479 Inspiring Quotes about Communication

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— Rajen Jani, Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories

Horses frighten me as much as chickens do, ’ he said.‘That is too bad, because lack of communication with horses has impeded human progress, ’ said Abrenuncio. ‘If we ever broke down the barriers, we could produce the centaur.

— Gabriel García Márquez

I find that communication as an actor and person is an important part of who I am. And I’m really drawn into the psychology of those dynamics.

— Zachary Quinto

Prayer, Holy communication with God

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

If communication is lost everything is lost in a relationship.

— Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

The Internet, ” [Judy] Singer said, “is a prosthetic device for people who can’t socialize without it.” For anyone challenged by language and social rules, a communication system that does not operate in real time is a godsend.

— Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

Written communication is a tremendous help for me, and so when electronic mail was invented in ’71, I got very excited about it, thinking well, gee, the deaf community could really use this, or the hard-of-hearing community as well.

— Vint Cerf

CBS’s Major Garrett writes in ‘National Journal’ about a new version of the ‘stray voltage’ theory of communication in which the president purposefully overstates his case knowing that it will create controversy.

— John Dickerson

I think, certainly, directing is a visual medium, but it’s also about communication, and a lot of times, great directors are lacking in communication skills, which is rather shocking to discover that.

— Diane Lane

Effective internet communication is contact that is acted upon in a good manner, Netiquette. NetworkEtiquette.net

— David Chiles, The Principles Of Netiquette

The turning point for effective communication is actually hearing what is being said, rather than hearing what you want to hear instead.

— Dannye Williamsen

Our personal past is only available to us now through black-and-white film, it’s a medium for communication with the dead, including our dead selves, the way we used to be, which is why we’re drawn to it.

— Frank Lentricchia, The Sadness of Antonioni

I’m in the role of helping these apes negotiate the human role. I’m just a temporary intermediary in what I think will be eventual communication between the two species.

— Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

I’ve worked very hard in this book to keep the lines of communication open. I don’t want to turn someone away from this information for partisan political reasons.

— Jared Diamond

No one who set out to design a form of communication would ever end up with anything like English, Mandarin, or any of the more than six thousand languages spoken today.

— Joshua Foer

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.

— Jim Rohn

I don’t tweet. I prefer face-to-face communication and sometimes Instagram.

— Elizabeth Jagger

[on Rouge] This is a film about communication that disappears. We have better and better tools and less and less communication with each other. We only exchange information.

— Krzysztof Kieślowski

On the other hand, in a society whose communication component is becoming more prominent day by day, both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that language assumes a new importance.

— Jean-Francois Lyotard

A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomised trial of boys with autism found that two to three servings of cruciferous vegetables a day improves social interaction, abnormal behaviour and verbal communication – within a matter of weeks.

— Michael Greger

As much as I encourage communication with my readers, I don’t want reviews from them, simply because I don’t need to be hamstrung in the middle of working on something.

— Christopher Moore

Republicans use think tanks to come up with a lot of their messages. The think tanks are the single worst, most undisciplined example of communication I’ve ever seen.

— Frank Luntz

The key to high-quality communication is trust, and it’s hard to trust somebody that you don’t know.

— Ben Horowitz

Service Marketing delivers when great communication meets great service design.

— Peter Bowman

We all know the Internet didn’t explode until it became a commercial enterprise. Space communication will probably have the same characteristic.

— Vint Cerf

I like to read, especially nonfiction. I love learning, so I study languages, cook, learn basic HTML, and enjoy other activities that stimulate communication and the dark recesses of my musician’s brain.

— Joshua Roman

I always feel myself being thrust back into loneliness when someone tells me it’s cold on a hot day. It isn’t good to talk so much about the weather — weather is a highly personal matter, and communication on the subject inevitably fails.

— Yōko Tawada, Memoirs of a Polar Bear

Never forget that when connections get destroyed by means of bad communication, it’s good communication that resolves them. Don’t be shy to say “I am sorry” and “please forgive me”. That’s a good communication!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Depending on the strength of the relationship, level of communication and one’s tolerance for discord, many people are able to get past normal skirmishes unscathed.

— Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

But theater, because of its nature, both text, images, multimedia effects, has a wider base of communication with an audience. That’s why I call it the most social of the various art forms.

— Wole Soyinka

The Gospel lives in conversation with culture, and if the Church holds back from the culture, the Gospel itself falls silent. Therefore, we must be fearless in crossing the threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place.

— John Paul II

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

— Virginia Satir

I had no real communication with anyone at the time, so I was totally dependent on God. And he never failed me.

— Diet Eman, Things We Couldn’t Say

Copywriting cuts the communication cord between word and feeling. By offering instant gratification, it atrophies more subtle emotions.

— Clive Sinclair

Man takes root at his feet, and at best he is no more than a potted plant in his house or carriage till he has established communication with the soil by the loving and magnetic touch of his soles to it.

— John Burroughs

All the couples therapy and communication seminars in the world won’t save you if you aren’t prepared to close your eyes and hug the mainmast through a storm.

— Ada Calhoun, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give

Today, comics is one of the very few forms of mass communication in which individual voices still have a chance to be heard.

— Scott McCloud

Whether it’s trying to convince others that something is more true, more virtuous, or more desirable–all communication is rhetoric in action.

— Leonard Koren, Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement

Through powerful and heartfelt communication with the universe, you can create a new world everyday-you can be proud of.

— Pooja Ruprell

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.

— Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education – literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.

— Alan Greenspan

People recognize certain things, like ‘D’ means ‘this dialogue stinks.’ We’re dealing with shows that are written here, shot in New York and posted back here. Accurate communication is a necessity.

— Dick Wolf

Walt put everything he knew about communication with images into the park, so it was very familiar.

— John Hench

Vocal rest is awesome. It is like any kind of fast. Firstly, it is a purification of speech. It made me realize how not careful I am with the things I say. It also makes you find new ways of communication and new methods to connect with people.

— Matisyahu

The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.

— William Ellery Channing

For it is probable that when people talk aloud, the selves (of which there may be more than two thousand) are conscious of disserverment, and are trying to communicate but when communication is established there is nothing more to be said.

— Virginia Woolf

There’s all these ways to instantly communicate – cars, computers, telephone and transportation – and even with all that, it’s so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them.

— Jason Schwartzman

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.

— Peter Drucker

Technology offers great communication tools. Social media helps make connections. And, heart to heart conversations take place face to face and not over email, Whatsup, Facebook or Twitter. Don’t be deceived.

— Ana Ortega

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

— Dave Barry

Another superb movie about a mature marriage grounded in a fundamental lack of communication is Dodsworth, based on the Sinclair Lewis novel.

— Jeanine Basinger, I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage in the Movies

Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human ancestors for speech communication and for the very cognitive, representational flexibility necessary to become humans.

— Daniel J. Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

It’s so important for those living with chronic pain to establish good communication with both their healthcare professionals and caregivers. Clear communication about pain is vital to receiving proper diagnosis and effective treatment.

— Naomi Judd

Words that are carefully framed and spoken are the most powerful means of communication there is.

— Nancy Duarte

I would admit that poetry is something more than mere communication and that if that ‘something more’ could be abstracted from the whole, it might well prove to be that which makes the whole a poem.

