Talking Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old talking quotes, talking sayings, and talking proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.     

Walt Disney

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.     

Victor Hugo

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.     


The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.     

Fran Lebowitz

Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.     

William Shakespeare

Talking is like playing on the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibration as in twanging them to bring out their music.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven't done much today.      

Author Unknown

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.     

Robert Brault

Trust your intuition. It's your soul talking to you     

Tony Kelbrat

Wisdom comes with talking less frivolously and listening more seriously. The latter implies a learning attitude; the former assumes an air of omniscience that does not exist.     

S.K. Chakraborty

When the sweet talkin's done, a man is a two face, a worrisome thing who'll leave you to sing the blues in the night.     

Johnny Mercer

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.     

Kahlil Gibran

The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing.      

Henry S. Haskins

When a man gets talking about himself, he seldom fails to be eloquent and often reaches the sublime.      

Josh Billings

I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.     

Oscar Wilde

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.     

Rita Schiano

One person's disaster is another person's talking point.     

Henry Rollins

If you can't add to the discussion, don't subtract by talking.     

Lois Wyse

If you think communication is all talking, you haven't been listening.     

Ashleigh Brilliant

I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.     

Oscar Wilde

I've always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.     

Ronald Reagan

When you don't know what you're talking about, it's hard to know when you're finished.     

Tommy Smothers

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.     

Marcel Marceau

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.     

Nelson Mandela

Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.     

Saskya Pandita

A psychiatrists is the next man you start talking to after you start talking to yourself.     

Fred Allen

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?     

A. A. Milne

Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing.