Quotes about Communication

"Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know."

Jim Rohn (September 17, 1930 - December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.


"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 (born August 11, 1946) is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright who rose to fame through her listing in the Guinness Book of World Records under "Highest IQ".


"Extremists think "communication" means agreeing with them."

Leo Calvin Rosten (April 11, 1908 - February 19, 1997) was born in Lódz, Russian Empire (now Poland) and died in New York City. He was a teacher and academic, but is best known as a humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism and Yiddish lexicography.


"Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break."

Earl Wilson (May 3, 1907–January 16, 1987) born Harvey Earl Wilson, was an American journalist, gossip columnist and author.


"Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence."

Faith Baldwin (October 1, 1893 – March 18, 1978) was a very successful U.S. author of romance and fiction, publishing some 100 novels, often concentrating on women juggling career and family.


"The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success."

James Cash Penney (September 16, 1875 - February 12, 1971) was a businessman and entrepreneur who in 1902 founded the J.C. Penney stores.


"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 (14 September 1917– 8 December 1986) was an American journalist for the Chicago Daily News and later the Chicago Sun-Times.


"If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it."

Thomas Andrew "Tom" Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician.


"To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well."

John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was the Chief Justice of the United States (1801-1835).


"Silence is one of the great arts of conversation."

Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.