to sugarcoat. I don’t like to say things without feeling it. I like to get to the point and say exactly what I’m talking about.
I am disillusioned enough to know that no man’s opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he’s talking about.
Art is the provocation for talking about enigma and the search for sense in human life. One can do that by telling a story or writing about a fresco by Giotto or studying how a snail climbs up a wall.
I actually like talking.
I ended up switching over to journalism in college. A few weeks into freshman year, I realized that business school wasn’t for me. And writing stories and reading and talking to people is something that I just enjoy doing, so I figured why not try to build up a post-basketball career with that.
There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.
When people don’t like the film, I can take a bullet. I don’t mind you talking about me, but I’m protective of my actors, because they bared their soul for me.
The first time I was on ‘Johnny Carson,’ I remember being so scared, but the minute he started talking to me, I felt a little more comfortable because I just knew he was going to take care of me. Hopefully, I have learned something from watching him for so many years that I can offer that to a guest.
The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.
You have to be positive, and I’m not just talking about athletics, this also applies to life.
There is part of you as a female – no question – that feels like you have to be overprepared and outwork the men because people are automatically going to look at you and say, ‘Well, you didn’t play football,’ or, ‘You don’t know what you’re talking about,’ because you are a female.
I think that our primary concern is that the membership in our industry become active. I’m not talking about the candidates being active. I’m talking about the few hundred thousand people who work in the industry around the United States.
I try and let the film do the talking.
The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.
We’re not just being dramatic talking about a human extinction – that’s the pathway we’re on. We have to look at the bigger picture. If your child had cancer and it was unlikely they were going to survive, you’d do everything in your power to fight it.
It’s funny – when I started acting, I didn’t know I was going to be talking about Asian-American issues so much. You know what, though? It just comes with the territory, being ethnic.
They used to talk about it in shop class, say, ‘That kid right there can sing,’ and I was going, like, ‘I wonder who they’re talking about?’
Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.
If there’s anything I can’t stand, it’s the cliche of the female handler who’s always talking through the radio with your player, telling you where to go and what to do with a sexy voice. It’s such a horrible, horrible cliche. You just get so tired of it. It’s like, is this all she’s ever going to be?
We need to be talking about things like the DREAM Act. We need to also be talking about e-verify. We also need to be talking about border security.
We have heard time and time again in the course of our work how talking can help heal the hidden challenges we can’t deal with alone.
I’m a big fan of talking about God. Whether people believe in God or not, that’s so fascinating. Or where you go when you die is fascinating.
I’ll let the racket do the talking.
In terms of the creative side of it, it’s really been a thing where you come up with the funny stuff is usually at a bar or out talking to people or whatever.
I love to talk about cooking and recipes, but I love as much talking about how food and cooking can change the world.
I couldn’t imagine what it’s like to be a journalist talking about music. You’re left with empty descriptions; you probably have to make up a sort of weird cocktail of band influences and references to other music to get your point across.
No matter what we talk about, we are talking about ourselves.
I don’t like being overexposed. I don’t like being on covers. And I don’t like people talking about me.
I find talking about acting very boring, having to come out with platitudes about how terribly nice everyone is. I would much rather just do it.
You’re talking to someone who really understands rock music.
Time is the most valuable thing you have – and I’m not just talking about the minutes for which you’re paid.
There will never be talking pictures.
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.
Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking.
When I get on TV, I’m going to be talking about a silly basketball game, and I’m going to be having a lot of fun doing it. But I’m very aware of all the social stuff going on.
I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition.
Like all food, whether you’re talking about Persian food, or Chinese food, or Swedish food, it’s always a reflection of wars, trading, a bunch of good and a bunch of bad. But what’s left is always the food story.
When Marcus Garvey spoke about self-reliance, he wasn’t only talking about people of colour. It’s like self-reliance in general, for anyone. Just keep moving and moving within the right direction, and everything will be all right.
You meet new people. We just spent two hours with people we didn’t know before, just talking about the Badgers.
