Mar 262020

Somewhere in the past I remember a quote that goes something like this: “My idea of a good conversation is to find someone who will listen to me.” I had thought it was Oscar Wilde or perhaps George Bernard Shaw. But I can’t seem to nail down proper attribution. Can you help? E-mail me: mjp[at] or cohomike[at]

In the process of researching, I did come across a few quotes that bring smiles to my aging mug. Shaw, for example, on conversation: ” I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.”

I love this one from Robert Frost: ” Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”

Ditto for this one from Will Durant: ” One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.”

The World Wide Web is a time sink when it comes to this soft of thing. Perhaps not a bad attribute during this foggy time when we are sheltering in place. One fun place to research quotes: You can create an account and save favorites. A great resource for a public speaker.

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