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Body Language Quotes


"I love body language." - Anton Corbijn

"Your body language shapes who you are" - Amy Cuddy

"I see tendencies, I see body language." - Michael Chang

"Body language is more powerful than words." - Ricky Gervais

"I can read your body language like a conversation" - Dom Kennedy

"Naturally, my body language changes given whatever environment I'm in." - Christina Ricci

"Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally." - Christian Louboutin

"Language casts sheaves of reality upon the social body, stamping it and violently shaping it." - Monique Wittig

"We communicate all the time, even when we don't realize it. Be aware of body language" - Pat Summitt

"The physical language of the body is so much more powerful than words." - Bill Irwin

"What is the fear inside language? No accident of the body can make it stop burning." - Anne Carson

"The language of the body is the key that can unlock the soul." - Constantin Stanislavski

"Women's body language speaks eloquently, though silently, of her subordinate status in a hierarchy of gender." - Sandra Bartky

"Action is the language of the body and should harmonize with the spirit within." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"To feel estranged from language is to lose your own body." - Paul Auster

"I assume the body language no matter what in doing voiceover. There is a transformative aspect." - Jennifer Hale

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body." - Martha Graham

"Part of being out there, campaigning, talking to people, is being able to read body language." - Gary Johnson

"Never ask a woman if you may kiss her. Instead, learn to read body language." - Neil Strauss

"Filmmakers tell actors to adjust their body language, and the famous presence of the actor is his or her body language. That is what makes them special and a movie star. An actor's capital is his body." - Wim Wenders

"Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words." - Deborah Bull

"Just remember, the language of gesture is more effective than the spoken word. Body language is very powerful. Bring the balance within you and project that balance." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"The language of my love does not belong to human language, my human body does not touch the flesh of my love." - Paul Eluard

"The body is a very low level machine language. The language of the soul, of the mind, is much more evolved." - Frederick Lenz

"Poems are a dance of language that comes out when my body taps into the rhythm of language. Rhythm gets us naked and exposes our selves completely." - Kim Hyesoon

"A language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules. ... Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind." - Wade Davis

"Language is called the garment of thought: however, it should rather be, language is the flesh-garment, the body, of thought." - Thomas Carlyle

"Language is a more recent technology. Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking." - Peter Guber

"Body language is essential for an actress, even if you don't use your body in an athletic way. Just to be free, to use it like your voice. A body can be small and have incredible violence. A body talks." - Anne Parillaud

"The earliest language was body language and, since this language is the language of questions, if we limit the questions, and if we only pay attention to or place values on spoken or written language, then we are ruling out a large area of human language." - Paulo Freire

"Actors always start with the voice and language. That's wrong. They should start with the body. The body is an actor's most important resource." - Robert Wilson

"It's like learning a language; you can't speak a language fluently until you find out who you are in that language, and that has as much to do with your body as it does with vocabulary and grammar." - Fred Frith

"Get in touch with the way the other person feels. Feelings are 55% body language, 38% tone and 7% words." - Anonymous

"Language is our body and our breath, our world and our thought, our perception and even out unconscious." - Philippe Sollers

"I can't just tell the guys I want the ball, I have to do it with my body language." - LaMarcus Aldridge

"A blur of blinks, taps, jiggles, pivots and shifts ... the body language of a man wishing urgently to be elsewhere." - Edward R Murrow

"Where our language suggests a body and there is none: there, we should like to say, is a spirit." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Would you look at that body language? Legs crossed towards each other. That is an unequivocal sex invite." - Cher

"Play with your physical workplace in a way that sends positive "body language" to employees and visitors." - Tom Kelley

"[Donald Trump] said that he has intelligence briefings. He's heard stuff that body language. It's very wild to me." - Eric Bolling

"Language should be pure, noble and graceful, as the body should be so: for both are vestures of the Soul." - John Lancaster Spalding

"When language is treated beautifully and interestingly, it can feel good for the body: It's nourishing; it's rejuvenating." - Aimee Bender

