Friday, December 21, 2012

2013 TKR: Quick Quotes about talk

Quick Quotes about talk
Self-help--Thinkerer

  • The reason quotes stick around is that they fit lots of things.  
  • So look them over.  
  • You may find one that fits you.  
  • Or somebody you know.
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  • Groucho Marx:  I cannot say that I don't disagree with you.
  • Sure I talk to myself.  I like to talk to someone that understands.
  • If God had wanted people to be smart, He would have given them brains.
  • Man shall not live by words alone.
  • 78.6% of the figures you hear quoted are made up.
  • Do not leave mouth running while the brain is disengaged.
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  • Semantics:  When I use a word, it means just what I intend it to mean.
  • Don't speak of action in the passive voice.  No action is taken until someone takes it.
  • A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
  • Abstract can be harder than concrete.
  • You know what abstract means.  Do you know what concretize means?
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  • There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.  Hamlet.
  • Think like a person of action and act like a person of thought.
  • To live is not enough for them.  They have to talk about it.
  • Dialog is not a solitary task.
  • All generalizations are inaccurate.
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  • King James:  Many sayings are attributed to the wrong source.
  • Never tell everything you understand.
  • Always get advice.  Then ignore it.  That’s our advice.
  • If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times.  Don’t exaggerate.
  • Note to the language channel:  You can't handle the truth.
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  • If talking were walking, people would get farther.
  • The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
  • Don't talk about what you were.  Talk about what you are becoming.
  •  Easier said than done.
  • Eliza Doolittle: Tell me no dreams filled with desire.  If you're on fire, show me!
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  • Use abstract language to talk about things you don’t understand.
  • A wish is a dream your mouth makes.
  • If you have been talking to yourself about a problem, be quiet and listen for a while.
  • Use the cues or the cues will use you.
  • You will find no better advice than your advice to someone else.
  • A cue is a password to the quiet parts of your brain.
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  • Lily Tomlin:  I think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.
  • Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.
  • Tell me and I forget.  Show me and I remember.  Involve me and I understand.
  • A meeting of minds is really a meeting of modules.
  • The mouth can talk a good game.
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  • Reading is no substitute for doing.
  • Some people can talk a good plan.
  • A planner speaks with active verbs.
  • Once you hear a lecture on swimming, you never forget what you learned about lectures.
  • If you can watch your words, you know what they mean.
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  • Talk does not change behavior.  Practice changes behavior.
  • A picture in your head is worth a thousand words in your mouth.
  • The Thinker is just a rump on a stump until he gets up and does something useful.
  • A cue is an on-switch for part of your brain.
  • If it is boring, it is not communication.
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  • Talk is cheap and worth every penny of it.
  •  Nobody does anything in the abstract.
  • Anybody can talk the talk.  You don't get there till you walk the walk.
  • There is no such thing as abstract action.
  • Doing is in the here and now.  Talk is in the there and then.
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  • You grow a skill with practice.  Talking about it just makes you a better talker.
  • A closed mouth gathers no foot.
  • There are two ways to argue. Neither one works.
  • You will not learn much from the sound of your own voice.
  • If you look for truth in words, how many words will you search to find it?
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  • The first sign of bad advice is that it starts with, "All you have to do is..."
  • Clear language causes clear thinking.
  • Clear thinking causes clear language.
  •  Planning is how you turn talk into action.
  • Complaining is how you avoid fixing.
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  • Gamer's insight: You don't win just by reading the instructions.
  • Even when you can’t choose what happens, you can choose the name you give it.
  • Do not think of people as labels.  Think of people as people.
  • Some people talk so much about what they can't do that they never notice what they can do.
  • Tell yourself what you can't do.  Hear a stop sign.   Tell yourself what you can do.  What do you hear?
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  • Stop complaining.  Start planning.
  • Wishing is how you turn talk into more talk.
  • If you are talking to yourself, don't just hear.  See.
  • Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
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  • Keeping it simple is not as simple as you think.
  • Don't should on yourself
  • Talk is the earliest form of virtual reality.
  • You can get farther on concrete than you can on abstract.
  • The best way to start is with your eyes open and your mouth closed.
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