115 Telephone Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of telephone quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about phone.

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The Most Famous Telephone Quotes (Best in 2024)

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One day every major city in America will have a telephone. — Alexander Graham Bell

The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking. — Alexander Graham Bell

No man who drank or smoked could ever come nearer to me than the telephone. I'd say, I won't let you - you nicotine-soaked, beer-besmeared, whiskey-greased, red-eyed devil - talk to me face to face. — Carrie Nation

It is impossible to read in America, except on a train, because of the telephone. Everyone has a telephone, and it rings all day and most of the night. — Bertrand Russell

An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling. — Donald Sinden

We had no idea that in as little as 35 years more than half the people on Earth would have cellular telephones, and they give the phones away to people for nothing. — Martin Cooper

Isn't it funny? You hear a phone ring and it could be anybody. But, a ringing phone has to be answered doesn't it? — Kiefer Sutherland

In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something - and the switchboard operator knows everything. — Harold Coffin

Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity. — Charles Babbage

[Answering the phone] Hello, this is a recording, you've dialed the right number, now hang up and don't do it again. — Frank Sinatra

Short Telephone Quotes

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  • No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. — Alan Turing
  • First words on the first telephone - "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you." — Alexander Graham Bell
  • What this power is, I cannot say... All I know is that it exists. — Alexander Graham Bell
  • Running is my meditation, mind flush, cosmic telephone, mood elevator and spiritual communion. — Lorraine Moller
  • An amazing invention - but who would ever want to use one? — Rutherford B. Hayes
  • My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director. — Cole Porter
  • The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink. — Fran Lebowitz
  • America's best buy is a telephone call to the right man. — Ilka Chase
  • Gossip is nature's telephone. — Sholom Aleichem
  • Telephone operators have called me sir since I was 6. — Suzanne Pleshette

Telephone Image Quotes

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Telephone quote by Alan Turing

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. — Alan Turing

Telecommunications Quotes

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Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market. — Janet Napolitano

Much like Airbnb and Uber disrupted their relevant businesses, we can lower the bar for people to enter into the telecommunications market. — Micky Watkins

We believe that the future of telecommunications is about sharing, creating a sharing economy. — Micky Watkins

The meaning of yoga is connection of mind, body and spirit. If you have a bad telecommunication system, your body gets sick. Yoga helps fix that. — Bikram Choudhury

An efficient telecommunications network is the foundation upon which an information society is built. — Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions. — Julian Assange

The key is the Internet. The United States is by far the most advanced country in this new digital culture, so we have to be there. The Internet is the heart of this new civilization, and telecommunications are the nervous system, or circulatory system. — Carlos Slim

Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce. — Michael Oxley

I urge telecommunications regulators to develop a commercial strategy for delivering effective access to the continent. — Mark Shuttleworth

Yeah, look, I think what we have with the social media and the digital media, and all the telecommunications we have today is a big megaphone, amplification. — Mike DeWine

Phone Quotes

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You can't teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it. — Seymour Papert

Don't just buy a new video game, make one. Don't just download the latest app, help design it. Don't just play on your phone, program it. — Barack Obama

When you are doing one thing - talking on your phone, texting, whatever - you are automatically not doing something else. What is the greatest scarcity in the world today? It's not oil. It's time. Time is precious. Don't throw it away. — Martin Cooper

The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her. — Dwight L. Moody

You could call me on the phone and say, 'Someone blew up your entire house, Mike.' If it's not a person involved, I would sort of blink, whatever. That's all replaceable, right? — Michael Saylor

Someone needs to take my phone when i’m drunk because I am a fucking idiot. — Jake Paul

I think anything you listen to is going to be different. You're going to listen to a song differently if you're just sitting around somewhere listening on your phone as opposed to sitting in a dark room listening to a vinyl album. It's going to be a totally different experience. — Brendon Urie

As a matter of fact, when compression technology came along, we thought the future in 1996 was about voice. We got it wrong. It is about voice, video, and data, and that is what we have today on these cell phones. — Steve Buyer

Social media is not going away, and we're not all going to leave our phones for good. But we can make sure we don't look at our phones in the morning and the evening, which is better for our lifestyle. — Jay Shetty

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely. — Pam Brown

Phone Call Quotes

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No, I don't regret anything at this point. That may change on the next phone call, but at the moment I don't regret anything. — William Shatner

I called my wife up on the cell phone and said baby you aint gonna believe this, i go, we just hit a deer with the airplane. and there was a silence on the other end of the line followed by.. OH MY GOD.! were you on the ground? I said nope, santa was makin one last run. — Bill Engvall

