Communication Quotes To Inspire You

We all know that communication is the key to success in any relationship. It’s how we connect with others, share our thoughts and feelings, and build meaningful connections. In this blog post we have compiled 100 most inspiring communication quotes.

Communication Quotes

But what many people don’t realize is that communication is also the key to success in business. Effective communication is essential to any organization, whether it’s a small business or a Fortune 500 company.

Strong relationships are the foundation of any successful business. Communication is the key to building and maintaining those relationships.

Effective communication is essential for collaboration. When people are able to communicate effectively, they can work together more efficiently and effectively to achieve common goals.

100 Communication Quotes

  1. “Words are the source of misunderstandings.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

2. “When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.” – Stephen R. Covey

3. “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” – Roy T. Bennett

4. “Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.” – Doug Wright

5. “When we change the way we communicate, we change society” – Clay Shirky

6. “Mend your speech a little, Lest you may mar your fortunes.” –  William Shakespeare

7. “Self-consciousness kills communication.” – Rick Steves

8. “Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world…enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space.” – Abraham Lincoln

9. “Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” – Clay Shirky

10. “Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about.” – Cory Doctorow

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Inspirational Communication Quotes

11. “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” – Charlie Kaufman

12. “Lack of communication will destroy a relationship.” – Sayam Asjad

13. “Silence gives you realization not clarity. For clarity you must communicate.” – Sonal Takalkar

14. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

15. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

16. “I do think that art that doesn’t communicate is useless.” – William Golding

17. “A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we talked to each other instead of about each other.” – Nicky Gumbel

18. “Effective Communication is a way to success” – Jaspal Singh Malik

19. “Talk is free but the wise man chooses when to spend his words.” – Neil Gaiman

20. “Assuming you can write clear English sentences, give up all worry about communication. If you want to communicate, use the telephone.” – Richard Hugo

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Famous Communication Quotes

21. “Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.” – Donald Woods Winnicott

22. “Maybe we’d all be much more effective communicators if we all shut up more.” – Trent Dalton

23. “Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.” – Hermann Hesse

24. “We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.” – Rania Al-Abdullah

25. “Every act of communication is a miracle of translation.” – Ken Liu

26. “Compromise, communicate, and never go to bed angry – the three pieces of advice gifted and regifted to all newlyweds.”- Gillian Flynn

27. “Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason.” – Catherine Pulsifer

28. “Communication is the only bridge that can resolve the conflict and cover up the distance between two perspectives.” – Sukant Ratnakar

29. “If you look hard and long, you can find us. If you listen hard and long, you can hear any of us, call any of us that you wish.” – Tamora Pierce

30. “Communication happens on the listener’s terms.” – Thomas Erikson

Effective Communication Quotes

31. “Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork, communication and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

32. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

33. “Honest, open communication is the only street that leads us into the real world… We then begin to grow as never before. And once we are on this road, happiness cannot be far away.” – John Joseph Powell

34. “The essence of communication is intention.” – Werner Erhard

35. “What makes somebody nice or unpleasant to be around is the way they communicate. When people are fucked up, their communication is fucked up.” – Ryū Murakami

36. “You don’t realise how language actually interferes with communication until you don’t have it, how it gets in the way like an overdominant sense.” –  Lily King

37. “Speaking is instant. Writing is a process.” – Sukant Ratnakar

38. “Make sure to communicate your idea quickly and keep it straight to the point.” – Paul Bailey

39. “Art is partly communication, but only partly. The rest is discovery.” – William Golding

Communication Quotes For Teams

40. “We should learn to communicate a feeling the same or better way we convey a fact. If we can learn to respond rather than react, then we would have mastered the key to communication.” – Kabelo Mabona

41. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”   – Babe Ruth

42. “True respect requires communication, and creativity, and the integration of values that at first seem foreign, which then gain meaning as we come to understand and appreciate them.” – Madeleine Ryan

43. “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer

44. “The revolution in global communications thus forces all nations to reconsider traditional ways of thinking about national sovereignty.” – George Shultz

45. “Communication is the first pillar of love.” – Alan Maiccon

46. “In any communication never forget the intention even if the response is bad.” – Sonal Takalkar

47. “Prayer is a personal communication with a powerful Being.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

48. “Communication is the one class no one graduates from. Even the wisest man’s words will be misinterpreted by a fool.” – Shannon L. Alder

