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Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life?
George Edward Woodberry
Words are illusions.
Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.
I mean, what would I be doing if I couldn't write? But that fortunately hasn't proved to be the case and I can read any day. I still read a lot, and I can write any day, but much more slowly and fewer words.
Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words.
'Champagne' and 'breathmint' are the first two words all Oscar winners hear.
In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
Edward de Bono
But me contradicting a news story is not going to make my words fact. It will just create a new news story.
Words are power. And a book is full of words. Be careful what power you get from it. But know that you do.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I burned out my drawing hand by using it too much. The common word for it is writer's cramp. The fancy words for it are focal dystonia. The symptom in my case was a pinky finger that went spastic when I tried to draw.
Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me.
I think we're still in a muddle with our language, because once you get words and a spoken language it gets harder to communicate.
I think I have something valid to say. My words are my bullets. I like to brag that somehow I got it right.
I consider the process of gestation just as important as when you're actually sitting down putting words to the paper.
The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
If you look at the average age of a company on the Dow Jones index, it's something like 35 years or younger. In other words... success is no indication of longevity.
Somehow, as a writer, you tend to use words to paper over structural cracks.
Whenever you speak to someone, you are presuming the two of you have a certain degree of familiarity - which your words might alter. So every sentence has to do two things at once: convey a message and continue to negotiate that relationship.
Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead.
Augustus Y. Napier
Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket.
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words. I don't know what she's going on about half the time!
The only thing you have to know are your words.
If we were handling a bomb which could go off at any minute as a result of our actions, we would mind ourselves and be delicate. Our words have the same power, yet we wield them around as though they were powerless and insignificant.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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