Communication quotes

  • Communication is so much better when people are vulnerable.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Communication #People #Vulnerable

  • Humor and absurdism are inevitable. If you look at our current massive flow of consumer products and digital communication and related media from a sort of astute perspective and carefully state what you see you can't help but sounding like you're joking.
    -- Aaron Belz

    #Communication #Media #Perspective

  • What's clear - and exciting - is that communication for social change is growing.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Communication #Growing #Social

  • 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

    #Communication #Skills #People

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

    #War #Communication #People

  • We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Communication #Diversity #Political

  • When I was young I thought of friendship as a matter of total loyalty and unchanging preference and I was often disappointed. But as an adult I had come to see that it was more the refraction of some total faithfulness and joy of which we all had some primordial notion. The exchange of trust and the experience of understanding between two people was like a sign or witness to the possibilitity of eternal caring and understanding and communication.
    -- Abigail McCarthy

    #Friendship #Loyalty #Communication

  • He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Book #Communication #Humor

  • Expression and communication in the peak–experiences tend often to become poetic, mythical, and rhapsodic, as if this were the natural kind of language to express such states of being.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Communication #Expression #Language

  • Language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Communication #Way #Language

  • But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Communication #Way #Defense

  • We brought the religious leaders and the secular development workers together in one room. We asked the religious leaders what are your reservations about development workers? And we asked the development workers, what are your reservations about religious leaders? It turns out that most of the problems are not really problems at all, but rather misunderstandings, misconceptions, and mis-communications.
    -- Abul Kalam Azad

    #Religious #Communication #Leader

  • For me, becoming a man had a lot to do with learning communication, and I learned about that by acting.
    -- Adam Driver

    #Communication #Men #Acting

  • 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

    #Communication #Hypocrite #Player

  • Today, communication itself is the problem. We have become the world's first overcommunicated society. Each year we send more and receive less.
    -- Al Ries

    #Communication #Years #Atheism

  • The ethic of truth is the complete opposite of an 'ethics of communication'. It is an ethic of the Real The ethic of truth is absolutely opposed to opinion, and to ethics in general.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Real #Communication #Opposites

  • There cannot be any communication except through form. If there is no form, you cannot create emotion in the spectator.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Communication #Emotion #Form

  • Communication is an offering. When you tell someone your truth, you must release your expectation of what the other person should do with it. They may thank you profusely, love you forever, argue with you, or ignore you. It doesn't matter. Of course we hope the gift will be received with appreciation and thanks. But if it isn't we must not dictate. We've done our part, and we must trust the universe to do the rest.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love #Appreciation #Communication

  • The people who matter will recognize who you are.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Communication #People #Matter

  • Television should be the last mass communication medium to be naively designed and put into the world without a surgeon-general's warning.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Communication #Television #Warning

  • Humans are communications junkies. We just can't get enough.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Communication #Humanity #Enough

  • 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

    #Communication #Philosophical #Taken

  • When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique. He is universal by virtue of the inseparability of his organism from the cosmos. He is unique in that he is just this organism and not any stereotype of role, class, or identity assumed for the convenience of social communication.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Communication #Unique #Men

  • This has increased with the tremendous technological advances in communications. We have a vast new world of images brought into our sitting rooms electronically. Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience. This has increased with the tremendous technological advances in communications. We have a vast new world of images brought into our sitting-rooms electronically.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Communication #Reality #Sitting

  • In every literate society, learning to read is something of an initiation, a ritualized passage out of a state of dependency and rudimentary communication.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Communication #States #Passages

  • In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or the propaganda might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western capitalist democracies - the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant. In a word, they failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Communication #Men #Two

  • The nation is a community. Community of individuals, community of generations.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Communication #Community #Generations

  • The retreat of a minor piece to the back rank, where it cuts the lines of communication between the rooks, is permissable only in exceptional cases.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Communication #Cutting #Retreat

  • Ordinary people who know nothing of phonetics or elocution have difficulties in understanding slow speech composed of perfect sounds, while they have no difficulty in comprehending an imperfect gabble if only the accent and rhythm are natural.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Communication #Perfect #People

