Communication Quotes

Josh Stern

Be nice to people on your way up, because you'll land on them on your way
Be nice to people on your way up, because you'll land on them on your way down

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.

David Rovics

They'll say you are bad
or perhaps you are mad
or at least you
should stay undercover.
Your mind must be bare
if you would dare
to think you can love
more than one lover.

Amit Kalantri

I don't speak very well, I work very well.. Amit Kalantri
I don't speak very well, I work very well.

Jacques Derrida

I always dream of a pen that would be a syringe.

Abraham Lincoln

Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world...enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space.

Richard Hugo

Assuming you can write clear English sentences, give up all worry about communication. If you want to communicate, use the telephone.

Joyce Carol Oates

The denial of language is a suicidal one and we pay for it with our own lives.

Georges Bataille

Though the immediate impression of rebellion may obscure the fact, the task of authentic literature is nevertheless only conceivable in terms of a desire for fundamental communication with the reader.

Jennifer Elisabeth

Being a Dream Girl is never going to be about what you look like or how much you weigh. After all, our physical appearances are just reflections of our inner worlds. What makes you a Dream Girl is your emotional sensitivity, your self-awareness, and your ability to communicate who you are effectively and compassionately in the world.

A.J. Darkholme

[Everything you write is] not simply a collection of words, but a means of influence not to be taken lightly. Let your recipient's emotions be the gondola, and your words, its gondolier.

Lolly Daskal

Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey.

Lolly Daskal

The difference between impossible and possible is a willing heart.

Lolly Daskal

Purpose drives the process by which we become what we are capable of being.

R. N. Prasher

Words, with their multiple meanings and nuances are like trees and oral communication like a forest. Trees are good for hiding, forest for losing the path. When one is trying to contemplate the horizon of illusion and reality, trees and forests can offer no help.

J.J. Scarisbrick

Peter Aykroyd has a wonderful eye for the telling detail, cameos that stick in the mind. Thse are the little touches that make it past come alive.

Carl Sagan

Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other,
Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of magic.

Sara Sheridan

Our business is communication oftentimes through the medium of stories but our capacity has a far greater scope - to entertain certainly, but also to stimulate debate, to mark up changes and differences and that way, to maybe, just now and then, to change the world.


Extroverts communicate well with others, Introverts communicate well with themselves

Josh Stern

It's not hard to's hard to accept you failed...but once that's out of the way, it's pretty smooth sailing

Mira Grant

Words have power.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.

Gerhard Richter

To talk about paintings is not only difficult but perhaps pointless too. You can only express in words what words are capable of expressing- what language can communicate. Painting has nothing to do with that.

Marcel Proust

... she had uttered these words simply in order to provoke a reply in certain other words, which she seemed, indeed, to wish to hear spoken, but, from prudence, would let her friend be the first to speak.

Philip Schuyler Allen

There was so much to say that we said nothing.

Michael Bassey Johnson

An imperfect creative expression is much more sensible and creative than a grammatically perfect expression without an iota of sense and value in it.

Malcolm Bradbury

Well, it's really no use our talking in the way we have been doing if the words we use mean something different to each of us...and nothing.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Faeces by any other name would smell as gross

Michael Bassey Johnson

Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Few realize how loud their expressions really are. Be kind with what you wordlessly say.

Vera Nazarian

Don't bother to argue anything on the Internet. And I mean, ANYTHING.... The most innocuous, innocent, harmless, basic topics will be misconstrued by people trying to deconstruct things down to the sub-atomic level and entirely miss the point.... Seriously. Keep peeling the onion and you get no onion.

Gerald R. Ford

If I went back to college again, I'd concentrate on two areas learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.

Hunter S. Thompson

A word to the wise is infuriating.

Guy De Maupassant

It is the encounters with people that make life worth living.

C. JoyBell C.

You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.

Fred Rogers

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.

David Levithan

You know there's no such thing as a complete lie. There's always some truth in there.

Erin Fall Haskell

The ultimate relationship is within thyself, knowing that all other relationships are a projection or a reflection of our ability or inability to love.

Judy Blume

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.

Ram Mohan

The theory of attachment is same for humans and computers.
Unknown sender's attachment is blocked..
Known sender's attachment is accepted or ignored..
Heavy attachments are annoying..
Too heavy attachments do not reach..
No attachment is the best option!

Hermann Hesse

Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

Neil Gaiman

Talk is free but the wise man chooses when to spend his words.

Chanctetinyea J.J. Ouellette

What sets humans apart from animals is that we have to walk around saying how smart we are, and animals just live their lives.

John Powell

Honest, open communication is the only street that leads us into the real world... We then begin to grow as never before. And once we are on this road, happiness cannot be far away.

Charlotte Eriksson

Human interaction. The most complicated form of happiness I will never figure out.

Peter Gärdenfors

All communication is a sign of failure. If everybody is pleased with the situation, then there is no need for communication.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Prayerful life; deeper communication with God.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Prayer, Holy communication with God

J.R. Rim

To pray is to communicate with the essence. Praying is calling home.

William Meredith

Right words are born in courage, which results from our struggle to make sense of our various predicaments. Cheer is what words are "trying to tell us/... It's native to the words/and what they want us always to know/even when it seems quite impossible to do.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Timothy Leary

And a new philosophy emerged called quantum physics, which suggest that the individual’s function is to inform and be informed. You really exist only when you’re in a field sharing and exchanging information. You create the realities you inhabit.

James Joyce

Interpretations of interpretations interpreted.

Greg Mortenson

When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.

