Quotes and Sayings about Communication
"My view is different. Public relations are a key component of any operation in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Day, Key, Public)
"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Perception, Execution, Expression, Infinite, Photography, Variety)
"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Art, Ideas, Communication, Photography)
"My assignment was in the communications office, where I typed out dispatches."
- Jack Adams
"It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven."
- George Allen
(Related: Commitment, Communication, May, Open, states, Terrorism, United)
"I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Communication, Talking, Writing)
"Yes, it must be something that goes very well with my voice, let's say something that I understand that this would be good communication with the others, and I don't pretend for instance, to look for music that would be something that doesn't go with my personality."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Music, Communication, Personality, Voice)
"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is."
- Malcolm Arnold
(Related: Music, Friendship, People, Act, Communication)
"That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Balance, Communication, Fight, Fire, Free speech, Question, Respect, World)
"In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Legal, People, Fighting, Laws, World)
"I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we're true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that's the extent of my involvement."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Values, Country, Ideals, Job)
"What does music mean to me? I don't think I would really be much without it, without it coming through me. It's my means of communication, my means of growth, my means of transportation from one point in my life to another."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Life, Music, Growth, Communication)
"A third ideal that has made its way in the modern world is reliance on reason, especially reason disciplined and enriched by modern science. An eternal basis of human intercommunication is reason."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Science, Reason, World)
"Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence."
- Faith Baldwin
(Related: Communication, Silence, Talking)
"Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Hope, Communication, Evil, Manners)
"After all, it's the future of business communication that we're looking toward."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Communication, Future)
"The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting."
- Dave Barry
(Related: History, Development, Communication, Internet, Invention, Waiting)
"I hold communications with saints and angels, even with satan himself."
- Elizabeth Barton
(Related: Angels, Saints, Satan)
"Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Action, Information, Problems, Visions, World)
"Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Communication)
"The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action. After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Action, Army, Order)
"In communications, familiarity breeds apathy."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Apathy, Familiarity)
"Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors."
- Leonard Bernstein
"Illiteracy is rampant. People are out of communication."
- Karen Black
(Related: People, Communication)
"When your whole system, your whole civilized system goes down, this is pretty much what you get left with. We have no communications, no running water, no electricity, no real help."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Electricity, Help, Pretty, Running, Water)
"Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Being, Communication, Film, Television, Understanding, Words)
"Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages, there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that communication is breaking down everywhere, on an unparalleled scale."
- David Bohm
(Related: Communication, Feeling, World)
"During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts."
- David Bohm
(Related: Technology, Travel, Communication, Network, Past, World)
"The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Communication, Man, Mind, Senses, Will)
"I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Communication, Freedom, Information, Internet, Tools)
"The first legislation that I produced relating to the Internet was a bill to overturn a restriction inside of the law that prohibited the Internet backbone from being used for anything other than research and scientific and educational communication."
- Rick Boucher
(Related: Being, Communication, First, Internet, Law, Legislation, Research)
"Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Society, Communication)
"I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Being, Communication, Earth, Hate, Television)
"Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally.That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Change, Power, Technology, Opportunity, Ability, Community, First, Sense, World)
"In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait."
- Les Brown
(Related: Business, People, Audiences, Commerce, Day, Television)
"Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Communication, Fulfillment, Self)
"I am seriously troubled by the proposed rapid consolidation in the telecommunications marketplace."
- Conrad Bums
"Communication is the key, and it's one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors. I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Actors, Communication, Forget, Key, Talk)
"Thirdly, as we move through this process of integrating the communications, we will begin to emulate more of the World Wide Web in our work in the future."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Work, Future, Will, World)
"Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Health, Communication, First, Nurses, Wrong)
"The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: God, Life, Nature, Body, Communication, Heaven, Light, Mind)
"So, all during the '90s and, you know, for the first half of this decade, we had opportunities to get evacuation plans in place, better communications in place."
- Michael Chertoff
"I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun."
- Lee Child
(Related: Communication, Community, Fact, Fun, Now)
"People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?"
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Technology, People, Knowledge, Information, Result, Today)
"The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language."
