How do you describe gossip?

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This is a quote from my video series HOW TO LEAD A CULTURE OF CONFESSION.

I tried looking up famous quotes about gossip to see what kind of wisdom the internet could offer.


“The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.”   -Will Rogers


That’s a good one. That hits home. I talk in Culture of Confession about how gossip is a big problem for me. I’m so nosey and I want to know EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYONE! But when people start talking about me, I hate it and I’m so embarrassed. What a hypocrite.


“Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.”    -Justin Timberlake


Hey Justin? This isn’t a very good quote.

It sounds like someone woke you up from a nap and yelled “QUICK! SAY SOMETHING REALLY PROFOUND ABOUT GOSSIP!” and you were like “uhhh…gossip is…called….gossip….because it’s…not…always the truth?”


“No one’s personal life is in the public interest. It’s gossip, bottom line. End of story.”   -Kevin Spacey


Boy oh boy, this quote did not age well, considering everything we know about Spacey now.


“Gossip is the Devil’s radio."   -George Harrison


The Devil’s Radio is a great name for a band.


“Once I will warn you, and then I will fire you! I have a zero-tolerance-plus-one policy for gossip. I will teach you once, and then I will fire your butt.”   -Dave Ramsey


How embarrassing to show up to work and not be able to sit down because Dave Ramsey let you keep your job after your butt got fired?


If you want to hear everything I have to say about gossip, watch How to Lead a Culture of Confession.