125 People Talking Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of people talking quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about talking about other people's lives.

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The Most Famous People Talking Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The less people think the more they talk. — Proverbs

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. — Ernest Hemingway

Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two. — Oscar Wilde

Men gossip for just as long and about the same subjects as women, but tend to talk more about themselves. — Kate Fox

I think men talk to women so they can sleep with them and women sleep with men so they can talk to them. — Jay McInerney

Most of the time in married life is taken up by talk. — Friedrich Nietzsche

When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say. — Abraham Lincoln

People who have little to do are excessive talkers. — Proverbs

Old age by nature is rather talkative. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Short People Talking Quotes

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  • Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking. — Bernard Baruch
  • If people talk behind your back, it's because you're ahead of them. — Zayn Malik
  • Weak people talk and do not act, strong people act and keep quiet. — Eliphas Levi
  • Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. — Clement Attlee
  • Lots of people talk to animals... Not very many listen, though... That's the problem. — Benjamin Hoff
  • I like learning more about people; I like to talk to people. — Jurgen Klopp
  • There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. — C. S. Lewis
  • When people say they don't like something, but they can't stop talking about it, you know it's good. — Changpeng Zhao
  • Good people, don’t talk nonsense. — Romanian Proverbs
  • People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Top 10 People Talking Quotes

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Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking. — Bernard Baruch

People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege. — David Livingstone

Little minds think and talk about people. Average minds think and talk about things and actions. Great minds think and talk about ideas. — Benjamin Franklin

When I ran I was a first candidate to talk about how immigration was going be so damaging to the American people. When I first ran I talked about affirmative-action. — David Duke

I'm an observer of life. I like to watch people, and I like to watch cactus. I like to talk to mountains and communicate with my friends in the other spheres and dimensions. — Frederick Lenz

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. — Ernest Hemingway

I'm going to be meeting with people today who talk too much - people who are selfish, egotistical, ungrateful. But I won't be surprised or disturbed, for I can't imagine a world without such people. — Marcus Aurelius

If people talk behind your back, it's because you're ahead of them. — Zayn Malik

Talk and write in a way that encourages the mutual exchange of ideas and acts like a midwife to people birthing their own ideas. — Grace Lee Boggs

What I don't like about the music industry is everything. It's very Satanic, people are evil, they talk about money, they talk about things that don't really matter, and they brainwash everybody. — Hopsin

People Talking Image Quotes

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People talking quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

People talking quote by Savielly Tartakower

I talk to myself because I like dealing with a better class of people. — Savielly Tartakower

People talking quote Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciat
Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking.
People talking quote by L. Frank Baum

Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't you think? — L. Frank Baum

People talking quote by Bob Dylan

People talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations. — Bob Dylan

People talking quote Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.
Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.

Christian Quotes

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Candidates With Deeply Held Christian Beliefs Are Unfit and Disqualified From Serving As A Federal Judge. — Charles Schumer

A true and faithful Christian does not make holy living an accidental thing. It is his great concern. As the business of the soldier is to fight, so the business of the Christian is to be like Christ. — Jonathan Edwards

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

People talking quote Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss peo
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink. — Dwight L. Moody

A Christian is: a mind through which Christ thinks, a heart through which Christ loves, a voice through which Christ speaks, and a hand through which Christ helps. — Saint Augustine

People talking quote Don't worry about those who talk behind your back, they're behind you for a reas
Don't worry about those who talk behind your back, they're behind you for a reason.

Hell is not a place you go if you're not a Christian, it's the failure of your life's greatest ambition. — Immortal Technique

Your life as a Christian should make non believers question their disbelief in God. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I don't give a damn what queers do, and don't give a damn what Christians do. Just get the hell out of my way because I want to live my life and I don't want the government sucking 60% of my wages off my ass. — Alex Jones

If our children have the background of a godly, happy home and this unshakable faith that the Bible is indeed the Word of God, they will have a foundation that the forces of hell cannot shake. — Ruth Graham

When I Stop Talking Quotes

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I gotta be honest with you. Im kind of jealous of the way my dad gets to talk to my mom sometimes. Where are all those old-school women you can just take your day out on? When did they stop making those angels? — Bill Burr

My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile. — Jennifer Garner

When I was a kid I had an imaginary friend and I used to think that he went everywhere with me, and that I could talk to him and that he could hear me, and that he could grant me wishes and stuff. And then I grew up, and I stopped going to church. — Jimmy Carr

People talking quote I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people anym
I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people anymore that judge o talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.