- Jim Clark
(Related: Internet, Language)
"In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Business, Finance, Trust, People, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Profession, Running, Space)
"Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Communication, Improvement)
"I think that new communications are wonderful and I am delighted to be a part of the Internet generation."
- Judy Collins
"But picketing - picketing for or against something, and handing out literature - these are conspicuously formal actions. They have to be understood as indirect communication."
- Tony Conrad
(Related: Actions, Communication, Literature)
"Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Men, Women)
"Since 2000, we have lost 2.7 million manufacturing jobs, of which 500,000 jobs were in high-tech industries such as telecommunications and electronics."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Jobs, Manufacturing)
"It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Technology, People, Books, Communication, Fact, Information, Television)
"The filmmaking process is a very personal one to me, I mean it really is a personal kind of communication. It's not as though its a study of fear or any of that stuff."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Fear, Communication, Study)
"I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Design, Successful, Communication, Project)
"As our country increasingly relies on electronic information storage and communication, it is imperative that our Government amend our information security laws accordingly."
- Jo Ann Davis
(Related: Government, Communication, Country, Information, Laws, Security)
"I didn't have a lot of communication with Elvis. You had to go through a barricade to get to Elvis. It was people hanging on every word, and I felt very uncomfortable a lot of times."
- Mac Davis
(Related: People, Communication, Word)
"This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Art, Soul, Communication, Earth, Evolution, Man, Moments)
"I slept for four years. I didn't study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Communication, Study, Years)
"I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Soul, Dance, Being, Body, Communication, Deep, Words)
"The concern is over what will happen as strong encryption becomes commonplace with all digital communications and stored data. Right now the use of encryption isn't all that widespread, but that state of affairs is expected to change rapidly."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Change, Concern, Now, Right, State, Will)
"We have never really had absolute privacy with our records or our electronic communications - government agencies have always been able to gain access with appropriate court orders."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Government, Court, Gain, Privacy)
"With those people, I'm very far apart, because I believe that government access to communications and stored records is valuable when done under tightly controlled conditions which protect legitimate privacy interests."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Government, People, Privacy)
"I've worked very hard in this book to keep the lines of communication open. I don't want to turn someone away from this information for partisan political reasons."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Communication, Information, Open, Want)
"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
(Related: Soul, Communication, Will)
"I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Technology, Importance, Key, Public)
"The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Art, Finance, Country, Culture, Help, Rest)
"Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Communication, Inventions, Language)
"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Animation, Appreciation, Communication, Man, Mind, Quick)
"Every year the progress of advanced capitalist society makes our population consist of more and more isolates. This is because of the infrastructure of the economy, especially electronic communications."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Society, Progress, Economy, Population)
"Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, Communication, Words)
"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Communication, Hearing)
"The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Technology, Information, Internet)
"I follow my conscience - and this is upsetting to some people, but I maintain the conscience is going to be the only thing between us and communication in the future."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: People, Communication, Conscience, Future)
"Music is a very personal and emotional form of communication."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Music, Communication)
"We accelerated our capital spending in the fourth quarter, particularly in international and next-generation network deployment, which should not only sustain future revenue growth but also drive significant cost reductions across all communications services."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Growth, Future, Network)
"Our communications services revenue growth is being driven by continued strong top-line performance in data, Internet and international - three of the fastest growing and most profitable areas within communications services."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Growth, Performance, Being, Internet)
"The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Communication, Fire, Language, Living)
"By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Communication, Identity, Importance, Sense, Writer, Writing)
"I have a very open line of communication with both my children."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Children, Communication, Open)
"As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Communication, Job, Managers, Temperament, Today, Umpire, Understanding)
"It frequently happens that two persons, reasoning right on a mechanical subject, think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other."
- Oliver Evans
(Related: Communication, Right)
"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication."
- Michael Faraday
(Related: Success, Communication, Discrimination, Innovation)
"There are a lot of things that need to be done to improve communications."
