Belligerent Idle Gossip quotations
Gossip, like ennui, is born of idleness.
As to people saying a few idle words about us, we must not mind that, any more than the old church steeple minds the rooks cawing about it.
Most women indulge in idle gossip, which is the henchman of rumor and scandal.
Soup simmering, music of idle gossip, yammering kids, domestic chaos - long adjusted to this rolling scene, you show them your lofty calm.
History is idle gossip about a happening whose truth is lost the instant it has taken place.
Can you suggest any suitable aspersions to spread abroad about Mrs.
Thatcher? It is idle to suggest she has unnatural relations with Mrs. Barbara Castle; what is needed is something socially lower: that she eats asparagus with knife and fork, or serves instant mash potatoes.
People everywhere are about the same, but .
.. it did seem that in a small town, where evil is harder to accomplish, where opportunities for privacy are scarcer, that people can invent more of it in other people's names. Because that was all it required: that idea, that single idle word blown from mind to mind.
A newspaper, not having to act on its descriptions and reports, but only to sell them to idly curious people, has nothing but honor to lose by inaccuracy and non-veracity.