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The days when the words 'Hollywood actor' framed Ronald Reagan like bunny fingers as an ID tag and an implied insult seem far-off and quaint: nearly everybody in politics - candidate, consultant, pundit, and Tea Party crowd extra alike - is an actor now, a shameless ham in a hoked-up reality series that never stops.
How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words.
It's a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people.
I think that there is incredible prejudice about witches while there is no prejudice about wizards. Words are very important, and I'm really into destroying myths.
And I used to say, 'I'm black, too.' In other words, I - my whole life I've been called a half-breed, a convict, king of the trailer trash, this and that. I take that and stand.
My dad said that if it's part of the character, I'm allowed to say bad words, but if it's not part of the character, and I say it at home when I'm not acting, that I won't be acting anymore.
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
No one goes unscathed, we all go through things. We just can't let people's nasty words become our beliefs about ourselves, you know?
Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
Norman O. Brown
I write by hand, making many, many corrections. I would say I cross out more than I write. I have to hunt for words when I speak, and I have the same difficulty when writing.
'Give up... it's time to quit,' I don't think I've ever really accepted those kinds of words in my life or vocabulary.
Outside speech, the association that is made in the memory between words having something in common creates different groups, series, families, within which very diverse relations obtain but belonging to a single category: these are associative relations.
Ferdinand de Saussure
I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words.
Chaos magic is the idea that a particular set of beliefs serves as an active force in the world. In other words, we choose what and how we believe, and our beliefs are tools that we then use to make things happen... or not.
I have a fear of public speaking. It's very hard work. Words are not my skill, and because they're not my skill, I have to work doubly hard.
It's really important how you say things because people won't necessarily remember what words you used, but they'll remember how you made them feel.
I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
Write every day; never give up; it's supposed to be difficult; try to find some pleasure and reward in the act of writing, because you can't look for praise from editors, readers, or critics. In other words, tips that are much easier to give than to take.
J. R. Moehringer
Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
'Content' is a word that has never sat well with me. Like 'maturity'. They are two words I've never liked. I think they imply some sort of decay. A settling.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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