Gossip quotes and sayings

Conversation is an exercise of the mind, gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.

Gossip is the Devil’s radio.
George Harrison

The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News – ‘Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured’. That kind of thing.
Johnny Depp

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard’s Almanack, July 1735)

There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.
F.H. Bradley

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

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Cato the Elder

Walls have ears.

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

Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren’t present.
P. J. O’Rourke

It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one, behind one’s back, that are absolutely and entirely true.
Oscar Wilde

A real Christian is the one who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.
Billy Graham

Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
Elbert Hubbard

Never tell evil of a man, if you do not know it for certainty, and if you know it for a certainty, then ask yourself, ‘Why should I tell it?’
Johann K. Lavater

When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.
Edgar Watson Howe

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

Gossip, n.: Hearing something you like about someone you don’t.
Earl Wilson

Who gossips with you, will gossip of you.
Irish Saying

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
Oscar Wilde

Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously.
Elbert Hubbard

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

Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.

May no portent of evil be attached to the words I say.

Today’s gossip is tomorrow’s headline.
Walter Winchell

There is so much good in the worst of us, And so much bad in the best of us, That it hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us.
Edward Wallis Hoch

Gossip: Something that goes in one ear, out the other, and over the back fence.

Gossip is nature’s telephone.
Sholom Aleichem

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
John Tudor

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
Winston Churchill

Historian. A broad – gauge gossip.
Ambrose Bierce

Gossip isn’t scandal and it’s not merely malicious. It’s chatter about the human race by lovers of the same.
Phyllis McGinley

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

History is merely gossip.
Oscar Wilde

It is the gossip columnist’s business to write about what is none of his business.
Louis Kronenberger

Journalism is organized gossip.
Edward Eggleston

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.
Charles Caleb Colton

Your friend has a friend; don’t tell him.
Chinese Proverb

Who gossips to you, will gossip of you.
Turkish Proverb

What some invent, the rest enlarge.
Jonathan Swift

Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.

Male and female gossip also sounds different, as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback.
Kate Fox

The talked-about is always the last to hear the talk . . .
John Galsworthy

All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It’s scary.
Barbara Kruger

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers

Gossip is more popular than literature.
Hugh Leonard

Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It’s gossip.
Erma Bombeck

One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers.
Titus Maccius Plautus

Conversation is three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when one of them leaves.
Herb Shriner

If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
Blaise Pascal

At every word a reputation dies.
Alexander Pope

Gossip, even when it avoids the sexual, bears around it a faint flavor of the erotic.
Patricia Meyer Spacks

I’m drawing the gossip surrounding the celebrity, or the image the celebrity tries to push on us.
Hilary Duff

Never trust the teller, trust the tale.
D. H. Lawrence

But nobody is listening to those points. They are just listening to the gossip which is saying that I knew I was positive for all these years because I had a faked test a few years ago.
Marc Wallice

A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
Thomas Fuller

They come together like the Coroner’s Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
William Congreve

I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.
Dorothy Parker

The easiest way to keep a secret is without help.

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

Have I inadvertently said some evil thing?