This collection of quotes is all about people who talk too much.
Whether that’s someone you know or maybe you’ve been told that you’re a little too ‘talkative’, a chatterbox, or a chatty Cathy, then you will relate to these quotes and sayings.
Firstly though, it’s important to understand why…
What causes a person to talk too much?
People may talk too much for various reasons, such as wanting attention, having a need to please others, they may be narcissists, socially awkward, they may be neurodiverse, or very insecure with themselves.
Quite often, it’s a combination of these things.
Some people find that they talk about themselves a lot, or that they can’t stop giving their opinion on things. It gets quite overwhelming and annoying for others.
If you feel as though every conversation is one-sided and incredibly boring, then it may be time to change the subject.
The following quotes all touch on why people may talk too much and how to talk less, but in a more meaningful way.
Quotes About Talking Too Much
“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about themselves, and small people talk about others” John C. Maxwell
“If you can’t add to the discussion, don’t subtract by talking.” Lois Wyse
“Think twice, so that you can talk nice.” Ned Bray Abakah
“Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.” Friedrich Nietzsche
“A loud mind is greater than a loudmouth.” Matshona Dhliwayo
“Without a doubt, one of the things which keeps us from attaining perfection is our tongue. When one has reached the point of no longer committing faults in speech, he has surely reached perfection, as was said by the Holy Spirit. The worst defect in talking is talking too much. Hence, in speech be brief and virtuous, brief and gentle, brief and simple, brief and charitable, brief and amiable.” Saint Francis de Sales
“I always tell kids; you have two eyes and one mouth. Keep two open and one closed. You never learn anything if you’re the one talking.” Gordie Howe
“Busy hands achieve more than idle tongues.” Matshona Dhliwayo
Quotes on Talking Less
“If people would only talk about what they understood, Earth would be a very quiet place.” Albert Einstein
“Talking is always positive. That’s why I talk too much.” Louis C. K.
“We seldom repent talking little, but very often talking too much.” Jean de la Bruyere
“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” Robert Frost
“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” Susan Cain
“A fool is made more of a fool, when their mouth is more open than their mind.” Anthony Liccione
“Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.” Saskya Pandita
Talk Less Quotes
“It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.” Democritus
“You need to train yourself to be comfortable with silence, particularly when dealing with cultures that respect silence more than we do in the West.” Tony Buon
“Quit sharing bad news and gossip you aren’t a garbage truck.” Grant Cardone
“We spend too much time talking about each other, at each other, past each other, and not enough time talking with each other.” Daryl Davis
“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” Charles Caleb Colton
“We’re talking too much about what goes on in the stands, nothing about what goes on on the court.” Kevin Durant
“One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking. I always try to think before I talk.” Margaret Chase Smith
“I choose to choose few words each day. Yes! few words that count. Few words that can make impact. Few words that talk much. Few words that can make people ponder to wonder. Few words that are indelible. Few words that can leave distinctive footprints on minds. Though we may fail to mind our words, we shall never fail to mind the works of our words.” Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
“Excessive talking is a leakage that will sink you into the ocean of troubles.” Ned Bray Abakah
“Weak people talk and do not act; strong people act and keep quiet.” Eliphas Levi
“When we are in the company of sensible men, we ought to be doubly cautious of talking too much, lest we lose two good things, their good opinion and our own improvement; for what we have to say we know, but what they have to say we know not.” Charles Caleb Colton
“Most people talk too much, and what they do say is often just noise or irrelevant gibberish designed to keep themselves entertained” Stuart Wilde
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