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It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence. Jacques Barzun
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. Carol Burnett
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha
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. Tony Robbins
In communications, familiarity breeds apathy. William Bernbach
The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. T. S. Eliot
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. Evelyn Beatrice Hall
I do love email. Wherever possible I try to communicate asynchronously. I'm really good at email. Elon Musk
To hold a pen is to be at war. Voltaire
Language is a virus from outer space. William S. Burroughs
Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. Hermann Hesse
Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction. Gregory Bateson
When you stop talking, you've lost your customer. When you turn your back, you've lost her. Estee Lauder
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language. Joseph Brodsky
The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become. May Sarton
Words are but the signs of ideas. Samuel Johnson
Storytelling is about two things; it's about character and plot. George Lucas
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. Will Durant
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. Winston Churchill
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 evry part of your life. Brian Tracy
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. Truman Capote
I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in. Bill Gates
Journalism is literature in a hurry. Matthew Arnold
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening. Emma Thompson
Most people have to talk so they won't hear. May Sarton
Extremists think 'communication' means agreeing with them. Leo Rosten
I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words. Ruth St. Denis
Language cares. Howard Nemerov
Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man. Louis Nizer
He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave. Baltasar Gracian
The medium is the message. Marshall McLuhan
If you wish to be a writer, write. Epictetus
Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure. Francois Fenelon
We don't communicate in full sentences anyway. We don't need all those words. Shepard Smith
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. Florence Scovel Shinn
Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less. Leo Rosten
One must be frank to be relevant. Corazon Aquino
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. Mark Twain
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot
I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. Ernest Hemingway
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said. Peter Drucker
The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. Edward R. Murrow
It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear. Italo Calvino
You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature. Wallace Stevens
The press is the enemy. Richard Nixon
Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things. Matthew Arnold
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. Philip K. Dick
Language is memory and metaphor. Storm Jameson
Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. William S. Burroughs
The way you communicate an idea is different than the way you communicate a product. Frank Luntz
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Shaw
Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day. William Allingham
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. Joyce Brothers
Wise people say nothing in dangerous times. John Selden
Languages are true analytical methods. Antoine Lavoisier
The temple of art is built in words. Josiah Gilbert Holland
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot. D. H. Lawrence
The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue. Malala Yousafzai
Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare
No pleasure has any savor for me without communication. Michel de Montaigne
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. Robert Frost
What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers. Logan Pearsall Smith
Words are but pictures of our thoughts. John Dryden
Loving your language means a command of its vocabulary beyond the level of the everyday. John McWhorter
Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art. William Ralph Inge
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. Charles Baudelaire
One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes. John Galsworthy
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Mark Twain
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself. Jack Kerouac
Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords. Robert Louis Stevenson
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. Charles Dickens
I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading. Charles Kuralt
If we ever start communicating with living creatures from other planets, the number one priority is, how are you going to communicate information? Even between different cultures here on Earth, you get into communication problems. Story Musgrave
A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it. Marcel Proust
The pen is the tongue of the mind. Horace
The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. J. B. Priestley
I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet. Omar Bongo
By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. George Carlin
Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid. Homer
One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it. Helen Hayes
Good words are worth much, and cost little. George Herbert
If listeners aren't carried away to Heaven, I'm failing. La Monte Young
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. Epictetus
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response. Amos Bronson Alcott
Polite conversation is rarely either. Fran Lebowitz
Within speech, words are subject to a kind of relation that is independent of the first and based on their linkage: these are syntagmatic relations, of which I have spoken. Ferdinand de Saussure
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. Nathaniel Hawthorne
In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do. Stephen Covey
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. Lao Tzu
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato
A different language is a different vision of life. Federico Fellini
Words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone. William Albert Allard
There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen. Christopher Morley
The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently. Mark Zuckerberg
Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. Rollo May
Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success. Paul J. Meyer
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack. Winston Churchill
Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion. Henri Frederic Amiel
Be not a slave of words. Thomas Carlyle
Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment. Pearl S. Buck
Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living. Harold Pinter
Words are all we have. Samuel Beckett
No ideas and the ability to express them - that's a journalist. Karl Kraus
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. Hans Hofmann
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language. Walt Disney
To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man. Marcel Marceau
It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere. Marya Mannes
The waste basket is the writer's best friend. Isaac Bashevis Singer
If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist. Marianne Moore
Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions. Kenneth L. Pike
The shortest distance between two people is a smile. Victor Borge
It sounds so trite but in relationships, you have to communicate. Peter Krause
Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they grow and bring forth after their kind. Charles Fillmore
The desire to write grows with writing. Desiderius Erasmus
People seem to see no difference between an intimate conversation and a conversation at the water cooler. Mike Farrell
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. Karl Kraus
There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to. Michel de Montaigne
But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers. Armistead Maupin
Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions. Bertolt Brecht
The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. Sydney J. Harris
My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships. Jada Pinkett Smith
I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak. Lillian Hellman
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. Ansel Adams
Writing is the supreme solace. W. Somerset Maugham
Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Communication is everyone's panacea for everything. Tom Peters
There's all these ways to instantly communicate - cars, computers, telephone and transportation - and even with all that, it's so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them. Jason Schwartzman
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling
Writing is a communication. Theodore Sturgeon
Syllables govern the world. George Bernard Shaw
Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection. Eugenio Montale
The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness. John Cheever
It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better. Marya Mannes
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Yehuda Berg
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. Jim Rohn
There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak. Charles R. Swindoll
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind. F. Scott Fitzgerald
There are certain words which are nearer and dearer to a man than any others. Nikolai Gogol
In my teaching, I enjoyed creating models to clearly communicate my thoughts. Erno Rubik
Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized. Marilyn vos Savant
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. Isaac Asimov
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself. Mark Twain
A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them. James Madison
Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence. Faith Baldwin
I try to just communicate what I want done as clearly and simply as possible. Dick Wolf
Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break. Earl Wilson
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. Frank Moore Colby
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. H. G. Wells
Number one, cash is king... number two, communicate... number three, buy or bury the competition. Jack Welch
I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people. Jeanette Winterson
Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way. Paulo Coelho
Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind. Rebecca West
Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow. Rowan Williams
Writing only leads to more writing. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit. Tom Wolfe
Today's gossip is tomorrow's headline. Walter Winchell
A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years. Wendell Willkie
It's like there are all these languages available, especially in terms of image. Why confine yourself to only English? There's all these languages and possibilities and concepts to speak or communicate with. William T. Wiley
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth
Categorically to say that all content you don't like receiving is harassment would be such a broad brush it wouldn't leave us much content. Del Harvey
Psychologists call this the online disinhibition effect, in which factors like anonymity, invisibility, a lack of authority, and not communicating in real time strip away the mores society spent millennia building. and its sweeping from our smartphones into every aspect of our lives. Joel Stein
if you're tired of arguing with strangers on the Internet, try talking with one of them in real life. Barack Obama
Donald Trump’s tweets are the ravings of a demented man child. Bill Maher
Politics is power, and communications is power, Roger Ailes
Donald Trump’s tweets are the ravings of a demented man child. Bill Maher
Social media amplifies the loudest voices. John Dickerson (journalist)
In our rush to connect everything [via the Internet], we have created a monster of bad guys just waiting to take advantage of a weak line of code in a very complex program. Fareed Zakaria
It eliminatesall prohibitions against blockingandthrottling (slowing down) applicationsby broadband providers, and enables them to engage inpaid prioritization and unreasonable discrimination at the point of interconnection.It ignoresthousands of consumer complaints and millions of individual comments that ask the FCC to save net neutrality and uphold the principles that all traffic should be created equal. [It] I Increases uncertainty for consumers, ensuring that broadband providers could block or throttle at a whim.  Threatens innovation at the edge, by allowing broadband providers to charge tolls to access their customers.  Enables offerings that favor the vertically integrated broadband provider’s own content and services over those of consumers and innovators who rely on the Internet to grow their own businesses and stay informed.  Prevents states and localities from adopting any related consumer protections –an action that is likely unlawful.  Undoes the light-touch, court-approved Title II classification of broadband Internet access service that was modeled on the wildly-successful approach to mobile voice, and returnsto an unregulated approach where broadband providers reign supreme and customers with complaints have no redress at the FCC. Mignon L. Clyburn
To work together on software, people don’t need a company-supplied forum to discuss their politics, their sexual interests, their cultural antipathies. Offering it seems pointlessly divisive. Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.