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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
It makes me uncomfortable to talk about meanings and things. It's better not to know so much about what things mean. Because the meaning, it's a very personal thing, and the meaning for me is different than the meaning for somebody else.
Beauty has as many meanings as man has moods. Beauty is the symbol of symbols. Beauty reveals everything, because it expresses nothing. When it shows us itself, it shows us the whole fiery-coloured world.
Rhyme patterns are nothing without meanings to the words. A lot of rappers can do those flows, but the raps aren't really about anything - which is cool sometimes, but to have the flow and the message is one of my favorite things.
A tale is born from an image, and the image extends and creates a network of meanings that are always equivocal.
Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.
Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.
W. E. B. Du Bois
The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.
Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two.
Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is to change the labels.
Willard Van Orman Quine
Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
William Makepeace Thackeray
Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
It has not been for nothing that the word has remained man's principal toy and tool: without the meanings and values it sustains, all man's other tools would be worthless.
Everywhere in my house are these little things that have meanings and make me think of great memories.
A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings.
To me, the writer's main job is to just make the story unscroll in such a way that the reader is snared - she's right there, seeing things happen and caring about them. And if you dedicate yourself to this job, the meanings more or less take care of themselves. That's the theory, anyway.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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