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Donald TrumpI’m the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA

George Bernard ShawIf you're going to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh; otherwise they'll kill you.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

George Bernard ShawFind enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

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

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Northcote ParkinsonThe void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation.

—  Northcote Parkinson, 1909-1993, British historian

Somerset MaughamI always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Helen RowlandA wise woman puts a grain of sugar in everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Henry David ThoreauIt takes two to speak the truth — one to speak and another to hear.

—  Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American writer

Peter DruckerThe most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Theodore RooseveltI have always been fond of the West African proverb “Speak softly and carry a big stick”; you will go far.

—  Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, American President [1901-1909]

Anton ChekhovWhen an actor has money, he doesn't send letters but telegrams.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Zig ZiglarIn many ways, effective communication begins with mutual respect, communication that inspires, encourages others to do their best.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Zig ZiglarThe key ingredient in family communication is listening, really listening.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Arthur ClarkeA 100 years ago, the electric telegraph made possible-indeed, inevitable-the United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Umberto EcoToday it is only in the most backward countries that fascist generals, in carrying out a coup d'état, still use tanks... Today a country belongs to the person who controls communications.

—  Umberto Eco, 1932-2016, Italian writer

Karl JungLoneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.

—  Karl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss psychiatrist

Funny Quotes

Sam GoldwynIf you have a message, call western union.

—  Sam Goldwyn, 1879-1974, American film producer

Fred AllenRadio is called a medium because it is rare that anything is well done.

—  Fred Allen, 1894-1956, American comedian

Stupid Quotes

This “telephone” has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.

—  Western Union internal memo, 1876


English proverbBad news travels fast.

—  English proverb

Special Quotes

Connecting People.

—  Slogan of Nokia

Movie Quotes

Cool Hand Luke (1967)What we've got here is failure to communicate.

—  from the film Cool Hand Luke (1967)

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)E.T. phone home.

—  from the film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)


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