30 Communication Quotes: Conveying Meanings to Bridge Gaps

All human interaction is based on communication. It’s the foundation of every achievement we’ve come to know and experience. Communicating can help humanity reach for the stars. Nothing can be accomplished, even the most trivial of things, without people talking with each other first. No meaningful relationships can ever be formed. The world, as we know it, continues to survive — and thrive — simply because we communicate.

These 30 communication quotes emphasize how important it is to express yourself.

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. – Charles Dickens

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. – Franz Kafka

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

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Having not said anything the first time, it was somehow even more difficult to broach the subject the second time around. – Douglas Adams

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

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Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear. – Judy Blume

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. – Fred Rogers

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Many times in life I’ve regretted the things I’ve said without thinking. But I’ve never regretted the things I said nearly as much as the words I left unspoken. – Lisa Kleypas

When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret. – Shannon L. Alder

It is the encounters with people that make life worth living. – Guy de Maupassant

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To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. – Phyllis Theroux

I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Interpretations of interpretations interpreted. – James Joyce

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See Also: 30 James Joyce Quotes: In Awe of the Written Word

When we learn to speak, we learn to translate. – Octavio Paz

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. – Henry Winkler

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We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought. – Oliver Sacks

Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It’s the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. – Guy de Maupassant

So the whole war is because we can’t talk to each other. – Orson Scott Card

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For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. – Kahlil Gibran

I tried all kinds of approaches: sexy, friendly, intimidating—nothing worked. I’m starting to think there’s an invisible force field that prevents honest communication between X and Y chromosomes. – Jody Gehrman

Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating. – Charlie Kaufman

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

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

I always dream of a pen that would be a syringe. – Jacques Derrida

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Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout. – Henry David Thoreau

It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. – Barack Obama

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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

Communication is truth; communication is happiness. To share is our duty; to go down boldly and bring to light those hidden thoughts which are the most diseased; to conceal nothing; to pretend nothing; if we are ignorant to say so; if we love our friends to let them know it. – Virginia Woolf

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