Communication Quotes

I’m not an intellectual in any sense, I have constraints of erudition. I’m not able to deal with things outside my ken, and that makes me irritable. I’m irritable about the fact that I never went to university.

I’m proud of myself because I’m onto a new thing. At 65, I’m different than I was. We’re all rethinking what we said 20 years ago, 10 years ago, four years ago. I’m not even rethinking it, I just don’t have the same way of doing humor or conversation.

Suppose that any man who ever did anything worth while had been a coward! The world owes its progress to the men who have dared, and you must dare to speak the effective word that is in your heart to speak—for often it requires courage to utter a single sentence. But remember that men erect […]

The gun that scatters too much does not bag the birds. The same principle applies to speech. The speaker that fires his force and emphasis at random into a sentence will not get results. Not every word is of special importance—therefore only certain words demand emphasis.

You can’t really just not go on your phone for a week because you’re having fun and you want to be in the moment, because if you do the internet is like: “Where did she go? She’s on hiatus.” I’m like: “Dang, I’m just trying to have fun.”

Social media is an important tool for connecting and starting interesting conversations. It gives people a voice. It’s an important way of reflecting who you are on a page, saying something about yourself, telling a story, and connecting with other like-minded people.

In therapy I began to explore other ways of communicating, and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been on the radio. And it’s not to suggest that the radio show isn’t completely insane still — which it is. There’s a lot of outrageous humor in things, but what I also began to guard and protect are […]

Collaborating with a musician is like a conversation: each experience is unique to that person.

I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air. (“Dracula”)

I think I do overshare, and I sometime marvel that I do it. But it’s sort of – in a way, it’s my way of trying to understand myself. I don’t know. I get it out of my head. It creates community when you talk about private things and you can find other people that […]