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Nonverbal Quotes by Marina Abramovic, Alan Tudyk, Henepola Gunaratana, Robin Marantz Henig, Rowan Atkinson, Peter Drucker and many others.

When you have a nonverbal conversation with a total stranger, then he can’t cover himself with words, he can’t create a wall.
Marina Abramovic
I loved cartoons as a kid, and so many funny moments in animation for me are nonverbal sounds, unarticulated mouth noise.
Alan Tudyk
Peace is not a thought, not a concept; it is a nonverbal experience.
Henepola Gunaratana
Lies can be verbal or nonverbal, kindhearted or self-serving, devious or bald-faced; they can be lies of omission or lies of commission; they can be lies that undermine national security or lies that make a child feel better. And each type might involve a unique neural pathway.
Robin Marantz Henig
Mr. Bean is at his best when he is not using words, but I am equally at home in both verbal and nonverbal expression.
Rowan Atkinson
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
Peter Drucker
Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole, and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
Kenneth Lee Pike
Nonverbal communication is an elaborate secret code that is written nowhere, known by none, and understood by all.
Edward Sapir
It’s nonverbal: I need love. I need the thing that happens when your brain shuts off and your heart turns on. And I know it’s around me somewhere, but I just can’t feel it.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
Instrumental music is nonverbal and thus radically ambiguous. It doesn’t lend itself to what might be called content-oriented analysis, though plenty of intellectuals have tried to analyze it in precisely that way.
Terry Teachout
I was nonverbal until I was four years old. Back in the 50s, I was the kind of kid they used to just put away in an institution. But then you get the milder autism where there’s no speech delay, but they’re socially awkward. Those kids were around when I was a child. They were just called geeks and nerds.
Temple Grandin
Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems.
Temple Grandin
Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.
Amy Cuddy
Nonverbal communication forms a social language that is in many ways richer and more fundamental than our words.
Leonard Mlodinow
With public speaking, practicing congruence is very helpful – allowing the words to be expressed with the face and body. It helps to think of simply “turning up the nonverbal volume.”
Laurie Helgoe
Genuineness requires listening through both verbal and nonverbal channels.
Joseph Michelli
I would love to create a piece of theater that is devised by a company of actors and creators that I’d put together, and I’d love for it to be nonverbal so it’s something that someone with any communication ability can enjoy.
Michael Arden
So much of marriage was implicit and nonverbal. Had I gotten so complacent I’d forgotten to communicate?
Jodi Picoult
Maternal behavior helps when you have to be patient with nonverbal creatures.
Jane Goodall
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Dale Carnegie
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
I appreciate the written word and spoken word more, but Atonement sort of established so much of me. It was a character that didn’t really speak, and I found that a lot of the roles I was gravitating toward after that were kind of nonverbal.
Saoirse Ronan
Who is Mike Judge? Let me think. The only way I could possibly answer that question would be in a nonverbal fashion. I think I could do an interpretive dance that would answer that question for you.
Mike Judge
Andy was a nonverbal person; you couldn’t get directions out of him. All he knew was what was modern in art was what wasn’t art: The telephone was art, the pizza was art, but what was hanging on walls in museums wasn’t art.
Paul Morrissey
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
I need the thing that happens when your brain shuts off and your heart turns on.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
I was analyzing the guys’ nonverbal communication.
Glen Davis
people’s emotions are rarely put into words , far more often they are expressed through other cues. the key to intuiting another’s feelings is in the ability to read nonverbal channels , tone of voice , gesture , facial expression and the like
Daniel Goleman
I feel like women bond with other women in this nonverbal way, where they take on each other’s gestures. You start dressing more like each other, you eat the same food… It’s a way of expressing regard: I want to be like you. Which is flattering, but if you view it another way, terrifying.
Alexandra Kleeman
Scientists attach great importance to the human capacity for spoken language. But we also have a parallel track of nonverbal communication, which may reveal more than our carefully chosen words, and sometimes be at odds with them.
Leonard Mlodinow
Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don’t want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn’t have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social ‘yak yaks.’
Temple Grandin
Habitual texters may not only cheat their existing relationships, they can also limit their ability to form future ones since they don’t get to practice the art of interpreting nonverbal visual cues.
Jeffrey Kluger
Art has this long history, predating even language, of expressing nonverbal information.
Betty Edwards
Some autistic people have savant skills. All autistic people do not have savant skills. Autism is a very variable disorder varying all the way from Einstein, emollient scientist, just a little bit of the trait, many scientist and engineers, down to somebody that’s going to remain nonverbal.
Temple Grandin
The thing is, autism is a big spectrum. Going from folks who remain nonverbal, all the way up to, ya know, famous scientists and musicians. And we’ve got to work on strengths. We also have to work on teaching basic manners and skills.
Temple Grandin
All that we know about the interaction between leaders and constituents or followers tells us that communication and influence flow in both directions; and in that two-way communication, nonrational, nonverbal, and unconscious elements play their part.
John W. Gardner
If you want to create vital, long-lasting love, you must become a master of verbal & nonverbal appreciation
Gay Hendricks
Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole, and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
Kenneth L. Pike
We routinely participate in elaborate nonverbal exchanges even when we are not consciously aware of doing so.
Leonard Mlodinow
I come from a part of Nigeria where a lot of value is placed on implicit communication. The ‘well brought up’ child is the one who can pick up nonverbal cues from adults and interpret them correctly.
Ayobami Adebayo