Quotes containing word "telling"

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Sell also: cogent, impressive, notification, recounting, relation, revealing, singing, tell, telltale, weighty

Definitions and meanings of word "telling"

• Noun: an act of narration; examples: "he was the hero according to his own relation", "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"

• Noun: informing by words

• Noun: disclosing information or giving evidence about another

• Adj: disclosing unintentionally; examples: "a telling smile", "a telltale panel of lights", "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"

• Adj: powerfully persuasive; examples: "a cogent argument", "a telling presentation", "a weighty argument"

• Adj: producing a strong effect; examples: "gave an impressive performance as Othello", "a telling gesture"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "telling"

Joe Biden
4 quotes about telling
American Vice President
Born Friday 20 November 1942
Adlai E. Stevenson
2 quotes about telling
American Politician
Monday 5 February 1900 - Wednesday 14 July 1965
Jonathan Frid
one quote about telling
Canadian Actor
Born Tuesday 2 December 1924
Hosni Mubarak
3 quotes about telling
Egyptian Statesman
Friday 4 May 1928 - Tuesday 25 February 2020
Aaron Sorkin
2 quotes about telling
American Writer, Playwright, Producer
Born Friday 9 June 1961
George Orwell
3 quotes about telling
British Novelist, Author, Journalist
Thursday 25 June 1903 - Saturday 21 January 1950
Mike Epps
3 quotes about telling
American Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer
Born Wednesday 18 November 1970
Pietro Aretino
one quote about telling
Italian Poet, Author, Playwright
Wednesday 20 April 1492 - Sunday 21 October 1556
Alice Munro
one quote about telling
Canadian Writer
Born Friday 10 July 1931
Harold Ramis
2 quotes about telling
American Writer, Actor, Director
Tuesday 21 November 1944 - Monday 24 February 2014
C. S. Lewis
one quote about telling
British Theologian, Novelist, Critic, Poet, Author
Tuesday 29 November 1898 - Friday 22 November 1963
Trisha Yearwood
2 quotes about telling
American Critic, Artist, Musician
Born Wednesday 16 September 1964

To me, horror is when I see somebody lying. I mean a person I know. A friend. And he's telling me something that I accept. And then suddenly, as he or she is telling it, there's something that gives them away. They're not telling me the truth.

Jonathan Frid

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A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated.

Aaron Sorkin

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Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you.

Joe Biden

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A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me.

Joe Biden

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Because you're telling a story, and I'm sure people fifty years ago would tell the same story differently if they were telling it to you today. Because the time is different. The film is the work of today's audience.

Dennis Muren

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Seem to be telling this, but really telling that. Three-dimensional writing, like three-dimensional chess. Nabokov was the other master of that. You could learn something from Nabokov on every page he ever wrote.

Donald E. Westlake

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I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

Adlai E. Stevenson

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I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.

Pietro Aretino

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The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.

Malcolm Bradbury

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Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and I loved story telling as a child.

Amanda Burton

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There are definitely some stories worth telling and I think there's something to be said for telling your story.

Susanna Hoffs

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I like to interpret 'Call me a River', as if I'm saying, 'Now you're telling me you love me after all that, and I'm telling you to shove off.' That's my interpretation. But I would never 'say' that because somebody else might interpret the song in another way.

Diana Krall

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Recently, my personal advisors have been telling me to go to America. Actually, people have been walking up to me in the street and telling me to sod off, but that's the same thing, isn't it?

Alexei Sayle

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I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

Adlai Stevenson

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Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.

Alice Munro

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The left side of my brain is telling me I want to sleep with every woman in the world and the other side of my brain is telling me I met this great girl and if I let that go I'm going to regret it.

Scott Caan

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If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

Adlai E. Stevenson

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Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.

C. S. Lewis

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Politicians are just Daily Mail journalists writ large, aren't they? They're always telling us what's going to happen, and we know they don't know!

Tom Baker

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You people are telling me what you think I want to know. I want to know what is actually happening.

Creighton Abrams

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