I wish I had time to explain everything I did. Almost everything was done with an eye on the GLBT movement...last week I got a phone call from Altoona, Pennsylvania, and the voice was young, my election gave one more young person, hope — Harvey Milk

What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call. — Liz Carpenter

I had a traditional interview based on a phone call from an agent. He says there's a show and they would like to see you and its called Dallas. With very little knowledge I go over to this meeting at Warner Brothers. — Steve Kanaly

Went from being hated on, to Niggas try to go down the same road I made it on. Aint no love lost but aint no love shown, so now when niggas call i just don not pick up the phone. — Wiz Khalifa

The last three presidents slaughtered hundreds of thousands if not millions of innocent people. They illegally spied on all US citizens. They bankrupted the greatest nation in the history of the world. None of this led to impeachment. But this phone call is the real scandal. — Dave Smith

Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. God Bless everyone and thank u so much. — Adrian Peterson

Having been blacklisted from working in television during the McCarthy era, I know the harm of government using private corporations to intrude into the lives of innocent Americans. When government uses the telephone companies to create massive databases of all our phone calls it has gone too far. — Studs Terkel

My father-in-law saw me at a dance performance. The next day, I got a phone call, and the caller said, 'I'm Dhirubhai Ambani... may I talk to Nita?' I said, 'It's a wrong number' and put down the phone. Then he called again... and I said, 'If you're Dhirubhai Ambani, then I'm Elizabeth Taylor.' — Nita Ambani

Telegram Quotes

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Now here's a funky introduction of how nice I am Tell your mother, tell your father, send a telegram. — Phife Dawg

A dream is a telegram from the hidden world...Only a fool or an illiterate person ignores it. — Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Fax me a fact, and I'll telegram a hologram. — Saul Williams

The American father is never seen in London. He passes his life entirely in Wall Street and communicates with his family once a month by means of a telegram in cipher. — Oscar Wilde

Sir Alec Douglas-Home, when he was British Foreign Secretary, said he received the following telegram from an irate citizen: "To hell with you. Offensive letter follows." — William Safire

I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately. — Mark Twain

Without the letters of condolence, telegrams of congratulations and even occasional postcards, the friendship of a separated friend is not a social reality. It has no existence without the rites of friendship. Social rituals create a reality which would be nothing without them. — Mary Douglas

I have such a horror of telegrams that ask me how I am!! I always want to reply dead. — Katherine Mansfield

How to drive a guy crazy: send him a telegram and on the top put 'page 2.' — Henny Youngman

It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed? — Jeanette Winterson

Mobile Phone Quotes

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Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity. — Robin Sharma

Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity. — Robin S. Sharma

The world is being re-shaped by the convergence of social, mobile, cloud, big data, community and other powerful forces. The combination of these technologies unlocks an incredible opportunity to connect everything together in a new way and is dramatically transforming the way we live and work. — Marc Benioff

Britain, however, has ended up specializing in the ones you don't see as much of: defense aerospace, making drive shafts for cars, pills and drugs, designing chips that go into 94 percent of the world's mobile phones. — Evan Davis

I want to be buried with a mobile phone, just in case I'm not dead. — Amanda Holden

Mobile phones are misnamed. They should be called gateways to human knowledge. — Ray Kurzweil

Mobile is a lot closer to TV than it is to desktop. — Mark Zuckerberg

I was playing in the juniors at Wimbledon I forgot to turn my mobile phone off. It was lying there in my bag and it rang in the middle of a match, and it was one of my friends from school saying, 'Murray, you're on the telly!' I learnt from that. I now put my phone on silent. — Andy Murray

Think what we would have missed if we had never ... used a mobile phone or surfed the Net -- or, to be honest, listened to other people talking about surfing the Net. — Queen Elizabeth II

We once believed we were auteurs but we weren't. We had no idea, really. Film is over. It's sad nobody is really exploring it. But what to do? And anyway, with mobile phones and everything, everyone is now an auteur. — Jean-Luc Godard

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More Telephone Quotes

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I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. — William F. Buckley, Jr.