  • As soon as you judge communication a little more rigorously, there is a possibility that the message will not be democratized. I have to say what I believe to be right. I have to spread out the statement among all the means of expression available to us at present.
    -- Alexander Kluge

    #Believe #Communication #Mean

  • You scholars, you're in communication with the devil.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Communication #Devil #Scholar

  • There is no thing as a man who does not create mathematics and yet is a fine mathematics teacher. Textbooks, course material-these do not approach in importance the communication of what mathematics is really about, of where it is going, and of where it currently stands with respect to the specific branch of it being taught. What really matters is the communication of the spirit of mathematics. It is a spirit that is active rather than contemplative-a spirit of disciplined search for adventures of the intellect. Only as adventurer can really tell of adventures.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Teacher #Communication #Adventure

  • Talking about things that are understandable only weighs down the mind.
    -- Alfred Jarry

    #Communication #Talking #Mind

  • The relationship is the communication bridge between people.
    -- Alfred Kadushin

    #Communication #Bridges #People

  • It's often said that you learn more from defeat than victory and the RNC has certainly taken that to heart. After difficult losses in 2012, the RNC has made great strides in identifying the problem, outlining solutions, and implementing a strategy to turn things around. The RNC's outreach and communication with African Americans, Hispanic Americans, women, youth, and the faith-based community is working. We've already seen it pay off in the FL 13 congressional race and we will see that continue across the country in the 2014 midterms and in 2016.
    -- Alice Stewart

    #Country #Communication #Taken

  • The solution was eventually found by Johannes Gutenberg, who made the breakthrough that finally established printing as the communication technology of the future. Similar ideas may have been under development around the same time in Prague and Haarlem. But in business, the key question is not about who else is in the race, it's about who gets there first. Johannes Gutenberg was the first to make the new technology work, ensuring his place in any history of the human race.
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Communication #Technology #Ideas

  • To utilize social media tools effectively and properly, you must absolutely generate spontaneous communications in direct response to what others are saying or to what is happening in that moment. Be yourself. Be conversational. Be engaged.
    -- Aliza Sherman

    #Being Yourself #Communication #Media

  • Classical music is a special taste like Greek language or pre-Columbian archeology, not a common culture of reciprocal communication and psychological shorthand.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Communication #Greek #Special

  • It is a rare and valuable tonic to share insights, dreams and concerns with people whom you have never met. The sole purpose for such exchanges is simply to give light to one another.
    -- Allison Mackie

    #Dream #Communication #Light

  • Macey couldn't decide whether to be intrigued that Hale was walking around with a state-of-the-art covert communications device or be jealous because she'd been caught without one of her own.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Art #Communication #Jealous

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

    #Communication #Discovery #Invention

  • For security you need more soldiers, you need more policemen, you need more vehicles, you need more planes, you need more guns, you need more communications.
    -- Alvaro Uribe

    #Communication #Gun #Soldier

  • My view is different. Public relations are a key component of any operation in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens.
    -- Alvin Adams

    #Communication #Keys #Views

  • In describing today's accelerating changes, the media fire blips of unrelated information at us. Experts bury us under mountains of narrowly specialized monographs. Popular forecasters present lists of unrelated trends, without any model to show us their interconnections or the forces likely to reverse them. As a result, change itself comes to be seen as anarchic, even lunatic.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Communication #Fire #Media

  • Long distance relationships through mobile communication generally becomes poor because of the weak signals and ends up due to jammed networks
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Long Distance Relationship #Communication #Poor

  • Many can argue - not many converse.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Communication #Arguing

  • Who would know but ten years ago that kids would be texting each other all the time, that that would be one of their main forms of communication.
    -- Amy Klobuchar

    #Communication #Kids #Years

  • The most awkward means are adequate to the communication of authentic experience, and the finest words no compensation for lack of it. It is for this reason that we are moved by the true Primitives and that the most accomplished art craftsmanship leaves us cold.
    -- Ananda Coomaraswamy

    #Art #Communication #Mean

  • The "flow of information" through human communication channels is enormous. So far no theory exists, to our knowledge, which attributes any sort of unambiguous measure to this "flow".
    -- Anatol Rapoport

    #Communication #Information #Flow

  • The transition from the concept of information in the technical (communication engineering) sense to the semantic (theory of meaning) sense was indeed difficult, if not impossible.
    -- Anatol Rapoport

