"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."J. B. Priestley on Mark Twain
"Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persuasive words are not good."J. B. Priestley on Lao Tzu
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."J. B. Priestley on George Bernard Shaw
"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."J. B. Priestley on Charles Dickens
"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."J. B. Priestley on Bill Gates
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth."
"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going."
"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch."
"The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence."
"If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear."