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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

Fair speech may hide a foul heart. - JRR Tolkien

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

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

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

Tears at times have all the weight of speech. - Ovid

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

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

Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war. - Lindsey Graham

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

I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation. - George Bernard Shaw

Silence can be defined as conversation with an Englishman. - Heinrich Heine

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

Tragedy: a busload of lawyers going over a cliff with an empty seat. - Unknown

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman

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

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere. - Unknown

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 am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. - WC Fields

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

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

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

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. - Kirk Douglas


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