Someone has said that conversation is sex for the soul.
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it.
–Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
The real art of conversation is 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.
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
The only proper intoxication is conversation.