A message in its most general meaning is an object of communication. It is a vessel which provides information. Yet, it can also be this information. Therefore, its meaning is dependent upon the context in which it is used; the term may apply to both the information and its form. A communiqué (pronounced /kəˈmjuːnɨkeɪ/) is a brief report or statement released by a public agency.
Famous quotes containing the word message:
“I will meditate the while upon some horrid message for a challenge.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“What the hell is nostalgia doing in a science-fiction film? With the whole universe and all the future to play in, Lucas took his marvelous toys and crawled under the fringed cloth on the parlor table, back into a nice safe hideyhole, along with Flash Gordon and the Cowardly Lion and Luck Skywalker and the Flying Aces and the Hitler Jugend. If theres a message there, I dont think I want to hear it.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)
“Children in home-school conflict situations often receive a double message from their parents: The school is the hope for your future, listen, be good and learn and the school is your enemy. . . . Children who receive the school is the enemy message often go after the enemyact up, undermine the teacher, undermine the school program, or otherwise exercise their veto power.”
—James P. Comer (20th century)