— Louis MacNeice

If the expansion of a global legal regime for communication technologies gains traction, the effects to the global economy as well as our individual liberties will be severe.

— Marsha Blackburn

Intrapersonal communication is a reflection of your self-esteem.

— Asa Don Brown, Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace, Finding Solutions that Work

It is lack of communication that leads to unhappy marriage.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

These sites have torn down the geographical divide that once prevented long distance social relationships from forming, allowing instant communication and connections to take place and a virtual second life to take hold for its users.

— Mike Fitzpatrick

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

— Jim Rohn

A lot of the music editing job is communication and working out what a director really wants the music to be.

— Steven Price

I think a guitar solo is how my emotion is most freely released, because verbal articulation isn’t my strongest communication strength. My wife thinks that I should do interviews by listening to the questions and playing the answer on guitar.

— David Gilmour

If you are approachable, if you keep your line of communication open, then very often, you get to hear what you need to hear.

— Arundhati Bhattacharya

I feel like communication is the same whether you’re cooking for someone or singing or writing a song or writing a play or ordering from McDonald’s.

— Tituss Burgess

Sometimes I worry that science communication is just preaching to the choir, speaking to the converted. Social media gives us an amazing opportunity to reach new people.

— Elise Andrew

I tried all kinds of approaches: sexy, friendly, intimidating—nothing worked. I’m starting to think there’s an invisible force field that prevents honest communication between X and Y chromosomes.

— Jody Gehrman, Babe in Boyland

So as I look at transitioning to the communication platforms of the future, I see that the beauty of Internet protocols is you get the separation of the layers between service and technology.

— Michael K. Powell

Some unspoken human communication is taking place on a hidden channel. I did not realize they communicated this much without words. I note that we machines are not the only species who share information silently, wreathed in codes.

— Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse

One of the most extraordinary and all-encompassing forms of communication is music. It reaches places that all kinds of other things cannot reach. I’ll put my cards on the table: I think it is our greatest language.

— Simon Rattle

These people do exist and are a pleasure to know. Their keen communication skills are attentive to what you want, what you are thinking, saying, or not saying. They want to hear how you are and what you’ve been up to.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

A brilliant mind was first a listener that observed the actions of the people that loved and hated them, then found a way to express their feelings, when real communication was lost.

— Shannon L. Alder

Good communication may not make a risky deal safe, but poor communication may sell benefits of a good deal.

— Dianna Booher, What More Can I Say?: Why Communication Fails and What to Do About It

Very often, organizations are inflexible because there is too little communication between functions; they are too segregated.

— Ken Robinson

To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context.

— Rowan Williams

If you’re a politician, you might want to learn the Buddhist way of negotiation. Restoring communication and bringing back reconciliation is clear and concrete in Buddhism.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

God joins us together by means of the body, in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements. He affects us with the same feelings in consequence of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul.

— Nicolas Malebranche

If the skill of participatory listening came effortlessly and easy for everyone, there would not be so many misunderstandings, communication breakdowns, irritations, and frustrations.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Communication: 8 Ways to Confirm Clarity & Understanding for Positive Impact

Lack of communication can drive a spike between two people wider than any physical distance.

— Mark W. Boyer

I guess the truth is nobody told this smart kid that communication between such divergent life forms was impossible, so he just went ahead and did it anyhow.

— Terry Pratchett, The Long Utopia

My hectic work schedule does not often permit me time to visit temples, but my conversations with God don’t depend on idol worship. Inside my heart, I have developed and sustained a direct communication with Him.

— Emraan Hashmi

To be a great achiever, you must first discover your main purpose of existing through feasible communication mode with your maker, the source of your destiny. This brings you a conviction to work with.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Michelangelo | Beethoven | Shakespeare: 15 Things Common to Great Achievers

You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.

— Frank Moore Colby

Electronic communication has transmuted conversations into durable and accessible records. Revisionist history has gone the way of the phone booth.

— Kent Alan Robinson, UnSend: Email, text, and social media disasters…and how to avoid them

The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.

— T. S. Eliot

I always wonder why condescending snarkiness is the chosen method of communication for so many forum users. It seems to me like these things would be much better expressed in non-confrontational, polite manner.

— Gavin Dunne

The interest in the supernatural in a very generic sense and in the spiritual is not in itself a factor that helps the communication of the Christian faith.

— Karl Lehmann

Honest communication is a rare thing.

— Taylor Sheridan

There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That’s not what the American people want to hear.

— Frank Luntz

Normally, in the presence of radiation, communication links fail. But with autonomous robots, you don’t need communications.

— Vijay Kumar

One question that often comes up is why, in this age of blogs and tweets and instant digital communication of all kinds, it still takes so long to publish a book.

— Erik Larson

I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.

— Bill Gates

Book publishers should change the communication from best sellers to the best impacts.What matters is the impact not the sold copies.

— kamil Toume

Twitter was around communication and visualizing what was happening in the world in real-time. Square was allowing everyone to accept the form of payment people have in their pocket today, which is a credit card.

— Jack Dorsey

We can taste what’s in our mouths, touch what’s within our reach, smell within hundreds of metres and hear within tens of miles. But it’s only through our vision that we are in communication with the sun and stars.

— Gavin Francis

In the event of a communication breakdown, decide whether you will dwell in the negative or rise above the angst and turmoil in a firm, positive manner and encourage all parties to listen and be heard.

— Lorii Myers, Targeting Success, Develop the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace

Typography is what communication looks like.There is beauty in the language and beauty in the way it is presented.

— James Felici

In 1984, I turned to theater in the hopes of finding a more direct form of communication between me and my people.

— Cherrie Moraga

As everyone in Louisiana knows, there was often no communication or coordination between the state and federal government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

— Bobby Jindal

Instant communication is not communication at all but merely a frantic, trivial, nerve-wracking bombardment of cliches, threats, fads, fashions, gibberish and advertising.

— Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

A Culture of clear consistent communication and connection is the foundation of a high performance team that thrives and flourishes.

— Tony Dovale

The decisions we make about communication security today will determine the kind of society we live in tomorrow.

— Whitfield Diffie

I mean, what is music anyway? It’s a form of communication – at least for me it is. And that’s why I play the kind of music that I think – that I hope – can communicate with people.

— Kenny G

I love the rehearsal process in the theatre, and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience.

— Judd Nelson

Gradually I became aware of details: a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town. They broke formation, and went in single file along the communication trench leading to the front line. Another group followed them.

— Ernst Toller

Sales can never be done with ‘good’ skills or ‘good’ communication or ‘thorough’ product knowledge.. It can only be done with PASSION and U gotta be a people loving person, to be alive in sales…

— honeya

Sure, I love people, and I want to communicate with people. I mean, what is music anyway? It’s a form of communication – at least for me it is. And that’s why I play the kind of music that I think – that I hope – can communicate with people.

— Kenny G

The use of encrypted communication and data storage to shield terrorist coordination from intelligence and law-enforcement authorities is known as ‘going dark.’

— Tom Cotton

P57/8- one must seek to live with others in solidarity..only through communication can human life hold meaning.

— Paulo Freire

No writer in our time has been more isolated than Kafka, and yet few have achieved communication as well as he did.

— Eugenio Montale

It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection.

— Edward Sapir

I am quite sure that no friendship yields its true pleasure and nobility of nature without frequent communication sympathy and service.

