Quotes on Talking Too Much
Compulsive talking or talking too much (or talkaholism) is talking that goes beyond the bounds of what is considered to be socially acceptable. The main factors in determining if someone is a compulsive talker are talking in a continuous manner or stopping only when the other person starts talking, and others perceiving their talking as a problem. Personality traits that have been positively linked to this compulsion include assertiveness, willingness to communicate, self-perceived communication competence, and neuroticism.
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous quotes and sayings about talking too much collected over the years from a variety of sources. See also: Speech and A Prayer to Guard Your Mouth
Holding One’s Tongue
Talking too much is a personality defect stemming from mental and spiritual imbalance. Use precise words that do not confuse the listener’s mind, and do not use more words than necessary to convey the intended message. Indeed, using many words may even be harmful, for the more words you use, the greater the chance of contradiction, which will confuse the listener even more. This development will not benefit the listener; on the contrary, it will work to his or her detriment. – M. Fethullah Gulen
Reasonable people prefer to let those people, whose words might be of more benefit to the audience, speak. If perfected individuals whose minds are saturated with science and whose souls are satisfied with Divine spiritual gifts are present, it is an act of disrespect to allow others to speak. In fact, the silence of such perfected individuals represents a loss to the society. – M. Fethullah Gulen
Speaking little and listening much are virtues and signs of maturity. The desire to make oneself heard at all times is a sign of spiritual imbalance and shamelessness, even if some explain it away as a form of insanity. – M. Fethullah Gulen
Any words spoken should be directed toward solving a problem or answering a question. In either case, the one who asks the question and the one who listens to the answer should not become bored. – M. Fethullah Gulen
It is natural that one speaks only when necessary, and keeps silent when words are out of place. However, it is always better that those words which are of great benefit to others should take precedence. Nevertheless, this depends on acquiring good manners and perceiving the virtue of keeping silent. Such wisdom is reflected in a beautiful proverb: Those who speak a lot make many mistakes. – M. Fethullah Gulen
People reveal themselves through their words, and manifest their spiritual rank through their manners. Those who act as though they are the only ones with the authority to speak inevitably become disliked and are condemned by their friends. As a result, any valuable words they might express are rejected out of hand. As a corollary, these truths are not accorded the respect they deserve. – M. Fethullah Gulen
Holding the tongue, like eating and sleeping only a little, always has been a golden rule followed by men and women of perfection. Those who wish to develop their spiritual faculties are advised firstly to hold their tongue and to refrain from idle talk. They should not say whatever comes into their heads. – M. Fethullah Gulen
Few people are more pathetic than those who tell others to do that which they themselves do not do. Thus, in the words of the Most Truthful One, upon him be peace and blessings, holding one’s tongue and preserving one’s chastity by refraining illicit sexual relations are keys that open the door to Paradise. – M. Fethullah Gulen
The further away you are from drowning others in your words and from preferring your own words over those of other people, the closer and more lovable to the Creator and the created you become. If you cannot abide by this truth, you cannot fulfill your duties to both God and other people. – M. Fethullah Gulen
“Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should not hurt his neighbor and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should serve his guest generously and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should speak what is good or keep silent.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 6136] – Prophet Muhammad PBUH
4 Poisons of the Heart.
1. Unnecessary talking
2. Unrestrained glances
3. Too much food
4. Keeping bad company
A person of words and not deeds, is like a garden full of weeds.
Always talk about ideas!
And I like to tell and be told the latest gossips!
Be very careful who you share your weaknesses with. Some people can’t wait for the opportunity to use them against you.
Birds fly free without the need to talk.
Don’t base your decisions on the advice of those who don’t have to deal with the results
Don’t be a fool. Open your mind, don’t open your mouth.
Do talkative parents make their children articulate?
Don’t use time and words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.
East cultures are literate to silence.
Faulkner isn’t a fan of talkative people, I bet.
Fill your mind before you empty your mouth.
How could we disagree?
Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise.
I want to sleep but my brain won’t stop talking to itself.
If you ran like your mouth, you’d be in good shape.
