Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thought Food Thursday: Dorothy Neville


The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave usnaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

You said it, sister.

8 comments:

Kim said...

Love it.

Leaving things unsaid is truly an art.

Tom said...

So true. I think many people would benefit and avoid a lot of grief if they could remember to think before speaking more often.

JeannetteLS said...

Bingo. I believe they called it "tact." I believe it is too close to a lost art, with texting, FaceBook, and this seeming NEED to have people respond immediately to our requests, and a seeming need to hit "send" or its equivalent without reviewing what we have written.

Pauline Persing said...

That's a comment I plan to record in my book of memorable quotes

Far Side of Fifty said...

I need to learn this..so far I have been unsuccessful:)

Steven G said...

Right on! As a master of verbal disaster, I plead guilty on all counts. I wish I could take back so many of those words. If only Steve Jobs could have invented an app that pops up and says something like, "Whooaa...are you really sure you want to say that?"

Anna Lefler said...

I need to write this on my forearm with a Sharpie.

And wear a short-sleeved shirt.

:-) Anna

Chef E said...

is it my eyes or did I read 'usnaid' instead of unsaid? leave it to my smartass training from other bloggers to point that out...

but agree on post!

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