gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.George pseudonym of MaryAnn Evans Eliot
gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.Erica ne e Mann Jong
It's anindulgencetosit ina roomand discuss yourbeliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.Lillian Florence Hellman
For pines are gossip pines the wide world through And full of runic tales to sigh or sing.james elroy flecker
Widgongel wif word gespringeth. A roving woman gives rise to gossip.c.900 Maxims I, l.64.
Of course I look out for her and feel protective over her. People forget she's just a kid. She loves just hanging out, chatting and catching up on gossip.miley cyrus
There are no events but thoughts and the heart's hard turning, the heart's slow learning where to love and whom. The rest is merely gossip, and tales for other times.Annie Dillard
The gossip that came back to me from fashionable dinners where people pitied poor Romain Gary, who must be a little sad, a little jealous of the meteoric rise in the literary firmament of his cousin Emile Ajar… I’ve had a lot of fun. Good-bye, and thank you.romain gary
Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy. Celebrity doesn’t have anything to do with art or craft. It’s about being rich and thinking that you’re better than everybody else.joseph gordon levitt
gossip is mischievous, light and easy to raise, but grievous to bear and hard to get rid of. No gossip ever dies away entirely, if many people voice it: it too is a kind of divinity.hesiod
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.will rogers
Everybody likes a bit of gossip to some point, as long as it's gossip with some point to it. That's why I like history. History is nothing but gossip about the past, with the hope that it might be true.Gore Vidal, interview in: Butt, Nr. 20, Special Summer 2007, p. 63.
gossip is mischievous, light and easy to raise, but grievous to bear and hard to get rid of. No gossip ever dies away entirely, if many people voice it: it too is a kind of divinity.line 761.
May I say, for the benefit of those who have been carried away by the gossip of the last few days, that I know what's going on. [pause] I'm going on, and the Labour government's going on.harold wilson
It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip .Lillian Helman in: Amy Elizabeth Dean Morning Light: A Book of Meditations to Begin Your Day, Hazelden Publishing, 21 August 2013, p.6
Our social relationships are limited, most of the time, to gossip and criticizing people's behavior. This observation slowly pushed me to isolate from the so-called social life. My days pass by in solitude.ingmar bergman
Credulity lives next door to gossip.samuel laman blanchard
gossip, public, private, social to fight against it either by word or pen seems, after all, like fighting with shadows. Everybody laughs at it, protests against it, blames and despises it; yet everybody does it, or at least encourages others in it: quite innocently, unconsciously, in such a small, harmless fashion yet we do it. We must talk about something, and it is not all of us who can find a rational topic of conversation, or discuss it when found.dinah maria mulock
The Sage of Toronto ... spent several decades marveling at the numerous freedoms created by a “global village” instantly and effortlessly accessible to all. Villages, unlike towns, have always been ruled by conformism, isolation, petty surveillance, boredom and repetitive malicious gossip about the same families. Which is a precise enough description of the global spectacle’s present vulgarity.guy debord
I remember that she made me laugh more than I liked; for I was, at that time, an eager scholar of ethics , and had tasted the sweets of solitude and stoicism , and I found something profane in the hours of amusing gossip into which she drew me...margaret fuller
How would your life be different if … You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day … You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.steve maraboli
Mechanical instruments, potentially a vehicle of rational human purposes, are scarcely a blessing when they enable the gossip of the village idiot and the deeds of the thug to be broadcast to a million people each day.Lewis Mumford
Because the truth is that gossip is as good as gospel in this town. You can save face but you won't ever save your soul. And that's a fact.conor oberst
Everybody likes a bit of gossip to some point, as long as it’s gossip with some point to it. That’s why I like history. History is nothing but gossip about the past, with the hope that it might be true.gore vidal
I remember that she made me laugh more than I liked; for I was, at that time, an eager scholar of ethics , and had tasted the sweets of solitude and stoicism, and I found something profane in the hours of amusing gossip into which she drew me...Ralph Waldo Emerson, on Margaret Fuller and himself, in Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1852), p. 202
gossip and reputation make sure that what comes around - a person who is cruel will find that the others are cruel hack to him, and a person who is kind will find others are kind in return. gossip paired with reciprocity allow karma to work here on earth, not in the next life. As long as everyone plays tit-for-tat augmented by gratitude, vengeance, and gossip, the whole system should work beautifully.p. 55 (The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2005))
A love still burning upward, giving light To read those laws; an accent very low In blandishment, but a most silver flow Of subtle-paced counsel in distress. Right to the heart and brain, tho' undescried, Winning its way with extreme gentleness Thro' all the outworks of suspicious pride; A courage to endure and to obey: A hate of gossip parlance and of sway, Crown'd Isabel, thro' all her placid life, The queen of marriage, a most perfect wife.Alfred Tennyson, Isabel.
gossip is unbecoming an elder.Yorba proverb
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.Spanish proverb
gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.george eliot