Widgongel wif word gespringeth. A roving woman gives rise to gossip.c.900 Maxims I, l.64.
It's anindulgencetosit ina roomand discuss yourbeliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.1941 Sara. Watch on the Rhine, act 2.
Blood sport is brought to its ultimate refinement in the gossip columns.1986 Speech, 5 Feb.
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
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.Spanish proverb
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 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))
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
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
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, 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
gossip needs no carriage.Russian proverb
gossip is unbecoming an elder.Yorba proverb