Gary L. Francione

People need to be educated so that they can make intelligent moral choices

Amit Kalantri

An advice is truly valuable when people not just give it their ears but also their obedience.

Dianna Booher

Never mind your intentions. Communication is about what others hear with your words.

Toni Morrison

What I think the political correctness debate is really about is the power to be able to define. The definers want the power to name. And the defined are now taking that power away from them.

Ken Burns

There is no communication in this world except between equals.

Wu Wei

A person who speaks as if he knows everything soon drives away his listeners. The Universe communicates itself to us in many ways, and sometimes, it is through the words of others. If we act the know-it-all, others may refrain from talking to us, and we may fail to get the message they could have given us.

Ronald Reagan

I was not a great communicator, but I communicated great things.

Scott Farris

In preaching conservative doctrine, Goldwater's jeremiads seemed to be preaching the end of the old world, while Reagan's pep talks seemed to trumpet the beginning of a new one.

Henry Winkler

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.

Orson Scott Card

It's as if every conversation with a woman was a test, and men always failed it, because they always lacked the key to the code and so they never quite understood what the conversation was really about.

William Shakespeare

Mend your speech a little, Lest you may mar your fortunes.

Rasmenia Massoud

He mentioned the connection between us. He identified with me. These are the things that many people want to hear, that most “normal” people want to be able to truthfully say, but almost no one can.

Vironika Tugaleva

In some ways, we will always be different. In other ways, we will always be the same. There is always room to disagree and blame, just as there is always room to take a new perspective and empathize. Understanding is a choice.

Chris Crutcher

He tries to force the anger down, but it's like an anvil on his chest. He closes his eyes, like Sammy taught him, and forces the anvil up; he softens.

Nicki Elson

Oh.” It was one those ohs that came packed with layers of meaning - none of which merely meant oh.

Jay Woodman

Dance your Soulful path / and you shall know the magic / of your mind & heart / and all the beauty laughing / to fill your rising self.

David W. Earle

Others hide from being real by filling the air with words; the more words they throw out, the less actual communication happens and they are left with only an illusion of connection. This is the intimacy they so ardently seek but with these coping skills find so elusive.

B. Dave Walters

If you can't communicate, then you don't have a relationship!

Abiola Abrams

People pleasing doesn't allow you to receive.

Richelle E. Goodrich

The communication block between men and women:
Men―"Can't you hear what I'm saying?"
Women―"Can't you feel what I'm saying?

John Stoker

Great communicators exemplify the power that building relationships, creating respect and achieving results can have.

Brian Greene

Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding...

Philip Abelson

Part of the strength of science is that it has tended to attract individuals who love knowledge and the creation of it. ... Thus, it is the communication process which is at the core of the vitality and integrity of science.

Samuel Morse

[It would not be long] ere the whole surface of this country would be channelled for those nerves which are to diffuse, with the speed of thought, a knowledge of all that is occurring throughout the land, making, in fact, one neighborhood of the whole country.

Terry Eagleton

All communication involves faith; indeed, some linguisticians hold that the potential obstacles to acts of verbal understanding are so many and diverse that it is a minor miracle that they take place at all.

Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum

Horses don't speak, but they communicate through body language. If you look very closely, you'll find out your horse has been trying to talk to you every day.

John Stuart Mill

The beliefs which we have the most warrant for have no safeguard, but a standing invitation to the whole world to prove them unfounded.

Lawrence Clark Powell

We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.

Garrison Wynn

If you criticize others’ ideas, they will almost never use yours no matter how good they are.

Michel Houellebecq

Nul ne peut voir par-dessus soi, écrit Schopenhauer pour faire comprendre l'impossibilité d'un échange d'idées entre deux individus d'un niveau intellectuel trop différent.

Tom Dorrance

When I hear somebody talk about a horse or cow being stupid; I figure it's a sure sign that the animal has somehow outfoxed them

Grace Burrowes

Has Westhaven taken to gossiping?"

"He has not, but like most men, you assume the only communications of significance pass between the males of the species.

George Shultz

The revolution in global communications thus forces all nations to reconsider traditional ways of thinking about national sovereignty.

Aldous Huxley

Una verdad sin interés puede ser eclipsada por una falsedad emocionante.

Antonio Gramsci

Ideas and opinions are not spontaneously "born" in each individual brain: they have had a centre of formation, or irradiation, of dissemination, of persuasion-a group of men, or a single individual even, which has developed them and presented them in the political form of current reality.

Gerard De Marigny

When people communicate deceit, it's called politics. When people communicate honesty, it's called art.


We are living in an era in which billions of people are grappling to promote communication, tolerance, and understanding over the more destructive forces of war, terrorism, and political chaos that have characterized the beginning of the 21st Century.

Priyavrat Thareja

Quality speaks by itself. Rightly communicated it creates Joy. Like an Infant needs no words to express to her mother. Any success of communication enhances beauty of both, which too needs no words to endorse.

Cindy Ann Peterson

Proper posture sends a positive message since 90% of all communication occures through body language and how you carry yourself.

Randy Alcorn

Wealth is a relational barrier. It keeps us from having open relationships.

Terence McKenna

Nature is not mute; it is man who is deaf.

John Dewey

Of all affairs, communication is the most wonderful.

Ikechukwu Izuakor

Love communicated is love defined

Julieanne O'Connor

If you speak three languages you're trilingual. If you speak two languages you're bilingual. If you speak the language of the opposite sex, you can communicate.

Jim George

Communication is not so much about what you say, as what you don't say.

Jim George

Communication is not a one-way street.

Jim George

God has given you two ears-that should tell you something about the importance of listening.


Words are the voice of the heart.

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