- Douglas Feith
"These sites have torn down the geographical divide that once prevented long distance social relationships from forming, allowing instant communication and connections to take place and a virtual second life to take hold for its users."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Life, Communication, Relationships)
"The Internet has brought communities across the globe closer together through instant communication."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Communication, Internet)
"I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Power, Trust, Truth, Heart, Communication, Imprisonment)
"We are a nation in which freedom is alive in the squares and streets, in the daily work of the communications media, in the open relationship between the governing and the governed."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Work, Freedom, Media, Nation, Open)
"The first work of the director is to set a mood so that the actor's work can take place, so that the actor can create. And in order to do that, you have to communicate, communicate with the actors. And direction is about communication on all levels."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Work, Actor, Actors, Communication, Direction, First, Order)
"Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Dreams, Language, Myths, World)
"What is music anyway? It's a form of communication, and that's why I play the kind of music that I think - that I hope - can communicate with people."
- Kenny G
(Related: Music, People, Hope, Communication, Play)
"The space industry is developing and delivering benefits that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example, medical and materials research, and satellite communications."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Medical, Benefits, Earth, Example, Needs, Priorities, Research, Space)
"Canada's a huge country, so to be able to unite the country through communication satellite technology or to be able to observe it through remote sensing technology from space is a natural fit for a country like Canada."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Technology, Canada, Communication, Country, Space)
"But despite the universality of URLs, we often forget that they're not just a handy way to address network resources. They're also valuable communication tools."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Communication, Forget, Network, Tools)
"That was when I realised that music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, Communication)
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Computers, Creativity, Communication, Tools)
"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
(Related: People, Communication)
"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Communication, Discrimination, Innovation)
"How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee - with physics and mathematics, not with laws - that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications."
- John Gilmore
(Related: Society, Laws, Mathematics, Physics, Privacy, Want)
"In 1967, the students at San Francisco State invited the poet Amiri Baraka to the campus for a semester. He attracted other influential black writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Ed Bullins, Eldridge Cleaver. What emerged was something we called the community communications program. That's how I got involved; I got involved in a little play."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Community, Play, State, Students, Writers)
"I wrote somewhere during the Cold War that I sometimes wish the Iron Curtain were much taller than it is, so that you could see whether the development of science with no communication was parallel on the two sides. In this case it certainly wasn't."
- Thomas Gold
(Related: Science, War, Development, Communication, Iron curtain)
"You know, Quincy Jones was a great mentor, but he was a man in a man's world. Fortunately he's a very sensitive man and a beautiful human being, and even though he was 14 or 15 years older than me, he's a capable human being and has great communication skills."
- Lesley Gore
(Related: Being, Communication, Man, World, Years)
"People break down after a couple of hours. All the defenses go down, and there's a kind of communication that if I spent 20 years in a living room with one of these people, I would never, never know as much about them as I do in that one day."
- Lee Grant
(Related: People, Communication, Day, Living, Years)
"I'm glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I've been in, the communication feels great here with Russell. He really pays close attention to what I'm doing because he cares."
- Benny Green
(Related: Attention, Communication, Question)
"The proof that God has revealed himself to man by special and express communications, and that Christianity constitutes that revelation, is no part of these inquiries."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: God, Christianity, Man, Proof)
"To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Education, Communication, Importance, Succeed, Will)
"I think sex is very interesting for most people, but I'm interested in sex as a way of communication, I'm not that interested in the fantasy version of a sex scene."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Sex, People, Communication, Fantasy)
"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
(Related: Communication, Giving, Information, Words)
"The nations of the West hope that by means of steam communication all the world will become as one family."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Family, Hope, Communication, Nations, Will, World)
"The Internet was developed in large part by U.S. government research funding to develop new communications networks, starting with a network created by the Department of Defense."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Government, Defense, Internet, Network, Research)
"Walt put everything he knew about communication with images into the park, so it was very familiar."
- John Hench
"Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication - particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: People, Civilization, Inspiration, Ideas, Beginning, Communication, Sea)
"The art of communication is the language of leadership."
- James Humes
(Related: Art, Leadership, Communication, Language)
"A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered; about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Ideas, Communication, Community, Ideals, Tradition, Understanding, World)
"I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Education, Thoughts, Communication)
"As everyone in Louisiana knows, there was often no communication or coordination between the state and federal government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Government, Communication, State)
"Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Communication, Confidence, Error, May, Media, Press, Rapport, Television)
"On the other hand, the American public possesses a great resilience and strength, and good risk communication strategies can tap into and even amplify those assets."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Strength, American, Communication, Public, Risk)
"Art must unquestionably have a social value; that is, as a potential means of communication it must be addressed, and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind."