If gossip were food, many people would be overweight.
It’s all about maths and proportions…
It’s funny, the people that know the least about me have the most to say.
It is making noises, not communicating.
Just say nothing at all.
Learn silence from the talkative.
Learn to listen more.
Less mouths, more minds!
Maybe we’re all a little pessimistic inside.
No matter how carefully you choose your words, they’ll always end up being twisted by others.
One who talks too much makes the most mistakes.
Over-talking doesn’t make you friendly.
People should have a plug… like jukeboxes.
People who talk too much make no sense.
Sometimes people prefer to listen, rather than to speak.
Talk doesn’t determine your success.
Talking is so overrated.
Talk less and talk in a right way.
Talk less and think more.
Talk with beauty or beautify yourself with silence.
The perfect sum-up of these quotes about people who talk too much. Don’t be cheap!
The less you reveal, the more they wonder.
What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth.
These are the few ways we can practice humility:
To speak as little as possible of one’s self
To mind one’s own business
Not to want to manage other people’s affairs
To avoid curiosity
To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully
To pass over the mistakes of others
To accept insults and injuries
To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked
To be kind and gentle even under provocation
Never to stand on one’s dignity
To choose always the hardest
– Mother Teresa
You can’t shut them up, but you can label them appropriately
Quotes from Celebrities
Talking about the “relationship” too much takes away the element of the “unknown” and thus the mystery. – Sherry Argov
Talking is always positive. That’s why I talk too much. – Louis C.K.
Talking to celebrities is too much effort. They all think the same. – Simon Cowell
Talking too much is a far greater social fault than talking too little. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much. – John Wayne
Talk to me about sadness. I talk about it too much in my own head but I never mind others talking about it either; I occasionally feel like I tremendously need others to talk about it as well. – Anne Sexton
“Excuse me?” Jess asked in disbelief. “This is Frozen Zarek I’m talking to, right? Not some weird pod person?”
He shook his head at Jess’s joking. “It’s me, dickless.”
“Hey, now, that’s way too personal. I don’t need to know that much about you.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon
… co-rumination: the problem of talking too much about anything. Specifically,… when girls rehash their problems excessively, it leads to depression, anxiety, and a sense of hopelessness. – Levine
Acting is like sex: you either do it and don’t talk about it, or you talk about it and don’t do it. That’s why I’m always suspicious of people who talk too much about either. – Humphrey Bogart
A fool is made more of a fool, when their mouth is more open than their mind. – Anthony Liccione
A good editor understands what you’re talking and writing about and doesn’t meddle too much. – Irwin Shaw
A good thing about talking to someone who is standing behind you is that you can pretend you don’t know they’re crying, and not trouble yourself too much with working out why. You can simply concentrate on helping them feel better. – Nathan Filer
Always ask yourself: “What will happen if I say nothing?” – Kamand Kojouri
Am I talking too much? He paused, staring into my eyes, genuine worry coloring his face.
I shook my head. No, I thought, I’d listen to you talk about nearly anything. You make phone calls sound like an adventure. – Kiera Cass
And another thing – I’ve heard my sister and her little friends have their chats too. Some of the things that came out of their mouths could’ve made Larry fucking Flynt blush. So don’t act like women don’t talk just as much as us guys do … because I know for a fact they do. – Emma Chase
As a child, all you see is that adults are not playing. Adults are not talking too much. Adults don’t want to relate to each other. – Alejandro Zambra
As soon as I feel people are talking too much about my character, it’s time to leave. – Chris Noth
As usual when I drank too much I started talking about things I shouldn’t … That night Kate told me I had no brains and she was officially done with me. OK, fair enough. I already knew that I was an idiot, stepping for the third time in the same shit with the same left foot. – Joanna Mazurkiewicz
At my age, I realize that my most precious possession is time, and I’ve got too much unfinished work to do to spend even a minute talking about myself. – Benny Carter
Be interesting, be enthusiastic … and don’t talk too much. – Norman Vincent Peale
Bind up thy words that they run not riot, and grow wanton, and gather up sins for themselves in too much talking. Let them be rather confined, and held back within their own banks. An overflowing river quickly gathers mud. – Saint Ambrose
Bullshit is unavoidable whenever circumstances require someone to talk without knowing what he is talking about. Thus the production of bullshit is stimulated whenever a person’s obligations or opportunities to speak about some topic exceed his knowledge of the facts that are relevant to that topic. – Harry G Frankfurt
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much. – John Dryden
China’s Premier Zhao Ziyang, for all of his billion constituents, seemed in the evening’s lovely flow like a favorite uncle, smiling a little too much, wanting to be a bit American, talking about peace and pork chops. – Hugh Sidey
Conceal your heart, control your mouth. Beware of releasing the restraints in you; Listen if you want to endure in the mouth of the hearers. Speak after you have mastered the craft. – Muata Ashby
Don’t consider sarcasm the ‘be-all’ and ‘end-all’ of verbal intercourse. Far too many people place way too much importance on the sarcasm instead of the talking, in and of itself, as a precious shared experience between people. – Adam Rifkin
Don’t preach too much to your pupils or abound in good talk in the abstract. Lie in wait rather for the practical opportunities, be prompt to seize those as they pass, and thus at one operation get your pupils both to think, to feel, and to do. – William James
Don’t talk about death, I’ve got too much life to live, To many orders to give. – Ice Cube
Don’t talk too much. Don’t pop off. Don’t talk after the game until you cool off. – Bear Bryant
Don’t talk too much or too soon. – Bear Bryant
Empty vessels make the most noise. It is true. The best adventurers and climbers, and the most successful people I know in life, are all great listeners, and they don’t talk too much. – Bear Grylls
Every time I flicked channels, there I was, talking. I was talking too much and writing too little. So Naomi and I went to Hawaii. The phone was cut off and we lost touch. This gave me the chance to have a good think about my life. – Joe Eszterhas
Fill your mind before you empty your mouth. – Habeeb Akande
God is constantly talking to us but we can’t hear him because we pay too much attention to the noise from the world. Genesis 12:22. – Felix Wantang
Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough! – Karl Marx
He always kept me just on the edge of crazy. Feeling like I wanted him too much, which just made me want him more.” “That sounds excruciating. – Rainbow Rowell
Holy Christ . . . are we talking zombies here?” Church smiled faintly. “We’re calling him a ‘walker.’ Short for ‘Dead Man Walking.’ The head of my science team has too much of a pop culture sensibility. – Jonathan Maberry
I’d rather not get into what I’m talking about lyrically. I think it’s impossible not to demystify a song when saying what it’s about. Music and art can be damaged severely by too much information; I say that as somebody that has participated in that. – Trent Reznor
I’d violated the primary rule of junior and senior high, don’t get people talking about you too much. This was wearing the brightest shirt on the playground. This was Mom giving you a kiss in the lobby. – Darin Strauss
I’m afraid if I say what I am thinking, it will be too much too soon. – Alex Rosa
I’m probably at my least religious I’ve ever been in a while. When you’re moved by music, that’s always good. But I haven’t been talking to God too much lately. – Stone Gossard
I’m talking about those novels where the characters aren’t really interesting and you don’t care about them or anything they care about. It’s those books I won’t read anymore. There’s too much else to read
books about people and things that matter, books about life and death. – Will Schwalbe
I’ve been accused many times of not talking very much, but I guess I don’t believe in talking things to death. You can talk too much on most anything and it stops being productive. There is a time for action. Eventually you have to pull the trigger. – Edward Whitacre Jr.
