Quotes and Sayings about Word



"It's been a long time since I've written old-fashioned sword and sorcery; I'm hoping it's like riding a bicycle."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Time, Old)

"Once you've invested hundreds of hours in creating a coherent universe, your story's grown to around a half-million words and can't be written as anything less than a trilogy."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Universe, Words)

"When I have an idea, it goes from vague, cloudy notion to 100,000 words in a heartbeat."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Idea, Words)

"It took me about 12 years to reach my million-word mark. The challenge now is to continue to challenge myself."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Challenge, Now, Years)

"Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death."
- Berenice Abbott
(Related: Death, Life, Positive, Act, Living, Photography, Song, Word)

"The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective."
- Berenice Abbott
(Related: Challenge, First, Word)

"No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word; he knows that it is on the spoken word, and the spoken word only, that his art is founded."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Art, Will, Word)

"You may be assured that we won't ever let your words die. Like the words of our Master, Jesus Christ, they will live in our minds and our hearts and in the souls of black men and white men, brown men and yellow men as long as time shall last."
- Ralph Abernathy
(Related: Men, Time, Christ, May, Will, Words)

"In other words, for every 10 enemy you kill you bring on 20 new recruits to their anti-coalition cause then essentially you are working against yourself."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Cause, Enemy, Words)

"With Dick Smith there, and the words of Peter Shaffer... they've got to be the most beautiful descriptions in music ever written on film or in literature. And we could hear the music accompanying the words... What more can you ask for?"
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Music, Film, Literature, Words)

"Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Harm, Mistakes, Regret, Sorrow, Will, Words)

"If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: People, Perception, Doubt, Police, Public, Talk, Word)

"I prefer the word 'homemaker' because 'housewife' always implies that there may be a wife someplace else."
- Bella Abzug
(Related: Wife, May, Word)

"TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium because nothing's well done."
- Goodman Ace
(Related: Nothing, Words)

"When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: People, Old, Sweetness, Words)

"We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Actions, Words)

"When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Eye, Meaning, Word)

"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Content, Focus, Silence, Words)

"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Words)

"No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous."
- Henry Adams
(Related: Thought, Words)

"No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Thought, Man, Words)

"I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman."
- John Adams
(Related: Politics, Woman, Word)

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."
- John Adams
(Related: Society, Abuse, Party, Words)

"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!"
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Meaning, Tools, Will)

"The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Immortality, Lies, Mind, Mystery, Word)

"I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: "What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.""
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Man, Sense, Words)

"A man never feels more important than when he receives a telegram containing more than ten words."
- George Ade
(Related: Man, Words)

"The play is not in the words, it's in you!"
- Stella Adler
(Related: Play, Words)

"The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Life, Truth, People, Theatre, Word)

"Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Hunger, Language, Poor, Words)

"For hostile word let hostile word be paid."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Word)

"Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Doctors, Words)

"If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Deeds, Evil, Man, Profit, Shame, Will, Word)

"The words of truth are simple."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Truth, Words)

"There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Lie, Sickness, Words)

"Words are the physicians of a mind diseased."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Mind, Physicians, Words)

"The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Fate, Justice)

"I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am - if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Actions, Moments, Punk, Words)

"I have sons, and they have never said the word hell in front of me or my wife. That's the truth."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Wife, Truth, Hell, Sons, Word)

"I don't know anyone who curses the way they do on the Sopranos. Not in an Italian household. I never said the word hell in front of my mother."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Mother, Hell, Word)

"Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Emotions, Hearing, Kids, Sound, Want, Words)

"Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Anger, Friend, Murder, Passion)

"Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Life, Heart, Maxims, Prudence, Words)

"Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Children, Songs, Word)

"The paper burns, but the words fly away."
- Ben Joseph Akiba
(Related: Words)

"Instead of art I have taught philosophy. Though technique for me is a big word, I never have taught how to paint. All my doing was to make people to see."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, People, Philosophy, Word)

""Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Friend, Vocabulary, Word)

"King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's cane for the sword Excalibur."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Heroes)

"It is convenient to distinguish the two kinds of experience which have thus been described, the experienc-ing and the experienc-ed, by technical words."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Experience, Words)

"But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Action, Sense, Value, Word)

"Words of love, are works of love."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Love, Words)

"Words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone."
- William Albert Allard
(Related: Work, Words)

"Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words "large" or "size" with "rear end." Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Trust, End, Woman, Words)

"Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, 'Be fruitful and multiply,' but not in those words."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Words)

"I was really tired of words like 'plus size,' 'round' and 'large.' I thought, 'Come on, we're fat.'"
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Thought, Words)

"So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter."
- Gordon W. Allport
(Related: Life, Laughter)

"The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: American, Constitution, Words)

"Hearing the word is the devout receiving of the will of God."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Hearing, Will, Word)

"From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer."
- William Ames
(Related: Religion, Faith, Love, God, Hope, Act, Hearing, Prayer, Spiritual, Word)

"Totalitarianism is feudalism in the twelfth century sense of the word."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Sense, Word)

"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Gratitude, Beginning, Completion, May, Thankfulness, Words)

"If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'"
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Music, Poetry, Correction, Disorder, Question, Words)

"Once someone asked me three words that best describe me and I said 'Loud, Louder, and Loudest."
- Anastacia
(Related: Words)

"Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away."
- Anaxagoras
(Related: Men, Quiet, Words)

"Where words fail, music speaks."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Music, Words)

"The worst thing is always thinking of titles for records, with some reason behind them, and she just came out with the word, which she thought was a good word, a hard word, and since then we've sort of attached loads of meaning to it."
- Emma Anderson
(Related: Thought, Meaning, Reason, Thinking, Titles, Word)

"It is difficult sharing and capturing so many years of memories and the people behind the words-and even though that guest book can speak volumes, in between, the pages remain so silent."
- Eugenie Anderson
(Related: People, Guest, Memories, Sharing, Words, Years)

"Telling your story out loud is the way human beings communicate. We don't normally think up words, translate how to spell them and then move our fingers up and down over this randomly arranged set of keys to make the same letters appear on a screen."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Letters, Words)

"Performance art is about joy, about making something that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Art, Performance, Joy, Words)

"People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They're not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There's just regret."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: People, Beginning, End, Regret, Word)

"A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Life, Idea, Electricity, English, Word, Words)

"I have written a few children's books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Books, Children, First, Mystery, Words)

"The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Open, Word)

"People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual - but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Beauty, People, Intellect, Word)

"I hate the word sexy."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Hate, Word)

"I hate the word wholesome."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Hate, Word)

"There is one word in America that says it all, and that one word is, 'You never know.'"
- Joaquin Andujar
(Related: America, Word)

"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Meaning, Voice, Words)

"People have always said - those words, 'too conservative,' is fairly relative. I'm sure that they probably said that about Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and Benjamin Franklin."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: People, Conservative, Washington, Words)

"For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught. To say the things he truly feels, and not the words of one who kneels."
- Paul Anka
(Related: Man, Words)

"When you write songs, you can't really point out the exact thing you're inspired by. It's more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you're trying to put into words."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Songs, State, Trying, Words)

"If you make a movie about Elizabeth I, how much of the dialogue is her real words? Audiences know when they go see a movie that it is fiction."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Audiences, Fiction, Words)

"When man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Nature, Man, Meaning, Space, Will, Words)

"I would have to work on the song and figure out how they wanted the song done, because they're such high-intensity songs. We figure that out first, then I go back and listen to it and go over and rehearse stuff with it and try to get a feel for the words."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Work, First, Song, Songs, Words)

"I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: First, Prison, Words)

"Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Nothing, Senses, Words)

"The thing is, acoustic could be like a four-letter word to a lot of kids."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Kids, Word)

"If Britney would paint her ass green, I'm sure you could spot green asses all over LA as soon as the word was out."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Word)

"Final thoughts are so, you know, final. Let's call them closing words."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"Since in music we deal with notes, not words, with chords, with transitions, with color and expression, the musical meaning always based on those notes as written and nothing else - has to be divined."
- Claude Arrau
(Related: Music, Expression, Meaning, Nothing, Words)

"When we speak the word "life," it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Life, Fact, Word)

"The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers for ever!"
- Sholem Asch
(Related: Spirit)

"One thing, however, I know with certainty: violence, or the direct threat of violence, of the kind we have seen in the past few days, is totally unjustified as a response to any published word or image."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Past, Violence, Word)

"The basic story for the opener is that word came through the bar that someone got knifed and killed up on the Moon Walk. It turns out to be one of the quarter regulars that everybody knows, including Maestro and Bone."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Moon, Word)

"Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Words)

"In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Movies, Advertising, Promotion, Words)

"A word after a word after a word is power."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Power, Word)

"The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Living, Man, Words)

"And that's how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as I'm reading, I'm tweaking - putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Beginning, Reading, Word)

"The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Words)

"India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Word)

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Being, May, Opinion, Pride, Vanity, Words)

"Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Language, Word)

"Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: History, Pretty, Word)

"Usually it is uses of words, not words in themselves, that are properly called vague."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Words)

"Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Fame, Names, Words)

"A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Music, Artists, Words)

"The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Technology, Books, Humanity, Information, Reason, Word)

"Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Government, People, Nothing, Words)

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Thought, First, Word)

"The words of the world want to make sentences."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Want, Words, World)

"Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Discretion, Eloquence, Order, Speech, Words)

"He that hath knowledge spareth his words."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Knowledge, Words)

"Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: Art, Effort, Name, Play, Theory, Word)

"I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Artist, Sense, Word)

"What makes me furious, not just because we're in an interview, but I don't like when writers take your words and put them somewhere else, in the wrong context in their own article about you."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Words, Writers, Wrong)

"Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Religion, Self, Symbol, Words)

"It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Nothing, Songs, Words, Writing)

"Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Habits, Influence, Obedience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Words)

"Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history."
- Anita Baker
(Related: History, Medical, Happiness, Emotions, Motherhood, Nothing, Words)

"And God knows I needed to be forgiven. So I had to forgive everybody. And then God - as I read in the word, you're supposed to pray for your enemies. Try that one on."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, Enemies, Word)

"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Life, Europe, Limits, Possibilities, Sense, Tragedy, Word)

"The word of God - what does it say about what his place is going to be in the Kingdom? Think about it."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: God, Word)

"I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Soul, Fear, Future, Nothing)

"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Education, Mother, Character, Children, Word)

"It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours; one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp... Beauty is the word that shall be our first."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, First, Senses, Treasure, Will, Word)

"Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, Sadness, Word, World)

"A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Words)

"Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Lovers, Nothing, Word)

"We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Society, American, Now, Word)

"And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can also come up with something that is not only original and creative and artistic, but also maybe even decent, or moral if I can use words like that, or something that's like basically good."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Words)

"Many young Japanese were hearing for the first time the words of Native people from the West."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Time, People, First, Hearing, Words)

"Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs."
- Clive Barker
(Related: First, Nothing, Word)

"There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Thought, Words)

"The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Computer, Word)

"Don't you wish you had a job like mine? All you have to do is think up a certain number of words! Plus, you can repeat words! And they don't even have to be true!"
- Dave Barry
(Related: Job)

"Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Man, Today, Want)

"If you have a big enough dictionary, just about everything is a word."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Word)

"If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.'"
- Dave Barry
(Related: Potential, Race, Reason, Will, Word)

"The attitude of the actor is his interpretation of what he reads, and the written word is what creates the role in the actor's mind, and I guess in reading the things that were given to me, I reacted as you guys saw me, you know."
- Gene Barry
(Related: Attitude, Actor, Mind, Reading, Word)

"Cartoonist was the weirdest name I finally let myself have. I would never say it. When I heard it I silently thought, what an awful word."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Thought, Name, Word)

"My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Wife, Arguments, Words)

"The Bible is not man's word about God, but God's word about man."
- John Barth
(Related: God, Bible, Man, Word)

"Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Desire, Language, Words)

"I have become intrigued with the combining of seemingly unrelated ideas or images, or the drawing upon the many, sometimes dissimilar, meanings a word might have."
- John Barton
(Related: Ideas, Word)

"What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them."
- Augusto Roa Bastos
(Related: Memory, Words)

"To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Infinite, Intimacy, Spirituality, Word)

"Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Temple, Living, Man, Words)

"In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods."
- Stephen Bayley
(Related: Age, Experience, Church, Choice, Innocence, Religious, Shops, World)

"How sweet the words of Truth, breathed from the lips of Love."
- James Beattie
(Related: Love, Truth, Words)

"Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Sex, Magic, Pleasure, Woman, Words)

"The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Love, Cause, Sense, Sexes, Word)

"I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Church, Justice, Words)

"Basic human contact - the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words - is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Eyes, Feeling, Meeting, Words, World)

"And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world - a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Feeling, Hate, Inequality, Injustice, Words, World)

"When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Death, Life, Action, Living, News, Word)

"How do you build a relationship when you've hardly shared a word but suddenly share a child? How do you love a daughter you don't see for nearly two years? When does she become your daughter? How does she become your daughter?"
- Boris Becker
(Related: Love, Daughter, Word, Years)

"Words are all we have."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Words)

"All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Beginning, End, Words)

"Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Nothingness, Silence, Word)

"And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face."
- Venerable Bede
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Day, Delight, Words)

"It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

"You will find my last words in the blue folder."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Will, Words)

"I say myself no depressed words just depressed minds."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Words)

""Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Mathematics, Word)

"I'm a geek who loves fashion. There's been a reinvention of the word geek. It means being passionate about anything that's under the radar or sort of frowned upon, like Comic-Con."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Fashion, Word)

"I'm a geek who loves fashion. There's been a reinvention of the word geek. It means being passionate about anything that's under the radar or sort of frowned upon, like Comic-Con."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Fashion, Word)

"Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Soul, Tea, Word)

"The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Man, Word, Writer)

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Nature, Kiss, Speech, Words)

"So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Words)

"All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Mind, Word, World)

"The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Experience, Freedom)

"One of the things that goes with getting older is that one becomes more conservative - and I emphasise that when I use the word conservative I do not mean politically."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Conservative, Word)

"Forget words like 'hard sell' and 'soft sell.' That will only confuse you. Just be sure your advertising is saying something with substance, something that will inform and serve the consumer, and be sure you're saying it like it's never been said before."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Advertising, Forget, Saying, Will, Words)

"Word of mouth is the best medium of all."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Word)

"He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Anger, Actor, Being, Feeling, Living, Sense, Will, Word)

"Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Food, Wine, Words)

"Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Words)

"Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it's such a horribly American word, and it's such a vamp and, I think it's a death trap."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Death, Success, American, Word)

"If I told you the words, you wouldn't believe them anyway."
- Richard Berry
(Related: Words)

"If you want to know how I feel, I'll summarize it in one word - terrible."
- Gary Bettman
(Related: Want, Word)

"If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Experience, Word)

"One word from Chairman Mao is worth ten thousand from others. His every statement is truth. We must carry out those we that understand as well as those we don't."
- Lin Biao
(Related: Truth, Word, Worth)

"Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Egotism, Pen)

"Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Act, Quotation, Words)

"After the advent of the written word, the masses who could not - or were not permitted to - read, were given sermons by the few who could."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Sermons, Word)

"I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Cause, Weapons, Words)

"The play is always fresh to me. It's not the audience's fault that I've said the words before."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Fault, Play, Words)

"Wild Bill was a strange character. In person he was about six feet and one inch in height. He was a Plains-man in every sense of the word."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Character, Feet, Sense, Word)

"We call those works of art concrete that came into being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules - without external borrowing from natural phenomena, without transforming those phenomena, in other words: not by abstraction."
- Max Bill
(Related: Art, Being, Borrowing, Rules)

"There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Power, Words)

"Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Hunting, Words)

"Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Friendship, Heart, Sight, Word)

"A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Age, Day, Old, Words)

"Osama bin Laden's own words stated he has a war against the United States. He declared that American civilians should be considered as combatants."
- Cofer Black
(Related: War, American, Osama bin laden, states, United, Words)

"I'm doing it with a rock format and the words are about people living in harmony with Mother Earth. It's very important to me - and I feel it should be for every living human on this planet."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Mother, People, Earth, Harmony, Living, Words)

"Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians and columnists and popes when they raise the question, 'Why isn't life turning out the way we want it?'"
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Life, Mother, First, Politicians, Question, Want, Word)

"Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: America, Debt, Electricity, Europe, Facts, Want, Words, Youth)

"I don't do a film unless it has a sword in it. And if it doesn't have a sword in it, I insist that they have one in the same room to keep me comfortable."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Film)

"I've done movies with a sword before. But I haven't really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Movies, Film, Responsibility)

"The last time somebody said, 'I find I can write much better with a word processor.', I replied, 'They used to say the same thing about drugs.'"
- Roy Blount, Jr.
(Related: Time, Drugs, Word)

"In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Men, Environment, Living, Past, Words)

"You have to give directors and cinematographers a word blueprint for visuals, but I had to learn that from experience."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Experience, Word)

"Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Being, Communication, Film, Television, Understanding, Words)

"People of this world are deluded. They're always longing for something - always, in a word, seeking."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: People, Longing, Word, World)

"Words are illusions."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Words)

"Freeing oneself from words is liberation."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Words)

"I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations - the director and the actors and the designers build the house."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Actors, Words)

"But the way people commonly use the word nowadays it means something all of whose parts are mutually interdependent - not only for their mutual action, but for their meaning and for their existence."
- David Bohm
(Related: People, Action, Existence, Meaning, Word)

"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
(Related: Books, Fact, Numbers, Reading, Will, Words)

"The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them."
- Henry Bolingbroke
(Related: Knowledge, First, Principles, Word)

"You're presuming too much by using the word legacy - presuming that someone is going to care."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Care, Word)

"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Spirit, Will, World)

"The word impossible is not in my dictionary."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Word)

"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Word)

"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Fools, Word)

"A picture is worth a thousand words."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Words, Worth)

"There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Hope, Actions, Americans, Words)

"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
(Related: History, Ignorance, Perceptions, Sense, Words)

"With all due respect to lawyers, it's wonderful that you have this intricate knowledge. You break down words to the nth degree. And sometimes I find it rather disgusting. And it goes on and on."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Knowledge, Lawyers, Respect, Words)

"The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Power, Advertising, Force, Literature, Word)

"The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence."
- Pierre Bourdieu
(Related: Successful, Silence, Words)

"It's one of my strongest dance pieces - having just done Play Without Words which was veering away from a lot of dance - I thought it would be nice to go back to something with almost the most dance I'd done."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Thought, Dance, Play, Words)

"Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Truth, Fame, Words)

"He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn't know the meaning of most words."
- Bobby Bowden
(Related: Fear, Meaning, Word, Words)

"For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word."
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
(Related: Healing, Nothing, Right, Word, Writer)

"There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means."
- David Bowie
(Related: Want, Words)

"We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed."
- Camilla P. Bowles
(Related: Time, Thought, Deed, Wickedness, Word)

"I read H.P. Lovecraft. I also like Sword and Sorcery stuff, Arthurian legend."
- Bruce Boxleitner
"However one might pray - in any verbal way or completely without words - is unimportant to God. What matters is the heart's intent."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: God, Heart, Words)

"More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Love, Father, Discipline, Honesty, Compassion, Example, Understanding, Word)

"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Love, Key, Word)

"We cannot arrive at Shakespeare's whole dramatic way of looking at the world from his tragedies alone, as we can arrive at Milton's way of regarding things, or at Wordsworth's or at Shelley's, by examining almost any one of their important works."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Shakespeare, World)

"The words walked right out of my mouth."
- James Brady
(Related: Right, Words)

"Cancelled isn't a bad word because it happens everyday."
- Wayne Brady
(Related: Word)

"In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting us in ways we don't understand."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Words)

"I did not make this a long film for its own sake. I wanted to make an entertaining film and offer it out there for those who want to see it. If word of mouth suggests there is an audience out there, hopefully their cinema will show it."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Cinema, Film, Want, Will, Word)

"Music and language are a vital element. We, as actors and directors, offer it to people who want to experience it. Sometimes the actual meaning is less important than the words themselves."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Experience, Music, People, Actors, Language, Meaning, Want, Words)

"The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Logic, Words, Yield)

"He has so often told me he is madly in love with me, but what does that mean when I haven't had a good word from him in three months?"
- Eva Braun
(Related: Love, Months, Word)

"I sat with him for three hours and we did not exchange a single word. At the end he handed me, as he had done before, an envelope with money in it. It would have been much nicer if he had enclosed a greeting or a loving word. I would have been so pleased if he had."
- Eva Braun
(Related: Money, End, Word)

"I have now reached the happy age of 23. No, happy is not quite the right word. At this particular moment I am certainly not happy."
- Eva Braun
(Related: Age, Now, Right, Word)

"I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."
- Wernher von Braun
(Related: Caution, Word)

"The word music is a convenient way to talk about what I'm interested in, but actually, in some ways, it's a limitation."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: Music, Talk, Word)

"I object to you using words like squander and pork. What is pork in one part of the country is an essential project in another part."
- John Breaux
(Related: Country, Project, Words)

"We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation. But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: History, Time, Question, Words)

"The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine."
- Robert Bresson
(Related: Word)

"Words make love with one another."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Love, Words)

"I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness."
- William Brewster
(Related: Change, Forgiveness, Discipline, Goal, Open, Words)

"While the spoken word can travel faster, you can't take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Home, Travel, Word)

"Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself."
- Fanny Brice
(Related: Affectation, Word)

"In other words, New York has gone all suburban and bourgeois on us."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: Words)

"I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago."
- John Bright
(Related: Peace, Liberal, Party, Reform, Years)

"When we say that Philosophy tries to clear up the meanings of concepts we do not mean that it is simply concerned to substitute some long phrase for some familiar word."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Philosophy, Word)

"If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Fiction, Reality, Word, Writer)

"David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Country, Crisis, Journalism, Tragedy, Words, Writer)

"Who has words at the right moment?"
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Right, Words)

"Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd see two words you'd never seen put together before - comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly - it's the least offensive word in our language."
- Albert Brooks
(Related: Muslim, Comedy, Language, Word, Words)

"When I die, if the word 'thong' appears in the first or second sentence of my obituary, I've screwed up."
- Albert Brooks
(Related: First, Word)

"Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words."
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Related: Life, Language, Wonders, Words)

"A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Power, Man, Right, Silence, Words)

"Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book, Elfstones."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Thinking)

"Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: Life, Bible, Brotherhood, Will, Word)

"'Realistic' is a loaded word for me. Anyone who uses the word 'realistic' is all bad."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Word)

"Recipe writers hate to write about heat. They despise it. Because there aren't proper words for communicating what should be done with it."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Hate, Words, Writers)

"We are always going to be influenced by America... I watched the word 'bum' go out and 'butt' come in. And part of me says, oh that's a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys."
- Bryan Brown
(Related: America, Boys, Shame, Word)

"The worst moment was when I was performing and I was about to sing, but I choked. I had a tickle in my throat and I started coughing, and I couldn't get the words out. It lasted for like thirty seconds, but I got over it, and luckily the crowd didn't seem to care."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Care, Words)

"I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one."
- Dee Brown
(Related: Old, Word)

"I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I'm writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Day, Garden, Projects, Words, Writing)

"Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Poetry, Common sense, Freedom, Rules, Speech, Violence, Words)

"Well, jazz is to me, a complete lifestyle. It's bigger than a word. It's a much bigger force than just something that you can say. It's something that you have to feel. It's something that you have to live."
- Ray Brown
(Related: Force, Jazz, Word)

"A ghost is someone who hasn't made it - in other words, who died, and they don't know they're dead. So they keep walking around and thinking that you're inhabiting their - let's say, their domain. So they're aggravated with you."
- Sylvia Browne
(Related: Thinking, Walking, Words)

"And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Light, Man)

"Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?"
- Robert Browning
(Related: Men, Deeds, Words)

"Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque, armed with logical sentences and inalienable words."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Poetry, Words)

"'Programming' is a four-letter word."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Word)

"The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Government, Performance, Act, Duty, Enjoyment, Exercise, Rights, states, United, Will, Word)

"Say what you have to say in the fewest possible words."
- Arthur Bryant
(Related: Words)