- Rockwell Kent
(Related: Art, Communication, Mankind, Potential, Understanding, Value)
"Communications is the number one major in America today. CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer."
- Larry King
(Related: America, Jobs, Summer, Today)
"As soon as you judge communication a little more rigorously, there is a possibility that the message will not be democratized. I have to say what I believe to be right. I have to spread out the statement among all the means of expression available to us at present."
- Alexander Kluge
(Related: Possibility, Communication, Expression, Present, Right, Will)
"With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Communication, Light, Quiet, Solitude, Talking)
"We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man, however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him, split as it is in its submission to symbols."
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Communication, Man, May)
"The local communities, through their leaders, were able to build a communications network that allowed my work here to reflect the needs and interests of the people within the 9th Congressional District. It's been an honor to do that and we did so successfully."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Work, People, Honor, Leaders, Needs, Network)
"Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Community, Leading, State, Today, World)
"Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Development, Media, Popular, Post, Press)
"I'm chairing a UNESCO committee on how to improve global Internet communications for science; help third-world people get onto the Net so they can be part of the process."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Science, People, Committee, Help, Internet)
"I started on the use of the Internet for scientific communication. Our research group was one of the very first to make really systematic use of it as a way of managing research projects."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Communication, First, Internet, Projects, Research)
"I think IT projects are about supporting social systems-about communications between people and machines. They tend to fail due to cultural issues."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: People, Machines, Projects)
"The interest in the supernatural in a very generic sense and in the spiritual is not in itself a factor that helps the communication of the Christian faith."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Faith, Christian, Communication, Interest, Sense, Spiritual, Supernatural)
"There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Communication, Reason)
"A degree of lying - you know, white lies - seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Communication, Lies, Lying)
"It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is - like Verdi said - working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra's collective qualities emerge."
- James Levine
(Related: Communication, Day, Expression, Play, Style)
"With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
"Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Coffee, Communication, Sleep)
"If our republican form of government is perishing because communications - the infrastructure of that republic - is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Business, Government, Democracy, Order, Present, Protest, Republican)
"It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Blind, Exaggeration, Examination, Focus, Freedom, Now, Press, Speech)
"We know that communication must be hampered, and its form largely determined, by the unconscious but inevitable influence of a transmitting mechanism, whether that be of a merely mechanical or of a physiological character."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Character, Communication, Influence, Unconscious)
"Mental communication without verbalization... all space is made up of waves and we are constantly sending and receiving messages from our brain."
- Tina Louise
(Related: Communication, Space)
"We must accept the fact that transport and communications will bring the world in close relations and the youth of the world should have standards and ideals in common."
- Juliette G. Low
(Related: Fact, Ideals, Will, World, Youth)
"There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Anger, People, American, Communication, Disappointment, Pain, Party, Practice, Regret, Republican, Sorrow, Suffering, Want)
"I don't understand why people whose entire lives or their corporate success depends on communication, and yet they are led on occasion by CEOs who cannot talk their way out of a paper bag and don't care to."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Success, People, Care, Communication, Corporate, Talk)
"Ideology and communication more often than not run into each other rather than complement each other. Principle and communication work together. Ideology and communication often work apart."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Work, Communication, Ideology)
"Republicans use think tanks to come up with a lot of their messages. The think tanks are the single worst, most undisciplined example of communication I've ever seen."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Communication, Example, Republicans)
"On the other hand, in a society whose communication component is becoming more prominent day by day, both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that language assumes a new importance."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Communication, Day, Importance, Language, Reality)
"If you improve a teacher's self-esteem, confidence, communication skills or stress levels, you improve that teacher's overall effectiveness across the curriculum."
- Elaine MacDonald
(Related: Communication, Confidence, Curriculum, Self, Stress)
"A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them."