I always say too much when I’m talking to you— that’s one of the problems…. Edward Cullen Twilight, Chapter 5 – Stephenie Meyer
I always used to get in trouble for talking too much. When it was time for parent-teacher conferences, I remember that I was always embarrassed about what my parents would hear about me! – Derek Jeter
I am a PR disaster because I talk too much. – Benedict Cumberbatch
I believe in music and gin and joy and talking too much and human kindness. – Caitlin Moran
I can’t tell you too much about it because I’m not even meant to tell you that I’m in it. In fact, I might never work again now that I’ve been talking to you. I’m not in it for very long, let’s put it that way. – Jason Isaacs
I desperately want to help, but the truth is, I don’t know. I used to hate myself; eventually, I didn’t anymore. I used to be shy; eventually, I made my living by talking too much. – Lindy West
I did a lot of talking – not as much background talking as a lot of people because I’ve never been someone who is too afraid of saying what I feel. I just don’t see any reason to. – Edward Allen Bernero
I do get bottled up in interviews. You’re thinking about what you’re saying, and suddenly you get all tangled. So people think I’m sullen, or that I don’t have much to say. But my friends will tell you: a lot of times I talk too much. – Matt Dillon
I don’t care too much about talking, but I don’t like being alone. – Ida Lokas
I don’t do much press. I don’t like to talk about my music too much before I do it. – Skrillex
I don’t get afraid in talking about subject matter that may spark controversy, and I’m not afraid to not be liked. I think that sometimes people pay too much attention to being liked, and it’s paralyzing. – Jada Pinkett Smith
I don’t like talking too much about my personal life, but it all goes into my work. – Ottessa Moshfegh
I don’t like trainers, because we distract each other. We talk too much, and I get too friendly. I prefer classes instead. I love Physique 57. – Christine Teigen
I don’t mind letting people in a little bit, but I have learned from the past not to talk too much about my relationships and to keep things as private as possible. – Leona Lewis
I don’t really talk too much about my personal life, but I’m happy. – Bryan Greenberg
I don’t want anyone to have to interview me. I wish I didn’t have to talk too much about myself. – Mike Tyson
I don’t want to talk too much about the nitty-gritty of writing. It’s rather like a pressure cooker with a certain amount of pressure in it – the more you let out, the less you cook. – Vikram Seth
If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected. – Thomas Jefferson
If thy words be too luxuriant, confine them, lest they confine thee; he that thinks he never can speak enough may easily speak too much. A full tongue and an empty brain are seldom parted. – Francis Quarles
If we’re talking fantasy, I would love to host a late night talk show … More Fallon than Leno. Those guys always seem like they’re having way too much fun at their ‘jobs.’ – Aaron Sanchez
I hate having to repeat myself, but sometimes there is really nothing else to say – Dmitry Dyatlov
I know I probably offend some people. I have been talking a little too much so I’m trying not to talk as much. – David Arquette
I know the power of speech. I don’t talk much. – Ljupka Cvetanova
I laugh when Floyd Mayweather says that if he went back in time he would beat us all. I’ll tell you this: if he was in the same era as Hagler and Hearns and Leonard and me, I don’t think he would be such a big name. There is too much talk. – Roberto Duran
Inspiration is everywhere so don’t get trapped in reading and watching too much. Get out. Talk to people, friends, family, loved ones. Draw inspiration from everyday life. It has inexhaustible references and is always original. – Arnold Arre
I started to perform when I was 12… I don’t talk too much. I let the music do the talking. – Patty Loveless
It’s dangerous talking about yourself too much because you find yourself talking in sound bites. – Emily Mortimer
It’s difficult because we live in a world that doesn’t really respect the creative and intellectual contributions of women.
