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Quotes of the Day for 19 November 2001 – Talk

What a combination! In the birthday list for today we have Jeane Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to the United Nations, born in 1926. In 1933 we have Larry King, the radio and television talk show host, and in 1936 we have Dick Cavett. Well, talk was obviously our only possible theme.

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The quotes:

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
     - Clement Richard Attlee

People have to talk about something just to keep their good voice boxes in working order, so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say.
     - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Good talk is like good scenery - continuous, yet constantly varying, and full of the charm of novelty and surprise.
     - Randolph S. Bourne

Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most?
     - Charles A. Lindbergh

Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he's talking about.
     - Sam Ewing


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