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Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
Coming from an Asian culture, I was always taught to respect my elders, to be a better listener than a talker.
I pledge to you I'm not a talker. I'm a doer.
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.
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.
There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
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 come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker.
If a guy doesn't work hard and doesn't play well, he can't lead anything. All he is, is a talker.
I am a straight talker. I am not politically correct or diplomatic.
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
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
I'm more of a listener than a talker.
I'm not a good small talker. I'm not into small talk, frankly.
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.
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'm a talker. I love a good debate.
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.
I am a better listener than talker - but that's partly because I believe rows are often caused by saying things you haven't thought through properly.
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.
When I'm not on stage, I'm kind of shy. If you see me and I don't say much, don't think I'm not taking in what you have to say. I'm just not a big talker.
I'm a writer more than I am a talker.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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