- James Madison
(Related: Communication, Man, Opinions, Property)
"God joins us together by means of the body, in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements. He affects us with the same feelings in consequence of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: God, Soul, Feelings, Body, Communication, Laws)
"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
(Related: People, Communication)
"To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well."
- John Marshall
(Related: Communication, Influence, Talk)
"There is a world of communication which is not dependent on words."
- Mary Martin
(Related: Communication, Words, World)
"The communication is in the work and words are no substitute for this."
- Mary Martin
(Related: Work, Communication, Words)
"But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Thoughts, Behavior, Being, Communication, Defense, Language, Motives)
"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
(Related: Opportunity, Possibility, Communication, Fraud, Internet, Strangers, Today, World)
"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing."
- Rollo May
(Related: Communication, Community, Intimacy, Understanding)
"But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Architecture, Change, Communication, Environment)
"Today, comics is one of the very few forms of mass communication in which individual voices still have a chance to be heard."
- Scott McCloud
(Related: Chance, Communication, Today)
"Unlike then, the mail stream of today has diminished by such things as e-mails and faxes and cell phones and text messages, largely electronic means of communication that replace mail."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Communication, Mail, Today)
"Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Men, Nature, Communication, Content, Media)
"Strange about parents. We have such easy access to them and such daunting problems of communication."
- James Merrill
(Related: Communication, Parents, Problems)
"Vivendi will be one of the very few top communications groups of the Internet age. We will have customers all over the globe, providing services through all kinds of technology."
- Jean-Marie Messier
(Related: Technology, Age, Internet, Will)
"Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Success, Career, Communication, Connection, Key)
"The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Work, Communication)
"The eventual place the American army should take on the western front was to a large extent influenced by the vital question of communication and supply."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: American, Army, Communication, Question)
"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
(Related: Thought, Mind, Pleasure)
"No pleasure has any savor for me without communication."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Communication, Pleasure)
"Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Success, Possibility, Communication, Reflection, Solitude, Television)
"Anybody who thinks that getting a communication from a voter in your district is spam - that guy is pork. Roast pork unless he changes his point of view."
- Dick Morris
"The need for improved technical support in schools has expanded as the Government and schools have increased their investment in information and communications technologies."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Government, Information, Investment, Schools, Support)
"That's why I do this music business thing, it's communication with people without having the extreme inconvenience of actually phoning anybody up."
- Steven Morrissey
(Related: Business, Music, People, Communication, Extreme)
"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
"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
(Related: Communication, Earth, Information, Living, Problems)
"Their spirituality was in nature, even though Emerson was a preacher on the pulpit, he ended up going out into nature for direct, face-to-face communication with God, if you want to call all of this creation part of God."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Nature, God, Communication, Creation, Spirituality, Want)
"The inventions and the great discoveries have opened up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange, provided we are willing."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Communication, Inventions)
"The biggest lesson I've learned by living abroad for the last four years is the importance of communication."
- Hidetoshi Nakata
(Related: Communication, Importance, Living, Years)
"Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Education, Development, Labor, Skill)
"I love the rehearsal process in the theatre, and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Love, Communication, Sense, Theatre)
"People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Music, People, Communication)
"Measured in time of transport and communication, the whole round globe is now smaller than a small European country was a hundred years ago."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Time, Communication, Country, Now, Years)
"Those involved in the program are interested in how to use photography, videos, the Internet, film, and anything related to communications and transmission of information in the most up-to-date modern ways."
- Major Owens
(Related: Film, Information, Internet, Photography)
"Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Age, Leadership, Now)
"The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Church, Man, Media, Question, Religious, Today)
"The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Art, Success, Management, Communication, Listening)
"Communication is everyone's panacea for everything."
- Tom Peters
"Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Change, Possibility, Communication, Present)
"I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Feelings, Knowledge, Communication)
"Communication works for those who work at it."
- John Powell
(Related: Work, Communication)
"So as I look at transitioning to the communication platforms of the future, I see that the beauty of Internet protocols is you get the separation of the layers between service and technology."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: Beauty, Technology, Communication, Future, Internet, Separation, Service)
"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."
- J. B. Priestley
"The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."
- Joseph Priestley
"I work on OpenBSD fulltime, as the project leader. I set some directions, increase communication between the developers, and try to be involved in nearly every aspect of the base system."