"Sovereignty is a word that is used often but it has really no specific meaning. Sovereignty today is nominal. Any number of countries that are sovereign are sovereign only nominally and relatively."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Countries, Meaning, Today, Word)

"The best prayers have often more groans than words."
- John Buchan
(Related: Words)

"Your words smell of corpses."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Words)

"That is a long word: forever!"
- Georg Buchner
"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Work, Excellence, Joy, Word)

"Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Words)

"That's one strength that Stevie has. She's really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Strength, Voice, Words)

"The word, and the concept of feminism, was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and a way of defining how I wished to live my life."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Life, Feminism, Identity, Sense, Word)

"Feminism - the word - can give us a handle, a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge. Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?"
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Feminism, Help, Word)

"I had no words for these feelings. And then people started using the word Ms. Suddenly, there was this handle with which I could identify myself and understand why I felt so out of whack with the culture around me."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: People, Feelings, Culture, Word, Words)

"Words are beautiful but restricted. They're very masculine, with a compact frame. But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is."
- Jeff Buckley
(Related: Nothing, Voice, Words)

"I believe that God and reality are too big for my poor words."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Poor, Reality, Words)

"I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word "fair" in connection with income tax policies."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Connection, Tax, Income, Word)

"There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills."
- Buddha
(Related: People, Habit, Doubt, Nothing, Poison)

"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."
- Buddha
(Related: People, Care, Will, Words)

"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."
- Buddha
(Related: Peace, Word, Words)

"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?"
- Buddha
(Related: Act, Will, Words)

"I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Idea, Earth, Man, Meaning, states, United, Word)

"The word knight, which originally meant boy or servant, was particularly applied to a young man after he was admitted to the privilege of bearing arms."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Knight, Man, Privilege, Word)

"The word Chivalry is derived from the French cheval, a horse."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Chivalry, Word)

"Shields were generally made of wood, covered with leather, or some similar substance. To secure them, in some sort, from being cut through by the sword, they were surrounded with a hoop of metal."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Being, Wood)

"Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Body, Conversation, Language, Speech, Words)

"Coincidence is the word we use when we can't see the levers and pulleys."
- Emma Bull
(Related: Word)

"The pen is mightier than the sword."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Pen)

"Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Men, Pen)

"Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake."
- John Bunyan
(Related: God, Heart, Sleep, Words)

"Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark; when high and learned ones do only pierce the air."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Words)

"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Heart, Prayer, Words)

"When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Heart, Words)

"My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Courage, Pilgrimage, Skill, Succeed)

"And, finally, as a Republican, I believe it is important to keep our word and keep our covenant, and that is exactly what we should do with the Wright amendment today."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Republican, Today, Word)

"I got into my very theatrical phase. I wore only black: a big black hat and wild hair and wild black clothes, and I carried a sword stick. I went there still looking like Miss Florida, and I came back looking very different."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Clothes, Hair)

"Today, there are more opportunities for writers in terms of access to larger success, but it's more difficult to publish a literary novel in the lower ranges. In other words, you almost have to hit a home run. You can hit a triple, maybe, but nobody's interested in a single."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Home, Success, Literary, Today, Words, Writers)

"Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: Life, Words)

"The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Advertising, Creation, Originality, Relationships, Words)

"The secret of all effective advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Advertising, Creation, Relationships, Words)

"In other words, I'd say the whole story of Bob Dylan is one man's search for God. The turns and the steps he takes to find God are his business. I think he went to a study group at the Vineyard, and it created a lot of excitement."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: God, Business, Excitement, Man, Study, Words)

"A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Word)

"I have a problem when people say something's real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I've always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words."
- Tim Burton
(Related: People, Meaning, Understanding, Words)

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Life, Power, Act, Caring, Compliment, Listening, Potential, Smile, Word)

"I am not one who - who flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot of words around."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Words)

"For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Diplomacy, Doubt, Now, Word, Words)

"Remember likewise there are persons who love fewer words, an inoffensive sort of people, and who deserve some regard, though of too still and composed tempers for you."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Love, People, Words)

"This was the man, this Balaam, I say, was the man, who desired to die the death of the righteous, and that his last end might be like his; and this was the state of his mind when he pronounced these words."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Death, End, Man, Mind, State, Words)

"Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Words)

"Oaths are but words, and words are but wind."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Wind, Words)

"Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it, shall perish by it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Logic)

"But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."
- George Byron
(Related: Thought, Dew, Words)

"When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true."
- Montserrat Caballe
(Related: Music, Will, Words)

"Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth; for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look, smile, or act."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Act, Lies, Lying, Smile, Word)

"I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need."
- John Cale
(Related: Love, Word)

"I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels."
- John Calvin
(Related: Words)

"To express to you in mere words, our personal feelings on this occasion you must know to be impossible, and particularly so for one who normally has to describe only things outside himself."
- Melvin Calvin
(Related: Feelings, Words)

"In other words, by finding the anomalous event, what you do is you get out ahead of activities."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Words)

"Too many radiologists still believe there is a risk from a chest x-ray. Few radiologists can explain radiation to the patient in words the patient can understand."
- John Cameron
(Related: Risk, Words)

"They've got this house style which is writer driven. I heard of one person who sent his script in, and Karen Berger said there weren't enough words in it. Put some more in."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Style, Words, Writer)

"Words are just words."
- Luther Campbell
(Related: Words)

"It's almost better most times to not talk in a scene. I think you can actually express a lot more without words."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Talk, Words)

"From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech. I have never permitted the use of the word stammer. I can't say it myself."
- Patrick Campbell
(Related: Speech, Word)

"I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Rights, Gay, Religious, Want, Word)

"Words are not too old, only people are too old if they use the same words too frequently."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: People, Old, Words)

"The word of the mouth is a very powerful thing and you can say something about someone that is not necessarily true, but people will believe it and it will become a constant reminder and every time that your name is bought up, that will come up."
- Blu Cantrell
(Related: Time, People, Name, Will, Word)

"Rehearsals and this band are two words that don't really go together, kinda like Military Intelligence."
- Jerry Cantrell
(Related: Intelligence, Military, Words)

"Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric, titled, written out with the verse, the bridge, the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out how the meter of the words would fit musically."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: Words)

"Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists, Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is - and that is the point I want to stress - that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word."
- Karel Capek
(Related: People, Right, Sense, Stress, Want, Word)

"You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone."
- Al Capone
(Related: Word)

"I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it would be precisely like a novel, with a single difference: Every word of it would be true from beginning to end."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Work, Idea, Beginning, End, Word)

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Music, Pleasure, Words, Writing)

"Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Possessions, Words)

"Let's put it this way: if you are a novelist, I think you start out with a 20 word idea, and you work at it and you wind up with a 200,000 word novel. We, picture-book people, or at least I, start out with 200,000 words and I reduce it to 20."
- Eric Carle
(Related: Work, People, Idea, Wind, Word, Words)

"Silence is more eloquent than words."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Silence, Words)

"Be not a slave of words."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Words)

"So, in other words, how you respond to a sculpture, how a viewer sees the sculpture, is vital."
- Anthony Caro
(Related: Sculpture, Words)

"I should like these few words to be read over the grave when my body is placed in the earth; for though it is possible I may be present and conscious of what is going on, I shall not be able to communicate."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Body, Earth, Grave, May, Present, Words)

"Quentin wanted to create this special world in which everybody walks around with a samurai sword, extras in the airport, a special little place in the airplane to stick your samurai sword."
- David Carradine
(Related: World)

"I considered Nat King Cole to be a friend and, in many ways, a mentor. He always had words of profound advice."
- Diahann Carroll
(Related: Friend, Advice, Words)

"'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'"
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Word)

"Never use a big word when a little filthy one will do."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Will, Word)

"You must realize that I was suffering from love and I knew him as intimately as I knew my own image in a mirror. In other words, I knew him only in relation to myself."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Love, Suffering, Words)

"I enjoy those small chats you have when people come up and talk to you about your work. It only involves a few seconds of effort to be nice to those people, and I am very grateful for the kind words that people have taken the trouble to express to me in person."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Work, People, Effort, Talk, Trouble, Words)

"Most of the people who had PCs did not have modems and could not use those PCs as communicating devices. They really were using them for spreadsheets or word processing or storing recipes or playing games or what have you."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Games, Word)

"My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father."
- Johnny Cash
(Related: Death, Love, Father, Man, Word)

"Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact."
- Willa Cather
(Related: People, Fact, Word)

"The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied."
- George Catlin
(Related: People, Abuse, Sense, Word)

"But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can advance them, but worth and merit."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Sex, Merit, Will, Words, Worth)

"Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself."
- Dick Cavett
(Related: Censorship, Mind, Word)

"We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Friend, Being, Forget, Intellectuals, Will, Word)

"Don't hate the word, playa; hate the dictionary."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Hate, Word)

"The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Work, Words)

"The word was enough. It ran like fire along the line, from man to man, and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy, now not 30 yards away."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Enemy, Fire, Man, Now, Word)

"A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith, Life, Challenge, Consequences, Man, Sense, Word)

"The word majesty was now dropped; but, with the deepest respect and humility, I was addressed as the count. What could I do? I accepted the title, and from that moment I was known as Count Peter."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Humility, Now, Respect, Word)

"Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Words)

"It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state."
- Rene Char
(Related: Actions, Spirit, State, Words)

"Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Love, Word)

"God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself."
- Pierre Charron
(Related: God, Nature, Deed, Man, Study, Word, World)

"I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Habits, Meaning, Words)

"Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Government, Religion, Belief, Freedom, Practice)

"Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Animals, Expression, Words)

"I can think of a lot of words to describe Senator Kerry's position on Iraq; "consistent" is not one of them."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Iraq, Words)

"Words are like weapons; they wound sometimes."
- Cher
(Related: Weapons, Words)

"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
(Related: Example, Man, Word)

"Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Science, Errors, Words, World)

"The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love'. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Life, Lie, Cure, Humanity, Vitality, Word, Wrongs)

"Home - that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel's wings."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Home, Heart, Heaven, Word)

"Sometimes I'll come up with a lick that I really love, and I'll try to put the right words to it for years. Suddenly something comes to me that works just right."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Love, Right, Words, Years)

"Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Creation, Language, Laws, Principles, Words)

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: God, Man, Word)

"Just about any story we think about doing, whether we've read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth - by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Time, Network, Racing, Talk, Word)

"But I think once the word gets out that the movie is funny - funny is transcendent - it will traverse all demographic barriers if people embrace it as a funny movie."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Funny, People, Will, Word)

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Hope, Duty, Freedom, Honor, Justice, Mercy)

"In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Diet, Life, Words)

"Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Old, Words)

"Eating words has never given me indigestion."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Eating, Indigestion, Words)

"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Old, Words)

"I have never developed indigestion from eating my words."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Eating, Indigestion, Words)

"We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Words)

"The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Old, Words)

"Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Love, Dependence, Excitement, Old, Word)

"The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Friendship, Sympathy, Trying, Words)

"Word - that invisible dagger."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Word)

"We die in proportion to the words we fling around us."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Words)

"Damn the sword! When Virginia wanted a sword, I gave her one. Now she sends me a toy! I require bread!"
- George Rogers Clark
(Related: Now)

"The sword is very handsome. I am too old and infirm, as you see, to ever use a sword again, but I am glad that my old mother state has not entirely forgotten me."
- George Rogers Clark
(Related: Mother, Old, State)

"The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy Spirit into the minds of faithful men, called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament; and Evangelists and Apostles in the New."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Men, Old, Spirit, Words)

"Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons, as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it, because you are not named there."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Name, Word)

"When a kid can understand that a word can mean two things, there's some real thinking going on. They have a vested interest in finding out what a word means, because it's the punch line to a joke."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Interest, Thinking, Word)

"Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questions, often to adults, because they understand that the more words they can comprehend about a funny story or a joke, the more they'll enjoy it."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Funny, Kids, Questions, Words)

"I like all things grammatical, and I had already written several books about parts of speech, and even the alphabet, so everything that makes up a sentence and even a word was covered except for punctuation."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Books, Speech, Word)

"The word spiritual, not the word religious, is the key."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Key, Religious, Spiritual, Word)

