Quotes about Words

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Kids use words in ways that release hidden meanings, revel the history buried in sounds. They haven't forgotten that words can be more than signs, that words have magic, the power to be things, to point to themselves and materialize. With their back-formations, archaisms, their tendency to play the music in words--rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, repetition--children peel the skin from language. Words become incantatory. Open Sesame. Abracadabra. Perhaps a child will remember the word and will bring the walls tumbling down.
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Look into words for the tomb of space
where beauties & stones & eternities untangle.

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In them is the flood which bothers the sea
and the songs which need no music.

Say these words that evolve into silence,
whose language survives not being understood.

Pronounce those which are unpalatable &
untangle from all the world wants to hear.
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I’m trained in sarcasm. It’s like karate, only the sting lasts longer.


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Words will never fully capture what is alive in our hearts.

It would be a shame, though, if we denied our bears their dancing.

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Read to escape reality . . . Write to embrace it.

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A word is dead when it's been said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

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I look at words as if they were entities, sacred beings. There are words to which I tip my hat when I see them sitting on a page.

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To hunt words is to do no trespass.
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For wordsmiths and masters of words, without necessarily being harsh with words, the words have a tendency to shoot straight to the hearts of people, and this either deeply touches them or deeply angers them. Like the apostles in all their loving controversies are those who are masters of words while combining this gift with truth.

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I knew people were talking, but I wasn't listening. I wasn't interested in anything anyone had to say.
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Toppling sounds like it jumped from a tall building and landed gracefully on is g.
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How pathetic it is to describe these things which can't truly be described.
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Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.

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Words are never insufficient to describe any situation. It is the talent to use the words which is the insufficient one!

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They say instant communication is not communication at all but merely a frantic, trivial, nerve-wracking bombardment of clichés, threats, fads, fashions, gibberish and advertising. However, who has not hung on a scripture, a quote, a statement, only to stumble upon the key phrase that brought all things to a turning point? The greatest sermons and speeches were pieced together by illuminating thoughts that powered men to surpass their own commonness. It is the sparkling magic of letters forming words, and those words colliding with passion, that makes statements into wisdom.

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With a certain frustration I knew I spoke too soon, too urgently. I wanted to get out of the way the things I knew to say, wanted to say, the things I'd been thinking, all in the hope of moving into the unforeseen.
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She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.

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... for words have the power to change us.

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Scarlet words,
Though none
The Scarlet Letter,
Entwine their way
Deeper
Deeper
Around the fibers
Of my soul.
Fusing,
Pulsing,
Burgeoning,
They absorb me,
And their architect thereof.

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Sometimes Silence Is Better In Explaining Something Than Words....