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140 Team Communication Quotes for Inspiration

Collection of best team communication quotes and sayings by famous people across the globe to share and inspire your team.

In this post we’ve put together some of the best inspirational team communication quotes to inspire your team to have better conversations.

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Famous Team Communication Quotes

It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about personal or professional relationships here – no one can do without effective communication.

A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.

— Mark Twain

Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persuasive words are not good.

— Lao Tzu

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

— George Bernard Shaw

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

— Charles Dickens

I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.

— Bill Gates

Any problem big or small within a family always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.

— Emma Thompson

To 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.

— Tony Robbins

By and large language is a tool for concealing the truth.

— George Carlin

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

— Peter Drucker

I learned never to empty the well of my writing but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.

— Ernest Hemingway

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

— Walt Disney

First learn the meaning of what you say and then speak.

— Epictetus

Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it you can rapidly improve the quality of evry part of your life.

— Brian Tracy

Be still when you have nothing to say when genuine passion moves you say what you’ve got to say and say it hot.

— David Herbert Lawrence

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

— Ansel Adams

Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way.

— Paulo Coelho

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.

— Florence Scovel Shinn

Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow.

— Rowan D. Williams

Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.

— Paul J. Meyer

The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.

— T. S. Eliot

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone and that I have no one to tell it to.

— Michel de Montaigne

Communication leads to community that is to understanding intimacy and mutual valuing.

— Rollo May

A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them.

— James Madison

In the last analysis what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.

— Stephen Covey

The thing that we are trying to do at facebook is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.

— Mark Zuckerberg

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.

— Marcel Proust

No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.

— Michel de Montaigne

Number one cash is king… number two communicate… number three buy or bury the competition.

— Jack Welch

The desire to write grows with writing.

— Desiderius Erasmus

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

But I’m acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today’s world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers.

— Armistead Maupin

My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.

— Jada Pinkett Smith

He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other’s slave.

— Baltasar Gracian

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.

— H. G. Wells

Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.

— Bertolt Brecht

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.

— Edward R. Murrow

There is only one rule for being a good talker – learn to listen.

— Christopher Morley

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

— Gustave Flaubert

The more we elaborate our means of communication the less we communicate.

— J. B. Priestley

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 J. Harris

I believe in communication books communicate ideas and make bridges between people.

— Jeanette Winterson

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd it must be communicated by contagion.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

Extremists think ‘communication’ means agreeing with them.

— Leo Rosten

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.

— Pearl S. Buck

There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality then it is a quality of the spirit.

— Tom Wolfe

Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person only with communication between different parts of a person’s mind.

— Rebecca West

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

— Hans Hofmann

Communication works for those who work at it.

— John Powell

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul to express what it too deep to find for words.

— Ruth St. Denis

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.

— Marcel Marceau

It sounds so trite but in relationships you have to communicate.

— Peter Krause

Communication is everyone’s panacea for everything.

— Tom Peters

I try to just communicate what I want done as clearly and simply as possible.

— Dick Wolf

Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.

— Earl Wilson

Words once they are printed have a life of their own.

— Carol Burnett

In communications familiarity breeds apathy.

— William Bernbach

Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions.

— Kenneth L. Pike

The way you communicate an idea is different than the way you communicate a product.

— Frank Luntz

Writing is a communication.

— Theodore Sturgeon

Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence.

— Faith Baldwin

I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools in particular the Internet.

— Omar Bongo

The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one’s life and discover one’s usefulness.

— John Cheever

We don’t communicate in full sentences anyway. We don’t need all those words.

— Shepard Smith

In my teaching I enjoyed creating models to clearly communicate my thoughts.

— Erno Rubik

It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.

— Marya Mannes

If we ever start communicating with living creatures from other planets the number one priority is how are you going to communicate information? Even between different cultures here on Earth you get into communication problems.

— Story Musgrave

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.

— Frank Moore Colby

It’s like there are all these languages available especially in terms of image. Why confine yourself to only English? There’s all these languages and possibilities and concepts to speak or communicate with.

— William Wiley

Words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone.

— William Albert Allard

If listeners aren’t carried away to Heaven I’m failing.

— La Monte Young

When you stop talking you’ve lost your customer. When you turn your back you’ve lost her.

— Estee Lauder

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated mistakes are tolerated communication is open and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

— Virginia Satir

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

— Jim Rohn

I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication they’re tools of creativity and they can be shaped by their user.

— Bill Gates

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.

— Walt Disney

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

— Stephen Covey

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense a way of concealing motives and thoughts as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.

— Abraham Maslow

I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism not being able to see one’s face not being able to have some sense of communication in that way is for many societies a challenge.

— Hillary Clinton

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

— Dave Barry

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow free and open across international boundaries.

— Harry S. Truman

Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.

— Simone Weil

A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.

— Robert Anton Wilson

There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive.

— Jessamyn West

Communication is about being effective not always about being proper.

— Bo Bennett

The great work must inevitably be obscure except to the very few to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.

— Henry Miller

But communication is two-sided – vital and profound communication makes demands also on those who are to receive it… demands in the sense of concentration of genuine effort to receive what is being communicated.

— Roger Sessions

Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health.

— Lois Capps

It’s a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.

— Stephen Covey

Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don’t think the press has understood me.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

One thing I’ve learned to appreciate as I’ve gotten a little older is direct forms of communication.

— Billy Corgan

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

— Leo Rosten

Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.

— Benjamin Banneker

Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.

— Marshall McLuhan

A degree of lying – you know white lies – seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.

— Matthew Lesko

The major advances in speed of communication and ability to interact took place more than a century ago. The shift from sailing ships to telegraph was far more radical than that from telephone to email!

