There are many different ways to communicate, and each one offers its own set of benefits and challenges. Here are some quotes about communication that may help you to think about the role it plays in your life.

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

“The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.” — Washington Irving

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Conversation, n. A vocal competition in which the one who is catching his breath is called the listener.” — Ambrose Bierce

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”  ― Blaise Pascal

“The only reason to give a speech is to change the world.”  ― John F. Kennedy

Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.”  ― Theo Gold

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.”  ― Salman Rushdie

“We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.” ― Rania Al-Abdullah

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  ― Winston Churchill

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”  ― Larry King

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” ― Peter F. Drucker

“The kinds of errors that cause plane crashes are invariably errors of teamwork and communication.”  ― Malcolm Gladwell

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.”  ― Oliver Wendell Holmes

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”  ― H.E. Logcock

“Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.”  ―  Mike Krzyzewski

“The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it.” ― William H. Whyte

“It is always hazardous to express what one has to say indirectly and allusively.”  ― Walter Pater

“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say — because they were too obvious.”  ― André Gide

“When people agree with me, I always feel that I must be wrong.”  Oscar Wilde 

 “To have good communications skills means you are able to make your point without a lot of fillers and stumbling.” ― Gregory Davidson

“Make sure to communicate your idea quickly and keep it straight to the point.” ― Paul Bailey

“Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.” ― Chinese proverb

“Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

“Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about.” ― Cory Doctorow

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success”. ― Paul J. Meyer

“Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

“When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.” ― Stephen R. Covey

 “Speech is our primary means of communication. If it’s important, we tell people about it.” ― Brian Knapp

“Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.” ― Theo Gold

“It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.” Barack Obama

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success”. ― Paul J. Meyer

“Communication works for those who work at it.” ― John Powell

“Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” ― Patrick Lencioni

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” ― Isaac Newton

“Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” ― Emma Thompson

“Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.” ― Jim Rohn

“Communicate unto the other person that you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed.” Aaron Goldman

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” ― Peter Drucker

“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

 “Good words are worth much and cost little” – George Herbert

“Make sure to communicate your idea quickly and keep it straight to the point.” – Paul Bailey

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing.” – Rollo May

 “Sometimes it isn’t what a person says, but rather what they don’t say, that tells you more than their words ever could.” – Laurie Buchanan

“Don’t assume that prior communication has been effective and that people get it.” – Benjamin Komlos

“You must be able to communicate successfully in order to become a leader and someone others listen to.” – Keith Boyer

“Use different messaging for different groups to ensure your communications are relevant.” – Andrea Plos

“Here is what I believe to be the bottom line in relation to customer satisfaction: Real people engaging in real conversations based on a real desire to serve people rather than the bottom line.” – Byron Pulsifer

“Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.” – Stephen R. Covey

“We, as human beings, learn through sharing and communicating.” – Hugo Reynolds

“Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.” – Theo Gold

“Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed.” – Aaron Goldman

“Get to the point quickly to prove that what you’re saying is worth reading or listening to, otherwise, people will lose interest.” – Corrina Thurston

“Replacing paper with a PC screen doesn’t change the need for clear, precise communication.” – Kenneth Roman

“Although we live in an information technology age, we often find ourselves in failure to communicate situations.” – Johnny Tan

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes

“There is no communication that is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.”― Luigina Sgarro

“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say — because they were too obvious.” ― André Gide

“Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.” – Jim Rohn

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” ― Charlie Kaufman

“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.” ― Donald Woods Winnicott

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.” ― Stephen R. Covey

“We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought.” ― Oliver Sacks

“Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.” ― Doug Wright

“Many times in life I’ve regretted the things I’ve said without thinking. But I’ve never regretted the things I said nearly as much as the words I left unspoken.” ― Lisa Kleypas

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“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.” ― Judy Blume

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ― Charles Dickens

“Use different messaging for different groups to ensure your communications are relevant.” ―  Andrea Plos

“I began noting where the audience laughed or clapped or paid closest attention. I came to realize that a good speech is not a soliloquy but a dialogue.” ― Sarah Ferguson

 “Verbal communication is essential in order to understand what is going on inside other people. If they do not tell us their thoughts, their feelings, and their experiences, we are left to guess.” ― Dr. Gary Chapman

 “To have good communications skills means you are able to make your point without a lot of fillers and stumbling.” ― Gregory Davidson

 “There is only one rule for being a good talker – learn to listen.” ― Christopher Morley

 “Communicate in a respectful manner – don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why.” – Jeffrey Morales

“Communication is the solvent of all problems and is the foundation for personal development.” – Peter Shepherd

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

“Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across.” – Guy Kawasaki

“Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” – Emma Thompson

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.”  – Tony Robbins

 “In order to understand what another person is saying, you must assume that it is true, and try to imagine what it is true of.” – George Miller 

“Everything and anything we communicate to others, communicates to them, how to see us and treat us.” – Miya Yamanouchi 

“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” – Mark Twain

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” – Albert Einstein

“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.” —William Butler Yeats

“It doesn’t matter if people don’t know that you do a good thing nor the right thing. But he nor she must know your expression of love.” – Olivia Sinaga

“We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people.” – Mira Sorvino

“A beautiful thing happens when we start paying attention to each other. It is by participating more in your relationship that you breathe life into it.” – Steve Maraboli

 “Your body language can divulge your disinterest or, conversely, it can affirm your attentiveness and confidence.” ― Michelle Tillis Lederman

“If we wish to achieve better communication, we should feel free to make changes in the ways we communicate.” ― Dr Prem Jagyasi

“Opening up a conversation can be opening up a world of new possibilities.” ― Michelle Lederman

“The fact that I’m using words doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m saying anything.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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