13 thought-provoking communication quotes

Communication is essential, both in our everyday life and in the workplace. Here are a few thought-provoking communication quotes you’ll find interesting:


1.”Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.”

William Butler Yeats

2. “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”


3. “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 Harris

4. “Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.”

D.H. Lawrence

5. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

Ernest Hemingway

6. “Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.”

Rollo May

7. “Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”

 Walt Disney

8. “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”

 Peter Drucker

9. “I consider conversations with people to be mind exercises, but I don’t want to pull a muscle, so I stretch a lot. That’s why I’m constantly either rolling my eyes or yawning.”

Jarod Kintz

10. “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-Exupery

11. “Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”

C.S. Lewis

12. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

George Bernard Shaw

13. “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