— Noam Chomsky

And it’s absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating – and the levels of the communication that I’ve seen on the ground in very very poor areas are so high and I think why don’t we have that here?

— Emma Thompson

We need men and women to sit down and talk to each other about sex honestly and openly. That would help us fight Aids so immediately. But our lack of communication is hugely problematic.

— Emma Thompson

My stay-married secret would probably be exercising good communication not when you have to but all the time. I think if you do that you kinda just cleanse the situations so there’s not build up. I think that’s probably the best way to do it.

— Guy Fieri

I spent a lot of years on the road and what happens is you find out who your real friends are and you find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie in communication. I’ve had the same friends for 20 years now and I can count them on one hand.

— Sarah McLachlan

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration discrimination organization innovation and communication.

— Michael Faraday

Music is about communication… it isn’t just something that maybe physically sounds good or orally sounds interesting it’s something far far deeper than that.

— Evelyn Glennie

I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth – I just hate what is being done with it.

— Alton Brown

The first reason for the preponderant influence of those Evangelicals who define themselves as advocates of Religious Right theological and political ideologies is that they have both the financial means and technological know-how to make widespread use of modern electronic forms of communication.

— Tony Campolo

And once you get instantaneous communication with everybody you have economic activity that’s far more advanced far more liquid far more distributed than ever before.

— Marc Andreessen

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication and clear communication is necessary to management success.

— James Cash Penney

Communication is so key.

— Ashley Tisdale

What is music anyway? It’s a form of communication and that’s why I play the kind of music that I think – that I hope – can communicate with people.

— Kenny G

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration Discrimination Organization Innovation and Communication.

— Harold S. Geneen

There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy.

— Annie Leibovitz

Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.

— Leonard Bernstein

I’m interested in the theater because I’m interested in communication with audiences. Otherwise I would be in concert music.

— Stephen Sondheim

I won’t compare ants and people but ants give us a useful model of how single members of a community can become so organized that they end up resembling in effect one big collective brain. Our own exploding population and communication technology are leading us that way.

— Lewis Thomas

The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood not so engaged in communication.

— Patti Smith

In a way song writing can almost be detrimental because suddenly you find an outlet that is a kind of cheating. You don’t need to have direct communication. You can say ‘I can’t describe it to you but I will record it and send it to you.’

— James Blunt

That said the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire threats with threats.

— Timothy Garton Ash

People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication.

— Yoko Ono

What does music mean to me? I don’t think I would really be much without it without it coming through me. It’s my means of communication my means of growth my means of transportation from one point in my life to another.

— Erykah Badu

I can’t be a hypocrite as a coach because as a player that’s what I wanted. I wanted feedback I wanted communication from the boss. I showed up for work you can yell at me if you want but I want input. So that’s the kind of coach I want to be.

— Adam Oates

I speak onstage to try to establish some method of communication. The songs are supposed to be a way of communicating. But speech and drinks and sometimes chocolates are also a way of communicating.

— Jarvis Cocker

That’s why I do this music business thing it’s communication with people without having the extreme inconvenience of actually phoning anybody up.

— Steven Morrissey

You’re talking about a younger generation Generation Y whose interpersonal communication skills are different from Generation X. The younger generation is more comfortable saying something through a digital mechanism than even face to face.

— Erik Qualman

We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him split as it is in its submission to symbols.

— Jacques Lacan

I thought my life was mapped out. Research living in the forest teaching and writing. But in ’86 I went to a conference and realised the chimpanzees were disappearing. I had worldwide recognition and a gift of communication. I had to use them.

— Jane Goodall

People recognize certain things like ‘D’ means ‘this dialogue stinks.’ We’re dealing with shows that are written here shot in New York and posted back here. Accurate communication is a necessity.

— Dick Wolf

My wife and I have built trust with our children and have always had open communication.

— Rick Springfield

I don’t think there has been enough communication between the players and the tournaments. In one sense it’s just as much the players’ fault. Players talk between each other and in the locker room about things that can be improved and then when the time comes to talk and really do something about it they stop.

— Novak Djokovic

I slept for four years. I didn’t study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.

— Don DeLillo

It’s populated by people who by and large have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me it was just a great area for storytelling.

— Aaron Sorkin

The thing I’ve come to learn is that what’s great about small independent films is the intimacy and the communication that occurs when you’re making them.

— Guy Pearce

I don’t understand why people whose entire lives or their corporate success depends on communication and yet they are led on occasion by CEOs who cannot talk their way out of a paper bag and don’t care to.

— Frank Luntz

Ideology and communication more often than not run into each other rather than complement each other. Principle and communication work together. Ideology and communication often work apart.

— Frank Luntz

I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me and my website has built up a community of readers which is a lot of fun.

— Lee Child

Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication – particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials.

— Thor Heyerdahl

The level of communication you can achieve with an infant is really profound.

— Mayim Bialik

There is a world of communication which is not dependent on words.

— Mary Martin

I’m talking to you and it’s basically a direct communication whereas if I’m writing a letter to you and you read the letter there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication.

— Kevin J. Anderson

I understand why people went nuts for ‘The Artist.’ We use words so much it’s nice to be able to explore a different way of communication to be able to express silently what someone – or something – is thinking or feeling.

— Andy Serkis

The art of communication is the language of leadership.

— James Humes

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard.

— Anne Spencer

It’s a difficult undertaking. I’ve been married for four years and I see this movie as a cautionary tale about people who’ve gone deeply out of communication.

— Mark Ruffalo

As a whole the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire’s job. That doesn’t mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today’s managers a bit differently.

— Jim Evans

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