Talkativeness is a symptom of deep-seated pessimism. Without it there would be no pessimistic literature."
Talkativeness has another plague attached to it, even curiosity; for praters wish to hear much that they may have much to say.
I always defined myself in terms of my talkativeness, and being without a voice hits me in a number of ways.
The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.
Philosophy finds talkativeness a disease very difficult and hard to cure. For its remedy, conversation, requires hearers: but talkative people hear nobody, for they are ever prating. And the first evil this inability to keep silence produces is an inability to listen.