Communication Quotes

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Steve Maraboli
“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, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Lawrence Clark Powell
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.”
Lawrence Clark Powell

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

Shannon L. Alder
“If you have feelings for someone, let them know. It doesn’t matter if they can be in your life or not. Maybe, it is just enough for both of you to release the truth, so healing can occur. The opposite is true, as well. If you don’t have feelings for someone then never let another person suggest that you do. Protect your reputation and be responsible for the wrong information spread about you. Never allow anyone to live with a false belief or unfounded hope about you. An honorable person sets the record straight, so that person can move on with their life.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

Steve Maraboli
“How would your life be different if…You pretended those around you were deaf to your words? Let today be the day…You let your actions speak and communicate your feelings and intentions.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Jacques Derrida
“I always dream of a pen that would be a syringe.”
Jacques Derrida, Jacques Derrida

Tamora Pierce
“If you look hard and long, you can find us. If you listen hard and long, you can hear any of us, call any of us that you wish.”
Tamora Pierce, Wild Magic

Shannon L. Alder
“A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence.”
Shannon L. Alder

David Levithan
“You know there's no such thing as a complete lie. There's always some truth in there.”
David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Toni Morrison
“What I think the political correctness debate is really about is the power to be able to define. The definers want the power to name. And the defined are now taking that power away from them.”
Toni Morrison

Timothy Leary
“And a new philosophy emerged called quantum physics, which suggest that the individual’s function is to inform and be informed. You really exist only when you’re in a field sharing and exchanging information. You create the realities you inhabit.”
Timothy Leary, Chaos & Cyber Culture

John Bytheway
“If someone were to ask whether communications skills or meekness is most important to a marriage, I'd answer meekness, hands down. You can be a superb communicator but still never have the humility to ask, 'Is it I?' Communication skills are no substitute for Christlike attributes. As Dr. Douglas Brinley has observed, 'Without theological perspectives, secular exercises designed to improve our relationship and our communication skills (the common tools of counselors and marriage books) will never work any permanent change in one's heart: they simply develop more clever and skilled fighters!”
John Bytheway, When Times Are Tough: 5 Scriptures That Will Help You Get Through Almost Anything

Peggy O'Mara
“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.”
Peggy O'Mara

Paulo Coelho
“When we turn around & come face to face with our destiny, we discover that words (spoken) are not enough. I know so many people who are brilliant speakers but are quite incapable of practising what they preach. It's one thing to describe a situation & quite another to experience it.

I realised a long time ago that a warrior in search of his dream must take his inspiration from what he actually does & not from what he imagines himself doing.”
Paulo Coelho, Aleph

Shannon L. Alder
“You can have regret from yesterday, fear tomorrow, but peace today by sharing your heart’s deepest feelings. A life spent being fearful of showing your soul is a life not worth living.”
Shannon Alder

Mira Grant
“Words have power.”
Mira Grant, Blackout

P.G. Wodehouse
“Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to speak French.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins

Kahlil Gibran
“For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.”
Kahlil Gibran

Guy de Maupassant
“Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all.”
Guy de Maupassant

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

José Rizal
“What said those two souls communicating through the language of the eyes, more perfect than that of the lips, the language given to the soul in order that sound may not mar the ecstasy of feeling? In such moments, when the thoughts of two happy beings penetrate into each other’s souls through the eyes, the spoken word is halting, rude, and weak—it is as the harsh, slow roar of the thunder compared with the rapidity of the dazzling lightning flash, expressing feelings already recognized, ideas already understood, and if words are made use of it is only because the heart’s desire, dominating all the being and flooding it with happiness, wills that the whole human organism with all its physical and psychical powers give expression to the song of joy that rolls through the soul. To the questioning glance of love, as it flashes out and then conceals itself, speech has no reply; the smile, the kiss, the sigh answer.”
José Rizal, Noli Me Tángere

Harper Lee
“Now, 75 years [after To Kill a Mockingbird], in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books.

[Open Letter, O Magazine, July 2006]”
Harper Lee

Guy de Maupassant
“It is the encounters with people that make life worth living.”
Guy de Maupassant

Karen Quan
“My heart is burning a hole in my chest and every time you speak to me, it keeps sinking, and I'm left with nothing but ashes. I wish she were talking to me, because the more she speaks to me, the more my heart flutters like a rising phoenix.
-Karen Quan and Jarod Kintz”
Karen Quan, liQUID PROse QUOtes

Phyllis Theroux
“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”
Phyllis Theroux

Haruki Murakami
“Our hearts are not stones. A stone may disintegrate in time and lose its outward form. But hearts never disintegrate. They have no outward form, and whether good or evil, we can always communicate them to one another.”
Haruki Murakami, After the Quake

Lily King
“You don’t realise how language actually interferes with communication until you don’t have it, how it gets in the way like an overdominant sense.”
Lily King, Euphoria

Kim Stanley Robinson
“And in this curious state I had the realization, at the moment of seeing that stranger there, that I was a person like everybody else. That I was known by my actions and words, that my internal universe was unavailable for inspection by others. They didn't know. They didn't know, because I never told them.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Icehenge