"In a costume, you need very exaggerated body language - as you say, sort of mime-type skills." - Warwick Davis

"I kind of do this awkward body language because, growing up, I had a really hard time expressing myself vocally." - Analeigh Tipton

"There is a language older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone. It is the language of dream, gesture, symbol, memory. We have forgotten this language. We do not even remember that it exists..." - Derrick Jensen

"I came to grotesque language in the patriarchal culture under the dictatorship. The body that was broken into pieces is a sick body. I put the disease of this world and my sick body together." - Kim Hyesoon

"Reality prior to my language exists as an unthinkable thought.... life precedes love, bodily matter precedes the body, and one day in its turn language shall have preceded possession of silence." - Clarice Lispector

"Reality prior to my language exists as an unthinkable thought. . . . life precedes love, bodily matter precedes the body, and one day in its turn language shall have preceded possession of silence." - Clarice Lispector

"You want to free the world, free humanity, from oppression? Look inside, look sideways, look at the hidden violence of language. Never forget that language is where the other, parallel violence, the cruelty exercised on the body, originates." - Ariel Dorfman

"Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when its not highly emotional: little details of relationships and body language." - David Attenborough

"I had never really done voice-over. If you've ever seen me, I'm more the communicator through body language and movement I'm a physical actor." - Daniel Logan

"Since an attitude is often expressed by our body language and by the looks on our faces, it can be contagious." - John C Maxwell

"I like communicating with cats. I know them and their body language - as my own cats know mine very well. Cats are adept at reading subtle signals." - Marge Piercy

"I think I am good in the department of body language and fighting, and stuff like that. It's just natural to me, maybe because I love sports." - Antonio Banderas

"Language is surely too small a vessel to contain these emotions of mind and body that have somehow awakened a response in the spirit." - Radclyffe Hall

"All the hands, hearts and minds of the individuals collectively contribute to the team's success. (listen to your team, watch their body language, share your expectations . . . work together.)" - Suzanne Yoculan

"In writing, punctuation plays the role of body language. It helps readers hear you the way you want to be heard." - Russell Baker

"Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body." - Wangechi Mutu

"When you play somebody, you pick up a lot of their gestures, his voice, the way he speaks, his body language. You don't often get that opportunity." - Robert Loggia

"Greek is a musical and prolific language, that gives a soul to the objects of sense, and a body to the abstractions of philosophy." - Edward Gibbon

"The whole reason to study (and learn to control) body language is to have that support (rather than undercut) your message." - Nick Morgan

"If you adopt the body language of a power player, it will greatly facilitate your ability to be a power player." - Nick Morgan

"Whenever I've been bitten, it's because I made a mistake. I either misread the dog's body language or let my guard down at the wrong time." - Cesar Millan

"Animation taught me to draw quickly and clearly and to communicate a character's feelings through his or her body language and facial expressions." - Vera Brosgol

"The words emerge from her body without her realizing it, as if she were being visited by the memory of a language long forsaken." - Marguerite Duras

"People need realness, reality. People can sense when someone is being pretentious or fake. It's because you feel it; you see it in someone's body language." - Afrojack

"What we know is that Shakespeare wrote perhaps the most remarkable body of passionate love poetry in the English language to a young man." - Stephen Greenblatt

"I had never really done voice-over. If you've ever seen me, I'm more the communicator through body language and movement... I'm a physical actor." - Daniel Logan

"What I really like doing is storytelling, finding the body language that is necessary for the story. And when I'm doing it and it's working, I'm thrilled." - Patricia Birch

"Watch how you communicate with a woman. Because you're always communicating, even when you're not talking - with your body language, your facial expressions, your eyes." - Orlando Bloom

"Language. I loved it. And for a long time I would think of myself, of my whole body, as an ear." - Maya Angelou

"Self-control is one mark of a mature person; it applies to control of language, physical treatment of others, and the appetites of the body." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"What's exciting about theatre is observing human behaviour. You're constantly making judgments about body language, the physical, the emotional, the intellectual." - Hattie Morahan

