We typically use quotes more than we realise in all areas of our communication. The business, professional and informal settings are all sprinkled with amazing ‘quotables’ that, if used at the right time can add real value to the conversation.
Writers, thinkers, leaders, creators and artists are just some of the people who contributed to a plethora of quotable one-liners. What makes a quote memorable? Is it the spontaneity of it in the context it was said? Or maybe the timely and well-thought-out delivery? Or is it the sheer genius behind the quote? Regardless of what made them stand out some of them have become part of our vernacular – and we don’t even realise they’re quotes!
The English language is full of quotable one-liners that, at the very least deserve a mention in our latest info-graphic.
Famous English Quotes:
- “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out”. – Winston Churchill
- “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”. – William Shakespeare
- “Knowledge is power”. – Sir Francis Bacon
- “Rigid, the skeleton of habit upholds the human frame”. – Virginia Woolf
- “Great things are done when men and mountains meet”. – William Blake
- “Time and tide wait for no man”. – Geoffrey Chaucer
- “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus”. – Alexander Graham Bell
- Big Brother is watching you”. – George Orwell