    #Communication #Engineering #Transition

  • The Cold War may be 'over' for the West. For the Soviets it has entered a new, active and promising phase.
    -- Anatoliy Golitsyn

    #War #Communication #Phases

  • ...the West's main weakness remains unchanged: it cannot grasp the fact that it is facing an acceleration in the unfolding of Soviet convergence strategy which is intended to procure the subservience of the West to Moscow under an ultimate Communist World Government.
    -- Anatoliy Golitsyn

    #Communication #Government #Weakness

  • Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Communication #Learning #Knowledge

  • You can only make art that talks to the masses when you have nothing to say to them.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Art #Communication #Mass

  • The future science of government should be called 'la cybernétique' (1843) Coining the French word to mean 'the art of governing,' from the Greek (Kybernetes = navigator or steersman), subsequently adopted as cybernetics by Norbert Weiner for the field of control and communication theory.
    -- Andre-Marie Ampere

    #Art #Communication #Mean

  • The only irreplaceable capital an organization possesses is the knowledge and ability of its people. The productivity of that capital depends on how effectively people share their competence with those who can use it.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Communication #Organization #People

  • Love can make a summer fly, or a night seem like a lifetime.
    -- Andrew Lloyd Webber

    #Summer #Communication #Night

  • There's no quit in our family. Our dad was the chief proponent of that. [On the set] we were constantly telling each other, Stay true to the story, we know that we love each other, keep communication open. We knew how unique this was-you're doing a movie that really could be put out there all over the world, and you're telling this personal story about your family.
    -- Andrew Shue

    #Dad #Communication #Unique

  • How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things but how well we are understood.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Communication #Determined #Communicate

  • I understand why people went nuts for 'The Artist.' We use words so much, it's nice to be able to explore a different way of communication, to be able to express silently what someone - or something - is thinking or feeling.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Nice #Communication #Artist

  • Preaching for life changes requires far less information and more application. Less explanation and more inspiration.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Life Changing #Inspiration #Communication

  • I think there's more support today. I think there's better understanding today. And there's a better appreciation for the fact that if any community is going to prosper, if any community is going to be seen at its best, that the women in that community have to be viewed as equally as important as the men. And [women] have to be able to live outside of boundaries that are placed on them because of their gender. As well as their race or their religion.
    -- Anita Hill

    #Appreciation #Communication #Men

  • When we're each aware of our own Magnificence, we don't feel the need to control others, and we won't allow ourselves to be controlled.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Communication #Needs #Magnificence

  • We will see beauty in the outer world when we are able to see beauty within ourselves. And this is the best thing we can do for ourselves and for the universe.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Communication #World #Able

  • People I work with are open to leadership that has a vision, but this vision has to be communicated clearly and persuasively, and always, always with passion.
    -- Anita Roddick

    #Communication #Passion #People

  • The key to handling problems and conflict within an organization is to keep the channels of communication wide open.
    -- Anita Roddick

    #Communication #Keys #Organization

  • The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Communication #Talking #May

  • Your desire to communicate must be bigger than your relationship with the chaotic and unfair realities.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Communication #Reality #Desire

  • I like sets that feel small. Sets that feel really big are difficult. When you're on a big set it feels like there's constant mis-communication.
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Communication #Bigs #Difficult

  • Communication is very important. And the arts do that, whether it's film or theater.
    -- Anne Archer

    #Art #Communication #Important

  • Two things put me in the spirit to give. One is that I have come to think of everyone with whom I come into contast as a patient in the emergency room. I see a lot of gaping wounds and dazed expressions. Or, as Marianne Moore put it, "The world's an orphan's home." And this feels more true than almost anything else I know. But so many of us can be soothed by writing: think of how many times you have opened a book, read one line, and said, "Yes!" And I want to give people that feeling, too, of connection, communication.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Book #Communication #Home

  • Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Coffee #Communication #Memorable

  • Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated, and scientists are beginning to learn their social obligations.
    -- Anne Roe

    #Communication #Scientist #Social

  • The greatest gifts you can give your team: clarity, communication, and pulling people together around a shared mission.
    -- Anne Sweeney