It’s more like Oh, you’re so cute. Be quiet. Shhh, don’t talk too much. – Lauryn Hill
I talk a lot, so I’ve learned to tune myself out. – Kelly Kapoor
I talk too much. – Alex Meraz
I talk too much. – Jamie Lee Curtis
I talk too much. – Vin Diesel
I talk too much. I eat too much. – Willard Scott
I talk too much but I don’t tell enough. – Simone Van Der Vlugt
I think people talk too much; that’s the truth of the matter. I do. I don’t believe in words. People use too many words and usually wrongly. I am sure that in the distant future people will talk much less and in a more essential way. If people talk a lot less, they will be happier. Don’t ask me why. – Michelangelo Antonioni
I think people talk too much anyway. Sometimes people are talking to me and in my mind I’m just like shut up, shut up, shut upblah blah blah blah blaaaaah. – Ellen DeGeneres
It hurts too much so I don’t want to talk about it. – Alex Flinn
It is always better to say too little than too much. – Patricia Wentworth
It is bad to carry even a good thing too far. Even concerning things such as Buddhism, Buddhist sermons, and moral lessons, talking too much will bring harm. – Tsunetomo Yamamoto
It sounded to him like the noise of too many mouths that talk and too few minds that think. – Lisa Unger
I turned off the talking politicos. Too much jabbering at each other. Not enough care about humans. – Leonard Nimoy
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much. – Yogi Berra
I tweet too much. I can’t even pretend it’s because I’m talking to fans. – Kevin Biegel
I was brought up as a Catholic, and I’m no longer a Catholic. I don’t talk about my beliefs too much in public probably because I feel very strongly that it’s something personal – more than personal, it’s private. – Alan Alda
I was talking too much, and I knew I was talking too much, but I couldn’t stop. It was like my brain had been cut open, and every thought inside was spilling out on the floor. – Dan Wells
I was very chatty and talkative and always getting sent out of class for talking too much and not paying attention, passing notes. – Lucy Punch
I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said. – William F Buckley Jr
I won’t say another word not one. I know I talk too much, but I am really trying to overcome it, and although I say far too much, yet if you only knew how much I want to say and don’t, you’d give me some credit for it. – L.M. Montgomery
I wondered how many things people missed when they were busy talking too much. “Are – Brittainy C. Cherry
I would say things like ‘I am the greatest! I’m pretty! If you talk jive, you’ll drop in five! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I’m pretty!’ When white people heard me talking like this, some said, ‘That black man talks too much. He’s bragging.’ – Muhammad Ali
I’ve been dreaming about you
Sharing our secrets
Talking, even if we argued
Kept talking, till we slept
Maybe I woke up
On the wrong side of bed
Maybe I thought about you
Just a little too much – Irum Zahra
Less talk – more work! There is too much talking going on. Because of excessive talking, spiritual energy is being wasted. – Sathya Sai Baba
Lovers of words have no place where honest work must be done. – Karen Essex
Meditation is something that is indigenous to the heart, which makes it hard to talk about. We don’t necessarily need to talk about it too much other than to get a sense of the practice. – Frederick Lenz
Men are like dogs, Stacy was fond of saying. And she usually went on to add that, like dogs, they all took up too much space on the bed, and they always went for the crotch. – Lisa Kleypas
Most people talk too much, and what they do say is often just noise or irrelevant gibberish designed to keep themselves entertained – Stuart Wilde
Most people talk when they have nothing to say. I’m not talking because I have too much to say. None of which I’d want you to hear. – Megan McCafferty
My most useful acting tip came from my pal John Wayne. “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.” – Michael Caine
No matter how much you’re tempted or provoked to speak. Never speak where you don’t need to. – Sarvesh Jain
Now the thing is not to get into unnecessary quarrels by talking too much and not to indicate any weakness by talking too much; let our actions speak for themselves. – Henry L. Stimson
Once there was, once there wasn’t, God’s creature were as plentiful as grains and talking too much was a sin. – Elif Shafak
One of the album’s songs features Mary J. Blige, but I don’t want to talk too much about it yet. I think you will hear the music that’s been playing in my head when it comes out. – Chaka Khan
One thing talk can’t accomplish is communication. This is because everybody’s talking too much to pay attention to what anyone is saying – P. J. O’Rourke
Only those who don’t know the language of silence – express in words! – Ramana Pemmaraju
