Sometimes the one thing you need for growth is the one thing you are afraid to do.
—Shannon L. Alder
Reading is a source of liberation. Children who are taught to read early on, are commonly taught to communicate in other significant verbal and nonverbal ways.
—Asa Don Brown
Stay open to opportunity — you never know where your next important connection will be made.
How different things might be if, rather than saying “I think I’m in love,” we were saying “I’ve connected with someone in a way that makes me think I’m on the way to knowing love.”...
Ideas and opinions are not spontaneously “born” in each individual brain: they have had a centre of formation, or irradiation, of dissemination, of persuasion-a group of men, or a single individual even, which has developed...
Neither you nor I speak English, but there are some things that can be said only in English.
…and I know what it is that’s going to destroy the world. Lack of communication – reciprocal communication: cultural, political, intellectual – whatever you like. But more, it’s snobbery and self-deceit, which are artificial, protective...
They had nothing in common but the English language, and tried by its help to express what neither of them understood.
I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones. Basically it is nothing...
If you criticize others’ ideas, they will almost never use yours no matter how good they are.
Cut to the chase.” When I’m exasperated with all the verbal running around and skirting the issue, the last thing I want is more chasing. Let’s cut to the caught.
…my father, [was] a mid-level phonecompany manager who treated my mother at best like an incompetent employee. At worst? He never beat her, but his pure, inarticulate fury would fill the house for days, weeks,...
The middle finger is a great body language tool for letting people know you’re upset. Poetry isn’t quite as effective in a fit of road rage.
Knocking on a door is so violent. Talk on the door. Try to get it to open up through communication, not violence.
We speak, and write, in one of the most diverse, gloriously ecumenical tongues on the planet. In English, there is a word or phrase for pretty much anything we want to say, and if there...
Most women are all too familiar with men like Calvin Smith. Men whose sense of prerogative renders them deaf when women say, “No thanks,” “Not interested,” or even “Fuck off, creep.
The overall purpose of human communication is – or should be – reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another.
Be nice to people on your way up, because you’ll land on them on your way down
God has given you two ears–that should tell you something about the importance of listening.
When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence.
Most people find it difficult to understand purely verbal concepts. […] We employ visual and spatial metaphors for a great many everyday expressions […] We are so visually biased that we call our wisest men...
In saying no one knew about the ideas implicit in the telegraph, I am not quite accurate. Thoreau knew. Or so one may surmise. It is alleged that upon being told that through the telegraph...
Peace requires something far more difficult than revenge or merely turning the other cheek; it requires empathizing with the fears and unmet needs that provide the impetus for people to attack each other. Being aware...
Quality speaks by itself. Rightly communicated it creates Joy. Like an Infant needs no words to express to her mother. Any success of communication enhances beauty of both, which too needs no words to endorse.
Contradictions, in any communication, are the first stepping stones of mistrust
I phoned the Admiral back.’It’s no use, Admiral, the French speak nothing but French.’There was a short pause on the end of the line then his voice rattled into life like a sabre.’They’re lying, Tim!”What?”The...
In an age of sophistic over-complexity, simplicity can be useful.
Strategic communication is at the core of effective leadership. Through a leader’s use of verbal and written symbols employees are motivated or deflated, informed or confused, productive or apathetic. A leader’s ability to carve off...
You cannot become a peacemaker without communication. Silence is a passive aggressive grenade thrown by insecure people that want war, but they don’t want the accountability of starting it.
Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey.At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.
J’ai entendu tant de raisonnements qui ont failli me tourner la tête, et qui ont tourné suffisamment d’autres têtes pour les faire consentir à l’assassinat, que j’ai compris que tout le malheur des hommes venait...
The best place for discovering what a man is is the heart of the desert. Your plane has broken down, and you walk for hours, heading for the little fort at Nutchott. You wait for...
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Sitting outside on a dark night, under the stars, invites confidences amongst people of all ages, and all walks of life. It invokes an intimacy you don’t find under most other circumstances.
I believe in reincarnation and communication with the spirits. But I also believe in the founding principles of Marxism-Leninism. Where is it written that you have to be coherent?
When the weeks have built up with frustration and immense stress and one of your co-workers, a manager or an employee triggers irritation or angers you, knowing how to respond in a mindful way can...
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...
Let our information and social technologies raise awareness and not propaganda, build connections and not passive-aggression.
No writer in our time has been more isolated than Kafka, and yet few have achieved communication as well as he did.
Display politeness and frankness always both in action and conversation. Don’t keep engaging in useless arguments. It scares your dreams away. Talk sensibly.
The key to Lincoln’s famous employment of humor is not that he failed to appreciate the tragic aspects of human existence, but rather that he felt these with such keeness that some relief was required.
Alles ist erlaubt, alles außer schweigen.
Dining at the rare reasonTo get between the circumstanceAnd start milking the Caesars For what enters the earsAnd is for their eyes to air and advise.
Honesty is a fine foundation from which to build upon; for if one was to really know what another thinks and how they feel…they would surely treat each other differently
A straightforward answer to a straightforward question will move you that much more forward in this world, that much faster.
Now you have to accept that there will be communication between the lakes.
Don’t you find it odd that two of the foremost symptoms of insanity are the hearing voices and talking to oneself? Is it any wonder that language is an area of such interest in psychology?(attrib:...
Of all affairs, communication is the most wonderful.
At this rate I never want to talk to you again. Stay mad at me, Allie. It allows us to communicate in other ways.
Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey.
Communication is like a pressure relief valve for your body. When a little pressure gets cooked up inside and needs to be released, you can gently turn the nozzle and release it slowly and gracefully...
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