Quotes and Sayings about Words



"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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 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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"The stitch of a book is its words."
- Rumer Godden
(Related: Words)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Poetry, Thoughts, Words)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Bulldogs have been known to fall on their swords when confronted by my superior tenacity."
- Margaret Halsey
(Related: Tenacity)

"Hence it happens that one takes words for concepts, and concepts for the things themselves."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Words)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Good words are worth much, and cost little."
- George Herbert
(Related: Words, Worth)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Words build bridges into unexplored regions."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Words)

"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)

"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)

"If I were dying my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Faith, Dying, End, Words)

"I try and do 2,500 words a day, every day of the year."
- Tom Holt
(Related: Day, Words)

"Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid."
- Homer
(Related: Wind, Words)

"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)

"A moment's thinking is an hour in words."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Thinking, Words)

"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)

"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 picture is a poem without words."
- Horace
(Related: Words)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Cause, Words)

"There are so many unbelievable words... But that doesn't mean I have a favorite word."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Favorite, Word, Words)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Business, People, End)

"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Impression, Deed, Deep, Will, Words)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics. Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably singing the wrong words and didn't even know it."
- Alan Jackson
(Related: Singing, Songs, Words, Wrong)

"You've gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations, but precious few images."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: American, Words)

"Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war, but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Government, War, Vietnam, Words)

"War is big and there are only so many reporters and only so many places for their words and images to appear. Choices are made constantly."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: War, Choices, Words)

"As soon as I began, it seemed impossible to write fast enough - I wrote faster than I would write a letter - two thousand to three thousand words in a morning, and I cannot help it."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Help, Words)

"Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Words)

"But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Life, Now, Whisper, Words)

"In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Equality, Dreams, Law, Liberty, Paris, Value, Words)

"I never play a villain that I don't have something I can either do or say so the audience sees there is something redeemable about them. In other words, I don't want to do evil for evil's sake. I don't want to do Jason slasher movies. There's no point in that."
- Brion James
(Related: Movies, Evil, Play, Want, Words)

"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
- Henry James
(Related: English, Language, Summer, Words)

"These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
- William James
(Related: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Words, Worth)

"The impossible talked of is less impossible from the moment words are laid to it."
- Storm Jameson
(Related: Words)

"It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Religion, Words)

"My training in music and composition then led me to a kind of musical language process in which, for example, the sound of the words I play with has to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Music, Example, Language, Meaning, Play, Sound, Training, Will, Words)

"Poetry is not only a set of words which are chosen to relate to each other; it is something which goes much further than that to provide a glimpse of our vision of the world."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Poetry, Vision, Words, World)

"Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Poetry, Mathematics, Words)

"This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one's mother tongue."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Mother, Tongue, Universe, Words)

"It caused more problems as a young kid, because the simple process of perceiving words on a piece of paper was hard for me. Many people think dyslexic people see things backwards. They don't see things backwards."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: People, Problems, Words)

"I really wanted it to be organic and coming from my heart. So, I think maybe the initial thought of wanting to go in that direction, I had to wait until things happened in our world and in our country that fired me up enough where the words came out organically."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Thought, Heart, Country, Direction, Words, World)

"In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words. I don't pretend to know anybody well. People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow."
- Gwen John
(Related: People, Meaning, Shadow, Shadows, Shyness, Talking, Timidity, Words)

"From the throes of inspiration and the eddies of thought the poet may at last be able to arrive at, and convey the right admixture of words and meaning."
- Eyvind Johnson
(Related: Thought, Inspiration, May, Meaning, Right, Words)

"We are all victims because of the circumstances, but I'm not sure what to say to any one who has lost a loved one. I know the feeling myself, and words just don't do much to ease the pain."
- Lonnie Earl Johnson
(Related: Circumstances, Feeling, Pain, Victims, Words)

"You need a very, exceptionally clear vision. And to me, a vision is something that you can say in one sentence. The fewer the words the better."
- Ron Johnson
(Related: Vision, Words)

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Mistake, Thoughts, Man, Wine, Words)

"Words are but the signs of ideas."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Ideas, Words)

"Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."
- Wendell Johnson
(Related: Words)

"One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Life, Heart, Words)

"My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship. Yes, baby."
- Star Jones
(Related: Dad, Baby, Words)

"Yes and, you know, I can't use the nice words anymore because I used to chicken out by using them. I used to call myself plus size, used to call myself chubby. I used to call myself overweight."
- Star Jones
(Related: Words)

