Great Quotes About Good Communication

Great Quotes About Good Communication

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes

“Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper.” – Bo Bennett

“Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.” – Mireille Guiliano

“Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re sining in, they still know good music when they hear it.” – Lou Rawls

“The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.” – Joseph Priestley

“We need men and women to sit down and talk to each other about sex honestly and openly. That would help us fight Aids so immediately. But our lack of communication is hugely problematic.” – Emma Thompson

“I thought my life was mapped out. Research, living in the forest, teaching and writing. But in ’86 I went to a conference and realized the chimpanzees were disappearing. I had worldwide recognition and a gift of communication. I had to use them.” – Jane Goodall

“If you’re a politician, you might want to learn the Buddhist way of negation. Restoring communication and bringing back reconciliation is clear and concrete in Buddhism.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“There is never going to be a substitute for face-to-face communication, but we have seen since the alphabet, to the telephone and now the internet, that whenever people find a new way to communicate, they will flock to it.” – Howard Rheingold

What is your favorite quote listed above and can you add one of your favorite quotes about communication? Leave a comment below and let’s hear your thoughts!

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At age 25, Ryan Avery became the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history; competing against more than 30,000 people from 116 countries to claim the 2012 Championship title. As an Emmy Award winning journalist and a proud member of the National Speakers Association, Ryan uses his background in multimedia and speaking to help reach the younger generation on the importance of improving their communication skills in order to advance in their professional and personal life.

6 Comments on "Great Quotes About Good Communication"

  • Marc Gabris says

    Nice quotes! My favorite:
    “Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper.” – Bo Bennett

    This is my favorite because in my opinion it gets to the heart of why we communicate; to have an effect!

    “If you’re proud of your life, you have no need to be shy.” ~ Mark Watson

  • Good collection, Ryan, and even though it has an edge to it, my favorite is the George Bernard Shaw quote. To me, it implies that a lot of people talk without communicating anything of value…or listening…so that there can be a meaningful dialogue.

    Since I’m not sure that I have a single favorite of my own, I did a quick fishing expedition on “goodreads: and found this colorful quote attributed to Jarod Kintz:

    “I talked to a calzone for fifteen minutes last night before I realized it was just an introverted pizza. I wish all my acquaintances were so tasty.
    ― Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

  • Steve Cavin says

    I love the GBS quote as well as it really gets to the heart of Communication. If a message is sent but not received or understood, then Communication has not taken place. It is most definitely a 2-way street.

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