On the protocol, I don’t know what to do… ain’t good with talking to new girls… I even don’t have a girl friend and the most shitty thing I am little afraid of nothing getting too much into it… knowing somebody and he starting to ignore you… – Deyth Banger
People are constantly asking me if I’m pregnant, but I don’t like to talk about it too much. I just think about it as the next phase. We’ll see. – Mariah Carey
People are totally entitled to their own opinion. But they are not entitled to their own facts. – Seth Godin
People come up to us and ask how we knew so much about their own family … I’m talking about people from faraway places, too. I get people from Turkey and Chile coming up to me and saying I wrote about their family. – Paul Reiser
People had an idea of what R&B artists or pop artists usually say, which was like, ‘Talk about sex, talk about partying, and be positive; don’t be too much of a downer.’ – Gallant
People move too fast and talk too much, and before you know it, they come back to a place they don’t want to be – except now they know there’s nowhere left to run. – Jodi Picoult
People sometimes find Buddhism pessimistic, saying there is too much talk about death. It’s essential to understand that Buddhists don’t contemplate death because they are morbid or depressed; they focus on death, mortality, and human frailty as a means of better understanding and appreciating life. – Lama Surya Das
People vote for the president, not the vice president. I think sometimes people that are in the veepstakes talk too much about this and certainly the media does. I don’t think that it’s that important. – Rob Portman
People want to see something authentic. If it’s too polished and highly produced, people might not trust it as much. If it’s grainy, if it’s coming from a webcam, if it’s someone standing there and talking their mind or sharing their thoughts, people trust it much more. – Chad Hurley
People who are humble don’t talk too much; they listen. – Frederick Lenz
People who talk too much are tiresome, especially those who are not informative, thought-provoking, or funny. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
People will always have their opinion on you despite who you are and what your capable of. – Ana Chable
Silence is truly eloquent! – Avijeet Das
Some actors like encouragement. Some actors prefer to have pressure. And sometimes, for some actors, its better to give your comment by silence, because they are so skillful, so gifted, that they understand without talking too much. – Wong Kar-wai
Sometimes I think to talk too much about music almost cheapens it. – Ben Harper
That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less. – Arundhati Roy
That’s why I don’t talk. Because I talk too much. – Joaquin Andujar
The aging process seems to strike first at the mechanism which warns that we have been talking too much and the listener is growing restless. The signal isn’t perfect at any age – drink, for instance, throws it right out of kilter – but it is almost non-existent in old people. – Barbara Walters
The competition, the naysayers, the owners who talk too much. The people who don’t think a 36-year-old can do what I do. I take a lot of pride in my craft, I work really hard at my craft everyday, and I’m a true professional. – Kevin Garnett
The job of the president of the United States is to talk to the public, is to explain to them. Now, some presidents talk too much, like Bill Clinton. Some presidents try to talk but don’t know how, like George Bush senior. – P. J. O’Rourke
The only benefit a woman can have in talking too much is defeating a man who troubles her too much. – Michael Bassey Johnson
The problem is, I don’t think I’ve got too much to offer at the minute. I’m busy working on myself. This sounds like real therapy talk, but it’s like, you’ve got to be happy with yourself before you can go out and get yourself a girl. – Robbie Williams
There’s been too much attention on marketing. Can’t we just talk about the paintings? – Julian Schnabel
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. – Meg Greenfield
There was an exceeding good concert, but too much talking to hear it well. Indeed I am quite astonished to find how little music is attended to in silence; for, though every body seems to admire, hardly any body listens. – Fanny Burney
These guys may not talk too much about relationships, but they sure do blush at telling moments, don’t they? Maybe that’s the key to understanding the opposite sex; I could invent a science, call it blushology. – Jody Gehrman
The thing about talking about human rights is that when one bears in mind the sharp end of it, one does not want to worry too much about semantics. – Tom Stoppard
To Gran, “strong medicine” could be good or bad, just like the laxatives she was forever talking about. Good for makin’ the mail move smooth, but too much and you shit yer brains out. -strange angels – Lili St. Crow
Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. – George Burns
Too many people to talk to. Nobody to have a conversation with. – Nitya Prakash