"As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Government, History, Today, Words)

"Some women can't say the word lesbian... even when their mouth is full of one."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Women, Lesbian, Word)

"We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Children, Weapons, Words)

"Who would name their kid Jack with the last words 'off' at the end of the last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up."
- George Clooney
(Related: End, Name, Wonder, Words)

"I'm the only instrument that's got the words, so I've got to be able to get that across."
- Rosemary Clooney
(Related: Words)

"The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: Equality, Liberty, Service, Solidarity, Word)

"I must have been 3 years old or less, and I remember paging through these comics, trying to figure out the stories. I couldn't read the words, so I made up my own stories."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: Old, Trying, Words, Years)

"At all events, arbitration is more rational, just, and humane than the resort to the sword."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Events)

"What President Bush has done speaks more than words about his feeling of compassion and commitment to people."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: People, Commitment, Compassion, Feeling, President, Words)

"The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin."
- Alexander Cockburn
"I see no marks of Wordsworths style of writing or style of thinking in my own work, yet Wordsworth is a constant presence when I write about human beings and their relations to the natural world."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Work, Style, Thinking, World, Writing)

"There are works of literature whose influence is strong but indirect because it is mediated through the whole of the culture rather than immediately through imitation. Wordsworth is the case that comes to mind."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Culture, Imitation, Influence, Literature, Mind)

"In its conception the literature prize belongs to days when a writer could still be thought of as, by virtue of his or her occupation, a sage, someone with no institutional affiliations who could offer an authoritative word on our times as well as on our moral life."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Life, Thought, Virtue, Literature, Occupation, Word, Writer)

"Initially, the site was favourably reviewed in a leading new media publication and the word spread."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Leading, Media, Word)

"Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh."
- Leonard Cohen
(Related: Children, Lovers, Secrets, Word)

"Truthiness is tearing apart our country, and I don't mean the argument over who came up with the word. I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Perception, Argument, Country, Facts, Opinion, Word)

"You can tell the nature of the man by the words he chooses."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Nature, Man, Words)

"Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Knowledge, Deception, Persecution, Temptation, Word)

"No one has to learn to spell to talk, right? You see a little kid holding a conversation with an adult. He probably doesn't know the words he's saying, but he knows where to fit them to make what he's thinking logical to what you're saying."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Conversation, Right, Saying, Talk, Thinking, Words)

"Poetry: the best words in the best order."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Order, Words)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Order, Poets, Prose, Words)

"Words like feminism or democracy scare me. They are words with barnacles on them, and you can't see what's underneath."
- William Collins
(Related: Democracy, Feminism, Words)

"Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing."
- William Collins
(Related: Humor, Poetry, Nothing, Shakespeare)

"Mum's the word."
- George Colman
(Related: Word)

"Little did I know that the last words I would say on WNBC would be the last ones anyone would say."
- Alan Colmes
(Related: Words)

"I see some some of these other guys, and they're wearing the hats and the jackets and saying the words and they're relating and they're picking. But there's something missing."
- Jessi Colter
(Related: Saying, Words)

"He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good."
- Confucius
(Related: Modesty, Will, Words)

"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance."
- Confucius
(Related: Dance, Man)

"You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words."
- William Congreve
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, May, Words)

"I have been made redundant before and it is a terrible blow; redundant is a rotten word because it makes you think you are useless."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: Word)

"Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Home, Beach, Today, Words)

"To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Time, Man, Talking, Words, World)

"Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Hugs, Illusion, Loneliness, Lonely, Memory, Terror, Word)

"Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Reality, Words)

"A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Time, Deals, Destruction, Flying, Space, Word)

"He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Power, Trust, Argument, Right, Sense, Sound, Word)

"Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring."
- Bob Considine
(Related: Work, Day, Grave, May, Open, Vanity, Wonder, Word)

"People enjoy sitting back knowing they won't hear a lot of four-letter words."
- Tim Conway
(Related: People, Words)

"If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Imagination, Impression, Character, Man, Unity, Words)

"Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: History, Literary, Will, Word)

"In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Love, Meaning, Words, Worry)

"So what this is is us, our personalities refined down on to a stage performance. In other words, the way we play is the end product of the way we live - we live in the cities, you see."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Performance, Cities, End, Play, Words)

"But I always seem to finish a book and then think, oh God, I've got to pay a tax bill, so I'd better write a novel, so I tend not to stop and learn word processing."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: God, Tax, Word)

"The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, "Is there a meaning to music?" My answer would be, "Yes." And "Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?" My answer to that would be, "No.""
- Aaron Copland
(Related: Music, Meaning, State, Words)

"If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong."
- Aaron Copland
(Related: Music, Literary, Man, Will, Words, Wrong)

"The show is a satire, which gives us freedom to do anything we want. Satire is the magic word that wipes away any culpability. The media is jealous of this freedom."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Freedom, Magic, Media, Satire, Want, Word)

"The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile."
- Robert Cormier
(Related: Time, First, Right, Word, Writing)

"Every man of courage is a man of his word."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Courage, Man, Word)

"It's great when you play to an audience that knows the words to all your songs, and sings them back to you."
- Chris Cornell
(Related: Play, Songs, Words)

"His words and music weren't just joined; they were inseparably married."
- John Corry
(Related: Music, Words)

"Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Legal, Care, Deeds, Genocide, Obligation, Right, Sense, Words, Wrong)

"Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Love, Values, Deeds, Nation, Public, Words)

"Members will hear me say repeatedly words are important; deeds are a reality."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Deeds, Reality, Will, Words)

"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Advice, Word)

"If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Brothers, Competition, Words)

"Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats. You're for them or against them. Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them. But Democrats will not let the words "abortion" or "tax hikes" pass their lips."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Government, Abortion, Democrats, Taxes, Will, Words)

"Men won't read any email from a woman that's over 200 words long."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Men, Woman, Words)

"If I hear the word 'perky' again, I'll puke."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Word)

"It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Education, Idea, Difference, May, University, Words)

"I think that's the great thing about music: It can communicate emotionally. And you don't have to necessarily get all of the words. I mean you have to know what is being said, but didn't you find even if you didn't get all of the words, you certainly get the emotion?"
- Ronny Cox
(Related: Being, Emotion, Words)

"The power of the sword, say the minority... is in the hands of Congress."
- Tench Coxe
(Related: Power, Congress, Minority)

"I think one of the best words in the English language is compassion. I think it holds everything. It holds love, it holds care... and if everybody just did something. We all make a difference."
- Michael Crawford
(Related: Love, Care, Compassion, Difference, English, Language, Words)

"We did not call it propaganda, for that word, in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption."
- George Creel
(Related: Corruption, Deceit, Propaganda, Word)

"Again like Williams, with the emphasis now regrettable, when a man makes a poem, makes it mind you, he takes the words as he finds them lying interrelated about him."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Lying, Man, Mind, Now, Words)

"Do codons overlap? In other words, as we read along the genetic message do we find a base which is a member of two or more codons? It now seems fairly certain that codons do not overlap."
- Francis Crick
(Related: Now, Words)

"The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Achievement, American, Nation, Word)

"I am not a prophet in any sense of the word, and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the foregoing mixture of optimism, fatalism, and conservatism."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Optimism, Conservatism, Sense, Word)

"God made them as stubble to our swords."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: God)

"I hate that word, mature, but I guess I am growing up."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Growing up, Hate, Word)

"I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Content, Devil, Sense, Word)

"It took three years to put Shakespeare's words together, there were a lot of words to be studied and a lot of words to be sorted out, and it proved to be a major project."
- David Crystal
(Related: Project, Shakespeare, Words, Years)

"Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Imagination, Knowledge, Word)

"The trouble with the dictionary is that you have to know how a word is spelled before you can look it up to see how it is spelled."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Trouble, Word)

"We're thrilled to expand our relationship, knowing that with the great team at the Music Group, Word, and Warner Bros., and with their proven record of excellence, we're looking ahead to an even brighter future for Curb."
- Mike Curb
(Related: Music, Excellence, Future, Word)

"The winged words uttered in this House have gone forth to the world, on their mission of good or of evil."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Evil, Mission, Words, World)

"The Normans came over, lance in hand, burning and trampling down every thing before them, and cutting off the Saxon dynasty and the Saxon nobles at the edge of the sword; but the right of petition remained untouched."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Right)

"Rappers tend to use words sometimes that just rhyme and don't really mean nothing."
- Trick Daddy
(Related: Nothing, Words)

"I feel if some kid has sat down and felt I'm important enough to write two pages of words to and take up a lot of his valuable time, then he deserves a few words back, or even a phone call as I have done on a few occasions."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Time, Words)

"What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people?"
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Life, People, Office, Public, Trying, Word, Wrong)

"I don't think there's any way it could have failed. We don't know failure in this band. We didn't know failure. We got to know it a little after awhile but at that time there was no such word."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Time, Failure, Word)

"When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later."
- Evan Dando
(Related: First, Song, Words)

"Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are dumb."
- Samuel Daniel
(Related: Dumb, Light, Words)

"The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Boston, College, Disaster, June, Murder, Sense, Victims, Word)

"But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody, you have to write words and not be redundant and make some semblance of a story."
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Song, Words)

"Among the children of God, it was they who were most able to rightly divide the word of truth."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Truth, Children, Word)

"I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations, and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Care, Desire, Duty, Teachers, Word)

"I add, that those who are bent on restoring the whole church ought to be well instructed in the word, and to abstain from doing anything under the pretext of simplicity."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Church, Simplicity, Word)

"I had always owned them to be the Word of God... the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical picture of the early church; which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state; though still, as ever beloved by God."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Contrast, Present, Reading, State, Word)

"Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Children, Nation, Nationalism, Novelty, Old, Words)

"Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Humility, Mind, Obedience, Word)

"Mr. Burns is a father symbol to me, and you can omit the word symbol."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Father, Symbol, Word)

"In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that."
- Alvin Dark
(Related: Baseball)

"Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds."
- Rene Daumal
(Related: Experience, Gold, Value, Words)

"Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable."
- Rene Daumal
(Related: Thought, Pain, Tears, Words)

"But when you get a bit older, and I hate to use the word, quite a bit more established, people take more notice and conducting becomes a great deal easier. You don't have battles like you had before."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: People, Hate, Word)

"I think the most overused words in our vocabulary in the South are black and white."
- Artur Davis
(Related: Vocabulary, Words)

"There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Truth, People, Credulity, Heroes, Now, Old, Today, Words)

"I didn't have a lot of communication with Elvis. You had to go through a barricade to get to Elvis. It was people hanging on every word, and I felt very uncomfortable a lot of times."
- Mac Davis
(Related: People, Communication, Word)

"Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word."
- Mac Davis
(Related: God, End, Pretty, Quiet, Song, Word)

"At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Business, Time, People, Ability, Film, Living, Words)

"It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Heart, Man, Night, Summer, Talk, Ugly, Words)

"I hadn't been in Vegas 20 minutes when I got word that the bookmakers were offering three to one that Frank wouldn't show for my wedding."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Wedding, Word)

"The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Life, Fact, Justice, Nothing, Universe, Words, Years)

"Now multitudes of root words are identical in the American languages over vast areas some of them with precisely the same senses, and others with various shades of analogical meaning."
- John W. Dawson
(Related: American, Meaning, Now, Senses, Words)

"Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Bombs, Words)

"I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. In other words, I lead with my heart and not my head. That's the only chance we have against George Bush."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Heart, Chance, Trouble, Words)

"In other words, the people who populate my books are more than caricatures."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: People, Books, Words)

"I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Months, Prose, Word)

"I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry. It is such a challenge."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Poetry, Challenge, Words, Writing)

"Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea."
- Guy Debord
(Related: Idea, Progress, Ideas, Improvement, Meaning, Plagiarism, Right, Words)

"The most heroic word in all languages is revolution."
- Eugene V. Debs
(Related: Revolution, Word)

"Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it."
- Eugene Delacroix
(Related: Nature, Words)

"I've always seen myself in sentences. I begin to recognize myself, word by word, as I work through a sentence."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Work, Word)

"I like the construction of sentences and the juxtaposition of words-not just how they sound or what they mean, but even what they look like."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Sound, Words)