"Weigh the meaning and look not at the words."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Meaning, Words)

"There are two ways to worry words. One is hoping for the greatest possible beauty in what is created. The other is to tell the truth."
- June Jordan
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Words, Worry)

"In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use."
- Sara Murray Jordan
(Related: Drugs, Medicine, Propaganda, Words)

"It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Heart, Promises, Words)

"Words do not pay for my dead people."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: People, Words)

"It does not require many words to speak the truth."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Truth, Words)

"Good words will not give me back my children."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Children, Will, Words)

"Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Vision, Words)

"My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire."
- James Joyce
(Related: Words)

"I fear those big words which make us so unhappy."
- James Joyce
(Related: Fear, Words)

"In other words, DC was never harmed by the paper shortages."
- Gil Kane
(Related: Words)

"Writing can be a very solitary business. It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Business, Computer, Lonely, Words, Writers, Writing)

"We printed all the words out because otherwise nobody would be able to understand them."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Words)

"Correcting it, I don't know; just shedding the light of day on it is a first major step, being one of the earliest generations not to just accept the words."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Being, Day, First, Generations, Light, Words)

"Words signify man's refusal to accept the world as it is."
- Herbert Kaufman
(Related: Man, Words, World)

"What's really interesting about that is that a lot of these words that were incendiary in their time now seem almost harmless and laughable, because they have this archaic quality."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Time, Quality, Now, Words)

"A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: America, Europe, Names, Words)

"What fascinated me mostly about Mickey Cohen was that he, in his later years, hired someone to help him to comprehend literature, to help him to read better, to understand words better."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Help, Literature, Words, Years)

"The atheistic idea is so nonsensical that I cannot put it into words."
- Lord Kelvin
(Related: Idea, Words)

"Republicans many times can't get the words 'equality of opportunity' out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: Opportunity, Republicans, Words)

"Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for."
- Charles Kennedy
(Related: Honesty, Democrats, Freedom, Justice, Liberal, Words)

"All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!""
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Men, Man, May, Pride, Words)

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Gratitude, Appreciation, Forget, Words)

"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition."
- Eli Khamarov
(Related: Poets, Possession, Soldiers, Words)

"The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels."
- Hazrat Inayat Khan
(Related: Soul, Jewels, Words)

"It was a very emotional dinner... Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave her words of encouragement and inspiration. Everyone tried to remain positive."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Inspiration, Positive, Encouragement, Words)

"Censorship of ideas or images or words is wrong."
- Richard King
(Related: Ideas, Censorship, Words, Wrong)

"The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out."
- Stephen King
(Related: Feelings, Living, Words)

"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Enemies, Friends, Silence, Will, Words)

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: People, Actions, Silence, Will, Words)

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: End, Enemies, Friends, Silence, Will, Words)

"One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Family, Home, Love, Day, Drama, Envy, Loyalty, Tragedy, Words)

"When you are there, you are. With words, you aren't."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Words)

"But words - words are not enough!"
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Words)

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Mankind, Words)

"You don't move just because you want to go from this point to that point - the body has to be using the words as well as you vocally use the words."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Body, Want, Words)

"This is where you see the truth of entertainment, because it is not edited. You see it on stage as it is happening. Even if we fall down or forget our words, it's a part of live entertainment."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Truth, Entertainment, Forget, Words)

"The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words, far too little originality."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: Attention, Originality, Words)

"Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words."
- Alfred Korzybski
(Related: Lies, Obvious, Words)

"If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone."
- Alfred Korzybski
(Related: Words, World)

"So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Being, Feeling, Listening, Words)

"I just say I'm an artist who works with pictures and words."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Artist, Words)

"I'm an artist who works with pictures and words. Sometimes that stuff ends up in different kinds of sites and contexts which determine what it means and looks like."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Artist, Words)

"Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Love, Strength, Body, Dying, Silence, Will, Words)

"I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated because you believe their words and you appreciate their honesty in their music. If you don't appreciate the honesty in the music, the beat can be fly as hell but you'll never give an emcee props."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Music, Honesty, Artists, Hell, Words)

"We focus upon pairs of words very often which are the same in some areas and different in other areas."
- William Labov
(Related: Focus, Words)

"In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before his birth."
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Deals, Existence, First, Language, Man, Words)

"I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am."
- Alan Ladd
(Related: Time, Words)

"I write short, my words tight to the thread of the narrative."
- Carmen Laforet
(Related: Words)