Good words will not give my people good health and stop them from dying. Good words will not get my people a home where they can live in peace and take care of themselves. I am tired of talk that comes to nothing. It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and broken promises. — Chief Joseph

I was quitting…As I was taking those steps I was saying, ‘Somebody please stop me.’ Lionel Taylor, our receivers coach, said, ‘Hold up a minute,’ and he sat down in the car and we talked. I don’t know what we talked about but I was glad we talked because I went back. And that’s when it started. — Joe Greene

Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they're being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I'm black. I tell them, 'Don't stop now. If I shot somebody you'd mention it.' — Colin Powell

People talking quote When you have nothing to say - say nothing. It is the time to engage and get int
When you have nothing to say - say nothing. It is the time to engage and get interested in others.

Every time we open the Bible, let's stop and pray, whether for fifteen seconds or fifteen minutes, asking the Spirit to teach us. When I read the Bible, I want God to talk to my soul. — Jim Cymbala

The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop? — Larry Ellison

It's much better when I go out with my mates and we stop talking about me like I'm some sort of egomaniac. It's great when we can just have a drink. — Dido Armstrong

I try not to get too rattled about things that aren't that important - there's a different outburst for when the kids are reaching for a knife in the kitchen versus the reaction I have when they just won't stop talking. And my wife and I have mellowed out as we've gone along. — Chris O'Donnell

How To Speak Quotes

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He does not refuse sustenance to the one who speaks ill of Him. How then could He refuse sustenance to the one whose soul is over flowing with love for Him? — Rabia Basri

Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased. — Ralph C. Smedley

Nothing is easy, and life can be extremely tough, but there's always a yin to the yang, so to speak. It's up to you to seek it out, embrace it, and live happily ever after. No matter how bad the hand you've been dealt may seem, there's always a way to play it. — Alex Gaskarth

When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn't. It was because I didn't know how to speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut. — Dean Martin

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. — Samuel Ullman

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. — Unknown

Do not use the sharpness of your speech on your mother who taught you how to speak. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Ask calibrated questions that start with the words 'How' or 'What'. By implicitly asking the other party for help, these questions will give your counterpart an illusion of control and will inspire them to speak at length, revealing important information. — Chris Voss

Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people. Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children. — Cory Booker

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. — Eckhart Tolle

When I Talk To You Quotes

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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. — Rumi

I have talked about choosing rather than acting from compulsion. When you feel that you have to live according to someone else's direction or live so that you never disappoint or hurt anybody, then your life is a continual assessment of whether or not you please other people. — Virginia Satir

The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It's not like they're tearing off my shirt, you know. — Tobey Maguire

I am sometimes asked, 'Why do you spend so much of your time and money talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men?' I answer: 'I am working at the roots.' — George Thorndike Angell

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It's when you make your best friends - I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks. — Sophia Bush

When I talk to girls, they go, 'I'm not a feminist.' And I say: 'What? You don't want to vote? Do you want to be owned by your husband? Do you want your money from your job to go into his bank account? If you were raped, do you still want that to be a crime? Congratulations : you are a feminist.' — Caitlin Moran

When you're rich and famous you are the dominant force in a relationship, even if you try hard not to be. I've talked of sacrificing everything for Fleetwood Mac, but I realize now that it is simply the only thing I've ever wanted to do. — Stevie Nicks

I'm the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that is the result you are going to get. Don't you ever talk about me. — Richard Sherman

When I want to be lectured on strategy, I'll consult someone who's actually won battles," Amelie said. "Not one who ran away from them." "Snap," Eve said. "You know what they're talking about?" Shane asked. "Don't need to know to get that one. She smacked him so hard his momma felt it. — Rachel Caine

Okay listen, you think I'm so inconsequential? Then try this on for size. All those who see unworthiness when they look at me and are given thereby to denying me value - to you I say, I'm not talking about being AS GOOD as you. I hereby declare myself BETTER than you. — Sidney Poitier

When Money Talks Quotes

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We used to talk about wanting to get some money, but that's when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved, and you don't want to make it the focal point. You can't keep beating that dead horse. — Puff Daddy

I was born with no money. So when people talk about Bow Wow being rich his whole life, I don't know where they get that. — Bow Wow

Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down. — Warren Buffett

When you say you want to talk about racial justice, that`s not the same as I want to do something about racial justice. Saying I want to hold police accountable is doing something. Saying that I want to take money out of politics, big money, is doing something. — Killer Mike

When bankers get together they talk about art. When artists get together, they talk about money. — Oscar Wilde

