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Quotes of the Day for 30 August 2002 – Talk

Strom Thurmond, US Senator from South Carolina, set the record for uninterrupted talking with a filibuster that ended on this day in 1957: 24 hours and 27 minutes. There has to be a trick, I can't talk for much over an hour without needing a break.

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The quotes:

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
     - Albert Camus, 1913 - 1960

They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
     - Clare Boothe Luce, 1902 - 1987

No man would listen to you talk if he didn't known it was his turn next.
     - Edgar Watson Howe, 1853 - 1937

Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence.
     - Faith Baldwin

When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.
     - Gracie Allen

Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much.
     - John Wayne, 1907 - 1979

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