49. “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

50. “The kinds of errors that cause plane crashes are invariably errors of teamwork and communication.” – Malcolm Gladwell

Positive Communication Quotes

51. “Good communication is less about saying what you mean, and more about defining what you say.” – Kelli Jae Baeli

52. “Effective communication is eighty percent listening, which you can’t do if your head doesn’t shut up long enough for your mouth to do that same.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

53. “I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding.” – Miranda Kerr

54. “If we wish to achieve better communication, we should feel free to make changes in the ways we communicate.” – Dr Prem Jagyasi

55. “If communication does not happen, communications happen.” – Sukant Ratnakar

56. “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 every part of your life.” – Brian Tracy

57. “For as long as you are afraid, you are unwilling to communicate; and what you are unwilling to communicate with can control you” – Meir Ezra

58. “Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” – Rollo Reece May

59. “Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason.” – Catherine Pulsifer

60. “Opening up a conversation can be opening up a world of new possibilities.” – Michelle Lederman

Best Communication Quotes

61. “A writer is one who communicates ideas and emotions people want to communicate but aren’t quite sure how, or even if, they should communicate them.” – Criss Jami

62. “Good manners communicate attention, respect, consideration, love, and gratitude.” – Jessica Marie Baumgartner

63. “Effective communication is essential in business!” – Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

64. “Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” – Emma Thompson

65. “You must be able to communicate properly with the people you want to minister to” – Sunday Adelaja

66. “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” – Peter Drucker

67. “Communicate in a respectful manner – don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why.” – Jeffrey Morales

68. “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”  –  Peter Ferdinand Drucker

69. “We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people.” – Mira Sorvino

Thought-Provoking Communication Quotes

70. “Real communication is spiritual, provided by nature. It’s beyond the power of tongues and its used expressions and words.” – Noha Alaa El-Din

71. “A successful organization will always have an effective two-way communication system where information can easily flow from one level to another.” – Pooja Agnihotri

72. “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” — Peter F. Drucker

73. “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney

74. “Control communication and you control the people communicating.” – A.D. Aliwat

75. “Effective communication happens when two people seek each other for greater intelligence.” – Alan Maiccon

76. “Communication works for those who work at it. “ – John Powell

77. “The greatest fallacy with communication, is the belief that it has actually occurred.” – George Bernard Shaw

78. “Words are not only a clumsy and ambiguous means of communication, they are extraordinarily slow.” – John Holt

79. “Communication can ruin a perfectly good relationship.” – Gina Senarighi

80. “Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed.” – Aaron Goldman

Communication Quotes For Work

81. “Although we live in an information technology age, we often find ourselves in failure to communicate situations.   – Johnny Tan

82. “It’s so hard to communicate because there are so many moving parts. There’s presentation and there’s interpretation and they’re so dependent on each other it makes things very difficult.” – Garth Stein

83. “War between religions and science will never end; because they speak difference languages. There is a lack of communication between them.” – Mwanandeke Kindembo

84. “When it comes to communication, things never change and yet things are always changing.” – Evan Davis

85. “Communicating what we appreciate by saying nice things has powerful results for ourselves and those around us.” – Michelle Tillis Lederman

86. “A just law is crafted with thoughtful communication and factual debate, a corrupt one is forged to limit such things.” – C.A.A. Savastano

87. “Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.” – Theo Gold

88. “Effective communication requires the understanding of feelings and emotions associated with the words. This emotional communication is non- verbal and needs common faiths and beliefs. People can see, hear or write the words but not the feelings which come only when the speakers and listeners are connected with the bond of a common faith. Without faith, no effective communication is possible.” – Awdhesh Singh

89. “Overcommunication is as good as no communication.” – Harjeet Khanduja

More Communication Quotes For Work

90. “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.” – Anthony Robbins

91. “Communication works for those who work at it.” – John Powell

92. “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

93. “Our instruments of communication have changed, our ways of communication have changed, and, most important, the ownership of media has changed—because now we all own media.” –  Maxim Behar

94. “The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.” – Michael Faraday

95. “I get asked this question the most: “What’s your number-one tip for improving someone’s sex life?” My answer is always “Communication.” – Elle Chase

96. “It is, indeed, virtual dogma that the function of language is communication.” – Noam Chomsky

97. “Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life.” – Catherine Pulsifer

98. “Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.” – Benjamin E. Mays

99. “Communication is at the very core of our society. That’s what makes us human.” – Jan Koum

100. “Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.” – Earl Wilson

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