quote by John Mason Brown

A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember.

— John Mason Brown

Tremendous Conversationalist quotations

A gossip is one who talks to you about others;

a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.

I no longer worry about being a brilliant conversationalist.

I simply try to be a good listener. I notice that people who do that are usually welcome wherever they go

I rather think the cinema will die. Look at the energy being exerted to revive it -- yesterday it was color, today three dimensions. I don't give it forty years more. Witness the decline of conversation. Only the Irish have remained incomparable conversationalists, maybe because technical progress has passed them by.

I expected something a little more castle-shaped," said Jamie.

Nothing lasts forever," Nick said. "Except demons, of course." Has anyone ever told you that you're a charming conversationalist?" Jamie asked. No," Nick replied honestly. I cannot tell you how much that surprises me," Jamie told him, and Nick gave him a half smile.

If you want to be a good conversationalist, be a good listener. To be interesting, be interested.

There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart.

Would you like to be a brilliant conversationalist? Just give your natural enthusiasm free reign and say whatever comes into your head. Your rashness will be taken for extraordinary courage.

The mark of a good conversationalist is not that you can talk a lot.

The mark is that you can get others to talk a lot. Thus, good schmoozer's are good listeners, not good talkers.

I like being around people who are good conversationalists, when there's a give and take, and you are heightening an idea, exploring it together, that is my favorite thing in the world.

[My ideal of a good dinner] is to discuss good food, and, after this good food has been discussed, to discuss a good topic - with myself the chief conversationalist.

I like being around people who are good conversationalists.

Good listeners are perceived as good conversationalists.

If you talk about yourself, he'll think you're boring.

If you talk about others, he'll think you're a gossip. If you talk about him, he'll think you're a brilliant conversationalist.

There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart.

I like being around people who are good conversationalists.

When there's a give and take, and you are heightening an idea, exploring it together, that is my favorite thing in the world. I love a small dinner party - let's say six people, max, where everybody's having the same conversation. That's my favorite thing in the world.

I'm a really huge John Prine fan; I love his clever conversationalist songs.

I'm sitting, waiting to get on the freeway, and I'm waiting my ass off.

I look over at the side of the road, and there's a hitchhiker with a sign and it says, 'Pick me up, and you can drive in the carpool lane.' I got to tell you, he was kind of smelly, but he was a good conversationalist.

If you can listen well, people will say you're a good conversationalist.

Beware of the conversationalist who adds "in other words." He is merely starting afresh.

Listen well, and you will be pronounced a "brilliant" conversationalist!

I'm a conversationalist. I came out of a town with only 300 people. I didn't have anybody to talk to. I didn't want to talk about farming. So when I came out in the world, I started talking. Never stopped.

I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don't speak the language!

It is almost axiomatic that the best conversationalist is really the best listener.

Listening is as important as talking.

If you're a good listener, people often compliment you for being a good conversationalist.

Beware of the conversationalist who adds "In other words."

Well?' Jasper said when Mairelon did not reply.

'Who are you?' 'No, no,' Mairelon said. 'I asked you first. I also, if you recall, asked how you found this place and what you intend to do here, and you haven't told me that, either.' 'We might ask you the same thing,' Jasper retorted. 'You might, but I don't recommend it,' Mairelon said. 'You'll get a reputation as a poor conversationalist if you all can do is repeat what other people say to you.

I looked at Bria. “How do you put up with him?” Bria started to open her mouth, but Finn piped up instead. “She puts up with me because I happen to be rich, handsome, charming, a witty conversationalist, and exceptionally talented in bed,” he smirked. “Flexible too.” I groaned. “I did not need to hear those last two.

Perhaps the best conversationalist in the world is the man who helps others to talk.

Evie: "Can we not talk?" Jack: "But you're such a charming conversationalist.

Still, if you'd prefer to simply bask in the glory of my company, I understand. You're probably overwhelmed by holding my hand and want to enjoy the moment.

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