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Quotes for communication. With so many ways of communicating, the important thing is to do it, because often we let too much time drift between contacting someone we care about. Whether you go by Skype, or cell phone, snail mail or e-mail, or even if you live in the same house, communication is essential to staying in touch. If you need to remind any over-scheduled family members, taciturn friends, or long-lost relatives to keep in touch, you'll fund help in this section.

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.

There is nothing so dangerous for anyone who has something to hide as conversation! A human being, Hastings, cannot resist the opportunity to reveal himself and express his personality which conversation gives him. Every time he will give himself away.
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it.
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.
It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
Conversation is the socializing instrument par excellence, and in its style one can see reflected the capacities of a race.
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures --in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
People change and forget to tell each other.
How sister gazed at sister / reaching through mirrored pupils / back to the mother.
The saying is true, “The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.”
Three Silences there are: the first of speech, / The second of desire, the third of thought.
We all arrive by different streets, / by unequal languages, at Silence.
The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.
I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about.
It is always observable that silence propagates itself, and that the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find any thing to say.
Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak.
… slang … the home-made language of the ruled, not the rulers, the acted upon, the used, the used up. It is demotic poetry emerging in flashes of ironic insight.
Language is power …. Language can be used as a means of changing reality.
Languages never stand still. Modern spelling crystallizes lost pronunciations: the visual never quite catches up with the aural.
A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom.
Nowadays, when you get a handwritten letter in the mail you’re like, “What? Has someone been kidnapped!?” “Well, I’m not opening it, it’s probably filled with anthrax.”
There’s no procrastination on TV.
Email has made sending regular mail such a chore. “Wait, I stick it in an envelope and now I gotta go outside? What am I, a triathelete?”
Using insult instead of argument is the sign of a small mind ….
Many words have no legal meaning. Others have a legal meaning very unlike their ordinary meaning. For example, the word “daffy-down-dilly.” It is a criminal libel to call a lawyer a “daffy-down-dilly.” Ha! Yes, I advise you never to do such a thing. No, I certainly advise you never to do it.
I read for the part of Elizabeth, the virgin queen. I thought they said they were looking for a virgin from Queens. Whatever, the only virgin in my house is the olive oil.
To use many words to communicate few thoughts is everywhere the unmistakable sign of mediocrity. To gather much thought into few words stamps the man of genius.
Buffet, ball, banquet, quilting bee, / Wherever conversation’s flowing, / Why must I feel it falls on me / To keep things going?
We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.
Table talk and lovers’ talk equally elude the grasp; lovers’ talk is clouds, table talk is smoke.
Don’t confuse being stimulating with being blunt.
’Tis better to be brief than tedious.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
… one never discusses anything with anybody who can understand, one discusses things with people who cannot understand ….
He’s a wonderful talker, who has the art of telling you nothing in a great harangue.
Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or friendship, is conversation.
Conversation is but carving! / Give no more to every guest / Than he’s able to digest.
Galinda didn’t often stop to consider whether she believed in what she said or not; the whole point of conversation was flow.
… the more fools speak the more people will despise them.
Basil Fawlty to Manuel: Oh, I could spend the rest of my life having this conversation—look—please try to understand before one of us dies.
Don’t write anything you can phone. Don’t phone anything you can talk. Don’t talk anything you can whisper. Don’t whisper anything you can smile. Don’t smile anything you can nod. Don’t nod anything you can wink.
To be misunderstood even by those whom one loves is the cross and bitterness of life.
The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
… the natural itch of talking and lying ….
There are many tongues to talk, and but few heads to think.
It was hard to communicate with you. You were always communicating with yourself. The line was busy.
I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me understand something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
How can you effectively fight stupidity? The answer is simple: it’s not easy. Carl William Brown
There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them. Besides, to distrust words, and indict them for the horrors that might slumber unobtrusively within them --isn't this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual?
The people of those foreign countries are very, very ignorant. They looked curiously at the costumes we had brought from the wilds of America. They observed that we talked loudly at table sometimes. They noticed that we looked out for expenses and got what we conveniently could out of a franc, and wondered where in the mischief we came from. In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and in eternity.
Did Cicero say anything? // Ay, he spoke Greek. // To what effect? // Nay … those that understood him smiled at one another, and shook their heads; but, for mine own part, it was Greek to me.
We are tied down to a language which makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style.
The Internet is not a rising tide, it’s a tidal wave!
Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.
A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.
A good compromise … is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, “Huh. It works. It makes sense.”
… when a conversation becomes a monologue, poked along with tiny cattle-prod questions, it isn’t a conversation any more.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
If only her brain worked as well as her jaws!
One true self speaks to another, using the language of the heart, and in that bond a person is healed.
A Lapador is a Labrador Retriever who believes he (or she) is a lap dog.
When a battle of wits begins between two people, the smarter of the two will concede knowing that the other person is unable to see any point of view other than their own.

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