    #Team #Communication #People

  • There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy.
    -- Annie Leibovitz

    #Communication #Artist #Thinking

  • Peace is not merely the absence of warfare, any more than true health is simply the absence of disease. Nor is peace simply a quiet state of equilibrium-impossible to achieve in an evolving system. Though refraining from harm is an essential first step, lasting peace is created by actively redressing harm done. Peace is a creative process of actively joining I and thou into a co-creative we. It requires authentic communication, empathic listening, and wildly creative solutions.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Communication #Creativity #Creative

  • Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Photography #Powerful #Communication

  • Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Photography #Art #Communication

  • Let the work speak for itself.
    -- Anthony Caro

    #Communication #Speak

  • I enjoy very much communication. I think that scientists need to communicate.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Communication #Thinking #Needs

  • Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Communication #Men #Voice

  • The artist may rightly venture the opinion that he does not convey ideas, does not preach, nor does he intend to convert people by using mass communication techniques... Better than handing out all kinds of wise advice, he could show life itself; he could awake forces lying dormant in everybody. He could launch an invitation to create direct and personal experiences.
    -- Antoni Tapies

    #Wise #Lying #Communication

  • All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Communication #Teeth #Language

  • High thoughts must have high language.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Book #Communication #Beer

  • 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

    #Communication #Opportunity #Phones

  • Ninety percent of the friction of daily life is caused by tone of voice.
    -- Arnold Bennett

    #Communication #Voice #Tone

  • The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Depressing #Communication #Mean

  • A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible-indeed, inevitable-the United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Communication #Years #America

  • No communication technology has ever disappeared, but instead becomes increasingly less important as the technological horizon widens.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Communication #Technology #Important

  • It will be possible in a few more years to build radio controlled rockets which can be steered into such orbits beyond the limits of the atmosphere and left to broadcast scientific information back to the Earth. A little later, manned rockets will be able to make similar flights with sufficient excess power to break the orbit and return to Earth. (1945) [Predicting communications satellites.]
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Communication #Science #Years

  • One orbit, with a radius of 42,000 kilometers, has a period of exactly 24 hours. A body in such an orbit, if its plane coincided with that of the Earth's equator, would revolve with the Earth and would thus be stationary above the same spot on the planet. It would remain fixed in the sky of a whole hemisphere ... [to] provide coverage to half the globe, and for a world service three would be required, though more could be readily utilized. (1945) [Predidicting geosynchronous communication satellites]
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Communication #Sky #Would Be

  • If you complain of people being shot down in the streets, of the absence of communication or social responsibility, of the rise of everyday violence which people have become accustomed to, and the dehumanization of feelings, then the ultimate development on an organized social level is the concentration camp... The concentration camp is the final expression of human separateness and its ultimate consequence. It is organized abandonment.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Communication #Responsibility #Expression

  • Prayer is the way and means God has appointed for the communication of the blessings of His goodness to His people.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Prayer #Communication #Mean

  • Speak Peace is a book that comes at an appropriate time when anger and violence dominates human attitudes. Marshall Rosenberg gives us the means to create peace through our speech and communication. A brilliant book.
    -- Arun Manilal Gandhi

    #Attitude #Book #Communication

  • I highly recommend reading this book, and applying the NVC process it teaches. It is a significant first step towards changing our communication and creating a compassionate world.
    -- Arun Manilal Gandhi

    #Book #Communication #Reading

  • To make the material speak to man in the name of man, this is the aim and reality of art.
    -- Asger Jorn

    #Art #Communication #Reality

  • Words are a wonderful form of communication, but they will never replace kisses and punches.
    -- Ashleigh Brilliant

    #Communication #Kissing #Wonderful

  • Human communication, 'as the saying goes, is a clash of symbols' it covers a multitude of signs. But it is more than media and messages, information and persuasion; it also meets a deeper need and serves a higher purpose. Whether clear or garbled, tumultuous or silent, deliberate or fatally inadvertent, communication is the ground of meeting and the foundation of community. It is, in short, the essential human connection.
    -- Ashley Montagu

    #Communication #Media #Community

  • Communication is so key.
    -- Ashley Tisdale

    #Communication #Keys

  • No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
    -- Aubrey Beardsley

    #Communication #Rude #Language