Communication Quotes

Posted by Vebra on June 18, 2012

Communicating is not only about what we say but it is also about the way we say it.
The three components of communication are:

  • Verbal (what we say - 7% of any message is communicated through words
  • Vocal (how we say it)- 38% of a message is communicated by our voice
  • Visual (what our body says)- 55% is conveyed by non-verbal body language
Adapted from "Communication Role of Language" - University of Michigan

Communication Quotes

Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of very part of your life.
- Brian Tracy

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as if it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
- George Orwell

The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.
- Germain G. Glien

Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make.
- Charles Eames

Face-to-face communication is difficult to maintain, and as such, we are continually becoming more reliant on other, easier forms of communication to maintain these relationships.
- Brad Hunter

Communication is a two-way street. And while we revel in the reality that we can always get through to heaven, our concern should be whether our Lord can always get through to us.
- Joseph Stowell

Talking is like playing on the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibration as in twanging them to bring out their music.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.
- Mark Twain

Everyone may speak truly, but to speak logically, prudently, and adequately is a talent few possess.
- Michel De Montaigne

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

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
- Bernard M. Baruch

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
- Dale Carnegie

Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.
- Les Brown

Communication is depositing a part of yourself in another person.
- n/a

The art of communication is the language of leadership.
- James Humes

Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind.
- Rebecca West

To express the most difficult matters clearly and intelligently, is to strike coins out of pure gold.
- Geibel

Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple.
- John C. Maxwell

A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.
- n/a

The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.
- Washington Irving

If you live your life without secrets, the wind will become bored of you and even the trees will stop listening.
- Laura Moncur

The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.
- George Bernard Shaw

A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember.
- John Mason Brown

Communication Quotes about Speech

Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
- Aristotle

Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.
- Richard Chenevix Trench

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Effective Communication Quotes

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

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.
- Anthony Robbins

In many ways, effective communication begins with mutual respect, communication that inspires, encourages, or instructs others to do their best.
- Zig Ziglar

Funny Communication Quotes

If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.
- Woodrow Wilson

When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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