Appropriate Listening

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

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

&&Anonymous

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.”

**Anonymous

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