Tuesday, January 02, 2007

"There are tones of voices that mean more than words."

Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

5 Comments:

Blogger WiNgS said...

Have you experienced talking over the phone and "see" that the other person is "smiling" at you? The tone of our voice could reveal our true intentions.

It's like saying, "come in, welcome to my place," but the guest could sense that the host was anything but hospitable.

10:04 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

It isn't always what you say, it's the way in which you say it.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Truth is not always found in the words. We all know that and have experienced being lied to.

If we paid more attention to the eyes, the voice, and the body we might be more likely to find where and what the truth is.

A person who does not SAY that they love or respect those around them might be considered cold and unfeeling but their tone and behavior might be saying those things for them if people are listening with more than just their ears.

Words do not come easy for some people but that doesn't mean that the feelings aren't there.

10:41 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

Interesting to debate this quote in a medium for which there is no tone, nor expression, nor body language. What happens when all you are left with is the words themselves? Communication can be much more than words - but to discount the words themselves could be worse than ignoring the rest.

Just look in my eyes and by the tone of my voice tell me what you think!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Nelson said...

i agree with this statement. If you say "you're outfit is great", but with a sarcastic tone, it doesn't take on the sincerity that it should.

3:25 PM  

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