Charisma Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old charisma quotes, charisma sayings, and charisma proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Charisma is the transference of enthusiasm.     

Ralph Archbold

The number one quality is charisma. You have to be able to connect with the audience. That is that magic "it" factor that designates a star from someone who is just never going to be a star.     

Stephanie McMahon

Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn’t false.     

P.D. James

Charisma's good every night. Something special is always about to happen. You've got to believe it.     

Jim Thome

Places have charisma, in short, as much as people do.     

Pico Iyer

Charisma is the result of effective leadership, not the other way around.

Warren Bennis

Charisma becomes the undoing of leaders. It makes them inflexible, convinced of their own infallibility, unable to change.     

Peter Drucker

Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind.     

Kurt Vonnegut

Charisma is not so much getting people to like you as getting people to like themselves when you're around.

Robert Breault

Charm is more than beauty.


Charm is a product of the unexpected.     

Jose Marti

Charisma is the fancy name given to the knack of giving people your full attention.     

Robert Brault

Charm is the ability to make someone think that both of you are quite wonderful.     


But charisma only wins people’s attention. Once you have their attention, you have to have something to tell them.     

Daniel Quinn

Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others.

John Mason

Charisma is not just saying hello. It’s dropping what you’re doing to say hello.

Robert Brault

Charisma will sustain a relationship only in the way that strong coffee first thing in the morning will sustain a career.     

Elliot Perlman

Charisma is a sparkle in people that money can't buy. It's an invisible energy with visible effects.

Marianne Williamson

Charisma seems to be more about the intoxicating quality that you have on other people, as opposed to presence, which is more about the self in relation to others, and how you feel you represented yourself in a situation, and how you were able to engage. So it's less about how others see you and more about how you see yourself.

Amy Cuddy

Charisma is the ability to influence without logic.

Quentin Crisp

Charisma is the fragrance of soul.

Toba Beta

Consider the idea that charisma can be as much a liability as an asset. Your strength of personality can sow the seeds of problems, when people filter the brutal facts from you.     

James C. Collins

Lack of charisma can be fatal.

Jenny Holzer

Charm is the ability to insult people without offending them; nerdiness the reverse

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Authentic power is the real deal. You can't inherit it, buy it, or win it. You also can't lose it. You don't need to build your body, reputation, wealth, or charisma to get it.     

Gary Zukav

Charisma is a sign of the calling. Saints and pilgrims are defiantly moved by it.     

B. W. Powe

Charm is an intangible. Chutzpah, charm, charisma, that kind of thing, you can't buy it.     

Colm Feore

Charisma is the numinous aura around a narcissistic personality. It flows outward from a simplicity or unity of being and a composure and controlled vitality. There is gracious accommodation, yet commanding impersonality. Charisma is the radiance produced by the interaction of male and female elements in a gifted personality. The charismatic woman has a masculine force and severity. The charismatic man has an entrancing female beauty. Both are hot and cold, glowing with presexual self love.     

Camille Paglia

Your charisma and charm can make your moments more memorable for amazing first impressions.     

Susan C. Young

Charm which means the power to effect work without employing brute force is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.     

Havelock Ellis