"There's something about studying body language and non-spoken emotion - I know the innate response. But to really study it like a science would be fun." - Shia Labeouf

"The dancer of the future will be one whose body & soul have grown so harmoniously together that the natural language of the soul will have become the movement of the body." - Isadora Duncan

"The soul is something which contains the body. The body doesn't contain the soul. The soul, if we put it into modern language, is the entire complex of relationships in whose context this organism exists." - Alan Watts

"The angles of my body show you an awful lot. I started doing coke to feel open, but by that time, the hole had opened so wide that I'd fallen through. The body language in those photos tells you everything." - George Carlin

"Body language is so important, as is composition. You can not say something, and then the body reacts, and it says a lot of things dialogue can also say." - Anton Corbijn

"The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement." - Charlotte Rampling

"One of the things that I think about is: How do you make moments that float, transparent? Moments that could just float away. How do you make a body accountable for its language, its positioning? Why not make a body accountable for its language?" - Claudia Rankine

"... while infants will sync with the human voice regardless of language, they later become habituated to the rhythms of their own language and culture ... ... humans are tied to each other by hierarchies of rhythms that are culture-specific and expressed through language and body movement." - Edward T Hall

"Language cares." - Howard Nemerov

"Horses are very keen on body language, and what I refer to as "presence", and expression. They know quite a bit about you before you ever get to "em. They can read things about you clear across an arena." - Buck Brannaman

"Fie, fie upon her! There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip; Nay, her foot speaks. Her wanton spirits look out At every joint and motive of her body." - William Shakespeare

"That is the strangeness of language: it crosses the boundaries of the body, is at once inside and outside, and it sometimes happens that we don't notice the threshold has been crossed." - Siri Hustvedt

"In this respect, I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry [Kasparov]. With his very emotive body language at the [chess]board he shows and displays all his emotions. I don't." - Vladimir Kramnik

"I want guys who want to be here. I want guys who are energetic and passionate. I didn't see any passion from Todd. You could tell form his body language that he didn't want to be here." - Perry Florio

"The mood was terrible. You could see it in everybody's eyes. The body language was just defeated. When they put me in I was hoping I could give us some energy and try to bring us back." - Billy Campbell

"Fie, fie upon her! There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip, Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out At every joint and motive of her body." - William Shakespeare

"The erotic element always present in fashion, the kiss of loving labor on the body, is now overtly expressed by language. Belts hug or clasp; necklines plunge; jerseys bind. The word exciting tingles everywhere." - Mary Mccarthy

"A tale should be judicious, clear, succinct; The language plain, and incidents well link'd; Tell not as new what ev'ry body knows; and, new or old, still hasten to a close." - William Cowper

"I'm in the back of a limousine with Charlie Chaplin and it's 1928. Charlie is beautiful; his body language seems to skip, and reel and rhyme, heartbreaking and witty at the same time. It seems to promise a better world." - Geoff Ryman

"Horses are very keen on body language, and what I refer to as "presence", and expression. They know quite a bit about you before you ever get to 'em. They can read things about you clear across an arena." - Buck Brannaman

"I'm in the back of a limousine with Charlie Chaplin and it's 1928. Charlie is beautiful; his body language seems to skip, and reel and rhyme, heartbreaking and witty at the same time. It seems to promise a better world." - Geoff Ryman

"It is the body, subject to the harmony of the steps it is executing, which speaks. And it speaks to the heart in as direct a language as does music." - Natalia Makarova

"Every day, we communicate more with our energy, body language, face and eyes. That really is what communication is, and not so much words. And it's rare that you get to explore that in a film." - Dakota Fanning

"How our availability, our showing up, our presence, leaves us open to that violence. I think it's a question of language, as it arrives from one body to another. It becomes the thing in between the two bodies." - Claudia Rankine

"You always try to play it off cool, but even if I think I have a certain laidback body language when I'm meeting someone who I greatly admire, I still have this horrible tendency to go bright red." - Rose Leslie

