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While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic

There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart; never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; and never to tell that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening while you tell it.

Author: Henry Van Dyke (1852--1933)

Profession: American Protestant Clergyman and Writer

Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

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

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.

Author: William Harvey (1578-1657)

Profession: British Physician

Nobody's interested in sweetness and light.

Author: Hedda Hopper


Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.

Author: Erica Jong (1942)

Profession: American Author

Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared.

Author: Erica Jong (1942)

Profession: American Author

A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.

Author: Lisa Kirk


Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?

Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Profession: Swiss Theologian, Mystic

Never trust the teller, trust the tale.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author