„Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli, Upon being asked to offer the young son of a member of Parliament advice, cited in Wilfrid Meynell, Benjamin Disraeli: An Unconventional Biography (1903), p. 83.
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—  Iggy Pop American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and actor 1947
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That will prove worth your telling“

—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
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„Never tell me the odds!“

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„A gentleman never tells“

—  Nick Diaz American mixed martial artist 1983
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