"Politicians are very experienced - maybe too experienced - at using body language to signal power and competence. But what these politicians are much more likely to struggle with, or just neglect to do altogether, is communicate warmth and trustworthiness." - Amy Cuddy

"My father taught me things about body language that psychologists have been catching up with ever since. He always knew when I was lying, because my posture was all wrong." - Richard Griffiths

"I love the Italian culture - it's a beautiful culture. I love the language, the Italian people, their music, their attitudes... I just love it! Sometimes I think I'm an Italian trapped in a Spanish woman's body." - Penelope Cruz

"Women are better at reading body language everywhere in the world. As a matter of fact, it's associated with the female hormone estrogen. Women are better at figuring out of tone of voice, reading your face and posture and gesture." - Helen Fisher

"In this respect I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry. With his very emotive body language at the board he shows and displays all his emotions. I don't." - Vladimir Kramnik

"It feels wonderful to be go back to the 1940s and recreate the whole era through my clothes, voice and body language. I am tired of playing the larger-than-life hero." - Akshay Kumar

"I have three tools at my disposal - my whistle, my body language and my talk. It is a question of how I marry them up to try to get the players around to my way of thinking." - Alan Lewis

"A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes." - Christian Louboutin

"Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas." - Bodhidharma

"Language does for intelligence what the wheel does for the feet and the body. It enables them to move from thing to thing with greater ease and speed and ever less involvement." - Marshall Mcluhan

"The payment made by a manufacturer to a patentee for the privilege of using the patent process, is usually termed, in commercial language, a rent; and under the same head must be ranked all extraordinary qualities of body and mind." - Nassau William Senior

"There's always so much more that can be conveyed on screen visually in the expressions of people's faces, in their bodies, in their body language. And also with sound design, with music." - Lynn Shelton

"You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do." - Ron Silver

"I come from a place where everything about me, even my body language, is saying: I mean you no harm. I smile, I laugh. Basic stuff for most people." - Oscar Isaac

"Coach Cunningham's my guy. Without me saying a word, he can read my body language and facial expressions and tell me exactly what I'm thinking and feeling. We're actually very similar people." - Ndamukong Suh

"I wouldn't call myself a dancer. I would never even dance in a club - I can't move my feet! I'm terribly shy about moving. I feel comfortable in my body, but dancing is like learning another language." - Matthew James Thomas

"I've had a fair amount of experience with snakes, and I find them to be pretty honest in terms of how you read their body language and emotions. They'll tell you when they're grumpy. They'll tell you when they're okay." - Dominic Monaghan

"By studying psychology i want to be a better actor. There's something about studying body language and non-spoken emotion - I know the innate response. But to really study it like a science would be fun." - Shia Labeouf

"Sexuality is primarily a means of communicating with other people, a way of talking to them, of expressing our feelings about ourselves and them. It is essentially a language, a body language, in which one can express gentleness and affection, anger and resentment, superiority and dependence far more succinctly than would be possible verbally, where expressions are unavoidably abstract and often clumsy." - Robert C Solomon

"One of the most important revelations about a period comes in its theory of language, for that informs us whether language is viewed as a bridge to the noumenal or as a body of fictions convenient for grappling with transitory phenomena." - Richard M. Weaver

"Poetry, for example, goes so deeply into the space between corporeal affect and deep emotion (even primal in some cases) that, as Emily Dickinson said, it can blow the top of your head off. Poetic language is sometimes misunderstood as "abstract" when in reality, it's precise - precisely the language of emotions and the body." - Lidia Yuknavitch

"One of the most important revelations about a period comes in its theory of language, for that informs us whether language is viewed as a bridge to the noumenal or as a body of fictions convenient for grappling with transitory phenomena." - Richard Weaver

"Body (Body) I wanna touch your body (Body) I wanna feel your body (Body) Body Whoa!" - Eamon

"Sign is a live, contemporaneous, visual-gestural language and consists of hand shapes, hand positioning, facial expressions, and body movements. Simply put, it is for me the most beautiful, immediate, and expressive of languages, because it incorporates the entire human body." - Myron Uhlberg

