Body Language Quotes

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Criss Jami
“Simply minding one's own business is more offensive than being intrusive. Without ever saying a word one can make a person feel less-than.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Erol Ozan
“Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.”
Erol Ozan

Roland Barthes
“I can do everything with my language but not with my body. What I hide by my language, my body utters. I can deliberately mold my message, not my voice. By my voice, whatever it says, the other will recognize "that something is wrong with me". I am a liar (by preterition), not an actor. My body is a stubborn child, my language is a very civilized adult...”
Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

Stacey M. Rosenfeld
“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience." -Naomi Wolf”
Stacey M. Rosenfeld

Mollie Marti
“The utmost form of respect is to give sincerely of your presence.”
Mollie Marti

Laura Esquivel
“Words travel as swiftly as desire, so it is possible to send a message of love without them.”
Laura Esquivel, Swift as Desire

Keith Ablow
“People blush when one of their core truths is revealed.”
Keith Ablow, Murder Suicide

Toba Beta
“When speechless, let body do the talk.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Maya Angelou
“People may not remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel”
Maya Angelou

Michael Finkel
“His chief form of entertainment was reading. The last moments he was in a cabin were usually spent scanning bookshelves and nightstands. The life inside a book always felt welcoming to Knight. It pressed no demands on him, while the world of actual human interactions was so complex. Conversations between people can move like tennis games, swift and unpredictable. There are constant subtle visual and verbal cues, there's innuendo, sarcasm, body language, tone. Everyone occasionally fumbles an encounter, a victim of social clumsiness. It's part of being human.
To Knight, it all felt impossible. His engagement with the written word might have been the closest he could come to genuine human encounters. The stretch of days between thieving raids allowed him to tumble into the pages, and if he felt transported he could float in bookworld, undisturbed, for as long as he pleased.”
Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

John Steinbeck
“Her face looked for the answer that is always concealed in language.”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Laini Taylor
“Sarai had a new, disconcerting awareness of herself, as though she’d never realized how many moving parts she had, all to be coordinated with some semblance of grace. It worked itself out so long as you didn’t think about it. Start worrying, though, and it all goes wrong. How had she gone her entire life without noticing the awkwardness of arms, the way they just hang there from your shoulders like links of meat in a shop window? She crossed them—artlessly, she felt, like some arm amateur taking the easy way out.”
Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

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

Lawrence Booth
“The captains of England and Australia can barely exchange pleasantries these days without a body-language expert immediately declaiming on the angle of their handshakes.”
Lawrence Booth

“Body language is leadership at first sight”
Janna Cachola

“Don't let your body language betray the confidence and sincerity of your words. Be truthful and speak with conviction.”
Akiroq Brost

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Dancing is swearing in an unknown language.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

Jaclyn Moriarty
“I feel like people are always speaking with their eyes, their bodies, their hands, gestures, intonation, and their words - only mostly all we hear are the words. And the words get in the way. So if we just spoke with our eyes we might get closer to the truth.”
Jaclyn Moriarty, A Tangle of Gold

“Posture is a leadership language.”
Janna Cachola, Lead by choice, not by checks

Enock Maregesi
“Unapokutana na mtu, kisha mtu huyo haoneshi dalili yoyote ya kutaka kusalimiwa; je, anataka umsalimie au usimsalimie? Ndugu yangu, onesha lugha ya mwili kuonesha utu.”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
“Onesha lugha ya mwili ya kutaka kusalimia au kusalimiwa.”
Enock Maregesi

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Be quiet, be motionless, sleep, think! No matter what you do, the person who looks carefully at you will see you talking because the body always speaks with its own posture!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“An Eye has a language face has a language body has a language, so consider these languages because there are lots of people to understand them”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

“I speak English, bad English, Spanish, Spanglish, Pig-Latin, Gibberish, Mumbling, Double-speak, Sub-text, Body Language and significant glances no one ever sees. Once in a blue moon, I can understand the opposite sex and manage open communication for a while but by the next moon-rise I'm back to being clueless.”
Alex G Zarate

Debra Fine

•Lean forward
•Maintain eye contact
•Open up your arms and body
•Relax your body posture
•Face your partner
•Nod and smile”
Debra Fine, The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills and Leave a Positive Impression!

A.K. Kuykendall
“I'm sitting naked on the edge of the bed with my legs ajar, caressing soft parts; marveling at the pulchritude of her navel. I look up to admire the magnificent curvature of her perky breasts and her endearing smile. I was never in love with her desire to undergo cosmetic surgery. I was then, and have fervently remained, in love with her happiness.”
A.K. Kuykendall

“Watch Your Body Language—It Speaks Volumes

Not only do your words and voice speak volumes in a disagreement, but so do
your body language and tone.

That’s right! The vast majority of what you say never comes out of your mouth,
but it’s on display for all to see. For example, if you start to doodle on your notepad
while someone is talking, you send the clear message that you don’t value what
that person says. Or, if you talk on top of someone, cutting her off midsentence,
you send the message that you believe she is inferior to you.

Be careful of the message you’re sending with your body language. Your words
could be saying one thing, but your gestures speaking much louder.”
Robert Dittmer, 151 Quick Ideas to Improve Your People Skills

Sam Owen
“Your eyes will contradict your words if your words contradict your thoughts and feelings.”
Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

E.M. Forster
“There is at times a magic in identity of position; it is one of the things that have suggested to us eternal comradeship.”
E.M. Forster, A Room With A View

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