— George E. Woodberry

Strangely enough, I really think that shoes are a communication tool between people.

— Christian Louboutin

Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words.

— Steven Bochco

Instantaneous and mass communication is the mother of mass naivety. Should we then lose hope? Is there any hope? But to lose hope is as dangerous as to nurture false hope. Where then can we find hope that is responsible?

— Tariq Ramadan

The way communication works is changing.

— Hubert Burda

People frequently point to communication as a problem, because its easy to notice, but usually it is a symptom of an underlying problem with a relationship posture.

— Roberta M. Gilbert, Extraordinary Relationships

a lack of communication is preferable to a profusion of miscommunications.

— Sagey Malik

A full-throttled deployment of the practices of strategic communication would kill candor and leave truth bereft to fend for herself in the backstabbing night of political bogeys.

— Nick Bostrom

Cove is essentially a collaboration, coordination and communication tool for the administration of organizations and communities, from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Entrepreneurship Club to church groups and schools.

— Ruchi Sanghvi

Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health.

— Lois Capps

If the way you’ve been treating me is a mark of fondness, maybe you’d better take a fresh look at your interpersonal communication skills.

— Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dream a Little Dream

The knowledge we have of communication among cells does not permit my giving you a sophisticated understanding.

— Paul Greengard

I always felt it was necessary to keep up some kind of communication with other people.

— Norman Lloyd

Art must unquestionably have a social value; that is, as a potential means of communication it must be addressed, and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind.

— Rockwell Kent

People aren’t going to talk about it except me and that is communication and the visits I have personally had in our meetings with our store managers saying if you do these things you will be terminated, period.

— Lee Scott

Starting a new business will take its toll on your time and energy, and this can place strain on family and social relationships, depending on their expectations and how open you are in your communication with them.

— Fabrizio Moreira

It is very important to keep the communication lines flowing so that you develop mutual admiration and respect.

— Kristen J. Duca

A common language is a first step towards communication across cultural boundaries.

— Ethan Zuckerman

Every act of communication is a miracle of translation.

— Ken Liu, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.

— Marcel Proust

Know when to email vs. when to meet. Logistics are best handled over a non-immediate communication channel like email or Asana tasks. Detailed status meetings will suck the life out of your day.

— Justin Rosenstein

It’s communication – that’s what theatre is all about.

— Chita Rivera

Mental communication without verbalization… all space is made up of waves and we are constantly sending and receiving messages from our brain.

— Tina Louise

I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun.

— Lee Child

As I’ve gotten to know myself over the years, I realised I’m kind of a sweet, sensitive guy, a shy guy, and communication is not something I’m so good at.

— Christian Slater

Because He loves us. And love does not demand enslavement, but… love desires a partnership. Our Creator seeks true communication between us and Him. He won’t force anyone to love Him. We decide for ourselves.

— R.J. Larson, Prophet

I’m not convinced that the world is in any worse shape than it ever was. It’s just that in this age of almost instantaneous communication we bear the weight of problems our forefathers only read about after they were solved.

— Burton Hillis

‘Arrival’ talks very little about language and how to precisely dissect a foreign language. It’s more a film on intuition and communication by intuition, the language of intuition.

— Denis Villeneuve

Quite frankly, the Urban brand organization became too siloed, with too little communication across functional areas. The great creativity that has been the hallmark of our success became stifled.

— Richard Hayne

The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.

— Sydney J. Harris

Even if all communication from everyone is followed, yet one cannot please everyone.

— Rajen Jani, Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories

Just open, honest communication is the best thing in the world.

— Brett Davern

Honest but gentle communication from the beginning is key.

— Cheryl Barker, Mother of the Bride: Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride

People in this world of superficial communication find themselves isolated and lonely and have difficult in talking about personal things that really matter to them.

— Theodore Zeldin

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— Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

In the past, before phones and the Internet, all communication was face-to-face. Now, most of it is digital, via emails and messaging services. If people were to start using virtual reality, it would almost come full circle.

— Palmer Luckey

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.

— John Marshall

My mother was a very talented artist. When she was in jail, we’d write letters back and forth; that was pretty much the only form of communication we had.

— Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Revelation is communication from God to His children on the earth and one of the great blessings associated with the gift and constant companionship of the Holy Ghost.

— David A. Bednar

GPS is expensive because it is a very slow communication channel – you need to communicate with three or four satellites for an extended duration at 50 bits per second.

— Robert Love

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

— Peter Gärdenfors

We are not advertising ourselves as a secure platform. It’s a communication platform. It’s not our job to police the world or Snapchat of jerks.

— Evan Spiegel

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

— Charles Dickens

What are you projecting? How are you showing up? Are you aware of how your expressions are impacting your communication with others?

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Body Language: 8 Ways to Optimize Non-Verbal Communication for Positive Impact

Being able to communicate with a loved one that you haven’t talked to in a while because of some communication break makes their life and your life in a much better place.

— John Paul DeJoria

I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles. Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind.

— Terry Gou

I don’t start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.

— Mike Davidson

Their spirituality was in nature, even though Emerson was a preacher on the pulpit, he ended up going out into nature for direct, face-to-face communication with God, if you want to call all of this creation part of God.

— Story Musgrave

In addition, I think religion has a chance of a look-in whenever the mind craves solace in music or poetry– in any form of art at all. Personally, I think it is an art, the greatest one; an extension of the communication all the other arts attempt.

— Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

My personal view about how people should use Twitter is less relevant than our goal to provide the infrastructure for a new kind of communication and then support the creativity that emerges.

— Biz Stone

You’re talking about a younger generation, Generation Y, whose interpersonal communication skills are different from Generation X. The younger generation is more comfortable saying something through a digital mechanism than even face to face.

— Erik Qualman

Our outer relationships are a mirror of the relationship and communication between our own inner male and female sides. Our outer relationships with a man or a woman are a possibility to understand our own inner man or woman.

— Swami Dhyan Giten, The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life

I don’t think there’s such a thing as a selfish prayer. Prayer puts you in communication so you can talk about whatever you want to talk about.

— Iyanla Vanzant

Nonverbal communication forms a social language that is in many ways richer and more fundamental than our words.

— Leonard Mlodinow

Obama better understood community organisation and peer-to-peer communication than any recent candidate, and we are applying that lesson.

— Douglas Alexander

Language as a communication tool is the primary element from which literature is created. Even in pre-literate societies, it exists as songs, riddles, or epics that are chanted.

— F. Sionil Jose

Respectful communication under conflict or opposition is an essential and truly awe-inspiring ability.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

There’s been nobody who stays in more communication and listens to veterans more than I do.

— Rodney Frelinghuysen

Unfortunately, changing forms of Internet communication are quickly outpacing laws and technology designed to allow for the lawful intercept of communication content.

— James Comey

But despite the universality of URLs, we often forget that they’re not just a handy way to address network resources. They’re also valuable communication tools.

— Jesse James Garrett

It’s easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.

— Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.

— Tariq Ramadan

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.

— Pearl S. Buck

As far as this business of solitary confinement goes, the most important thing for survival is communication with someone, even if it’s only a wave or a wink, a tap on the wall, or to have a guy put his thumb up. It makes all the difference.

— John McCain

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.

