Talking Quotes: 54 ‘Walk The Talk’ Quotes

If everything has been talk, talk, talk and little action lately, then these quotes are for you!

We have collated a great collection of quotes about talking – perhaps talking too much and without a lot of follow-through? These quotes and sayings will inspire you to put your thoughts and words into action, by getting started now.

There are wise quotes on ‘walking the talk’ (doing what you say you will), and some funny sayings that offer up a bit of humor about communicating.

Talk and speech is obviously a very important part of human communication. But what we say is also important. It’s easy to talk, but not so easy to speak with meaning.

We hope that these quotes and sayings will inspire thinking and reflection.

Talking Quotes


“I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.” Lou Holtz


“There are many ways of getting strong, sometimes talking is the best way.” Andre Agassi


“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” Steve Martin


“Think twice, so that you can talk nice.” Ned Bray Abakah


“You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.” Lyndon B. Johnson


“We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others.” Kamand Kojouri


“A smart person knows how to talk. A wise person knows when to be silent.” Roy T. Bennett


“To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.” Ben Jonson


“I love talking to people and hearing their stories. Everyone’s got their own story to tell, and when you sit down with someone and really talk to them, you can learn so much.” Dan Wells


“The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.” Fran Lebowitz


“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.” John Wayne


“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” Fran Lebowitz


“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.” Diogenes


“In the nineties, everybody wants to talk about their rights and privileges. Twenty-five years ago, people talked about their obligations and responsibilities.” Lou Holtz


“Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.” Plutarch


“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” Bernard Baruch


“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” Benjamin Franklin


“The more you talk about them, the more important they will feel. The more you listen to them, the more important you will make them feel.” Roy T. Bennett


“Men use thought only as authority for their injustice and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.” Voltaire


“Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.” Samuel Richardson


“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” Roy T. Bennett


“Always ask yourself: “What will happen if I say nothing?” Kamand Kojouri


Walk the Talk Quotes


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney


“Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin


“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” Anthony Robbins


“Our walk counts far more than our talk, always.” George Mueller


“Talk without effort is nothing.” Maria W. Stewart


“Most people will talk the talk, few will walk the walk; be amongst those few.” Steve Maraboli


“Some people talk the talk and walk the walk while I’m silently running.” Behdad Sami


“We have to ‘walk the walk‘ not just ‘talk the talk’.” Paul Kivel


“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” Steve Maraboli


“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung


“My whole philosophy is about doing, not talking.” Theresa May


“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done, and there’s a difference between talking the talk and walking the walk.” Daniel Radcliffe


“When you talk, walk the talk, or else shut your mouth.” Goutham Peri


“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” Theodore Roosevelt


“Don’t talk it, walk it.” Lars Ulrich


“Listening is more important than talking.” Jimmy Fallon


“The most important thing is that we’re walking our talk. Be it. Just be it.” Gabby Bernstein


Funny Talking Quotes

“Always remember, money isn’t everything – but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense.” Earl Wilson


“If a man is talking in the forest, and there is no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong?” Jenny Weber


“People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives but then you go to the internet and they’re much more open.” Paulo Coelho


“I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” Oscar Wilde


“If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.” Thomas Szasz


“Lots of people talk to animals…Not very many listen though…that’s the problem.” A.A. Milne


“I hate having to repeat myself, but sometimes there is really nothing else to say.” Dmitry Dyatlov


“Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.” Helen Gurley Brown


“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.” Euripides


“Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” Oscar Wilde


“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like ‘What about lunch?'” A. A. Milne


“Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you’d bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I’d be the talk of the day.” John Mayer


“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.” Fran Lebowitz


“Most rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read.” Frank Zappa


“I talk a lot, so I’ve learned to tune myself out.” Kelly Kapoor (The Office)


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