Dialogue Sayings and Quotes

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


A reader's emotions can be sparked with few words. That's the power of dialogue.     

Sol Stein

Dialogue works the least well when it's telling you what's going on.     

Tom Rickman

A healthy dialogue is always good.     

Michael Hersch

Dialogue is easy. It's what you've been doing almost every day, most of your life.     

Josip Novakovich

Dialogue is a lean language in which every word counts.     

Sol Stein

Control your inner dialogue. Talk to yourself positively all the time.     

Brian Tracy

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.     

Alfred Hitchcock

Dialogue is a non-confrontational communication, where both partners are willing to learn from the other and therefore leads much farther into finding new grounds together     

Scilla Elworthy

All the information you need can be given in dialogue.     

Elmore Leonard

Good dialogue is very important.     

Clive Owen

Dialogue cannot exist without humility.     

Paulo Freire

A dialogue among civilizations can be seen as a dialogue between the individual and the universal.     

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Dialogue in fiction is always written to be read in silence. The page is the limit. Dialogue on stage and on the screen is meant to be spoken. The voice is the limit.     

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Dialogue in fiction is what characters do to one another.     

Elizabeth Bowen

The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth.     

Michael Graves

Dialogue should show the relationships among people.     

Elizabeth Bowen

A book is always a dialogue with other readers and other books.     

Tim O'Reilly

Reading great dialogue as an actor is such a rare privilege.     

Max Casella

Genuine dialogue, not rhetorical bomb-throwing, leads to progress.     

Mark Udall

In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

In dialogue, individuals gain insights that simply could not be achieved individually.     

Peter Senge

All good dialogue perhaps deals with something unprecedented.     

Elizabeth Bowen

Dialogue cannot exist, however, in the absence of a profound love for the world and its people.     

Paulo Freire

Dialogue means debates and everyone's point of view.     

Kevin Hart

Dialogue does not happen when we are adversaries.     

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Dialogue should convey a sense of spontaneity but eliminate the repetitiveness of real talk.     

Elizabeth Bowen

It's dialogue that gives your cast their voices, and is crucial in defining their characters.     

Stephen King

A dialogue leads to connection, which leads to trust which leads to engagement.     

Seth Godin

Dialogue is character and character is plot.     

George V

Dialogue, contrary to popular view, is not a recording of actual speech; it is a semblance of speech, an invented language of exchanges that build in tempo or content toward climaxes.     

Sol Stein