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Gossip is hardly uplifting.
More often than not, whenever gossip has been written about me, the gossip is more interesting than the reality. I know some public figures hate gossip, but personally I like it because it makes my life sound more glamorous and interesting than it really is.
The hometown economic elite - rich local families or individuals whom people used to praise or revile, read about in the society pages, and gossip about incessantly - disappeared from most American cities decades ago.
A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.
Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don't.
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.
Gossip is the Devil's radio.
Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
Every penny from 'Gossip Girl,' my pension, my stocks has been spent fighting for my children.
When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.
Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy.
When you gossip, it's self-hexing. Because when you do it, it comes back to you. Everything starts with the word. The word is demonstrating a condition of the mind. If it's in your mind and comes out of your mouth, it will be created.
Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
No one's personal life is in the public interest. It's gossip, bottom line. End of story.
I have been hearing gossip and lies since I began working. When I was 17, I used to get very angry because I opened a magazine and I saw myself in a picture on a motorcycle, and the headline was, 'I'm getting married next month.'
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.
Henry David Thoreau
Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip.
What is the meaning of 'gossip?' Doesn't it originate with sympathy, an interest in one's neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about?
I like the way the stories of my relationships sound to music more than the way they look in print, in gossip columns or in me talking about them in interviews. I think it's a better way of telling the stories.
While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.
All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary.
Buy tabloids. Celebrity gossip is engrossing. Celebrity cellulite can make you forget turbulence.
I've always thought Harper Lee might have made a great decision. Much as you'd like to have more books by her, there's something about just one that's kind of mysterious and nice. On the other hand, the New York gossip about me was that I'd never write another book. So I thought, 'Well, I will then.'
I read, I gossip, I do crosswords. I think chatting with friends is relaxing. I've picked them up all through my life - if you live long enough, you end up with quite a large circle.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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