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Gossip
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Growing up female in America. What a liability! You grew up with your ears full of cosmetic ads, love songs, advice columns, whoreoscopes, Hollywood gossip, and moral dilemmas on the level of TV soap operas. What litanies the advertisers of the good life chanted at you! What curious catechisms!

- Jong, Erica
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EAVESDROP, v.i. Secretly to overhear a catalogue of the crimes and vices of another or yourself. A lady with one of her ears applied To an open keyhole heard, inside, Two female gossips in converse free -- The subject engaging them was she. "I think," said one, "and my husband thinks That she's a prying, inquisitive minx!" As soon as no more of it she could hear The lady, indignant, removed her ear. "I will not stay," she said, with a pout, "To hear my character lied about!" Gopete Sherany

- Ambrose Bierce
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Historian. A broad -- gauge gossip.

- Bierce, Ambrose
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Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.

- Jong, Erica
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Sight before hearsay.

- Proverb, Danish
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Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.

- Levi, Primo
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There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.

- Harvey, William
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Every week I read about myself in a magazine, about something that I haven't done or some place that I've never been or don't even know. It's just gossip, rumors, egos, and politics.

- Hilary Duff
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My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.

- Picabia, Francis
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Many species reciprocate, but only humans gossip, and much of what we gossip about is the vale of other people as partners for reciprocal relationships.

- Jonathan Haidt
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Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.

- Pythagoras
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I sometimes compare press officers to riflemen on the Somme -- mowing down wave upon wave of distortion, taking out rank upon rank of supposition, deduction and gossip.

- Ingham, Bernard
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Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.

- Smith, Liz
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Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

- Walter Winchell
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How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!

- Smith, Logan Pearsall
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Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.

- Proverb, Chinese
17.

To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well

18.

If they don't depend on true evidence, scientists are no better than gossips.

- Fitzgerald, Penelope
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Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out and parades up and down the words.

- Stuart, Edwin H.
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I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.

- Pascal, Blaise


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