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31 Quotes on Gossip

What telling people's secrets says about you.

Gossip... Rumors... Secrets... Everyone has a say.

Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need. —Primo Levi

All literature is gossip. —Truman Capote

Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie. —Paul Scott

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip. —Richard Steele

Good gossip is just what's going on. Bad gossip is stuff that is salacious, mean, and bitchy; the kind most people really enjoy. —Liz Smith

Gossip is called gossip because it's not always the truth. —Justin Timberlake

Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. —Liz Smith

Gossip is more popular than literature. —Hugh Leonard

Gossip is nature's telephone. —Sholom Aleichem

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. —Walter Winchell

Gossip is the Devil's radio. —George Harrison

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed. —Erica Jong

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody come sit next to me. —Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. —Marie Curie

I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs. —Andy Warhol

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. —Oscar Wilde

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear. —Paulo Coelho

Gossip, as usual, was one-third right and two-thirds wrong. —L.M. Montgomery, Chronicles of Avonlea

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy. —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth. —Will Rogers

It’s not technically gossip if you start your sentence with “I’m really concerned about __________________ ,” (fill in the name of the person you’re not gossiping about). ―Brian P. Cleary, You Oughta Know By Now

Doesn't matter what you do, or how you do it, your neighbors are gonna talk about you anyway.” —Felder Rushing

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people. —Socrates

There is no friendship that cares about an overheard secret. —Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. —Spanish proverb

Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules. —Douglas Adams

Show me someone who never gossips, and I'll show you someone who isn't interested in people. —Barbara Walters

Gossip needn't be false to be evil—there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around. —Frank A. Clark

It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business. —Dolley Madison

The biggest liar in the world is They Say. —Douglas Malloch

If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner... if I let it slip from my tongue, I am its prisoner. —Arthur Schopenhauer

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