Once upon a time, people actually lived without telephones. Not just without fancy smartphones such as iPhones and Androids, but literally without any means of communication other than letters or knocking on people’s doors, hoping they would be home.
The very first telephone call was made by Alexander Graham Bell on March 10th, 1876, as he proved that one could talk with electricity, transmitting a call to Thomas Watson, his assistant. Bell’s success lead the telephone to become what is has today, and through years upon years of research and innovations, the phone call is now more revolutionary than ever before.
We take it for granted that we have the ability to make a call from anywhere in the world to anyone, with a clear connection, an affordable cost, and that we can now even detect who is calling us with Caller ID features, and perhaps even block spam calls too. Who would have believed that we could even have a video as our ringtone?
For better or for worse, here are some of the wisest, most relevant quotes about the phone call that have been said by some truly inspiring people.
‘’If someone doesn’t respond to a phone call, I think they’ve died.’’
‘‘Certain kinds of intimacy emerge on a phone call that might never occur if you were sitting right next to the other person.
“We save numbers, not always to keep in touch, but also to know whose call to avoid.”
― Nitya Prakash
‘’I came home from school one day, and there was a phone call for me. And I picked up the phone. They said, ‘This is the Harvard Admissions Department. We’d like to let you know that you’re accepted in the freshman class.’ And I said, ‘Come on, who is this really?’’
– Ben Bernanke
“Ignored a phone call & now I can’t check Whatsapp.”
― Nitya Prakash
What do you have to say about the phone call?