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There are few things harder to imagine than other people’s conversations about yourself.

Freedom
Because the rhythm of conversation makes no allowance for dead periods, because the presence of others calls for continuous responses, we are left to regret the inanity of what we say, and the missed opportunity of what we do not.

How Proust Can Change Your Life
Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time.

Kafka on the Shore
It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say
Man has much power of discourse which for the most part is vain and false; animals have but little, but it is useful and true, and a small truth is better than a great lie
Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things
If we attend to the course of conversation in mixed companies consisting not merely of scholars and subtle reasoners but also of business people or women, we notice that besides storytelling and jesting they have another entertainment, namely, arguing
The less men think, the more they talk
Good discourse sinks differences and seeks agreements
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