— Peter Drucker

A world without radio is a deaf world.A world without television is a blind world. A a world without telephone is a dumb world. A world without communication is indeed a crippled world.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way.

— John Drinkwater

Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person’s mind.

— Rebecca West

Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.

— Lou Rawls

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts.

— David Bohm

Most of the time, communication gets confused with conversation. In fact, the two are distinctly different.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Neither inherently good nor evil, electronic communication platforms are 100 percent dependent on user input.

— Kent Alan Robinson, UnSend: Email, text, and social media disasters…and how to avoid them

Use two-way communication on oral exams to check the students’ knowledge, not their attitudes. Checking attitudes can lead to the slippery area of subjective assessment.

— Eraldo Banovac

Peace is a flawed logic. They believe that communication and understanding will create peace. However, just because you know and understand the nature of something or someone, does not mean that you will come to terms.

— Lionel Suggs

They’d used sex instead of communication in the past, and it had turned out disastrously.

— Miranda Liasson, Heart and Sole

There is no communication with God without communication with God’s people

— Sunday Adelaja

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Man takes root at his feet, and at best, he is no more than a potted plant in his house or carriage till he has established communication with the soil by the loving and magnetic touch of his soles to it.

— John Burroughs

The waste of capital, in proportion to the total capital, in this country between 1800 and 1850, in the attempts which were made to establish means of communication and transportation, was enormous.

— William Graham Sumner

I think that’s what art is: art is communication made in the hope that interesting miscommunications will arise.

— Misha Glouberman

Touch is our most highly developed sense when we are born, and it remains a fundamental mode of communication throughout a baby’s first year and an important influence throughout a person’s life.

— Leonard Mlodinow

It’s populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling.

— Aaron Sorkin

Conversation is the fine art of mutual consideration and communication about matters of common interest that basically have some human importance.

— Ordway Tead

In high school, sometimes you just can’t help who you have a crush on and who you fall for! If you fall for one of your friend’s exes, for example, it’s really all about communication and telling your friend. Hiding it is never a good thing.

— Jillian Rose Reed

After all, it’s the future of business communication that we’re looking toward.

— Jim Barksdale

People suffering from insecurity and intellectual deficiency thrive on constant vilification rarely engaging in a communication based on sound reasoning.

— Amitav Chowdhury

History has demonstrated that efforts to censure and control communication will not succeed.

— Ricardo Salinas Pliego

The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records.

— Richard Thompson

Inspiring leadership communication is not about great oratory or great charisma; rather it is about getting others to believe in themselves and believe in your cause, and then achieve more than they thought was possible.

— Kevin Murray

Who would have thought that a means of communication limited to 140 characters would ever create misunderstanding.

— Stephen Colbert

On the other hand, the American public possesses a great resilience and strength, and good risk communication strategies can tap into and even amplify those assets.

— Patrick J. Kennedy

One of the emotional affordances of digital communication is that one can always hide behind deliberated nonchalance.

— Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

‘Instagram’ is a media company. I think we’re about visual media. I explain ourselves as a disruptive entertainment platform that enables communication through visual media. I don’t think it’s just photos.

— Kevin Systrom

An organization with excellent internal communication will run smoothly, allowing its members to progress toward a mutual goal, which will ultimately affect the quality of external communication.

— Scribendi, Effective Business Communication

It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.

— Marya Mannes

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard.

— Anne Spencer

Listen to other people tell their story, but don’t believe them. You know that it’s just a story that is only true for them, but listen because the communication can be wonderful.

— Don Miguel Ruiz

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

— James Cash Penney

It’s a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.

— Stephen Covey

The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.

— Earl Warren

Human spoken language seems to beadventitious. The exploitation of organ systems with other functions for communication in humans is also indicative of the comparatively recent evolution of our linguistic abilities.

— Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

There’s a high level of communication between all of us at Marvel, and between Marvel and Lucasfilm.

— Jason Aaron

We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man, however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him, split as it is in its submission to symbols.

— Jacques Lacan

Imagination is the faculty of the mind that God has given us to make the communication of his beauty beautiful.

— John Piper

There are a lot of things that Slack gives you that email doesn’t when you think about internal use. Switching to Slack from email for internal communication gives you a lot more transparency.

— Stewart Butterfield

Social media is the most disruptive form of communication humankind has seen since the last disruptive form of communications, email.

— Ryan Holmes

We intend to keep the lines of communication open with the Defense Department so we can help our border law enforcement agencies navigate the equipment application process.

— Henry Cuellar

That’s why I do this music business thing, it’s communication with people without having the extreme inconvenience of actually phoning anybody up.

— Morrissey

Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.

— Benjamin E. Mays

Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages, there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that communication is breaking down everywhere, on an unparalleled scale.

— David Bohm

Be cohesive in your dealings. Trust built on and from mutual support, facilitating communication and encouraging coordination can be rewarding.

— Ogwo David Emenike

The first work of the director is to set a mood so that the actor’s work can take place, so that the actor can create. And in order to do that, you have to communicate, communicate with the actors. And direction is about communication on all levels.

— William Friedkin

With docs, there’s often a very direct communication between the filmmaker and the audience. With narrative movies, we leave it a little bit more open.

— Tom McCarthy

A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.

— Robert Anton Wilson

In the non-material scenario, both temple or total quality gets raised, deploying communication as mortar, culture as reinforcement, and commitment as concrete.

— Priyavrat Thareja

Although leaders and followers are closely linked, it is the leader who often initiates the relationship, creates the communication linkages, and carries the burden for maintaining the relationship.

— Peter Northouse

The overall purpose of human communication is – or should be – reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another.

— M. Scott Peck, The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace

The idea that the Internet favors the oppressed rather than the oppressor is marred by what I call cyber-utopianism: a naive belief in the emancipatory nature of online communication that rests on a stubborn refusal to admit its downside.

— Evgeny Morozov

Prayer elevates and transforms you. Nourish your soul using this powerful communication tool every day, and you will never be the same again.

— Pooja Ruprell

Lack of communication has a way of clipping our wings, which keeps us from flying. When things are left unspoken, we forget that everyone is destined to share the sky together.

— Shannon L. Alder

Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions.

— Kenneth L. Pike

If you work on a comedy show, your basic form of communication is teasing. That’s generally how we speak to each other: you communicate the information between the lines of insulting sentences.

— John Oliver

We know that communication must be hampered, and its form largely determined, by the unconscious but inevitable influence of a transmitting mechanism, whether that be of a merely mechanical or of a physiological character.

— Oliver Joseph Lodge

The reason any person yaks excessively is because his communication is not being adequately acknowledged. He just keeps trying to be heard.

— Ruth Minshull, Miracles for Breakfast: A Startling New Approach to Raising Children

The inventions and the great discoveries have opened up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange, provided we are willing.

— Alva Myrdal

I didn’t have a lot of communication with Elvis. You had to go through a barricade to get to Elvis. It was people hanging on every word, and I felt very uncomfortable a lot of times.

— Mac Davis

People live too much of their lives on email or the Internet or text messages these days. We’re losing all of our communication skills.

— Tracy Morgan

I don’t think I set out to have a career in female groups, but it’s just kind of happened, and by nature of having worked with my sister – growing up with a sister who also plays, and being in communication with other female musicians.

— Emily Robison

Matter is a medium of communication between minds, and everything that exists in the mind can also exist in the body. Furthermore, the body—being the expression of a mental state is developed as a manifestation of the mind.

