The great gift of conversation is less about displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. Anyone who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is very well pleased with you.
-Jean De La Bruyere
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.
~ Kin Hubbard
I regret 50% of everything I say. If I talked half as much I would be twice as happy.
~ Kevin Stilley