"People think when you get a record deal all your problems will go away. We know that the bigger we get, the more problems we'll have. I guess Puff Daddy was somewhat - what's the word? - prophetic in that respect."
- Brad Delson
(Related: People, Problems, Respect, Will, Word)

"I think, on a larger note, that filmmakers and studios should start to tuck it in a little bit, because films wouldn't have the pressure they have if the word wasn't out about how expensive they were."
- Ted Demme
(Related: Pressure, Word)

"I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Soul, Dance, Being, Body, Communication, Deep, Words)

"We've all been around love enough to know how lucky we are. I've never seen anybody have a cross word on the set, and I'm there a lot. All the women just got brand-new trailers, so they're happy."
- James Denton
(Related: Love, Women, Word)

"We don't teach kids how to feel, we don't give them the words to go by."
- John Denver
(Related: Kids, Words)

"I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Fame, Hate, Want, Word)

"It's really difficult for me. Language, I am sorry that I haven't. I think I just always expected that you learn a word in place of a word and when I discovered how difficult the grammar was and learning that was very discouraging for me."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Grammar, Language, Learning, Word)

"Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not."
- John Dewey
(Related: Man, Words)

"Sorry dude, but we're in a boxing match and you went against your word and tried to make me look weak and stupid in front of 17 million people. That's just not gonna happen."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: People, Boxing, Word)

"The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai. You had honor and chivalry much like the knights, and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Chivalry, Honor)

"I can write music but I'm not much for words."
- Jim Diamond
(Related: Music, Words)

"Songs are life in 80 words or less."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Life, Songs, Words)

"I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move, with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Guitar)

"I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Music, Thought, Idea, First, Want, Will, Words)

"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words."
- Philip K. Dick
(Related: People, Control, Manipulation, Meaning, Reality, Words)

"Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Words)

"Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Home, Name, Spirit, Word)

"A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Day, Word)

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Soul, Hope, Words)

"He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Poor, Spirit, Words)

"I've been asked to say a couple of words about my husband, Fang. How about short and cheap?"
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Husband, Words)

"Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using long words."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Names, Saying, Words)

"The oil can is mightier than the sword."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Oil)

"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: People, Fear, Word)

"The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, May, Practice)

"The advantage is I have my family with me all the time. When your daughter takes her first steps or says her first words and your son is going through potty training, I'm not missing any of those things."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Family, Time, Son, Daughter, First, Training, Words)

"The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding."
- Willie Dixon
(Related: Life, Inspiration, Facts, Feeling, Song, Understanding, Words)

"It took me about three years to write About Grace. I wasn't teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week. And it would include research and reading - it wasn't just a blank page, laying down words."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Grace, Reading, Research, Teaching, Words, Years)

"I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Experience, Friends, Fun, Man, Maturity, May, School, Trying, Words)

"My commitment is to strive to lean on the Lord with my whole heart, reading His word daily and earnestly seeking His will in my life."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Life, Heart, Commitment, Reading, Will, Word)

"Some actors just won't bend, and then it's a bitch. You either fight or find ways of putting your words in their mouth and letting them say it back at you."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Actors, Fight, Words)

"All Bridget Jones did was give us a word for it - singleton - which was the worst possible thing."
- Daisy Donovan
(Related: Word)

"Although by 1851 tales of adventure had begun to seem antiquated, they had rendered a large service to the course of literature: they had removed the stigma, for the most part, from the word novel."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Adventure, Service, Word)

"I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone."
- Charles Van Doren
(Related: Change, Action, Past, Word)

"We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: People, First, Interest, Sight, Strangers, Word)

"The word that best sums up this team is sacrifice."
- Hugh Douglas
(Related: Sacrifice, Word)

"Conservation is now a dead word."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Conservation, Now, Word)

"Your word is your bond."
- Melvyn Douglas
(Related: Word)

"We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Challenge, Quiet, Word)

"Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Adversity, Being, Literature, Oppression, Order, Words)

"Have you ever heard a good joke? If you've ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you're already on the way to poetry. It's about using words in very precise ways and using gesture."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Poetry, Right, Words)

"My dear colleague James Hansen, I believe, has finally gone off the deep end... The global warming 'time bomb,' 'disastrous climate changes that spiral dynamically out of humanity's control.' These are the words of an apocalyptic prophet, not a rational scientist."
- Nicholas Drapela
(Related: Control, Climate, Deep, End, Global warming, Humanity, Words)

"Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes."
- Theodore Dreiser
(Related: Feelings, Shadows, Words)

"If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, Circumstance, Value, Word)

"But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Art, Poetry, Connection, Song, Words)

"Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, Communication, Words)

"The written word is everything."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Word)

"We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order - poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, Art, Order, Result, Words)

"When the poet makes his perfect selection of a word, he is endowing the word with life."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Life, Word)

"There can be no proof that Blake's lyric is composed of the best words in the best order; only a conviction, accepted by our knowledge and judgment, that it is so."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Knowledge, Conviction, Judgment, Order, Proof, Words)

"Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety."
- William Drummond
(Related: Peace, Repentance, Safety, Silence, Tongue, Words)

"If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn."
- John Dryden
(Related: Words)

"A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow."
- John Dryden
(Related: Argument, Word)

"Words are but pictures of our thoughts."
- John Dryden
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"It's really the sound of the voices, the sound of the words, the sound of the sound that we're interested in."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Sound, Words)

"When I'm on tour, I'm in a new city every single night, and the energy and the crowds and the kids and the screaming and them knowing every single word of my music and being onstage is such an energetic feeling with a big payoff."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Music, Being, Crowds, Energy, Feeling, Kids, Night, Word)

"Let us lose none of their humble words, let us note their slightest gestures, and tell me, tell me that we will think of them together, now and later, when we realise the misery of the times and the magnitude of their sacrifice."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Sacrifice, Misery, Now, Will, Words)

"When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album."
- George Duke
(Related: Creativity, Hope, Earth, Mind, Spirit, Will, Word)

"I can't tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Word)

"Actors take risks all the time. We put ourselves on the line. It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words and breathe life into them."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Life, Time, Actors, Words)

"All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Wisdom, Hope, Words)

"I used to want the words "She tried" on my tombstone. Now I want "She did it.""
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Now, Want, Words)

"Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Poetry, Sound, Weight, Words, Writing)

"Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Poets, Words)

"I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Age, Language, Magic, Trouble, Words)

"I met Steve McQueen once. Well, met isn't really the right word."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Right, Word)

"But friends invited me to a private screening of Emmanuelle and said I'd learn a few things. But I know all the swear words. I just don't use them. So I declined."
- Irene Dunne
(Related: Friends, Words)

"I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Journalism, Literature, Word, Workers)

"Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Alcohol, Darkness, Day, Man, Night, Words)

"Music is only love looking for words."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Music, Words)

"When death has you by the throat, you don't mince words."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Death, Words)

"Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Body)

"I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Words)

"In other words, I think that if an audience listens to something as an experience of how in tune it is or something of that kind, that the whole point is somehow being missed, and the music has failed."
- John Eaton
(Related: Experience, Music, Being, Words)

"Words derive their power from the original word."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Power, Word, Words)

"Every creature is a word of God."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Word)

"The pictures are created by the listener, with a little help from the broadcaster. The pictures are perfect. If you're showing pictures, different things in that picture can distract from the spoken word."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Help, Word)

"We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: Life, Politics, Work, Hard work, Importance, Living, Responsibility, Word)

"Leaders do not sway with the polls. Instead, they sway the polls through their own words and actions."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Actions, Leaders, Words)

"All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Actions, Impulses, Man, Words)

"We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Explanations, Words)

"The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Talk, Word)

"'Worry' is a word that I don't allow myself to use."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Word)

"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Man, Words)

"In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Word, Writers)

"The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words."
- George Eliot
(Related: Language, Words)

"Our words have wings, but fly not where we would."
- George Eliot
(Related: Words)

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fact, Giving, Man, Nothing)

"It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old."
- George Eliot
(Related: Love, Friends, Old, Words)

"I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fear, Failure, Purpose, Man, Proof, Word)

"It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Struggle, Words)

"So the lover must struggle for words."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Struggle, Words)

"All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Character, Facts, Public)

"I've always found it easy and natural and, more importantly, necessary to articulate thoughts and feelings, and fierce emotions, through the written word. Fantasy and horror came to me when I was very young."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions, Fantasy, Horror, Word)

"The word must is not to be used to princes."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Word)

"Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Father, Man, Word)

"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."
- Black Elk
(Related: Power, Vision, Body, Meaning, Thinking, Words)

"On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Life, People, Bible, Word)

"The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God."
- Jim Elliot
(Related: God, Sound, Will, Wind, Word)

"We don't know anything about racism. We've never experienced it. If words can make a difference in your life for seven minutes, how would it affect you if you heard this every day of your life?"
- Jane Elliott
(Related: Life, Day, Difference, Racism, Words)

"What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Blind, Obedience, Words)

"Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword."
- Charles D. Ellison
(Related: Debate, Open)

"If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Power, Blind, Word)

"Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Jazz, Play, Style, Word)

"For the word is dialectical in itself and at the same time is integrated into the whole of existence. By this I mean that the word is intended to be lived."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Time, Existence, Word)

"All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Nature, God, Fact, Language, Reason, Value, Word)

"Yes, OK, farty is a silly word. I wish I'd never used it. I'm 34. Perhaps it was a word for my 20s."
- Ben Elton
(Related: Silly, Word)

"Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Actions, Words)

"Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Word)

"Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words."
- Paul Engle
(Related: Poetry, Power, Ideas, Emotions, Language, Skin, Words)

"Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage."
- Paul Engle
(Related: Delight, Grief, Words)

"Music in itself carries a whole set of messages which are very, very rich and complex, and the words either serve to exclude certain ones or point up certain others."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Music, Words)

"People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics. To me, that has never been the case. There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words."
- Brian Eno
(Related: People, Meaning, Song, Songs, Words)

"I take sounds and change them into words."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Change, Words)

"All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain."
- Epictetus
(Related: Lies, Philosophy, Words)

"I learned that you don't have to be all over the place, that you can be subtle and you can say what you say. The words that you put together can be just as hilarious as falling all over the place or doing something."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Words)

"That word, fan, has always kind of bothered me."
- Omar Epps
(Related: Word)

"Therefore, the question is not whether such democratization is possible, but instead how to meet the yearning of the masses in the Middle East for democracy; in other words, how to achieve democratization in the Middle East."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Democracy, Question, Words, Yearning)

"In other words, the bar should be maintained at the level of a pluralistic and participatory democracy."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Democracy, Words)

"It was enough just to sit there without words."
- Louise Erdrich
(Related: Words)

"I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on."
- Louise Erdrich
(Related: Death, Talking, Word)

"One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for."
- Euripides
(Related: Time, Friend, Deeds, Nothing, Word)

"Words are the children of reason and, therefore, can't explain it. They really can't translate feeling because they're not part of it. That's why it bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling."
- Bill Evans
(Related: People, Bugs, Children, Feeling, Jazz, Reason, Words)

"Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still."
- Frederick William Faber
(Related: Thoughts, Being, Deeds, Thinking, Words)

"It's tragic when people think feminism is a dirty word."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: People, Feminism, Word)

"I don't know if there are words to describe my motivation."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Motivation, Words)

"I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately."
- Peter Falk
(Related: Word)

"I believe with all my heart that the Bible is the infallible word of God."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: God, Heart, Bible, Word)

"The British have slang words, as we do, but it was fun."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Fun, Slang, Words)

"I don't know if I have a technique. I'm just trying to remember the words."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Trying, Words)

"However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Purpose, Islam, Nation, Words)

"We wanted to do a sequel with Jim and Jeff. They said that the word was that Jim didn't want to do any sequels. We approached him and he said he would do it, but not until next year. New Line said it was too long to wait."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Want, Word)

"You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Society, Drama, Now, Personality, School, Teachers, Words)

"Some of the substance of English words, I just don't understand at all because the culture's so strange to me."
- Chow Yun Fat
(Related: Culture, English, Words)

"I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Acting, Help, Meeting, Words)

"I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Music, Talent, Words)