— Ashish Dalela, Six Causes: The Vedic Theory of Creation

I slept for four years. I didn’t study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.

— Don DeLillo

By supporting all the links in the building chain and giving them an easy, intuitive tool for sharing model-based project information, GTeam enhances workflows and improves communication from design through to fabrication and assembly.

— Greg Lynn

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

— Ansel Adams

To Tengo, sexual desire was fundamentally an extension of a means of communication. And so, to look for sexual desire in a place where there was no possibility of communication seemed inappropriate to him.

— Haruki Murakami

When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.

— Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Violence is essentially wordless and it can begin only where thought and rational communication have broken down.

— Thomas Merton

The late 20th century had just enough communication abilities to allow superstar-ness and communality to happen. It was a musical renaissance that rivals the visual one that happened in the 1400s.

— Daryl Hall

I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet.

— Omar Bongo

Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.

— Mireille Guiliano

I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth – I just hate what is being done with it.

— Alton Brown

The level of communication you can achieve with an infant is really profound.

— Mayim Bialik

I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward.

— Joichi Ito

Why do only the Latin script when Nokia has a billion consumers? Typography is the bedrock of communication it can really connect people.

— Bruno Maag

One of great arts of communication is the skill of listening to people

— Sunday Adelaja

As a company grows, communication becomes its biggest challenge.

— Ben Horowitz

Families can also be divided into subgroups with different values, perspectives, and and communication styles, even if a subgroup consists of only one individual.

— David Bedrick, Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.

— Malcolm Arnold

The thing I’ve come to learn is that what’s great about small independent films is the intimacy and the communication that occurs when you’re making them.

— Guy Pearce

Texting is a supremely secretive medium of communication – it’s like passing a note – and this means we should be very careful what we use it for.

— Lynne Truss

Many well-meaning intelligent people have argued since the May 17, 1954, decision of the United States Supreme Court outlawing segregation in the public schools that communication between the races has broken down.

— Benjamin E. Mays

The communication with God is very important, because the communication is one of our greatest needs, and God is the most important one we need.

— Marieta Maglas

.. any Dom who doesn’t promote open communication is not developing a healthy relationship.

— Red Phoenix, Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom

I have a very open line of communication with both my children.

— Gloria Estefan

To wit, existence is communication and communication is existence.

— Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

Trying to explain feelings that are foreign to your heart, make communication daunting, even frightful. How does one express sensations that cower in the corners, fearful they will not be accepted by their inspiration?

— Alfa H, Abandoned Breaths

Loyalty and communication are always rewarded in sports.

— Cheech Marin

With your mind alert and your eyes wide open, you will be better able to assess your space and your place for optimizing exchanges and your communication impressions.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Communication: 8 Ways to Confirm Clarity & Understanding for Positive Impact

I’m glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I’ve been in, the communication feels great here with Russell. He really pays close attention to what I’m doing because he cares.

— Benny Green

Even in developing markets, we’re seeing the growth of digital communication is proceeding at a very rapid pace.

— Irene Rosenfeld

My generation was born to work with social media – it’s a natural part of our communication with the world.

— Anwar Hadid

Somehow there was a lack of communication – She thought he said: “Till debt do us part.”

— Brian Morgan

Treat every connection, communication and collaboration as part of a continuous relationship.

— Kim Chandler McDonald, Flat World Navigation: Collaboration and Networking in the Global Digital Economy

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Prayer is a communication to a divine being.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

We’ve been trying to open the gates of communication between Havana and Miami through art, which is apolitical most of the time: It doesn’t have anything to do with politics and is only an exchange of ideas.

— Jorge M. Perez

Missions is not about sending missionaries, and missions is not about doing missions. Missions is about the communication of truth to men.

— Paul Washer

True communication depends upon our being straightforward with one another… But the best way to communicate may be just to sit without saying anything.

— Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

The general rule of law is, that the noblest of human productions — knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions, and ideas — become, after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use.”~Louis D. Brandeis

— Louis D. Brandeis

I use a Blackberry. I’m so behind on mobile communication technology, I think a smartwatch may be too far a leap.

— Derek Blasberg

Intrapersonal communication is a reflection of our daily messages.

— Asa Don Brown, Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace, Finding Solutions that Work

To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

— Tony Robbins

With my natural communication abilities, I could probably gather a crowd even without the Spirit.

— Francis Chan

Teenagers try to hide what’s really going on in their communication online.

— Ethan Zuckerman

All the good stuff has already been said by someone somewhere at some point in time. You just have to find it. Today, communication pretty much comes down to understanding – saying what you have to say clearly and effectively…and then living it.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Thinking of Internet chat rooms or AIM as a kind – there’s such an intimacy and honesty to tapping on your phone, despite how quick people are to damn digital means of communication as emotionless or too abstract.

— Liv Bruce

The communication between the brain and the heart is a two-way dialogue.

— Mindie Kniss, The Heart of Consciousness: A Brief Introduction to Heart Intelligence

Semiotics is a general theory of all existing languages… all forms of communication – visual, tactile, and so on… There is general semiotics, which is a philosophical approach to this field, and then there are many specific semiotics.

— Umberto Eco

Nearly every communication method we invent eventually conveys unwanted commercial messages.

— Jamais Cascio

You don’t realise how language actually interferes with communication until you don’t have it, how it gets in the way like an overdominant sense.

— Lily King, Euphoria

I would prefer my experiences in communication to have a growth-promoting effect, both on me and on the other, and I should like to avoid those communication experiences in which both I and the other person feel diminished.

— Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being

But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour.

— Thom Mayne

Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized.

— Marilyn vos Savant

My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.

— Jada Pinkett Smith

If you improve a teacher’s self-esteem, confidence, communication skills or stress levels, you improve that teacher’s overall effectiveness across the curriculum.

— Elaine MacDonald

Much of human communication is a monologue delivered to anyone who will listen. A real dialogue allows many to express and has the chance of leading to more discovery.•

— Dennis Cogswell

Balance your body for better results. A balanced body improves electrical communication to muscles and gets you stronger, faster.

— Josh Bezoni

And once you get instantaneous communication with everybody, you have economic activity that’s far more advanced, far more liquid, far more distributed than ever before.

— Marc Andreessen

Don’t let lack of sexual communication get in the way of your pleasure any longer. Dare to ask the questions that will make sex so much more enjoyable, boost passion, and facilitate a deeper connection and intimacy in your relationship.

— Miya Yamanouchi

From my time at Nokia, I’ve seen the 99% positive and occasionally negative impact that communication tools can have on people.

— Jan Chipchase

Eventually, it is found out but it takes time especially in the conditions when communication is difficult, when the enemy is making it extremely awkward for information to come out, to go.

— Joe Slovo

If you want to surpass the stages of doubt and secure better communication between your inner and outer body it is wise to surpass the challenge of the words ‘if only’.

— Stephen Richards, Be First: Achieve Every Dream

A world without radio is a deaf world. A world without television is a blind world. A world without telephone is a dumb world. A world without communication is indeed a crippled world.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Once a human being has arrived on this earth communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him.

— Virginia Satir

At least half the job of CEO is communication – because of human nature. People fear what they don’t know. If the board wasn’t hearing that things were going well, they assumed that things must be going badly.

