Body Language Sayings and Quotes

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


Body language has no translation.     

Ljupka Cvetanova

Body language is more powerful than words.     

Ricky Gervais

You can lie in any language on earth, and body language is no exception.     

Nenia Campbell

In a battle of believability, the winner is the one with the best body language, not the clearest logic.     

Jarod Kintz,

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

Sandra Bartky

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

Nick Morgan

Proper posture sends a positive message since 90% of all communication occures through body language and how you carry yourself.     

Cindy Ann Peterson

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

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

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

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

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

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.     

Peter Drucker

There is no gesture more devastating than the back turning away.     

Rachel Simmons

Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.     

Francois Rabelais

The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual - as we think so will we act.     

Martha Graham

Your body language shapes who you are.     

Amy Cuddy

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

Pat Summitt

Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.     

Christian Louboutin

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

Warwick Davis

People responded to body language without even thinking. It was important to get it absolutely right.     

Sara Sheridan

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

Tom Kelley

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

Gesture is not always action.     

Jay Maisel

Even in your smallest gestures, you express your sense of honor, if you have one.     

Brian Morton

Gesture will survive whatever kind of light you have. Gesture can triumph over anything because of its narrative content.     

Jay Maisel

The gesture with which one generation guards the next is the movement, and the only time we see it clearly, of life itself.     

Storm Jameson

% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.     

Deborah Bull

Businesses have to make gestures that go beyond words. Persuasion no longer works.     

John Gerzema

Every gesture is a gesture from the blood, every expression a symbolic utterance... Everything is of the blood, of the senses.     

Henry Williamson