Communication Quotes

The nervous talk a lot. Craziness often expresses itself in incessant talking. Talking has become a sort of rest from your sick thoughts, a sort of defense against other people.

A good question can open up doors in my mind that I would never think of discussing with anybody.

I don’t do social media at all.

I’ve always felt like if someone asks me something, they want the real answer. I think there’s also something about being from Kansas. Usually people think I’m from New York. The only similarity between New Yorkers and Midwesterners is that what you see is what you get.

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.