Appropriate Listening


Why “Talking Things Through” Is not Always Going to Work

“Although we speak the same language, we are using different tongues.” 


Neatly Summing Up the Problem with News Today

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.

**Hillary Clinton

True That

Gossip needn’t be false to be evil — there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.

~Frank A. Clark

The Important Lessons

It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.
**Norman Cousins

Always a Valid (Usually Appropriate) Response

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.” 

**Mark Twain

The Thoughts Are Filled With Love

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you. . . I could walk through my garden forever.” 

**Alfred Tennyson

When to Shut Up and Listen

“The Time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.”


Punctuation Cannot Save All Sentences. . . Lol

Character 1: “The old man thinks he’s in love with his daughter.”

Character 2: “Good God! We’re out of our depths here.”

Character 1: “No, no, no!”  . . . . “Hamlet is in love with the old man’s daughter the old man thinks.”

Character 2: “Ah.”

–Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead