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The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. - Lady Dorothy Nevill


Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. - Oscar Wilde


The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilised being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company. - Oscar Wilde


Good conversation is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. - Margaret Lee Runbeck


Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought, asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation. - William Butler Yeats


Friends, both the imaginary ones you build for yourself out of phrases taken from a living writer, or real ones from college, and relatives, despite all the waste of ceremony and fakery and the fact that out of an hour of conversation you may have only five minutes in which the old entente reappears, are the only real means for foreign ideas to enter your brain. - Nicholson Baker


I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat. - Antonin Artaud