- Theo de Raadt
(Related: Work, Leader, Communication, Project)
"Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it."
- Lou Rawls
(Related: Music, People, Communication, Language, Singing, World)
"It's communication - that's what theatre is all about."
- Chita Rivera
(Related: Communication, Theatre)
"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
(Related: Communication, Understanding, World)
"Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know."
- Jim Rohn
"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
(Related: People, Opportunity, Clarity, Communication, Emotions, Practice, Style, Will)
"If anything characterizes the cultural life of the seventies in America, it is an insistence on preventing failures of communication."
- Richard Rosen
(Related: Life, America, Communication)
"Extremists think "communication" means agreeing with them."
- Leo Rosten
"Humor is the affectionate communication of insight."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Humor, Communication)
"The other thing about FEMA, my understanding is that it was supposed to move into the Department of Homeland Security... and be what it was, but also having a lot of lateral communication with all those others involved in that issue of homeland security."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Communication, Security, Understanding)
"It's a difficult undertaking. I've been married for four years and I see this movie as a cautionary tale about people who've gone deeply out of communication."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: People, Communication, Years)
"It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Communication, Illusion, Language, Problems, Reality, Reflection)
"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family."
- Virginia Satir
(Related: Family, Feelings, Communication, Mistakes, Open, Rules, Worth)
"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
(Related: Work, Ability, Communication)
"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
(Related: Computers, People, Communication)
"People aren't going to talk about it except me and that is communication and the visits I have personally had in our meetings with our store managers saying if you do these things you will be terminated, period."
- Lee Scott
(Related: People, Communication, Managers, Meetings, Saying, Talk, Will)
"We want to set a tone going into our fiscal year that starts Feb. 1, that Wal-Mart Stores is going to be aggressive in taking care of customers, taking care of our associates, communications and merchandising."
- Lee Scott
(Related: Care, Want)
"The Spirit communicating to your spirit is the most effective and fundamental of communications. Write it down. As you write down impressions of the Spirit, more are given."
- Richard G. Scott
"But communication is two-sided - vital and profound communication makes demands also on those who are to receive it... demands in the sense of concentration, of genuine effort to receive what is being communicated."
- Roger Sessions
(Related: Being, Communication, Effort, Sense)
"To devise an information processing system capable of getting along on its own - it must handle its own problems of programming, bookkeeping, communication and coordination with its users. It must appear to its users as a single, integrated personality."
- Cliff Shaw
(Related: Communication, Information, Personality, Problems, Programming)
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Communication, Illusion)
"States are looking for low-cost solutions that will enable better communication, while avoiding the danger in which the chain of command breaks down in emergencies. We do not want everyone talking to everyone else all the time."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Time, Communication, Danger, states, Talking, Want, Will)
"Tim and Fritz Lang I loved working with. Not Hitchcock so much. There was no communication."
- Sylvia Sidney
"The fact that we are I don't know how many millions of people, yet communication, complete communication, is completely impossible between two of those people, is to me one of the biggest tragic themes in the world."
- Georges Simenon
(Related: People, Communication, Fact, World)
"One of them, for example, which will probably haunt me more than any other is the problem of communication."
- Georges Simenon
(Related: Communication, Example, Will)
"Eventually, it is found out but it takes time especially in the conditions when communication is difficult, when the enemy is making it extremely awkward for information to come out, to go."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Time, Communication, Enemy, Information)
"My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries, and applying that idea to transportation business."
- Frederick W. Smith
(Related: Business, Idea, Innovation)
"The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Artists, Communication, Hollywood)
"All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication. All the poet has to do is listen. The poet is not an important fellow. There will also be another poet."
- Stevie Smith
(Related: Poetry, Communication, Will)
"It's populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling."
- Aaron Sorkin
(Related: People, Communication, Day)
"But theater, because of its nature, both text, images, multimedia effects, has a wider base of communication with an audience. That's why I call it the most social of the various art forms."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Art, Nature, Communication, Theater)
"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard."