— Biz Stone, Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind

Women tend to communicate early and often about a problem. Men are more likely to view communication as a tool, and when they see it as the wrong tool for the job, they believe it should be stored neatly in the toolbox.

— Shawn T. Smith, The Woman’s Guide to How Men Think: Love, Commitment, and the Male Mind

In elementary school, we should teach nonviolent conflict resolution and healthy communication skills, which will help children cope with issues like rejection and sexuality later in life.

— Jane Velez-Mitchell

We are a unique ape. We have language. Other animals have systems of communication that fall far short of that. They don’t have the same ability to communicate complicated conditionals and what-ifs and talk about things that are not present.

— Richard Dawkins

The 1960s was a heroic age in the history of the art of communication – the audacious movers and shakers of those times bear no resemblance to the cast of characters in ‘Mad Men.’

— George Lois

You could be a really great and fabulous person, but if your method of communication with a woman doesn’t trigger her physical attraction by “pushing the right buttons, ” you will only ever be “just a friend” in her eyes.

— Sahara Sanders, The Art of Seduction: Keys to Mastery / A Pocket Book for a Real Man

Touch is the most basic, the most nonconceptual form of communication that we have. In touch there are no language barriers; anything that can walk, fly, creep, crawl, or swim already speaks it.

— Ina May Gaskin, Spiritual Midwifery

Coach Pederson, for me, the communication we have is clear, and it’s an open line. He really respects my opinion on plays. If I’m feeling something… he instills a lot of confidence in me. That is huge.

— Carson Wentz

The deepest of level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless … beyond speech … beyond concept.

— Thomas Merton

The communication is in the work and words are no substitute for this.

— Mary Martin

True communication is communion- the realization of oneness, which is love.

— Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

One of the most surprising forms of nonverbal communication is the way we automatically adjust the amount of time we spend looking into another’s eyes as a function of our relative social position.

— Leonard Mlodinow

Consistent and clear communication creates a dynamic and sustainable culture that is there when your not there.

— Farshad Asl

The eventual place the American army should take on the western front was to a large extent influenced by the vital question of communication and supply.

— Kelly Miller

The quality of your communication shapes the quality of your life. Every cell in your being aligns with what you declare.

— Niurka, Supreme Influence: Change Your Life with the Power of the Language You Use

Maintaining a positive working relationship with Mexico’s leadership will also be crucial to increasing communication and trade. I plan to personally maintain those relationships.

— Doug Ducey

Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication – particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials.

— Thor Heyerdahl

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.

— Harry S Truman

How you feel at the time affects how you receive and react to communication from others. You have to put on your objective eyes and ears in order to be consistently fair. – Charmainsim

— Charmaine Smith Ladd, Shake Hands with Yourself: A Peacemaker’s Guide to Happiness & Inner Peace

I’m not the first person to say this, but communication at ‘SNL’ – I don’t want to say it’s not good, but unless you ask questions, you will not know what’s going on.

— Pete Davidson

The internet and online communication is the window into your world – but real life, in person communication / connection is the door.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

It is common understanding that communication is at the heart of any organisation. So, why have organisational models not evolved accordingly? To truly leverage the potential of this information age, we need to rethink and redesign organisations

— Miguel Reynolds Brandao, The Sustainable Organisation – a paradigm for a fairer society: Think about sustainability in an age of technological progress and rising inequality

Daily communication with God must be desired and pursued above all other things.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

The nations of the West hope that by means of steam communication all the world will become as one family.

— Townsend Harris

Think of the communication that takes place in your own life on a continuous basis—at home, at work, with friends, and beyond. When you actively listen to people, you enhance communication.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Communication: 8 Ways to Confirm Clarity & Understanding for Positive Impact

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.

— Georges Bataille

Corporate communications will become a high-tech art, just as political communication is for Obama.

— Tina Brown

Without form, communication stops… without form, you have everybody burbling on to themselves, whenever and however, things that no one else can understand and – rightly – no one else is interested in.

— Gerhard Richter

God’s warriors don’t avoid conflict. They fight through it with communication and a positive outlook.

— Shannon L. Alder

I work on OpenBSD fulltime, as the project leader. I set some directions, increase communication between the developers, and try to be involved in nearly every aspect of the base system.

— Theo de Raadt

I follow my conscience – and this is upsetting to some people, but I maintain the conscience is going to be the only thing between us and communication in the future.

— Matt Drudge

Humans are a social species more than any other, and in order to build a community, which for some reason humans have to do in order to live, we have to solve the communication problem. Language is the tool that was invented to solve that problem.

— Daniel Everett

Be a believer in true love. Seek deep communication with others and with yourself.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don’t think the press has understood me.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

— Leo Rosten

Music is the most powerful form of communication in the world. It brings us all together. Even religion separates us, but a hit record unites us across religious beliefs, race, politics.

— Sean Combs

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.

— John Powell, Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?: 25 Guidelines for Good Communication

Smile is the shortest and fastest communication between strangers.

— Saru Singhal

People just want to dig; they want to dance. They don’t want to work all through the night, and neither do I. I like getting ‘out there, ‘ but communication should be occurring on more levels than heavy-laden philosophical.

— Kurt Elling

I believe in communication books communicate ideas and make bridges between people.

— Jeanette Winterson

I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism, not being able to see one’s face, not being able to have some sense of communication in that way, is for many societies a challenge.

— Hillary Clinton

I think our biggest problem is lack of real, honest communication between black men and black women. A lot of men talk amongst men, and a lot of women speak amongst women.

— Hill Harper

I am still cautiously hopeful about the potential of the Internet. But it seems that the greatest revolution in communication has been hijacked by commercial values.

— Beeban Kidron

It frequently happens that two persons, reasoning right on a mechanical subject, think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other.

— Oliver Evans

Reclassification is the best way to for us to preserve the Internet as an unfettered tool for communication and the sharing of ideas.

— Chuck Schumer

I always find that there is a real communication between voice and violin.

— Itzhak Perlman

The first problem of communication is getting people’s attention.

— Chip Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

I’ve taken a philosophical position on e-mail. Although I think it’s a wonderful communication technology, and it has a lot of good uses, it is abused quite a lot.

— Alan Lightman

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

— Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Communication is a major key to building any strong relationship, whether it is the relationship one has with oneself or with others. Sinful communication weakens yourself, weakens those you care about, and thus weakens your team.

— Shay Dawkins, iSin: Upgrade To Life Version 2.0

To reboot your association for success, you must shift your beliefs to realize how vitally important key investments in technology can be as an ongoing and personalized communication tool with your members.

— Holly Duckworth, Ctrl+Alt+Believe: Reboot Your Association For Success

There is no communication in this world except between equals.

— Ken Burns

When you make eye contact with another person, you can send thousands of silent messages without even speaking a word. No wonder eye contact can be both a direct form of communication and an elusive attribute at the same time.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Body Language: 8 Ways to Optimize Non-Verbal Communication for Positive Impact

Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow.

— Rowan Williams

The line of communication between God and man is always open unless broken by man himself. We are, as it were, always in the presence of our Father in Heaven. Through His Holy Spirit, God is with us always and everywhere.

— John A. Widtsoe, An Understandable Religion

People could live very happily without the Turner Prize, but they could not live without real communication and emotion.

