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Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult
by Agnes Repplier

Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult
at times because they had nobody to talk about.
- Agnes Repplier

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

 

Humor brings insight and tolerance.
Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
- Agnes Repplier

It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us.
It is the elation that comes of swift contact with
tingling currents of thought.
- Agnes Repplier

The diseases of the present have little in common with
the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
- Agnes Repplier

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We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier

It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants,
from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
- Agnes Repplier

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are
very much in the way of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

Edged tools are dangerous things to handle,
and not infrequently do much hurt.
- Agnes Repplier

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
- Agnes Repplier

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.
- Agnes Repplier

The tourist may complain of other tourists,
but he would be lost without them.
- Agnes Repplier

Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
- Agnes Repplier

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves,
and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
- Agnes Repplier

It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind,
as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
- Agnes Repplier

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between
its ideals and its realities,
between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
- Agnes Repplier

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives;
it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
- Agnes Repplier

The clear-sighted do not rule the world,
but they sustain and console it.
- Agnes Repplier

It has been wisely said that we cannot really love
anybody at whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier

Begin building the future through
"conversation for possibility."
- Werner Erhard

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.
- Billy Graham

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Love without conversation is impossible.
- Mortimer Adler

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- George Herbert

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

A conversation is greater than
the sum of its participants,
and can take on a life of its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
- Marcelene Cox

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation,
introduce the subject of eating.
- Leigh Hunt

Gossip and complaint are the underbelly of low conversation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The planned sit-down reception is an artificial forum
where one is presented with a limited number of persons
with whom he can hold a conversation.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Body language is a very powerful tool.
We had body language before we had speech,
and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation
is read through the body,
not the words.
- Deborah Bull

I'm smart and I can be really funny and interesting
and I can go toe-to-toe with anybody in a conversation.
- Megan Fox

I never knew any painter worthy of the name who paid
the smallest attention to what a critic says,
even in conversation.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation
defending America because no matter what the political agenda,
it's still a fantastic, amazing place.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind,
merely lengthens the conversation.
- Elizabeth Drew

I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes.
Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
- Anthony Hope

Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation,
there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet.
- Ernest Bramah

The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
- George Santayana

He who is silent must be agreed with,
for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon,
without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
- Bryant H. McGill

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives
which he habitually uses in conversation.
- Mark Twain

The true spirit of conversation consists in building
on another man's observation,
not overturning it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Sometimes I wish that I was the weather,
you'd bring me up in conversation forever.
And when it rained, I'd be the talk of the day.
- John Mayer

A conversation goes sometimes into personal things and that's nicer.
You look to each other and you have a different picture,
you get into a relationship.
- Maximilian Schell

Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought,
and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe,
an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.
- Emily Post

The difficulty with this conversation is that it's
very different from most of the ones I've had of late.
Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
- Douglas Adams

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly
brings us back to essentials:
it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran

To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience,
an experience that people may miss if they monopolize
the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.
- Charles Stanley

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do.
In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with
the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice.
- Cecilia Bartoli

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp,
so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
- Charles Dudley Warner

On our watch, the conversation with a would-be suicide
bomber will not begin with the words,
'You have the right to remain silent.'
- Mitt Romney

An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious,
uninterrupted conversation with his public.
- Maurice Chevalier

Conversation enriches the understanding,
but solitude is the school of genius.
- Edward Gibbon

I mean, the trouble with some of the kind of relationship movies I've done,
is there's only so many ways you can shoot a conversation.
I was really tired of talking heads.
- Lawrence Kasdan

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
- Andre Maurois

People seem to see no difference between an intimate
conversation and a conversation at the water cooler.
- Mike Farrell

Debate is the death of conversation.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

For my own part I think no innocent species of wit
or pleasantry should be suppressed:
and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller
excellencies of lively conversation.
- James Boswell

I always love being in the company of women.
It's all about good conversation and great wine.
- Naomi Watts

This is a time for a national conversation.
A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people.
That document, of course, is the Constitution.
- Mike DeWine

There's no conversation more boring than talking about
what it's really like to live in Newport and how the
show compares to the real thing.
I just don't care.
- Adam Brody

I consider myself a religious person.
God is something very personal with me and I don't
flaunt religion in conversation with others.
- Richard Chamberlain


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