Charisma Quotes

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Sun Tzu
“If soldiers are punished before they have grown attached to you, they will not prove submissive;
and, unless submissive, then will be practically useless. If, when the soldiers have become attached
to you, punishments are not enforced, they will still be unless.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Christopher Hitchens
“She's got no charisma of any kind [but] I can imagine her being mildly useful to a low-rank porn director.”
Christopher Hitchens

Toba Beta
“Charisma is the fragrance of soul.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Lisa Kleypas
“The look of experience suited him, especially because somewhere deep in those eyes, there still lurked a dangerous invitation to play. He had a quality of masculine confidence that was a thousand times more potent than mere handsomeness. Perfect goodlooks could leave you cold, but this kind of sexy charisma went straight to your knees. -Haven Travis”
Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

Guy Kawasaki
“Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.”
Guy Kawasaki

Cassandra Clare
“But I don't believe I see Valentine Morgenstern. I hear he has charisma enough to draw birds out of trees and convince them to live under the sea, is tall, devastatingly handsome, and has white-blond hair. None of you fits that discription." Magnus paused. "And you don't have white-blonde hair either.”
Cassandra Clare, The Last Stand of the New York Institute

Daniel Quinn
“But charisma only wins people’s attention. Once you have their attention, you have to have something to tell them.”
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

“When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.”
Jerry Porras, Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters

Ashly Lorenzana
“Fame is not so impossible for people with charisma, passion and talent. Being famous just means you have fans, and even one or two is enough to make you someone special. Ask a music fan who the best guitarist of all time is, and while one group insists that it was Jimmi Hendrix, another group swears that it was Eddie Van Halen instead. There will never be a time when everyone on this planet agrees on something like that, but luckily that's not important. All that matters is that both sides remain loyal, which they will assuming you continue to be who you are and do your thing. This is all that you need to be immortalized.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I'm not saying that I think one man is better than the other. I'm not saying that either is kinder or wiser or more ambitious, more thoughtful, confident, or able. But the fact is that when I'm with the one, comfort settles into my bones. I feel calm around him, as if the sun is smiling down on me and the world has suddenly become a sweet, safe place to be. I feel good about life―about myself. And it's hard not to want to be near someone who, just by their very nature, makes you feel that way.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“The essential difference with Builders is that they've found something to do that matters to them and are therefore so passionately engaged, they rise above the personality baggage that would otherwise hold them down. Whatever they are doing has so much meaning to them that the cause itself provides charisma and they plug into it as if it was electrical current.”
Jerry Porras, Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters

Douglas Coop
“New concepts should be introduced by the power of imagery.”
Douglas Coop

Lee Goldberg
“I had to wonder, though, if there's something about a murderer, particularly a confident one, that gives him a certain charisma or charm that I, in particular, am susceptible to.
I mean, there's a reason more women are attracted to Dracula than repelled by him.
I made a resolution to myself. From now on, I'd assume that every man I was attracted to was a murderer until proven otherwise.
Perhaps it wasn't the most promising strategy for starting a relationship, but I might live longer.”
Lee Goldberg, Mr. Monk on the Couch

“I have the charisma of the chipmunk. I never have thought I was smart. I thought the people I dealt with were dumb.”
Hyman George Rickover

John Fowles
“He had the charm of all people who believe implicitly in themselves, that of integration.”
John Fowles, The Magus

Olivia Fox Cabane
“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression. Within a few seconds, with just a glance, people have judged your social and economic level, your level of education, and even your level of success. Within minutes, they've also decided your levels of intelligence, trustworthiness, competence, friendliness and confidence. Although these evaluations happen in an instant, they can last for years: first impressions are often indelible.”
Olivia Fox Cabane

“The vampire could woo any woman with his charisma and his charm, but he only wishes to romance her.. for eternity.”
Mr. Depravity