— Billy Childish

There is an unseen river of communication that forever flows — dark and powerful.

— Sharon M. Draper, Stella by Starlight

‘The Conversation’ will hopefully touch on issues that will move people to want to strengthen communication and look to each other for solutions.

— Hill Harper

Human communication and literature are all made of words; thus, it’s hard to overestimate their unbelievable power.

— Sahara Sanders

Private communication systems have been around since the beginning of human culture.

— John McAfee

Nothing beats effective communication because it clears all doubts, misunderstandings, accusations, rumour, insecurities, gossip, hearsay, etc.

— Uzoma Nnadi

When communication in unclear speculations takes precedence.

— Shantelee R. Brown

Always best to start with violence and attempt communication second. People reacted more favorably when they knew you would snuff a few lives to get what you wanted… or for no reason whatsoever.

— Michael R. Fletcher, Beyond Redemption

I think there’s a worry that an excessive use or an almost exclusive use of text and emails means that as a society we’re losing some of the ability to build interpersonal communication that’s necessary for living together and building a community.

— Vincent Nichols

communication is a bridge to two or more people to understand…

— Jinnul Jr.

Desire, problem solving, and communication are all signs of intelligence and awareness. My cat has these, so it’s quite possible he has a soul too.

— Lewis N. Roe, From A To Theta: Taking The Tricky Subject Of Religion And Explaining Why It Makes Sense In A Way We Can All Understand

Tears are a form of communication – like speech – and require a listener.

— Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

The key to healthy communication is having a willingness to lay aside our defensive tendencies and accept responsibility for our part of the relationship

— Asa Don Brown, Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace, Finding Solutions that Work

A Web site is the only medium of semipermanent communication where you can express yourself.

— David Rusenko

Every major communication tool on the Internet has spam and abuse problems. All email services, blogging services and social networks have to dedicate a significant amount of resources and time to fighting abuse and protecting their users.

— Evan Williams

As the saying goes, “Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.” Smiling is a universal symbol of happiness that transcends language and communication challenges.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Body Language: 8 Ways to Optimize Non-Verbal Communication for Positive Impact

Eric Schmidt likes to point out that if you recorded all human communication from the dawn of time to 2003, it takes up about five billion gigabytes of storage space. Now were creating that much data every two days

— Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You

People break down after a couple of hours. All the defenses go down, and there’s a kind of communication that if I spent 20 years in a living room with one of these people, I would never, never know as much about them as I do in that one day.

— Lee Grant

I learned mime back when I was in college, at Ball State University, Indiana. That woke up my body from the neck down and made me realize that acting and communication – portraying a story, event, or emotion – is a full-body experience.

— Doug Jones

It is very helpful to me, in my job, for people to know me better. A lot of that is, it’s a communication job.

— Ben Horowitz

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.

— Philip Abelson

I wrote somewhere during the Cold War that I sometimes wish the Iron Curtain were much taller than it is, so that you could see whether the development of science with no communication was parallel on the two sides. In this case it certainly wasn’t.

— Thomas Gold

Microsoft is committed to the ubiquity of the Skype experience – communication across every device and every platform will remain a primary focus.

— Tony Bates

But I’m acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today’s world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers.

— Armistead Maupin

The major advances in speed of communication and ability to interact took place more than a century ago. The shift from sailing ships to telegraph was far more radical than that from telephone to email!

— Noam Chomsky

The process of communication with the afterlife – more of an exchange than a conversation – has always fascinated me.

— Rory MacLean

When men learnt to talk in the beginning of the civilised word they used language not as a means of communication alone but as a means of excluding others–using it as a way of setting themselves apart and shutting out strangers.

— Charlotte Lamb, Night Music

Real communication is not possible. That is why my message, your perception and your expression shall never be the same.

— Harshit Walia

Trade is a communication of cultures and values.

— Jack Ma

A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them.

— James Madison

Propaganda requires a permanent network of communication so that it can systematically stifle reflection with emotive or utopian slogans. Its pace is usually fast.

— John Berger

Be a good listener. With rapt attention, let every communication or conversation you have with your mentor, friends or even strangers be well understood.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

If you judge everything by how photographically real it looks, then you’re missing out on a lot of what art is about and what communication is. There are ambiguities in life, and that should be reflected in art, cinema, and storytelling, I think.

— Ben Wheatley

No one can tell, when two people walk closely together, what unconscious communication one mind may have with another

— Robert Barr, Selected Stories Of Robert Barr

It’s all about communication and a dialogue between individuals – get rid of the labels, get rid of the shame, get rid of the stigmas and just be your most authentic self.

— Matt Bomer

That was when I realised that music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is.

— Lesley Garrett

My father had a big brick cell phone, before anyone had a cell phone, because he was really just into that kind of thing – communication devices. I grew up between my father’s laboratory and my mother’s library.

— Rashid Johnson

The more you concentration on God, the longer your conversation with him lasts and the holier his consacration will be on you. Let your communication with him be controlled by your committment.

— Israelmore Ayivor

The biggest barrier in communication is that tendency of listening to reply and not to understand.

— Wilson M. Mukama

A communication highway without content is inconceivable.

— Hubert Burda

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I try not to put messages in my songs. My only message is man’s communication with his fellow man. I want to narrow the gap of strangeness and alienation.

— Rod McKuen

To pray is to have a conversation with Deity. This sacred and supernal communication with Heavenly Father is a divine and delicate process. This crucial communication should be conducted with great care and in compliance with sacred counsel.

— L. Lionel Kendrick

I’m a very physical person. I’m very tactile. I wrestled in college, so a lot of my communication with the world comes through physicality – what I take in and what I put out there.

— Gbenga Akinnagbe

But communication is two-sided – vital and profound communication makes demands also on those who are to receive it… demands in the sense of concentration, of genuine effort to receive what is being communicated.

— Roger Sessions

Respect for people is the cornerstone of communication and networking.

— Susan RoAne

Religion unites man with God, or forms a communication between them; yet do they not say, ‘God is infinite?’ If God be infinite, no finite being can have communication or relation with him.

— Baron d’Holbach

The difference between face-to-face conversation and any other medium of communication is simple: No distractions are permitted.

— Alexandra Petri

It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it’s given haven.

— George Allen

Of all affairs, communication is the most wonderful.

— John Dewey, Experience and Nature

Ideology and communication more often than not run into each other rather than complement each other. Principle and communication work together. Ideology and communication often work apart.

— Frank Luntz

If we do away with semi-colons, parentheses and much else, we will lose all music, nuance and subtlety in communication – and end up shouting at one another in block capitals.

— Pico Iyer

We need men and women to sit down and talk to each other about sex honestly and openly. That would help us fight Aids so immediately. But our lack of communication is hugely problematic.

— Emma Thompson

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.

— Ruth St. Denis

Being a good parent requires being an outstanding sales person. Direct communication and motivating our children, or young adults with our ideals isn’t easy. It’s a lifetime job and job of a lifetime.

— Ron Baratono

Anybody who thinks that getting a communication from a voter in your district is spam – that guy is pork. Roast pork unless he changes his point of view.

— Dick Morris

Facebook is massive in scale and scope. Twitter is a public communication forum, but if I’m following you, you’re not necessarily following me. LinkedIn is, simply, a professional network.

