51+ Best Conversation Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational conversation quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Conversation Quotes

One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever. – Linda Lambert

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much. – Yogi Berra

A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want. – David Whyte

Conversation doesn’t have to lead to consensus about anything especially not values; it’s enough that it helps people get used to one another. – Kwame Anthony Appiah

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. – Oscar Wilde

A conversation is so much more than words, a conversation is eyes, smiles, the silences between the words. – Annika Thor

I love when conversations and energies just flow. Not forced. Not coerced. Just present. – Dav Voire

Good conversations turn me on. A connection between two people. A mental one first. – Brian Molko

The right word at the right time will unlock the door to treasures – the wrong one will close it forever. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet. – Truman Capote

Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut. – Anonymous

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. – Mark Twain

Love without conversation is impossible. – Mortimer Adler

Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes. Robert Louis Stevenson No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. – Christopher Morley

Polite conversation is rarely either. – Fran Lebowitz

The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you. – Jean de la Bruyere

The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk. – George Santayana

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. – René Descartes

A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month’s study of books. – Chinese Proverb

The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than what others are saying. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It’s the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation? – Guy de Maupassant

Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. – Emily Post

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato

Let the conversation flow at its own pace, don’t try to rush it or control it. You need to let go and be part of the conversation. – Max Weiss

Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. – William Shakespeare

Good conversation is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Nothing compares to a beautiful conversation with a beautiful mind. – Anonymous

Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. – Margaret Wheatley

Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing. – Oscar Wilde

Whether in conversation we generally agree or disagree with others is largely a matter of habit: the one tendency makes as much sense as the other. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. – Dorothy Nevill

Conversation isn’t about proving a point; true conversation is about going on a journey with the people you are speaking with. – Ricky Maye

In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve. – John Byrom

Conversation is a meeting of minds with different memories and habits. When minds meet, they don’t just exchange facts: they transform them, reshape them, draw different implications from them, engage in new trains of thought. Conversation doesn’t just reshuffle the cards: it creates new cards. – Theodore Zeldin

The conversation between your fingers and someone else’s skin. This is the most important discussion you can ever have. – Iain Thomas

Conversation is a catalyst for innovation. – John Seely Brown

Good conversational debate is an end in itself, and talking for the love of conversation is what makes us human. – Bryce Courtenay

One way to prevent conversation from being boring is to say the wrong thing. – Frank Sheed

Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. – Cory Doctorow

The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression. – Samuel Johnson

Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated. – Marquis De Sade

Conversation is good you might not agree with everyone, but at least it gives you a chance to contemplate someone else’s ideas. – Brandi Chastain

Good conversation is the equivalent of shared emotion. – Marty Rubin

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. – Margaret Millar

Every good conversation starts with good listening. – Anonymous

Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion. – Dwight Macdonald

The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit. – William Temple

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. – Edward Gibbon

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it. – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Deep conversations with the right people are priceless. – Anonymous

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