13 June 2015

My Favorite Quotes for Writers and Communicators

"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." --Plato

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." --George Bernard Shaw

"Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language." --Walt Disney

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." --Hans Hofmann

"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." --Nathaniel Hawthorne

"A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer." --Karl Kraus

"I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate." --Mike Davidson

"Communication works for those who work at it." -- John Powell

"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful." -- Edward R. Murrow

"When you forget yourself and your fear, when you get beyond self-consciousness because your mind is thinking about what you are trying to communicate, you become a better communicator." -- Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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