‘Slumdog Millionaire‘ is a fairy tale, but it starts in a place you really believe, and that came from spending two months wandering around the slums picking up stories and talking to people.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
Basically, radio hasn’t changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues – communicating with an audience.
You have to be really careful with what you put out on social media and who you’re talking to online.
I think every good song tells a story, as ambiguous and vague as it may be. And if you know what a song is talking about, it can only help your performance.
We don’t know, ultimately, if we’ll end up in San Francisco, but we’re talking about keeping the house. It would be nice to always have a place here.
I’m not a big fan of talking about dying. And then I make a movie where I kill everybody.
When people have success, one of two things happen. They either get really satisfied and want to keep thinking about it and talking about what they did, or the success becomes a little addictive, and it makes them want to keep having more.
‘Shan shui’ you can literally translate as ‘mountain and water.’ In traditional Chinese culture, there are a lot of paintings about shan shui, but now we’re talking about a shan-shui city.
Madeleine Albright, when you see her, she’s not a beautiful woman and she’s getting older. But you’re saying that woman has gravitas. She knows what she’s talking about.
Emphasis in the Marine Corps isn’t on talking about your feelings.
To recruit staff, I traveled all over the country talking with people who had been working on one or another aspect of the atomic-energy enterprise and people in radar work, for example, and underwater sound, telling them about the job, the place that we are going to, and enlisting their enthusiasm.
You should hear all the people talking to me about Heath Ledger, and yet I’m the only person shooting his mouth off out there about what everyone actually already knows.
A lot of times, people think of Asian culture as some mythical world instead of modern people with modern occupations with modern problems, modern tools. Like, we’re not all just talking Taoism and kung fu – some people are just trying to get over their breakup with their boyfriend, and they’re Facebook-stalking.
I’m not a trash talker, I like to do all my talking with my fists in the ring.
An actor’s a guy who, if you ain’t talking about him, ain’t listening.
I’m very confident in my sexuality, and I really don’t like talking about my romantic life in the press.
I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I’m not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye.
I like to hear about what people do. That’s more interesting than talking about what the hell I do.
I don’t like to do a lot of talking.
Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.
Go out there and play hard, understand your teammates, understand the other team’s gameplan, understand your coaches‘ philosophies and what they want you to do. There’s nothing better than showing, though; more than talking, you have to make your actions speak louder than words.
When Christians say God has been talking to them about something, it simply means they have a strong inner conviction or feeling that God has made His will known to them.
In my wildest dreams, I never would have thought we’d come to the point where were talking about the re-election of a black president.
My whole philosophy is about doing, not talking.
Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.
I like being with people. I like talking to them. I like everything about my life, so it’s fun.
I acted out a lot. I was very nerdy. I was very isolated, which I made up for by kind of talking and trying to entertain people and get them to like me, so I did theatre and improv in high school and college, but always as a hobby.
I do not believe that I have had an interview with anybody in twenty-five years in which the person to whom I was talking was not annoyed during the early part of the interview by my asking stupid questions.
I like working with people. I like talking to people.
I just think that knowing about your body at any age, whether it’s educating yourself on fertility, getting mammograms, going through puberty – whatever it may be, is really important. I just really encourage women empowerment and being comfortable talking about these issues.
The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.
I’m not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I’m right.
Sometimes when I’m talking, my words can’t keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.
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.
The seminal elements of what makes a story great – challenge, struggle, resolution – are the same whether we’re talking about story content for a movie such as ‘Rain Man,’ or telling a purposeful story to forge new business relationships or conclude a fruitful transaction, such as acquiring an NBA franchise.
What mistake all of us make when we are talking about a particular cricketer is that we say they are trying too much, the control is not there, there is no patience. These are cliched terms.
We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them.
Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they’re on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on.
One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.
It’s not always the player that’s talking in the dressing room that becomes a good manager. It’s a feeling that you need to develop, it’s a feeling that needs to grow on you.
I don’t like the idea of talking down to kids. I think I was talked down to, and you rebel against that.
R is for wussies if you’re talking about blood and guts.