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Communication Quotes

You people are telling me what you think I want to know. I want to know what is actually happening.

Author: Creighton Abrams

Profession: American Commander of Forces in Vietnam

For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.

Author: George Ade (1866-1944)

Profession: American Humorist, Playwright

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.

Author: Atwell


I've not got a first in philosophy without being able to muddy things pretty satisfactory.

Author: John Banham

Profession: British Director General of Confederation of Industry

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.

Author: Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

Profession: American Financier

You will get good attention and people will be more inclined to listen to you if you can make a statement whereby their response is, ''No Shit!'' or at least, ''No kidding!''

Author: Gael Boardman

Profession: American Politician

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.

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth you let men look into your mind. Do they see it well clothed, neat, businesswise?

Author: Bruce Burton


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.

Author: Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Profession: American Author, Trainer

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

Author: Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Profession: American Author, Trainer

If you cry ''Forward'' you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?

Author: Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

Profession: Russian Playwright, Short Story Writer

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.

Author: Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925)

Profession: American Editor, Essayist

Two monologues do not make a dialogue.

Author: Jeff Daly


It's vital the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It's what I try and do.

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales