My collection of communication quotes (with author and source) collected from books, conversations, training, and of course, the internet. Enjoy!

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Remember that tantrums are already the extreme way of communication for toddlers. And toddlers don’t just go into tantrums for no reason. Pay attention to your child and don’t ignore their needs.

— Patricia Munsford, How to Discipline a Toddler (2015)

The constant free flow of communication amoung us-enabling the free interchange of ideas-forms the very bloodstream of our nation. It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally vital, eternally young.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), American President

Communication is power. Those who have mastered its effective use can change their own experience of the world and the world’s experience of them. All behavior and feelings find their original roots in some form of communication.

— Tony Robbins, Unlimited Power (2008)

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 (1898-1963), C.S. Lewis’ Letters to Children (1996) by Dorsett & Mead

Open communication is the lifeblood that keeps a marriage in the spring and summer seasons- times of optimism and enjoyment.

— Gary Chapman, The 30-Day Love Language Minute Devotional

Families who have strong and healthy communication skills can weather significant challenges and remain intact. Those with limited effective communication skills are vulnerable to the challenges of life pulling them apart.

— Ellen Miley Perry, A Wealth of Possibilities (2012)

Communication is also crucial for building team trust and detecting potential problems in early stages of project development.

— Andy Stone

Communication sometimes is not what you first hear; listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason.

— Catherine Pulsifer, Define Interpersonal Skills, Wings of Wisdom, Wings for Goals, Wings for Work, My Story,

Effective communication helps to keep the team working on the right projects with the right attitude.

— Alex Langer, Effective Leadership

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 (1933-2015), Seeing Voices
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