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village. — Thabo Mbeki

An English writer telephoned me from London, asking questions. One was, ‘What’s your alma mater?’ I told him, ‘Books. — Malcolm X

When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow! — Yuri Gagarin

Middle-age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. — Ogden Nash

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. — Alan Turing

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s - as telephone, electricity, and the automobile were emerging - the US equity market cap relative to GDP appears to have been 2-3 times higher than it is today. We need to verify this difficult-to-get data but, if true, I have a hypothesis. — Cathie Wood

If inflation is unwinding, as we believe, then we could be heading back to the future, the Roaring Twenties, the last time several general-purpose technologies evolved at the same time: telephone, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. The setup is remarkably similar! — Cathie Wood

I don't answer the phone. I get the feeling whenever I do that there will be someone on the other end. — Fred Couples

What happened in the Ukraine is that the US supported essentially a coup d’etat in 2014, against the democratically-elected government of Ukraine. We have telephone call transcripts of Victoria Nuland, one of the neocons in the White House, handpicking the new cabinet that was hostile to the Soviet Union. If you look at that, and you put yourself in Russia’s position, and you say: Okay, the United States, our biggest enemy, is treating us as an enemy, has now taken over the government of a nation and made them hostile to us, and then started passing laws that are prejudicial to this giant Russian population. If Mexico did that and then started killing — they killed 14,000 Russians in Donbas, the Ukrainian government — if Mexico did that to expatriate Americans, we'd invade in a second. We have to put ourselves in the shoes of our opponents. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Yoga in Mayfair or Fifth Avenue, or in any other place which is on the telephone, is a spiritual fake. — Carl Jung

What is special about VOIP is that it's just another thing you can do on the Internet, whereas it is the only thing - or nearly the only thing with the exception of the dial-up modem and fax - that you can do on the public switched telephone network. — Vinton Cerf

My workspace is defined by books, ephemera, quiet and light. I don't have a computer, telephone or a fax machine there. — Maira Kalman

Nowadays, we never allow ourselves the convenience of being temporarily unavailable, even to strangers. With telephone and beeper, people subject themselves to being instantly accessible to everyone at all times, and it is the person who refuses to be on call, rather than the importunate caller, who is considered rude. — Judith Martin

In the United States all business not transacted over the telephone is accomplished in conjunction with alcohol or food, often under conditions of advanced intoxication. This is a fact of the utmost importance for the visitor of limited funds... for it means that the most expensive restaurants are, with rare exceptions, the worst. — John Kenneth Galbraith

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half - especially if he has a teenage daughter. — Guy Lombardo

There's an old story about the person who wished his computer were as easy to use as his telephone. That wish has come true, since I no longer know how to use my telephone. — Bjarne Stroustrup

A telephone survey says that 51 percent of college students drink until they pass out at least once a month. The other 49 percent didn't answer the phone. — Craig Kilborn

I won't telephone him. I'll never telephone him again as long as I live. He'll rot in hell, before I'll call him up. You don't have to give me strength, God; I have it myself. If he wanted me, he could get me. He knows where I am. He knows I'm waiting here. He's so sure of me, so sure. I wonder why they hate you, as soon as they are sure of you. — Dorothy Parker

The utility model of computing - computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today - makes more sense than ever. — Scott Mcnealy

My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director. ... (when asked who wrote 'Some Enchanted Evening') Rodgers and Hammerstein, if you can imagine it taking two men to write one song. ... Good authors, too, who once knew better words now use only four-letter words writing prose. ... Brush up your Shakespeare and they'll all kowtow. — Cole Porter

I would not give my rotating field discovery for a thousand inventions, however valuable... A thousand years hence, the telephone and the motion picture camera may be obsolete, but the principle of the rotating magnetic field will remain a vital, living thing for all time to come. — Nikola Tesla

The town has a sense, not of history, but of time, and the telephone poles seem to know this. If you lay your hand against one, you can feel the vibration from the wires deep within the wood, as if souls had been imprisoned in there and were struggling to get out. — Stephen King

The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him. — Crystal Eastman

I used my mother's radio as a PA system. I'd take the telephone, the speaking part, and take those two leads off and lead them into the radio and the sound would come out of the speaker. — Les Paul

I am, in fact, Superman. Every morning I wake up and go into a telephone booth and change my costume, and then go to work. — Stephen Daldry

I don't think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn't surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number? — Andy Rooney

Family is family over the internet, over Skype, over the telephone. Love is love. You don't have to actually go through some ritual to prove that you love somebody. — Ben Kingsley

Colonel Parker asked Henry and me to come to Elvis' suite and have breakfast. There were at least five policemen stationed up there. He was talking on the telephone. — Minnie Pearl

People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone. — Chuck Palahniuk

I would sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University. — William F. Buckley, Jr.

You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve. — Steve Jobs

I'd play every day if I could. It's cheaper than a shrink and there are no telephones on my golf cart. — Brent Musburger

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