Body Language Quotes

Welcome to the body language quotes page, a new initiative here on the All About Body Language Website. The aim of the page is to compile a directory of quotes that visitors can draw upon, use, learn from or simply enjoy reading for their own sake.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Body Language Quote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He speaketh not; and yet there lies a conversation in his eyes.

(From The Poem - The Hanging of the Crane)


King James The First (1605)


As the tongue speaketh to the ear so the gesture speaketh to the eye.


Mae West


I speak two languages, Body and English.


Honoré de Balzac


Gentleness in the gait is what simplicity is in the dress. Violent gestures or quick movements inspire involuntary disrespect.


Dr. Gregory House


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Dr. Wilson: What exactly did Cuddy tell you?

Dr. House: Nothing that your body language isn't telling me right now.

(Cane and Able - season 3, episode 2)


John Milton (Paradise Lost)


Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity and love.


William Shakespeare


Fie, fie upon her! There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip, Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out At every joint and motive of her body.

(Troilus and Cressida, Act IV, Scene V)


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