A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember.
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 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.
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.
Last Update: February, 2020