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Conversation Chair

Where Robert Pim Butchart proposed to his wife Jennie

Conversation Chair thanks to Karen Moore

Original furnishings from the former Butchart family residence (Benvenuto) at the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.

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Reclimbing chair - Archie Bunker

Polite conversation is rarely either. - Fran Lebowitz

What is reading, but silent conversation. - Walter Savage Landor

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Sir Francis Bacon

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

A story is told as much by silence as by speech. - Susan Griffin

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. - Hannah More

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

One who sits between two chairs may easily fall down. - Romanian and Russian Proverb

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech. - Clifton Fadiman

America is so advanced that even the chairs are electric. - Doug Hamwell

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. - William Hazlitt

You should not paint the chair, but only what someone has felt about it. - Edvard Munch

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. - William Hazlitt

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

Tupac was one of the biggest thugs I know - and he always wore his seat belt. - Ice Cube

If we are a country committed to free speech, then why do we have phone bills? - Steven Wright

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge. - George Herbert

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Desraeli

It is all right to hold a conversation, but you should let go of it now and then. - Richard Armour

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. - Elizabeth Drew

He has occasional flashes of silence that make his conversation perfectly delightful. - Sydney Smith

Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. - Robert Gallagher

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - L.J. Peter

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. - Plato

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill

My uncle's dying wish was to have me sitting in his lap; he was in the electric chair. - Rodney Dangerfield

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw

Chair pose is a defiance of spirit, showing how high you can reach even when you're forced down. - Unknown

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. - Mark Twain

I wanted to do something nice so I bought my mother-in-law a chair. Now they won't let me plug it in. - Henny Youngman

You can't deny laughter. When it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. - Stephen King

I'll see you at the opera tonight. I'll hold your seat till you get there. After that, you're on your own. - Groucho Marx

Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. - Mary Catherwood

Don't knock the weather. Nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. - Kin Hubbard

Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in. - Rita Rudner

I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. - Mel Gibson


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