Communication Quotes and Sayings

Just for fun, some communication quotes:

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. ~ Buddha

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~ Epictetus

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ~ Buddha

Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. ~ Edwin Friedman

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. ~ Ernest Hemmingway

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. ~ Plato

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. ~ Rudyard Kipling

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

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

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.  ~ Mother Teresa

There is all the difference in the world between having something to say and having to say something.  ~ John Dewey

The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. ~ George Bernard Shaw

What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. ~ William Penn

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment. ~ Pearl S. Buck

To have another language is to possess a second soul. ~ Charlemagne

I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled. ~ Horace

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing. ~ Claude Levi-Strauss



College of Communication Accomplishments for June 2009

I am so happy to share with you several honors that our faculty and students have received in the month of June.

  • Rowan Television Network (RTN) received three Bronze Telly Awards for the programs All Access with the Profs, Game On, and Up All Night. The Telly Awards honor local, regional, and cable TV programming/advertising, as well as online film and video. All Access with the Profs, RTN’s weekly show covering Rowan sports, was produced and anchored by Cody Chrusciel and Corey Scheiner and directed by Megan Patterson. Game On, a video game show, was produced by Alex Wanschura and edited by Tony Wanschura. Their winning episode considered the Nintendo Mega Man game. Up All Night, was produced and directed by Adam Bradshaw. This late night talk show stars Kevin McTigue and Joe Penn and earned honors in the student category.
  • Bill Wolff and two Writing Arts students (Katherin Fitzpatrick and Rene Youssef) have recently had the honor of having their work published in the online journal, Currents. The article, titled  ”Rethinking Usability for Web 2.0 and Beyond” was informed by research Katie and Rene completed as part of Bill’s NSFS grant and is about important issues of website usability and audiences (crucial to most of domains of communication career at this point). You can find their work online at:
  • Emily Kostic, a senior student in the journalism program, has been honored for her extremely impressive “Journalism 3.0” blog.  Emily received a 2nd place award in the “Best Independent Blog” category  in the Society of Professional Journalists New Jersey Chapter’s Excellence in Journalism Awards. To visit Emily’s blog, go to: To view the other winners of the NJSPJ awards, go to
  • Rowan Radio’s Studio 89.7 was the 2009 First Place winner in the Enterprising Reporting category of the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists annual competition. The winning episode featured host Paul Perrello’s interview of Hill Harper, author of Letters to a Young Sister.
  • Rowan Radio’s The Women’s Room, hosted by Julia Giacoboni, won First Place for Best Radio Magazine Feature in the Philadelphia Press Association’s annual competition. The winning entry discusses post-partum depression, with commentary by expert guests Susan Ellis Murphy, Coordinator of PPD Services in South Jersey and Connie Bonillas, Associate Professor at Kean University and a PPD survivor.

Please join me in congratulating our talented faculty and students!