In books we find monologues from the greatest minds. And where those books disagree, it is up to the reader to create a dialogue.
Our conversation became more of a monologue on her part.
Did you see the opening monologue on last night’s Emmys?
the play is taking up most of my time as we get closer to opening night. lots of lines to remember. long monologues where it’s just me talking.
R.J. Palacio -- Wonder
When we were done with our overlapping monologues, we glared at each other.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
She didn’t like the sound of his rambling monologue, but she was afraid to cut him off.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One
Attempts at conversation would turn into one-way monologues, with sounds bouncing off her stone visage.
William P. Young -- The Shack
I carry on an inner monologue, but the words often don’t reach my lips.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
Mia stops her NYC monologue, reaches in for her cell phone, looks at the screen, and winces.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
At first, Travis had no idea who Molly was—which lent that part of the monologue a surreal quality—but as she continued, he gradually realized that Molly was Gabby’s collie, which he’d noticed her walking occasionally.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
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Death will find me long before I tire of contemplating an evening spent in his company during which he enthralled a mixed audience consisting of a fur trader, a Cree Indian matron, and an Anglican missionary, with an hour-long monologue on sexual aberrations in female pygmy shrews.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
My father would read to me from the great monologues during the long wagon rides between towns.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Then I hear him rustling in the branches all around us, muttering little curses under his breath, a monologue I don’t quite follow.
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
As soon as the news came on, Ted began a long monologue which continued unabated till I excused myself an hour later.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
But I thought this might provoke Nathan into thinking I was pulling his leg; he might then embark again upon his monologue, which was becoming a trifle exhausting, so I merely smiled thinly, wrapping myself in an enigma, and replied, "I have a private source of income."
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
It was some time before I became aware that my thread of petition was no longer a monologue.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
I snapped out of my internal monologue when I realized how disgustedly Claudia was looking at me.
Bella Forrest -- A Shade of Vampire
ON THE WAY OUT to Brooklyn with a van full of furniture, Grisha kept up a steady monologue about on the one hand Hobie’s fine qualities and on the other how he was running Welty’s business into the ground.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Letterman even made a joke about you in his monologue last night.
John Corey Whaley -- Nogin
But it wasn’t just that she’d found an audience for her monologues of illness.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
All he had to do was to transfer to paper the interminable restless monologue that had been running inside his head, literally for years.
George Orwell -- 1984
After the first monologue the whole company rose and surrounded Mademoiselle George, expressing their enthusiasm.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Some way along the road he began a muttered monologue, protests and recriminations.
H.G. Wells -- The Invisible Man
An hour of monologue, a poem, a comment, and then without even acknowledging the fact that Montag was a fireman, Faber with a certain trembling, wrote his address on a slip of paper.
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
In it there was something soft and tender like the monologue of a babe.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
After a long while his monologue paused.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
At times he talked to himself, and stammered lugubrious monologues in a low voice.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
Only it was mostly a monologue.
Ellen Hopkins -- Burned
So, this would be a monologue, then.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
His endless muttering monologue vitiated every effort I made to think out a line of action, and drove me at times, thus pent up and intensified, almost to the verge of craziness.
H.G. Wells -- The War of the Worlds
The monologue became, iri fact, a duet as they lay down together, Denver nursing Beloved’s interest like a lover whose pleasure was to overfeed the loved.
Toni Morrison -- Beloved
CHAPTER 5 Thursday, December 26 For the first time since he began his monologue, the old man had managed to take Blomkvist by surprise.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Dona Maria had begun to discover that her feverish monologues had a way of keeping her awake all night.
Thornton Wilder -- The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Suddenly his blood ran cold as he realized the content of Collis’s confidential monologue.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Tender is the Night
Feldman was referring to things like vocabulary and grammar and — most important — the structure of Emily’s monologues.
Malcolm Gladwell -- The Tipping Point
He forgot I hadn’t heard any of these splendid monologues on, what was it? on love, justice, conduct of life—or what not.
Joseph Conrad -- Heart of Darkness
I think Professor Nolan has just begun working on monologues.
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast -- Marked
He had forgotten completely about his conversation with her that afternoon and was carrying on a monologue about the latest news from Fort Sumter, which he punctuated by hammering his fist on the table and waving his arms in the air.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
… are in reality one long monologue.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
One involved a dramatic verse monologue of a Chicana about to be arrested by the cops.
Luis J. Rodriguez -- Always Running
But the usher’s brutal monologue came to an end; every one had arrived, and Gringoire breathed freely once more; the actors continued bravely.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Too long has our beloved Southland been bogged down in a tragic effort to live in monologue rather than dialogue.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Stephen sat on a footstool beside his father listening to a long and incoherent monologue.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A switch seems to flip in her gut, starting a familiar internal monologue: she’s been working like a slave her whole damn life and she never complains….
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
I’d expected her to call and regale us with one of her typical monologues, full of stream-of-consciousness details, but instead she’d left a message-telling us about the win and that she was very pleased with it-that clocked in at under two minutes, which had to be a record for her.
Sarah Dessen -- Just Listen
GUIL: Like a mute in a monologue.
Tom Stoppard -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
In one second we will hear all about the great Ashanti empires; the great Songhay civilizations; and the great sculpture of Benin—and then some poetry in the Bantu—and the whole monologue will end with the word heritage!
Lorraine Hansberry -- A Raisin in the Sun
He was engaged in such monologues when Zossimov, who had spent the night in Praskovya Pavlovna’s parlour, came in.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
—That model schoolboy, Stephen said, would find Hamlet’s musings about the afterlife of his princely soul, the improbable, insignificant and undramatic monologue, as shallow as Plato’s.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
Murray was in the midst of a thoughtful monologue.