- Anne Spencer
(Related: Coffee, Communication)
"Writing is a communication."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Communication, Writing)
"Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: People, Communication, Kindness, Now, Patience, Will)
"The waste of capital, in proportion to the total capital, in this country between 1800 and 1850, in the attempts which were made to establish means of communication and transportation, was enormous."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Communication, Country, Waste)
"Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone."
- Deborah Tannen
(Related: Act, Communication, Independence, Intimacy, Needs, World)
"But if I can be convinced and then through the work that we do together, the orchestra can really be convinced of the big sweep of that communication that the piece suggests, then the audience will get it and it will be a good experience for all of us."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Experience, Work, Communication, Will)
"And it's absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating - and the levels of the communication that I've seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don't we have that here?"
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Change, Communication, Poor)
"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
(Related: Men, Women, Sex, Communication, Fight, Help, Talk)
"Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Family, Communication, Listening)
"The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Achievement, Audiences, Communication)
"However, even during the preparations for action, we laid our plans in such a manner that should there be progress through diplomatic negotiation, we would be well prepared to cancel operations at the latest moment that communication technology would have permitted."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Technology, Progress, Action, Communication, Negotiation)
"Gradually I became aware of details: a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town. They broke formation, and went in single file along the communication trench leading to the front line. Another group followed them."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Communication, Company, Leading, Soldiers)
"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
(Related: Life, Work, Quality, Communication, Skill)
"We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: War, Fear, Causes, Communication, Open, Potential, Suspicion)
"There is no roles. No one is keeping any roles. The drummer is also answering everybody and everything. So it is a constant conversation and communication between musicians on an extremely high level with extremely valuable material, motifs, and melodies."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Communication, Conversation, Musicians)
"The speed of communication, the speed of information transfer, the cheapness of communication, the ease of moving things around the world are a difference in kind as well as degree."
- Paul A. Volcker
(Related: Communication, Difference, Information, World)
"I do not pretend to know precisely what is on foot there; but I think it pretty evident that there is a very free communication between that country and this body, and unless I am greatly mistaken, I see the dwarfish medium by which that communication is kept up."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Body, Communication, Country, Pretty)
"I have seen that technology has contributed to improved communication, that it's contributed to better health care, that it's contributed to better food supplies, that it has contributed to all the basic human needs."
- John Warnock
(Related: Food, Health, Technology, Care, Communication, Needs)
"Without television and mass communication, that knowledge wouldn't exist. So I think it actually has the possibility of turning people into more understanding and more empathetic people."
- John Warnock
(Related: People, Knowledge, Possibility, Communication, Television, Understanding)
"It is difficult to imagine how any behavior in the presence of another person can avoid being a communication of one's own view of the nature of one's relationship with that person and how it can fail to influence that person."
- Paul Watzlawick
(Related: Nature, Behavior, Being, Communication, Influence)
"Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link."
- Simone Weil
(Related: God, Communication, Separation)
"I've exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years. For the most part, these communications took place before my marriage, though some have sadly took place after. To be clear, I have never met any of these women or had physical relationships at any time."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Nature, Time, Women, Marriage, Relationships, Years)
"We have seen a central government taking more and more control over public education, over communications, over transportation, over every detail of our daily lives."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Government, Education, Control, Detail, Public)
"There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Communication, Fact, First, Forgetfulness, Ignorance)
"Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Communication, Mind, Nothing, Writing)
"Power in America today is control of the means of communication."
- Theodore White
(Related: Power, Control, America, Communication, Today)
"It is very clear that voice communications is moving on to the Internet. In the end, the price that anyone can provide for voice transmission on the Net will trend toward zero."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: End, Internet, Voice, Will)
"Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Heart, Community)
"Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow."
- Rowan D. Williams
"To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Communication, Conversation, Journalism)
"Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Science, Coffee, Communication, May, Office)
"A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Communication, Formula, May, Production)
"When I did it with Johnny, it was almost a telepathic kind of communication."
- Edgar Winter
"I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: People, Ideas, Books, Communication)
"People recognize certain things, like 'D' means 'this dialogue stinks.' We're dealing with shows that are written here, shot in New York and posted back here. Accurate communication is a necessity."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: People, Communication, Necessity)
"I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications and left formal education behind."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Education, University)