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There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
Coming from an Asian culture, I was always taught to respect my elders, to be a better listener than a talker.
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
Individual psychotherapy - that is, engaging a distressed fellow human in a disciplined conversation and human relationship - requires that the therapist have the proper temperament and philosophy of life for such work. By that I mean that the therapist must be patient, modest, and a perceptive listener, rather than a talker and advice-giver.
I'm more of a listener than a talker.
I come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker.
A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country.
I was eccentric, even as a kid. I was an early reader, an early talker. I was very curious in a way that maybe the other kids weren't. I was a little more outgoing.
Michael J. Fox
If a guy doesn't work hard and doesn't play well, he can't lead anything. All he is, is a talker.
I pledge to you I'm not a talker. I'm a doer.
Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
I am a straight talker. I am not politically correct or diplomatic.
Some guys can do more talking in the ring, other guys do posing, body building, whatever the hell they do in the ring. But I don't have the big body, and I'm not the big smooth talker, but I can get in the ring and wrestle.
I like to take a long time over breakfast, and I can't bear to talk. If a guest is a breakfast talker it's very important to invite another so they can talk to each other. Otherwise they spoil the newspaper reading and everything else.
A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
If you're looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already have that. He's destroying our economy. I'm a doer, not a talker.
I'm not a good small talker. I'm not into small talk, frankly.
I'm a talker. I love a good debate.
Westerners know the difference between a talker and the real deal. If Rick Perry wasn't right to be governor of Texas, why should he be president?
I was conscious of being wordy as a child. I was a terrible talker. I memorised the Latin names of flowers at five; I was shown off as a freak. My father encouraged me to be wordier than I was: he'd been a street orator at the time of Mosley, and his ideal primary concert speech was Henry V's speech before Harfleur.
If I have several bad guys and I only want to end up with one of them, then I have to decide which one I want in the end. And normally it's the one who is the most interesting talker.
I'm not a talker. I'm a formulator.
I'm a writer more than I am a talker.
There is a growing sense among Americans outside the Beltway that while President Obama may be a good talker, he is a lousy manager.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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