Why would I talk about the past when I got a bright future? What kind of money is the past gonna make me? Everyone wants to know information. Now, if you wanna know information, if you want history, you're gonna read a history book. The past ain't gonna make you no cash. — Riff Raff

When the green hills are covered with talking wires and the wolves no longer sing, what good will the money you paid for our land be then — Chief Seattle

When money talks, there are few interruptions. — Herbert V. Prochnow

Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you. — Joe Biden

He [Donald Trump] is got no ethics when it comes to business and can they turn this story line, talk to his white working class base and say, he`s hired illegal immigrants. He doesn`t look out for you. He`s taking your kids money at Trump University and he is being accused of fraud. — Joan Walsh Anglund

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More People Talking Quotes

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It is our priority to win the hearts of people of Jammu and Kashmir. That could only be achieved through development and their welfare. We have a responsibility to see that people of the state are prosperous. We are not talking about Hindus or Muslims, but the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Development comes when there is integration. — Narendra Modi

The idea of 'talking white,' a lot of people grew up around that, just the idea that if you speak with proper diction and come off as educated that it's not black and that it's actually anti-black and should be considered only something that white people would do. — Chance the Rapper

I'm tired of hearing all this talk from people who don't understand the process of hard work-like little kids in the back seat asking 'Are we there yet?' Get where you're going 1 mile-marker at a time. — Nick Saban

All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream. No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multiracial and multireligious people, there is no room for an Islamic State. — Tunku Abdul Rahman

People want to talk to other people - not a house, or an office, or a car. Given a choice, people will demand the freedom to communicate wherever they are, unfettered by the infamous copper wire. It is that freedom we sought to vividly demonstrate in 1973. — Martin Cooper

Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled - thus one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all talk of development is empty. — Rudolf Steiner

When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country. — Molly Ivins

It’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They’re totalitarian institutions - you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There’s about as much freedom as under Stalinism. — Noam Chomsky

People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay? All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice. — David Livingstone

When I open my mouth and sing, the truth comes out. When I write, the truth comes out. I can't lie. That, I think, is one of the strongest elements of my music. When people talk about my writing as though I'm doing it from an accountant's perspective, it really pisses me off. — George Michael

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. — Jack Kerouac

I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. — Dorothy Day

Many people do not know that Jesus did not speak Latin or English or Hebrew; he spoke Aramaic. But nobody knows that language. So we're talking about the Bible itself being a translation of a translation of a translation. And, in reality, it has affected people's lives in history. — Ngugi wa Thiong'o

People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people. But I have to tell you: it’s not the people you saved that you remember. It’s the ones you couldn’t save. Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever. — Chris Kyle

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

People talk about cold weather and it'd be tough to catch balls. But the greatest catcher of all time, Michael Crabtree, catches everything. It's unbelievable. In the northern snowlands, down to the tropics' sunny scenes, he's catching the football. Where they throw a football, he'll be catching it. — Jim Harbaugh

Ordinary fools are all right; you can talk to them, and try to help them out. But pompous fools-guys who are fools and are covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus-THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn't a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible! — Richard P. Feynman

You're sincere, but in order not to upset your views you avoid talking with people who think differently. You pick your thoughts from conversations with people like yourself, from books written by people like yourself. In physics they call it resonance. You start out with modest opinions, but they match and build each other up to a scale. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools. — Anna Quindlen

I haven't deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact, it's probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask, I wasn't offered all that many blonde bombshell parts, to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time. — Cameron Diaz

People always think of technology as something having silicon in it. But a pencil is technology. Any language is technology. Technology is a tool we use to accomplish a particular task and when one talks about appropriate technology in developing countries, appropriate may mean anything from fire to solar electricity. — Mae Jemison

Pick a destination, go there, be open-minded and talk to the locals. Eat the things they eat and go where they go. You don't need to be fluent, just as long as you've got a smile on your face- people will be jumping over themselves to show you the stuff they're proud of. — Jamie Oliver

People have the right to ask questions and dig deep when you're hurting people and things around you, but when I haven't talked to anyone in years, and every single article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this- that ain't my title...my bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and talents are my title. — Layne Staley

You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help? — Mark Twain

We talk about civilization as though it's a static state. There are no civilized people yet, it's a process that's constantly going on... As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization. — Jacque Fresco

I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis. People said that wasn't stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right. — Paul Wellstone

One thing people often want me to talk about is my public love life. When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that’s not true. Love is something I am still learning. It’s just an obstacle that I haven’t yet mastered. I think that’s my biggest hurdle in life. — Chris Brown

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