Quotable Conversations

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The one and only Rory, from the blog A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip has resurrected his 3.2.1 Quote Me game. The topic is Conversations. I have accepted the challenge and attempted to discover some worthy quotes.

Here are the rules:

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in β€˜3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Here goes!

Thank you, Rory!

The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.”Β  – Chuck Palahniuk

I may have, ahem, used this strategy once or twice myself with my running friends. Substitute the word “race” for “weekend“. It seems less brag-y if someone else asks you about your race, rather than just plunging into each excruciating detail without an invitation. Chuck Palahniuk is so wise!

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I don’t know what he means by that, but I nod and smile at him. You’d be surprised at how far that response can get you in a conversation where you are completely confused.” – Jodi Picoult

Yes, I admit…nodding and smiling have gotten me through some tough conversations. Nodding and smiling gives the listener the impression that yes, you are listening and comprehending what is being said, perhaps even agreeing with the speaker, when, in fact, you are hopelessly lost and making up a grocery list in your mind.

I am tagging these three bloggers to see what they have to say on the topic of conversation:

Floatinggold

The Britchy One

Novus Lectio

 

 

 

28 comments

  1. Interesting quotes, which definitely hold a lot of wisdom.
    I often laugh inside when I hear: “How was your weekend?” from a person that has not asked me that before. Nonetheless, I allow them to amuse themselves.
    Thanks for the nomination.

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