"If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Success, Politics, Thought, Influence, Meaning, School, Words)

"If the United Nations is a country unto itself, then the commodity it exports most is words."
- Esther B. Fein
(Related: Country, Nations, United, Words)

"Never settle with words what you can accomplish with a flamethrower."
- Bruce Feirstein
(Related: Words)

"As an actor, you're pretty much a hired gun. You are reading other people's words off of a page and doing what they want you to do."
- Corey Feldman
(Related: People, Actor, Pretty, Reading, Want, Words)

"The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with."
- Marty Feldman
(Related: Pen)

"Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Realism, Sense, Word)

"Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Thoughts, Order, Saying, Taste, Words)

"Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Nothing, Remedies, Words)

"I was a brat. It was crazy, I was very picky. In other words, I didn't take advantage of what was happening."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Words)

"Now when the two armies met, many and fierce were the combats waged between them, and blows were given and received, and swords flashed and showers of arrows descended on all sides."
- Ferdowsi
(Related: Now)

"The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Quality, Feelings, Song, Songs, Words, Writing)

"But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Music, Words)

"Words can be very powerful. I find them very difficult."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Words)

"An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Being, Day, Events, Past, Present, Problems, Wishing, Words)

"There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back."
- Jim Fiebig
(Related: Reading, Will, Wonder, Words)

"It became evident to me that there was a very serious political element at work. I know that the term impeachment was bandied about. I do not believe, however, that the word was used with the ferocity it was more recently or that it was in the Nixon years."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Work, Nixon, Word, Years)

"A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: News, Words)

"LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Food, Delight, Favorite, Word)

"The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey."
- Sarah Fielding
(Related: Heart, Healing, Kindness, Words)

"No thesaurus can give you those words, no rhyming dictionary. They must happen out of you."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Words)

"Give me a sword fight any day."
- Joseph Fiennes
(Related: Day, Fight)

"Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they grow and bring forth after their kind."
- Charles Fillmore
(Related: Spiritual, Words)

"What you compose with is neither here nor there, you compose with words, or you compose with stone plants and trees, or you compose with events; the Sheriff's officer, or whatever."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Events, Plants, Trees, Words)

"They're my favorite two words these days: Oscar reject."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Favorite, Words)

"The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Success, People, Word)

"The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think."
- Colin Firth
(Related: People, Country, English, Shakespeare, Word)

"Whenever ideas fail, men invent words."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Men, Ideas, Words)

"I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Hope, Now, Propaganda, Trouble, Visit, Words)

"The written word is the basic of everything. Most important, the idea, and after that, the dialogue. You can rehash the dialogue as you go along, it 's disgraceful to have to do this, but now and again you have no choice."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Idea, Choice, Now, Word)

"I think it's like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we're free to pretty much do what we want."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Music, Living, Pretty, Sense, Want, Words)

"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Piety, Tears, Wit, Word)

"You can stroke people with words."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: People, Words)

"However, no two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is - in other words, not a thing, but a think."
- Penelope Fitzgerald
(Related: People, Words, World)

"Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: English, Language, Living, Satisfaction, Words)

"Actually I like the idea of being a Renaissance hack. If tombstones were still in style, I would want to have the two words chiseled right under my name."
- Dennis Flanagan
(Related: Idea, Being, Name, Right, Style, Want, Words)

"Style is as much under the words as in the words. It is as much the soul as it is the flesh of a work."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Work, Soul, Style, Words)

"The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Thought, Effect, Word)

"Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using."
- Bobby Flay
(Related: Cooking, Fish, Words)

"Deed, not words shall speak me."
- John Fletcher
(Related: Deed, Words)

"Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There's some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It's a double-edged sword."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Children, Comfort, Job, Stability, Years)

"They call it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken."
- Ray Floyd
(Related: Golf, Words)

"They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken."
- Raymond Floyd
(Related: Golf, Words)

"The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Love, Friendship, English, Trying, Vocabulary, Words)

"No, but I've always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don't take my fans for granted."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Work, Talent, Appreciation, Commitment, Fans, Hard work, Respect, Words)

"The research is the easiest. The outline is the most fun. The first draft is the hardest, because every word of the outline has to be fleshed out. The rewrite is very satisfying."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Draft, First, Fun, Research, Word)

"For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Success, Anxiety, Care, Destiny, Suspense, Words)

"We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: Control, Thoughts, Repetition, Words)

"The word courage - God, I love that word. Words are so important to me."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Love, God, Courage, Word, Words)

"I want to be on set and die hearing those words: Where's Peter?"
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Hearing, Want)

"Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable."
- Margot Fonteyn
(Related: Genius, Inexplicable, Magic, Word)

"Most of my inspiration, if that's the word, came from books themselves."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Inspiration, Books, Word)

"And I'm a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day. That's the reason it took me 20 years to write those million and a half words of the Civil War."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: War, Day, Reason, Words, Years)

"I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Football, Name, Pretty, Today, Word)

"The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Performance, School, Word)

"Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Money, Manipulation, Word)

"I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Thought, Editors, Ideals, Resolution, Want, Word)

"The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Day, Oil, Pen, Words)

"If there is on earth a house with many mansions, it is the house of words."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Earth, Words)

"I strongly suggest that we play down basics like who influenced whom, and instead study the way the influence is transformed, in other words: how the artist made it his own."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Artist, Influence, Play, Study)

"In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration began to replace the word idea in the arts."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Idea, Inspiration, Word)

"I think 'destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Fancy, Word)

"Control is the wrong word. The practice is very much about sharing, and, in any creative practice, some individuals, whether partners or directors, are much closer to certain projects than I could ever be."
- Norman Foster
(Related: Control, Practice, Projects, Sharing, Word, Wrong)

"We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words."
- John Fowles
(Related: Poems, Poets, Words)

"Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man."
- John Fowles
(Related: Life, Content, Man, Word)

"For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter."
- Marie de France
(Related: Love, Truth, Loyalty, Measure, Sweetness, Word)

"I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me, and songs that I learned for the recordings. But, then I learned to speak Italian. When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day. She wouldn't let me speak a word of English."
- Connie Francis
(Related: Day, English, Songs, Word)

"To substitute Scripture for the self-revealing Spirit is to put the dead letter in the place of the living Word."
- Sebastian Franck
(Related: Living, Scripture, Self, Spirit, Word)

"I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Thought, Heart, Conscience, Now, Words)

"How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Character, Advice, Children, Lies, Parents, Right, Words)

"It seems to me that politicians ought to use the same words as other people."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Politicians, Words)

"We came up with three core touchy feely words."
- James Frank
(Related: Words)

"You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer's picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor - no matter what you do, and how you twist it."
- Robert Frank
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Past, Romantic, Words)

"All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Life, Work, Constitution, Laws, Semantics, Tools, Understanding, Words)

"As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Silence, Word)

"Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Actions, Man, May, Meaning, Wit, Words)

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Success, Progress, Achievement, Growth, Improvement, Meaning, Words)

"I hate that word dysfunction."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Hate, Word)

"Why does everyone have to pretend to be stupid and not know long words?"
- Martin Freeman
(Related: Words)

"Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Time, Civilization, First, Word)

"Avoid sarcasm. Don't insist on the last word."
- Ford Frick
(Related: Sarcasm, Word)

"For Closer, we've had five weeks. You go into every single word because it's very, very concentrated dialogue."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Word)

"You can put anything into words, except your own life."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Life, Words)

"I have no words for my reality."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Reality, Words)

"Personal savings accounts to me are one of the most powerful things, not necessarily in saving, solvency, or bankruptcy of the program, but in guaranteeing, the words I used a few minutes ago, a safe and secure retirement for our seniors."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Retirement, Words)

"I don't know if I'm striving for anything that I can put into words."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Words)

"SO when I got word from three different sets of people who all said Manson had cancer, I knew I couldn't get straight info from his staff and had no choice but to go over the fence for it."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: People, Cancer, Choice, Word)

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Poetry, Thought, Emotion, Words)

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Words)

"Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word's full octave."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Love, Word)

"When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Purpose, Despair, Direction, Future, Sense, Word)

"Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Time, Nature, Science, Discovery, Order, Words)

"Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Will, Words)

"Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Devil, Play, Will)

"A proverb is much matter distilled into few words."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Words)

"Better break your word than do worse in keeping it."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Word)

"Being a purely instrumental album, it makes a musical statement, not a religious one, and I hope that people can feel the emotion of the great melodies, even without the words."
- Kenny G
(Related: People, Hope, Being, Emotion, Religious, Words)

"As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master; once you utter it, you are its slave."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Word)

"The only thing you have to know are your words."
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Words)

"I don't know if proud is the right word, but I am somebody who does not, on the whole, have the highest regard for my own stuff in that when I look all I get to see are the flaws."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Flaws, Right, Word)

"American Gods is about 200,000 words long, and I'm sure there are words that are simply in there 'cause I like them. I know I couldn't justify each and every one of them."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Gods, American, Words)

"Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything."
- Ernest Gaines
(Related: Question, Word)

"Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing."
- Ernest Gaines
(Related: Action, Nothing, Words)

"I went on television and I wouldn't say a word; I feel so stupid when I watch them again."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
(Related: Television, Word)

"Discipline? I don't know the meaning of the word."
- Liam Gallagher
(Related: Discipline, Meaning, Word)

"We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Thought, Progress, Goal, Deed, May, Nonviolence, Word)

"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Heart, Prayer, Words)

"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Deed, Harmony, Will, Word)

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Heart, Longing, Prayer, Weakness, Words)

"Well, if storytelling is important, then your narrative ability, or your ability to put into words or use what someone else has put into words effectively, is important too."
- Howard Gardner
(Related: Ability, Words)

"Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams, between myself and all I see."
- John Gardner
(Related: Dreams, Talking, Words)

"I utter this word with deepest affection and from the very bottom of my heart."
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Related: Heart, Affection, Word)

"To this wonderful page in our country's history another more glorious still will be added, and the slave shall show at last to his free brothers a sharpened sword forged from the links of his fetters."
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Related: History, Brothers, Country, Will)

"In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people."
- Judy Garland
(Related: Love, People, Applause, Man, Night, Silence, Words)

"My doctor said, for want of a better word, now that we've got medicines out here that can help, let's put you on one of them and say we're treating MS."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Help, Now, Want, Word)

"If the great Government of the United States were a private corporation no bank would take its name on a piece of paper, because it has cynically repudiated the words engraved upon its bonds."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Government, Name, states, United, Words)

"I guess for me what is more significant than success is the nature of each of the songs and of the words."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Nature, Success, Songs, Words)

"You learn, right, a lot of people's problems - why they get upset, why they get down, why they turn to drink - is because they can't say one word and it's N-O, no."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: People, Problems, Right, Word)

"Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Life, Virtue, Evil, Meaning, Nothing, Order, Will, Words)

"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Word)

"The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Power, World)

"I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Doubt, Lawyers, Proof, Sense, Word)

"You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Time, Words, Writing)

"The word poet literally means maker: anything which is not well made doesn't exist."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: Word)

"Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: Art, Beauty, Care, Choice, Detail, Execution, Invention, Words)

"Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word."
- Peter Gay
(Related: Anthropology, Word)

"Drawn by warm nostalgic feelings for the place and by two sweet little words: "Open Bar.""
- William E. Geist
(Related: Feelings)

"In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Promises, Reality, Words)

"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Leadership, Attitude, Actions, Words)

"I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"Lots of people want to have written; they don't want to write. In other words, they want to see their name on the front cover of a book and their grinning picture on the back. But this is what comes at the end of a job, not at the beginning."
- Elizabeth George
(Related: People, Beginning, End, Job, Name, Want, Words)

"I hardly knew anything when I first arrived. I had to learn how to act as I went along. After about a year I got a grip on what acting was all about and it started coming straight from my heart; I wasn't just saying the words any longer."
- Melissa George
(Related: Heart, Act, Acting, First, Saying, Words)

"Liza, I love you more than any words can say. You have made me a complete person. You are everything to me. And I cannot think of living life without you. And I love you forever."
- David Gest
(Related: Life, Love, Living, Words)

"I've had a wordless phase, and that's still not entirely over: what I sing is not always literally meant that way, and you can hear that in the way it is sung."
- Beth Gibbons
"When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, May, Yield)