— Jeff Weiner

The purpose of setting communication principles is to build an effective digital workplace where collaboration and sharing are the norms.

— Pearl Zhu, Change Insight: Change as an Ongoing Capability to Fuel Digital Transformation

It is difficult to imagine how any behavior in the presence of another person can avoid being a communication of one’s own view of the nature of one’s relationship with that person and how it can fail to influence that person.

— Paul Watzlawick

The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.

— Stephen R. Covey

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.

— Walt Disney

The ABC’s are attitude, behavior and communication skills.

— Gerald Chertavian

people have character strength but they lack communication skills, and that undoubtedly affects the quality of relationships as well.

— Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out communication is getting through.

— Sydney J. Harris

I feel that the great challenge of our time is the communication of ideas.

— Alain de Botton

Investing in management means building communication systems, business processes, feedback, and routines that let you scale the business and team as efficiently as possible.

— Fred Wilson

Searching for a mentor is similar to searching for a spouse: you two need to share common values, concerns, experiences, communication style, and, of course, have time to invest into meaningful conversations with one another.

— Anna Stevens, Turn Your Dreams And Wants Into Achievable SMART Goals!

The Global Financial Crisis and Great Recession posed daunting new challenges for central banks around the world and spurred innovations in the design, implementation, and communication of monetary policy.

— Janet Yellen

Responding to a suicide attempt by insisting that it must stop, and devoting the full resources of therapy to preventing it, is a communication with compassion and care at its very core.

— Marsha M. Linehan

But developing relationships with coworkers—your peers, superiors, and subordinates—is incredibly important, perhaps even the most important thing you’ll do at work, and this is completely dependent on your communication skills.

— Scribendi, Effective Business Communication

If there really is a definable 6th sense, it would be the natural connection and the ability of communication between man and animal

— Justin Southwick

It’s extraordinary that revolutions taking place around the world were sparked by communication on the Internet.

— Robbie Robertson

Planning, awareness, and communication are essential in conducting all of our activities with a reasonable level of safety. Accidents are novelty gone bad.

— R.A.Delmonico

The moment you establish a line of communication between two points, you subtly change both. That is also true for the way the brain is affected by the mind.

— David Amerland, The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions

Just as evil communication and company corrupts good manners, good communication and company can correct bad manners

— Chiolu Hope N.

My grandmother died in 1991 and I was born in ’86. We only met once, but I didn’t speak English and she didn’t speak Spanish – so we had a communication problem.

— Oona Chaplin

If there’s one organization in the United States that could work on its communication skills, it’s the military.

— Adam Driver

Suspense films are often based on communication problems, and that affects all of the plot points. It almost gives it kind of a fable feeling.

— Ira Sachs

Listen to your body. The quality of your communication matters.

— Natalie Geld

Good communication has just a little to do with eloquence. It’s character that makes it more successful. Harsh words nicely articulated are sharp enough to kill your brand!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

I don’t know any member of Congress who ever said, ‘I’m satisfied with the communication that we have from the White House.’

— Nancy Pelosi

Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.

— Bertolt Brecht

Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.

— Benjamin Banneker

Good communication is less about saying what you mean, and more about defining what you say.

— Kelli Jae Baeli, ISO

Clear communication is always important in central banking, but it can be especially important when economic conditions call for further policy stimulus but the policy rate is already at its effective lower bound.

— Ben Bernanke

For me, good service is efficient and discreet; it’s that critical balance. As soon as the client sits down, the communication flow has to start. Customers need to feel that the waiters are supervised – that there’s a system in place.

— Daniel Boulud

Effective communication requires active listening skills.

— Farshad Asl

I told my imagination to discontinue communication with my thoughts.

— Gina Marinello-Sweeney, The Rose and the Sword

What makes somebody nice or unpleasant to be around is the way they communicate. When people are fucked up, their communication is fucked up.

— Ryū Murakami, In the Miso Soup

Meanwhile, the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation.

— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

If we ever start communicating with living creatures from other planets, the number one priority is, how are you going to communicate information? Even between different cultures here on Earth, you get into communication problems.

— Story Musgrave

Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way.

— Paulo Coelho

What’s clear – and exciting – is that communication for social change is growing.

— Aaron Koblin

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.

— Priyavrat Thareja

Books are such a great way to spend time with your children, open lines of communication with your children, and just build that strong foundation.

— Victoria Osteen

Canada’s a huge country, so to be able to unite the country through communication satellite technology or to be able to observe it through remote sensing technology from space is a natural fit for a country like Canada.

— Marc Garneau

I’m interested in the theater because I’m interested in communication with audiences. Otherwise I would be in concert music.

— Stephen Sondheim

Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence.

— Faith Baldwin

Authentic Leaders are not afraid to show emotion and vulnerability as they share in the challenges with their team. Developing a solid foundation of trust with open and honest communication is critical to authentic leadership.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

There is a world of communication which is not dependent on words.

— Mary Martin

If suffering like hers had any use, she reasoned, it was not to the sufferer. The only way that an individual’s pain gained meaning was through its communication to others.

— Diane Wood Middlebrook, Anne Sexton: A Biography

Love is a loud communication between two and a mannequin of silence for others

— Akansh Malik, Love Heals Everything

I love and enjoy writing.Writing is a form of daily communication.It a communication to higher divine power.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Anonymous blog comments, vapid video pranks and lightweight mash-ups may seem trivial and harmless, but as a whole, this widespread practice of fragmentary, impersonal communication has demeaned personal interaction.

— Jaron Lanier

We are more and more into technology. Everything is texting, and everything is instant. Flowers are completely impractical as a method of communication when you could just send a text.

— Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

— George Bernard Shaw

In the graver and more sentimental communication of man and man, the head still bears the superior sway; in the unreserved intimacies of man and woman, the heart is ever uppermost. Feeling is the main thing, and judgment passes for little.

— William Godwin

Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.

— Earl Wilson

The essence of communication is intention.

— Werner Erhard

I think that humor has become a principle means of communication among Americans about politics.

— P. J. O’Rourke

It would be extremely naive to conclude anything other than the following: America’s most vital secrets are in the hands of our adversaries because Secretary Clinton intentionally avoided using official government communication systems.

— Mike Pompeo

Peace can only be achieved by a contrite spirit, open communication and tolerance.

— Shannon L. Alder

Every month I do a webcast for 55, 000 people, and it’s a great tool, great communication vehicle.

— Terry J. Lundgren

We must practice consistent, reliable, predictable, effective, thoughtful, compassionate and even courteous communication every single day to successfully sustain, develop and grow our business.

— Kip Tindell

The art of communication is the language of leadership.

— James Humes

It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is – like Verdi said – working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra’s collective qualities emerge.

— James Levine

I can’t be a hypocrite as a coach because as a player that’s what I wanted. I wanted feedback, I wanted communication from the boss. I showed up for work, you can yell at me if you want, but I want input. So that’s the kind of coach I want to be.

— Adam Oates

As a communication medium, social media is a critical tool for terror groups to exploit.

— James Comey

Unlike then, the mail stream of today has diminished by such things as e-mails and faxes and cell phones and text messages, largely electronic means of communication that replace mail.

— John M. McHugh

The focus should be on becoming a strong andinfluential personality – cultivate compelling communication skills, focus on building trust and learn how to expand and leverage your professional network.

— Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!