Too much negotiating and not enough work on the court – that’s what happened to me during the lockout. Too much talking and not enough training. I couldn’t put in my usual offseason work routine. I think that all caught up to me, with my Achilles problems. – Patrick Ewing
Too much talking,” I say. “Not enough running. – Patrick Ness
Too much talking and not enough writhing in ecstasy. You will commence writhing now. – Katie MacAlister
Too much talking these days. Talk talk talk. This country would get along much better if people learned how to suffer in silence. – Neil Gaiman
To tell you the truth, I don’t like talking too much once I leave this booth. I’m talked out. – Lynn Samuels
We’re smitten with technology. And we’re afraid, like young lovers, that too much talking might spoil the romance. But it’s time to talk. – Sherry Turkle
We’re talking too much about what goes on in the stands, nothing about what goes on on the court. – Kevin Durant
We borrow. We steal. We purchase what we need and buy what we don’t. We acquire things, people, places, all in the process of losing ourselves. Busyness is the religion of distraction. I cannot talk to you, because I have too much to do. – Terry Tempest Williams
We have deemed all these words necessary in order to explain that we have been traveling more slowly than was predicted, concision is not a definitive virtue, on occasion one loses out by talking too much, it is true, but how much has also been gained by saying more than was strictly necessary. – Jose Saramago
Well, I don’t want to talk too much about my children, but a friend of one of my children, something really terrible happened to her. I just felt like I had to speak about growing up again, because I felt that there’s no way I can talk about difficulties of life. I had to talk about possibilities. – Lukas Moodysson
We seldom repent talking little, but very often talking too much. – Jean De La Bruyere
We women talk too much, but even then we don’t tell half what we know. – Nancy Astor The Viscountess Astor
When cubism began to take a social form, Metzinger was especially talked about. He explained cubism, while Picasso never explained anything. It took a few years to see that not talking was better than talking too much. – Marcel Duchamp
When heard someone’s boasting, I could smell shit of bull from afar. – Toba Beta
When I could talk, I said, “I don’t know what I did wrong.” Dena sighed, “You care too much. – Melissa Bank
When there is too much to say it is easier to say nothing at all. – Patricia Wentworth
When we are in the company of sensible men, we ought to be doubly cautious of talking too much, lest we lose two good things, their good opinion and our own improvement; for what we have to say we know, but what they have to say we know not. – Charles Caleb Colton
When women do succeed, the press, even the industry press, spend far too much time talking about how we dress, what shoes we’re wearing, who we’re meant to be seeing. That’s pretty sad for women, especially when it’s written by women who really should know better. – Zaha Hadid
Without a doubt, one of the things which keeps us from attaining perfection is our tongue. When one has reached the point of no longer committing faults in speech, he has surely reached perfection, as was said by the Holy Spirit. The worst defect in talking is talking too much. Hence, in speech be brief and virtuous, brief and gentle, brief and simple, brief and charitable, brief and amiable. – Saint Francis de Sales
Words are never ‘only words’; they matter because they define the contours of what we can do. – Slavoj Zizek
You’re as handsome as Apollo, you don’t pick your nose, you’re not stingy and you don’t talk too much. There’s nothing at all the matter with you!’ announced Pupa in the tone of a doctor who was a hundred per cent sure of her diagnosis. – Dubravka Ugresic
You’ve got to avoid overcoaching. You’ve got to avoid talking too much. You’ve got to avoid showing players that you’re the boss every time. You don’t have to do that. They know you’re in charge. – Red Auerbach
You both talk too much,” the kid says. “Shut up. Don’t make me tell you again.”
We shut up, which I find hysterically funny. – Karen Marie Moning
You guys I’m like really smart now. You don’t even know. You could ask me, Kelly what’s the biggest company in the world? And I’d be like, ‘blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah blah.’ Giving you the exact right answer. – Kelly Kapoor
You know, there’re no rules between Russell and I. We don’t want to have to have to talk too much, because it’s really precious, really special to play music. – Benny Green
You owe it to yourself to develop & grow because once you open your mouth to speak, you tell the whole world who you are. – Makram Maadad
You talk too much.” “You are a real communicator!” “Stop daydreaming.” “You are creative!” “Don’t be so bossy.” “You are confident!” “Stop wiggling. Sit still.” “You were born to move! – Yong Pratt