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Mind, Words)

""Therefore" is a word the poet must not know."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Word)

"Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word."
- Eric Gill
(Related: Art, First, Meaning, Skill, Word)

"I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: People, Being, Famous, Name, Popular, Word)

"I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Politics, Party, Problems, Republican, Words)

"To love the one who loves you, To admire the one who admires you, In a word, to be the idol of one's idol, Is exceeding the limit of human joy; It is stealing fire from heaven."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Love, Fire, Heaven, Joy, Word)

"I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Fire, Opinion, Tongue, Words)

"You'd think that radio was around long enough that someone would have coined a word for staring into space."
- Ira Glass
(Related: Space, Word)

"If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Agreement, Schools, Teachers, Word)

"A characteristic of older folksongs, in most cases, is that we don't know their composers or authors. Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind. They were passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Purpose, Composers, Mind, Word)

"I was asked by a group to write a song on the theme of brotherhood. This was before women's liberation, when brotherhood meant men and women both, so I wrote the song. Since I had always been very fond of the Passion Chorale, I wrote words to that great piece."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Men, Women, Brotherhood, Passion, Song, Words)

"And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing, I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things, to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth."
- Owen Glendower
(Related: Faith, May, Present, Word, Writing)

"The motto was "Pax," but the word was set in a circle of thorns."
- Rumer Godden
(Related: Word)

"The stitch of a book is its words."
- Rumer Godden
(Related: Words)

"Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my Browning!"
- Hermann Goering
(Related: Culture, Word)

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Ideas, Words)

"Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Words)

"Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Ideas, Word)

"Every spoken word arouses our self-will."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Self, Word)

"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(Related: Day, Song, Words)

"If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Man, Mind, Words)

"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Religion, Stars, Word)

"There are certain words which are nearer and dearer to a man than any others."
- Nikolai Gogol
(Related: Man, Words)

"Here I am paying big money to you writers and what for? All you do is change the words."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Change, Money, Words, Writers)

"My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Education, Intelligence, Hope, Training, Words)

"What I'm doing, I prefer to call that jazz, because it is a beautiful word - I love it."
- Dexter Gordon
(Related: Love, Jazz, Word)

"The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'."
- Maxim Gorky
(Related: English, Language, Words)

"I am a man of few words, but many riddles."
- Frank Gorshin
(Related: Man, Words)

"No, generally I think influence is used as a nice word for plagiarism."
- Gilbert Gottfried
(Related: Influence, Plagiarism, Word)

"I paint because it hurts not to. Pain is in the word painting."
- Marta Gottfried
(Related: Pain, Painting, Word)

"There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Time, Word)

"Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Time, Word)

"At that point, I sat down and made an alphabetical list of all the crime related words I could think of. So here I am now, nearly half-way through, probably tied up until the year 2015 or SO."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Crime, Now, Words)

"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Romance, Adventure, Excitement, Word)

"The president has undermined trust. No longer will the members of Congress be entitled to accept his veracity. Caveat emptor has become the word. Every member of Congress is on his or her own to determine the truth."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Trust, Truth, Congress, President, Will, Word)

"Texting is not flirting, if you don't care about me enough to say the words than that's not love, I don't like it!"
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Love, Care, Flirting, Words)

"The body says what words cannot."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Body, Words)

"Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified."
- Virginia Graham
(Related: Hell, Luck, Tennis, Words)

"I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Being, Frustration, Talk, Words)

"There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Time, Opinion)

"Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don't have an 'audience'. They're talking to a single person all the time."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Time, Money, Idea, Poets, Public, Talking, Word, Writing, Wrong)

"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Poetry, Thoughts, Words)

"I don't really have a lot of hobbies. I listen to a lot of spoken word. I get books on tape."
- Benny Green
(Related: Books, Hobbies, Word)

"First of all, there was a volcano of words, an eruption of words that Shakespeare had never used before that had never been used in the English language before. It's astonishing. It pours out of him."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: English, First, Language, Shakespeare, Words)

"Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Journalism, Media, Word)

"Heresy is another word for freedom of thought."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Thought, Freedom, Heresy, Word)

"The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties."
- Graham Greene
(Related: People, Being, Listening, Word, Writer)

"The real difference between the United States and other nations lies not in the words of the preamble to the Constitution, but in the fact that the substantive clauses of that Constitution are enforced by individuals independent of and not beholden to the elected branches."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Constitution, Difference, Fact, Lies, Nations, states, United, Words)

"He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds."
- Saint Gregory
(Related: Deeds, Words)

"That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so dependent upon German strength that the word and will of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Strength, Germany, Will, Word)

"I ground my faith upon God's word, and not upon the church."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Faith, God, Church, Word)

"The faith of the church must be tried by God's word, and not God's word by the church; neither yet my faith."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Faith, God, Church, Word)

"Does a black person make them an African American? No. There are Hispanics that are very, very dark skinned so the word has lost its meaning, it's not a very concise or proper word to use even today and it wasn't then."
- Pam Grier
(Related: African, American, Meaning, Today, Word)

"Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Science, Investigation, Open, Sense, Word)

"The world may end up under a Sword of Damocles on a tightrope over the abyss."
- Andrei A. Gromyko
(Related: End, May, World)

"Command that your marshal be careful to be present over the household, and especially in the hall, to keep the household, within doors and without, respectable, without dispute or noise, or bad words."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Present, Words)

"We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word?"
- John Guare
(Related: History, State, Word, World)

"One should be willing to throw away a dozen ideas to come up with a good one, just as one should throw away a dozen words to come up with the right one."
- James Gunn
(Related: Ideas, Right, Words)

"We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics. They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: University)

"Time made me change. I gradually woke up to the realization that this is who I am, an author, a public figure, and I couldn't just hide in my study, tapping away at the keyboard and pretend that I didn't have a role to play beyond stringing words together."
- David Guterson
(Related: Time, Change, Play, Public, Study, Words)

"I want word of mouth to be our biggest voice."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Voice, Want, Word)

"When you translate poetry in particular, you're obliged to look at how the writer with whom you're working puts together words, sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse, the syntax and the sentence."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Poetry, Tension, Words, Writer)

"I like playing around with the words; I love it when I feel like I've picked the exact right word to describe whatever it is I'm trying to describe."
- Margaret Haddix
(Related: Love, Right, Trying, Word, Words)

"Initial reports are encouraging. In the end of the day, it's going to be deeds, not words, that matter."
- Stephen Hadley
(Related: Encouraging, Day, Deeds, End, Words)

"You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, 'That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!' You never hear a real American talk like that."
- Frank Hague
(Related: Time, American, Free speech, Rights, Man, Press, Talk, Words)

"I set myself 600 words a day as a minimum output, regardless of the weather, my state of mind or if I'm sick or well. There must be 600 finished words-not almost right words."
- Arthur Hailey
(Related: Day, Mind, Right, State, Weather, Words)

"It basically comes down to that word: Love. I guess that's what it's all about."
- Corey Haim
(Related: Love)

"In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Fact, Words)

"Music is for people. The word 'pop' is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool."
- Eddie Van Halen
(Related: Music, Work, People, Popular, Word)

"The music is the main thing and it's just as easy to write acceptable words."
- Bill Haley
(Related: Music, Words)

"A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Love, Mother, Envy, First, Smile, Smiles, Woman, Words)

"It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Cinema, Emotions, Metaphors, Words)

"We have cut the text, but what remains are Shakespeare's words."
- Edward Hall
(Related: Shakespeare, Words)

"Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad."
- Manly Hall
(Related: Causes, Weapons, Words)

"I won't mention the word tired. This is the 20th century and I can go around a little faster."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Word)

"Bulldogs have been known to fall on their swords when confronted by my superior tenacity."
- Margaret Halsey
(Related: Tenacity)

"Physics is nothing but the ABC's. Nature is an equation with an unknown, a Hebrew word which is written only with consonants to which reason has to add the dots."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Physics, Reason, Word)

"If only I was as eloquent as Demosthenes, I would have to do no more than repeat a single word three times."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Word)

"Hence it happens that one takes words for concepts, and concepts for the things themselves."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Words)

"Everything the human being heard from the beginning, saw with its eyes, looked upon and touched with its hands was a living word; for God was the word."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: God, Beginning, Being, Eyes, Living, Word)

"Every phenomenon of nature was a word, - the sign, symbol and pledge of a new, mysterious, inexpressible but all the more intimate union, participation and community of divine energies and ideas."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Nature, Ideas, Community, Participation, Symbol, Word)

"It's hard to decide how to match words to music. It's not like it's twice the work. It's always difficult for me to explain to the composer what I'm looking for. I'm not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music."
- Ayumi Hamasaki
(Related: Music, Work, Knowledge, Words, Writing)

"He steps on stage and draws the sword of rhetoric, and when he is through, someone is lying wounded and thousands of others are either angry or consoled."
- Pete Hamill
(Related: Lying, Rhetoric)

"When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Men, Moderation)

"In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Politics, Religion, Fire, Persecution)

"Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Goal, End, May, Perfection, Will, Words)

"I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Children, Fantasy, Horror, Words)

"Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Friendship, Loneliness, Needs, Solitude, Words)

"Words are not pebbles in alien juxtaposition."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Words)

"Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Environment, Words)

"Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought."
- E. Y. Harburg
(Related: Music, Thought, Feeling, Song, Words)

"I don't know much about Americanism, but it's a damn good word with which to carry an election."
- Warren G. Harding
(Related: Word)

"Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Words)

"What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Sound, Talk, Words)

"The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word."
- Mata Hari
(Related: Dance, Word)

"It's a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people."
- Mark Harmon
(Related: Work, People, Words)

"The Law is but words and paper without the hands of swords of men."
- James Harrington
(Related: Men, Law, Words)

"Poets write the words you have heard before but in a new sequence."
- Brian Harris
(Related: Poets, Words)

"Jesus is just a word I use to swear with."
- Richard Harris
(Related: Word)

"The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Communication, Giving, Information, Words)

"What I ended up doing was becoming an actor who didn't mind doing other people's words."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: People, Actor, Mind, Words)

"To liberate words means first to shatter their function as vehicles of idea, memory, hope, or regret."
- Thomas Harrison
(Related: Idea, Hope, First, Memory, Regret, Words)

"There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings, saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry."
- Robert Hass
(Related: Body, Moments, Saying, Tenderness, Words)

"Some of the songs are so crazy, the words are so crazy... it's hard to believe I was so crazy."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: Songs, Words)

"The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Experience, Absence, Absurdity, Meaning, Words)

"I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Government, Military, Words)

"I honestly can't characterize my style in words. It seems that whatever comes to me naturally, I play."
- Coleman Hawkins
(Related: Play, Style, Words)

"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Evil, Words)

"You guys are both saying the same thing. The only reason you're arguing is because you're using different words."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Reason, Saying, Words)

"I like America anyway. In Japan we are much more formal. If two friends are separated for a long time and they meet they bow and bow and bow. They keep bowing without exchanging a word. Here they slap each other on the back and say: Hello, old man, how goes everything."
- Sessue Hayakawa
(Related: Time, America, Friends, Man, Old, Word)

"We know, in other words, the general conditions in which what we call, somewhat misleadingly, an equilibrium will establish itself: but we never know what the particular prices or wages are which would exist if the market were to bring about such an equilibrium."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Wages, Will, Words)

"Advice may not be good advice 10 or 15 years from now. Someone could tell you something years ago and it might not work now. The world is constantly changing. One word could mean something different today. Today you can't give advice to anyone."
- Roy Haynes
(Related: Work, Advice, May, Now, Today, Word, World, Years)

"A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Work, Miracles, Smile, Wonders, Word)

"I'm gonna fix that last joke by taking out all the words and adding new ones."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Words)

"The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting."
- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
(Related: Quotations, Words)

"When words leave off, music begins."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Music, Words)

"Atheism is the last word of theism."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Atheism, Word)

"One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Engineering, Man, Word)

"Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability."
- Werner Heisenberg
(Related: May, Word)

"What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Truth, Books, Word)

"Unjust. How many times I've used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don't have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Courage, Hell, Justice, Now, Word)

"Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: sayings, Word)

"All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Life, Time, First, Words)

"All our words from loose using have lost their edge."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Words)

"Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Abuse, Word)

"All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Words, Writing)

"You don't have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people. You don't have to keep flashing those words all the time."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Love, Time, People, Order, Singing, Words)

"Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true."
- Don Henley
(Related: Forget, Will, Wind, Word)

"Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!"
- O. Henry
(Related: Art, Business, Family, Love, Patriotism, Religion, Man, Nothing, Shadows, Words)

"All grace grows as Love to the Word of God grows."
- Philip Henry
(Related: Love, God, Grace, Word)

"I always write lyrics first and the rhythm and the melody come from the lyrics. It always comes from the lyrics: words have rhythm and words have melody."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: First, Words)

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Nothing, Word)

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Knowledge, Eyes, Kindness, Words)

"The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep."
- Alan Patrick Herbert
(Related: People, Living, Sheep, Spirit, Word, Years)

"Good words are worth much, and cost little."
- George Herbert
(Related: Words, Worth)

"One sword keeps another in the sheath."
- George Herbert
"The sizes and shapes of the panels have never been important to my stories. It has always been the words and images that drew me in, kind of like watching a movie."
- Jaime Hernandez
(Related: Words)

"Use not big words for naught."
- L. M. Heroux
(Related: Words)

"Actually, my correspondent's language is better than mine. He can put his sentiment into words."
- Alfred Day Hershey
(Related: Language, Sentiment, Words)

"For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Childhood, Hearing, Sound, Word)

"Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: History, Books, Humanity, Words, Writing)

"Confrontation is not a dirty word. Sometimes it's the best kind of journalism as long you don't confront people just for the sake of a confrontation."
- Don Hewitt
(Related: People, Journalism, Word)

"We must wake up to the insane reality of our time. We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the responsible decision makers that modern armaments must no longer be made available to people whose former battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Battle, Reality)

"Also there's two sides of it, I mean, a band like us, at our level and the way we have to promote ourselves and usually radio just completely turns their back on us, at the same time I think Mp3s help promote us somewhat, spreading the word about the album and stuff."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Time, Help, Word)

"There's been a big buzz about the Charlatans in the last couple of years. I've heard the word Charlatans more in the last few years than I'd heard it for the previous 20 years. People would interview me for years and never even mention the Charlatans."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: People, Word, Years)

"Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear."
- Thomas W. Higginson
(Related: Government, People, Nothing, Words)

"It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'"
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Disaster, President, Speech, Word)

"In English, the sounds and melodies I created were an inspiration to me, and words came to me as I explored the sounds, and from there I was able expand on the meaning."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: Inspiration, English, Meaning, Words)

"But in Japanese, there's actually not much of a relationship between the music and the words."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: Music, Words)

"Certainly my life will not ever be as private and discreet, and perhaps I should even use the word insulated, as it was before."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Life, Will, Word)

"Music is an art form. It is a way to wordlessly communicate."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Art, Music)

"Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Successful, Habit, Saying, Will, Word)

"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Success, Failure, Influence, Mind, Will, Words)

"I'm cautious about a lot of words."
- James Hillman
(Related: Words)

"The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?"
- James Hillman
(Related: Power, Society, People, Control, Negative, Talking, Word)

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."
- Lewis Hine
(Related: Words)

"The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Virtue, Language, Nothing, Words)

"It's good to have a title that's not just one word. If you're gonna title it, you might as well try and say something."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Word)

"Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions, rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of those who claimed to be Alchemists."
- Ethan A. Hitchcock
(Related: Men)

"Using the word weird implies that there is a norm."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Word)

"Words build bridges into unexplored regions."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Words)

"All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: People, Emotions, Popular, Word)

"Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Money, Men, Fools, Words)

"Words are the money of fools."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Money, Fools, Words)

"Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Money, Men, Fools, Words)

"A wise man should so write (though in words understood by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Men, Man, Words)

"I think words come between the spectator and the picture."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Words)

"I think that words are often extraneous to what I do."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Words)

"It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Echo, Example, Eyes, Reflection, Words)

"Painters must speak through paint, not through words."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Words)

"You're here to sweat. This program is live. There's about one thousand million people watching you. So, you remember - one wrong word, one foolish gesture and your whole career could go down in flames. Hold that thought and have a nice night."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Thought, People, Career, Night, Word, Wrong)

"Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Money, Success, Time, Wedding, Affection, Goodwill, Investment, Public, Words)

"The temple of art is built in words."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Art, Temple, Words)

"I've always loved words. I ate up all the books I could get my hands on, and when I couldn't get books, I read candy wrappers and labels on cereal and toothpaste boxes."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Books, Words)

"But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Religion, Christian, Meaning, Misleading, Words)

"Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Word)

"If I were dying my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Faith, Dying, End, Words)

"Carve every word before you let it fall."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Word)

"A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Time, Thought, Circumstances, Content, Living, May, Skin, Word)

"I try and do 2,500 words a day, every day of the year."
- Tom Holt
(Related: Day, Words)

"These are they whose youth was violently severed by war and death; a word on the telephone, a scribbled line on paper, and their future ceased. They have built up their lives again, but their safety is not absolute, their fortress not impregnable."
- Winifred Holtby
(Related: War, Death, Future, Safety, Word, Youth)

"Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid."
- Homer
(Related: Wind, Words)

"Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause."
- Homer
(Related: Cause, Country, Man)

"There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep."
- Homer
(Related: Time, Sleep, Words)

"Ultimately, words are only words, and its only the music that stands by itself."
- Joshua Homme
(Related: Music, Words)

"They went into stores to get food to stay alive. Looting isn't the right word. I call it survival."
- Russel Honore
(Related: Food, Survival, Right, Word)

"A moment's thinking is an hour in words."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Thinking, Words)

"Look whether it be indifferently, as well for sins secret as open, what you find to be your best cordials to comfort you, whether God's Word, or natural means."
- Thomas Hooker
(Related: God, Comfort, Open, Word)

"I hate the word 'hippy'. I hate a lot of people, and hippies don't do that!"
- Shannon Hoon
(Related: People, Hate, Hippies, Word)

"Words without actions are the assassins of idealism."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Actions, Idealism, Words)

"No revolution that has ever taken place in society can be compared to that which has been produced by the words of Jesus Christ."
- Mark Hopkins
(Related: Society, Christ, Revolution, Words)

"In a word, if any kind of slavery can be vindicated by the Holy Scriptures, we are already sure our making and holding the Negroes our slaves, as we do, cannot be vindicated by any thing we can find there, but is condemned by the whole of divine revelation."
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: Slavery, Word)

"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Reason, Words)

"He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long."
- Horace
(Related: Words)

"Words will not fail when the matter is well considered."
- Horace
(Related: Will, Words)

"A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably."
- Horace
(Related: Flies, Word)

"A word once uttered can never be recalled."
- Horace
(Related: Word)

"A picture is a poem without words."
- Horace
(Related: Words)

"Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled."
- Horace
(Related: Word)

"Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger."
- Horace
(Related: Anger, Men, Lawyers, Words)

"Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Thoughts, Deeds, Heaven, Words)

"I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Sense, Word)

"I had never thought of myself as a dramatist, and, for really good technical results, the thought came too late: a man of letters has become too wordy to write economically for the stage."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Thought, Letters, Man, Results)

"Words are the basic tools, if you are a writer. But why? Why do you choose one set of tools rather than another?"
- James D. Houston
(Related: Tools, Words, Writer)

"We were so fundamental that almost everything had been stripped away from the place of worship. Think of the role words can play, when all other enticements and sensual attractions are gone."
- James D. Houston
(Related: Play, Words, Worship)

"Words are the basic tools, if you are a writer."
- James Houston
(Related: Tools, Words, Writer)

"Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Balance, Blood, Justice, Murder, Possession, Violence)

"The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Needs, Pen)

"It's fun being able to suit up and go and kick butt and not have to worry about memorizing dialogue. It's a whole different way of acting because you're not depending on the words at all, you're really depending on everything else that you have."
- Kelly Hu
(Related: Acting, Being, Fun, Words, Worry)

"Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Help, Word)

"He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Silence, Will, Words)

"Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations and place them in relation to one another, we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world."
- Ruth Hubbard
(Related: Sensations, Tradition, Words, World)

"What I intended to accomplish was to rouse the student body, not by means of an organization, but solely by my simple words; to urge them, not to violence, but to moral insight into the existing serious deficiencies of our political system."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Body, Violence, Words)

"I know no words of prayer - God help me because I can not help myself."
- Harold E. Hughes
(Related: God, Help, Prayer, Words)

"Without the Empire we should be tossed like a cork in the cross current of world politics. It is at once our sword and our shield."
- William Morris Hughes
(Related: Politics, World)

"The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: God, Word)

"Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: God, Hope, Man, Word)

"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Cause, Words)

"Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Curiosity, Grace, Vanity, Woman, Word)

"There are so many unbelievable words... But that doesn't mean I have a favorite word."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Favorite, Word, Words)

"I'm patient with crossword puzzles and the most impatient golfer."
- Brett Hull
"If the word 'No' was removed from the English language, Ian Paisley would be speechless."
- John Hume
(Related: English, Language, Word)

"The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing."
- Doris Humphrey
(Related: Art, Dancing, Words)

"Love is a quicksilver word; though you see plainly where it is, you have only to put your finger on it to find that it is not there but someplace else."
- Morton Hunt
(Related: Love, Word)

"There is no more reason why the features belonging to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man."
- William H. Hunt
(Related: Purpose, Man, Metaphors, Reason, Words)

"I began using pseudonyms early in my career, when I was being paid a quarter a cent a word for my work, and when I had to write a lot to earn a living. Sometimes I had three or four stories in a single magazine without the editor knowing they were all by me."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Work, Being, Career, Living, Word)

"I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Kitchen, Rainbows, Sorrow)

"I never had any ambition to be a star, or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word."
- John Hurt
(Related: Ambition, Word)

"Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Time, Universe, Words)

"The one word that makes a good manager - decisiveness."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Manager, Word)

"In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Business, People, End)

"Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Home, Life, May, Will, Word)

"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Impression, Deed, Deep, Will, Words)

"Do not use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Word)

"Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Word)

"Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people Word is the thing that writers use these days."
- Miguel de Icaza
(Related: People, Scientists, Word, Writers)

"Happy to see that the Automobile Club of Monaco, opened its doors to the public to attend a considerable event. The promotion of this event will be made by the image and by the text, but still by word of mouth."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Promotion, Public, Will, Word)

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours."
- Eric Idle
(Related: May, Will, Words)

"No day of my life passes without someone saying the words 'Monty Python' to me. It's not bad."
- Eric Idle
(Related: Life, Day, Saying, Words)

"I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. The stylings of my words are immodest, but it's the truth."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: History, Truth, Successful, Artist, Culture, Words)

"For me, words are just words, nothing else."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Nothing, Words)

"I don't much believe in the idea of characters. I write with words, that is all. Whether those words are put in the mouth of this or that character does not matter to me."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Idea, Character, Words)

"You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Forget, Pen, Struggle, Words)

"When I write, the first blank page, or any blank page, means nothing to me. What means something is a page that has been filled with words."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: First, Nothing, Words)

"If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Famous, Numbers, Stars, Words)

"Puns are a form of humor with words."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Humor, Words)

"And bitter waxed the fray; Brother with brother spake no word When they met in the way."
- Jean Ingelow
(Related: Brother, Word)

"I am a hidden meaning made to defy. The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny. As living, revolutionary clay."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Destiny, Free will, Living, Meaning, Words)

"Words, without power, is mere philosophy."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Power, Philosophy, Words)

"I don't begin a novel or a screenplay until I know the ending. And I don't mean only that I have to know what happens. I mean that I have to hear the actual sentences. I have to know what atmosphere the words convey."
- John Irving
(Related: Ending, Words)

"Take the word of experience, I speak the truth: inaction is safest in danger."
- Silius Italicus
(Related: Experience, Danger, Inaction, Word)

"Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Words)

"But my question is, am I compromising by adapting my words for the audience and where is the line beyond which I am not adapting words, but changing my position?"
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Question, Words)