colossal misunderstanding of our time is
the assumption that insight will work
with people who are unmotivated to
change. Communication does not depend on
syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or
articulation but on the emotional
context in which the message is being
heard. People can only hear you when
they are moving toward you, and they are
not likely to when your words are
pursuing them. Even the choices words
lose their power when they are used to
overpower. Attitudes are the real
figures of speech."
- Edwin H.
is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first
"That which chiefly causes the failure of a dinner party is
the running short - not of meat, nor yet of drink, but of
To acquire the
habit of reading
is to construct for yourself a refuge
from almost all of the miseries of life.
- W. Somerset Maugham
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest
problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end
the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of
what to say and how to say it.
Edward R Murrow
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing
an exact man.
- Francis Bacon
hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
- Rita Mae Brown
The only way to make sense out of change is to
plunge into it,
move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts
"When ideas fail words come in very handy."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Think like a wise man but
communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats
There are three principles in a man's being and
life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the
principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and
my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do
what I say.
effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all
different in the way we perceive the world and use this
understanding as a guide to our communication with others.