Cindy Ann Peterson
“It does not take the striking pose of a high-fashion model or the strict stance of someone in uniform to earn respect and admiration.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Cindy Ann Peterson
“A great attitude toward your approach to an interview—demonstrated by your good posture—is everything.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Cindy Ann Peterson
“Confident Assured Posture: Foundation of Powerful Style”
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Stephen M. Irwin
“Laine had been very proud of herself last night. Nicholas had talked about ghosts and magic and woven a bit of a spell himself. He'd sounded so convincing, so logical, so sad, that she'd found herself wanting to believe him. But testing prods at his argument had made him angry, and long years with Gavin had taught her that angry, defensive people shared the lousy habit of being wrong.”
Stephen M. Irwin

Cindy Ann Peterson
“Healthy posture is based on natural positions that balance and support your skeletal system’s curves and weight-bearing abilities against the force of gravity.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Virginia Woolf
“When the wolf walks by you, you will remember.”
Virginia Woolf

Charlotte Eriksson
“You know those people you meet who just feel safe? They radiate certainty and belonging, like everything will be okay for them, because they know how to make things okay. If you’re lucky enough to spend a day with them they will go on with their lives and let you be a tourist in there. They make each moment their own, in small ways, like having preferences about the music, the colours, the smells, the direction, the order of things. And they will talk about their lives in a way that doesn’t leave any space for questioning. It’s not like … hello, this is my life, do you think it’s okay? Like I do … It’s more like: “Hey, this is my life! It’s nice, isn’t it? Now show me yours!”
Charlotte Eriksson, He loved me some days. I'm sure he did: 99 essays on growth through loss

“Charisma in this world is often just looking good and speaking well. Others merely project onto you what they want to believe to be true. Most people have superficial attachments and shallow thoughts, so the glib man can persuade many. One does not have to be a supreme salesman. No need to be a wizard with words. People clamor for a confident speaker that sounds the part. That your actions can deliver on words cements their allegiance. But even if you don’t become a leader yourself, you may find a key supporting role as a great communicator. Even before you speak, work on being a better listener and observer of cues in others. All messages must be tailored to the audience. In a group, there may be one listener who, if engaged, can turn the whole room towards your speech. Speak calmly, clearly and keep eye contact. Your voice is the voice of a leader confident in his capabilities and beliefs. Changes in tone should have a reason.”
Ryan Landry, Masculinity Amidst Madness

Alexis  Hall
“All my instincts are screaming at me that I’m in the presence of a complete arse-pot, but when he’s looking at me and smiling at me like that, I feel like the centre of an amazing, shiny universe. My mum does that sometimes. It scares me that some people have that much power, and half the time they don’t even care”
Alexis Hall, For Real

Karl Kristian Flores
“I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude, but why are you speaking in exclamation points?" asked Lina. "You do it in your e-mails too. You know you can end sentences with periods and I won’t think you’re an asshole?”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“You see, humans shrunk themselves when talking. Traditionally, one must succumb to the correspondence of politeness and must be careful not to step over anyone’s toes. This meant nodding your head at rather unthoughtful, sporadic moments, raising your voice an octave, and repeating the last few words a person said to assure them that you were respectfully listening. Everyone shrunk, but she kept. If she did not want to listen, Soriah would tell you. If she didn’t know what you were saying, she’d stop you and ask you to repeat yourself. Many people didn’t like that. It was a difficult, naked territory to be in—to be told by someone they weren’t listening to you, but she was a conversational nudist. Soriah withstood the awkwardness of confrontation, the nervousness of acknowledgment, and lived in it, and almost enjoyed it. Even if you tried, no preparation could ever prepare you in a conversation with her. She was point-blank. Her beauty was that of a certain wildness and her choice of conversation was just as predictable as the heartbeat in your chest in which she too controlled.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Passionate people always protest in airy voices about the significance of having meaningful conversations. “We shall speak to each other with profundity! No time for small talk! I want deeper!” But to be fair, what could possibly come out of thirty seconds in a café? It would be quite uncomfortable if two people were to race and pour their deepest sorrows on the other. Though perhaps the depth is in the trust. In peculiar sharing. That to have satisfaction in a conversation doesn’t
mean spilling your problems on the floor, or violently expressing how wiggly the tables are, but instead asking you to admit that the table reminds you of the long wooden bar you had at home with silver lining, back in Wyoming.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

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