"To me, dance is an extraordinary thing, more extraordinary than most people usually think. Dance preceded writing, speaking and music. When mute people speak their body language, it is true speaking rather than handicap, this is the first word and the first writing. Thus to me, the body is fundamental." - Paul Virilio

"I work from the body - I try to develop a language of the body. I've invented a term I call "corporeal writing" around that idea. I love teaching and collaborating around this idea, because no new breakthrough in literature ever happened because everyone was doing what was already there." - Lidia Yuknavitch

"Music is a language, a universal language." - Sun Ra

"[... Dance] involves every possible feeling (as potential), because it is of the body, which is lived (inescapably) as a body of feeling. Some of these feelings we can name, and some we cannot, since we associate feelings with language only when we name them. The body lives sentience on a preverbal level. Dance exists first on this primordial level, not on an intellectual plane (even though it requires skill and intelligence). Its inmost substance cannot be reasoned, only experienced." - Sondra Horton Fraleigh

"Fashion is instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"All language is political ..." - Robin Lakoff

"Verbing weirds language." - Bill Watterson

"Mathematics is a language" - J. Willard Gibbs

"language is never neutral" - Paulo Freire

"Language disguises thought." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Language changes very fast." - John M. Smith

"BASIC - A programming language." - Anonymous

"Music is a language." - Youssou Ndour

"...language is never innocent." - Roland Barthes

"Language is fossil Poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Lexicographers are language reporters." - Erin Mckean

"Language changes very fast." - John Maynard Smith

"By the time the child can draw more that scribble, by the age of four or five years, an already well-formed body of conceptual knowledge formulated in language dominates his memory and controls his graphic work. Drawings are graphic accounts of essentially verbal processes. As an essentially verbal education gains control, the child abandons his graphic efforts and relies almost entirely on words. Language has first spoilt drawing and then swallowed it up completely." - Karl Buhler

"The body is a reservoir of all sorts of tensions and dark forces. And it's also the potential source of amazing energy. This thing wants to live. It is a powerful engine. The brain (is) a reservoir of images, dreams, fears, associations, language. And its potential we can't even begin to understand. Movement begins to negotiate the distance between the brain and the body and it can be surprising what we learn about each other." - Bill T. Jones

"The policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the language, habits, and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures, and laws: in a word, soon become one people." - George Washington

"The Secret Language of Your Body truly is the essential guide to restore your body to its healthiest state and assist you to heal your life. Inna Segal offers invaluable insights into the underlying causes of illness and disease and provides practical advice which will undoubtedly empower many to self-heal. So read on and learn from the wisdom of this book, which can guide you to the life you were truly meant to live." - Bernie Siegel

"Ultimately the body will rebel. Even if it can be temporarily pacified with the help of drugs, cigarettes or medicine, it usually has the last word because it is quicker to see through self-deception than the mind. We may ignore or deride the messages of the body, but its rebellion demands to be heeded because its language is the authentic expression of our true selves and of the strength of our vitality." - Alice Miller

"It has unfortunately now become a habit for so many generations, that it has almost passed into an instinct throughout the Jewish body, to rely upon the weapon of secrecy. Secret societies, a language kept as far as possible secret, the use of false names in order to hide secret movements, secret relations between various parts of the Jewish body: all these and other forms of secrecy have become the national method." - Hilaire Belloc

"A group of psychologists say they have discovered twenty-three different body language indicators that show whether or not a person is lying. If you would like to see all twenty-three at the same time, they recommend taking a guided tour of the White House" - Conan O'Brien

"The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body. If humanity's language, technology, and buildings are an extension of its constructive faculties, the desert alone is an extension of its capacity for absence, the ideal schema of humanity's disappearance." - Jean Baudrillard

"How sweet is that? I know I'm no boy expert, but I have heard entire lectures on reading body language, and I have to say that assuming that a person will have forgotten your name is way high on my "indicators of humbleness" list (not that I have one, but I totally have a starting point now)." - Ally Carter

"If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble." - Horace Bushnell

"In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement." - Aldous Huxley



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