"What Jerry has done, in a masterful way, is go through and select portions of the Scripture and put words in Jesus' mouth that are legitimate because they already appear in the Bible."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: Bible, Scripture, Words)

"Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Compromise, Magic, Tolerance, Words, Years)

"Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words."
- Wally Lamb
(Related: Attention, Behavior, First, Hardship, Words)

"Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Life, Trouble, Words)

"We might have been - these are but common words, and yet they make the sum of life's bewailing."
- Letitia Landon
(Related: Life, Words)

"If Baltimore's view, that scientists who do not take the words of authorities are far removed from the ordinary behavior of scientists, prevails in the scientific community, then something fundamental, very serious, and very disturbing is happening to the scientific community."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Behavior, Community, Scientists, Words)

"As both a fine artist and a graphic designer, I specialize in the visual presentation of words."
- John Langdon
(Related: Artist, Words)

"Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions."
- John Langdon
(Related: Design, Science, Language, Philosophy, Words)

"Because Shakespeare's language is so expansive, we're under this misconception that it's difficult. But I discovered that it's easy because it's so brilliantly written. The words are perfect, and the language is intelligent and very emotional."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Language, Shakespeare, Words)

"A million words were going through my head and honestly I didn't say one of them. I wanted to let it sit, simmer, you know I wanted to soak it all in - the moment was amazing."
- Stefano Langone
(Related: Words)

"Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth."
- Philip Larkin
(Related: Daffodils)

"The questions worth asking, in other words, come not from other people but from nature, and are for the most part delicate things easily drowned out by the noise of everyday life."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Life, Nature, People, Questions, Words, Worth)

"Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Action, Character, May, Words)

"This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Thought, Words)

"I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats."
- Irving Layton
(Related: Genius, Poems, Shakespeare, Will)

"If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Nature, Actions, Contemplation, Forget, Opinion, Suicide, Words)

"Value your words. Each one may be the last."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: May, Value, Words)

"Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used."
- David Lehman
(Related: Meaning, Right, Will, Words)

"But to me the actual sound of the words is all important; I feel always that the words complete the music and must never be swallowed up in it."
- Lotte Lehmann
(Related: Music, Sound, Words)

"In my youth there were words you couldn't say in front of a girl; now you can't say 'girl.'"
- Tom Lehrer
(Related: Now, Words, Youth)

"Shaw is like a train. One just speaks the words and sits in one's place. But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea - one swims where one wants."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Sea, Shakespeare, Words)

"Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly."
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Related: Words)

"Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly."
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Related: Words)

"And that format was - we'd been using that format, I guess, since the late '70s, and it was starting to get very predictable. In other words, certain songs would surface in the same points in the set every so often; it was like rotation."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Songs, Words)

"Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Law, Liberal, Persuasion, Words)

"Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Infinite, Talk, Want, Word, Words)

"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."
- Flora Lewis
(Related: Language, Learning, Words)

"During the '70s I was interested in words and meaning as a way of making art."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Art, Meaning, Words)

"We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Wisdom, Words)

"I know already the music I will write. But the words? I have not yet decided."
- Gyorgy Ligeti
(Related: Music, Will, Words)

"Words contract a significance which clings to them long after the condition of things to which they owe it has passed away."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Words)

"I was so embarrassed about mispronouncing words. I just knew how to smile."
- Adriana Lima
(Related: Smile, Words)

"My goal is to strip things down so that you need just the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey. I like editing. I like it very tight."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Goal, Right, Words)

"Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Inspiration, Expression, Singing, Song, Words)

"Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Art, Music, Thought, Feeling, Words)

"By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law, to fix in his mind what acts, words, what thoughts or looks, shall constitute such a crime."
- Edward Livingston
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Crime, Law, Mind, President, Words)

"The other part of our proposal that gets the 'dittoheads' upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station owners either play by the rules or pay. In other words, if they don't want to be subject to local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations, they should pay to support public broadcasters who will operate on behalf of the local community."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Community, Criticism, Meeting, Play, Public, Rules, Support, Want, Will, Words)

"We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves."
- John Locke
(Related: Ideas, Words, World)

"Walt Whitman, he who laid end to end words never seen in each other's company before outside of a dictionary."
- David Lodge
(Related: Company, End, Words)

"You need the words, you need the script, you need the material, you need the commitment, you need the passion, it's like we depend on writers, we depend on producers, directors depend on us and once things are in the divine order as they happen."
- Nia Long
(Related: Commitment, Order, Passion, Words, Writers)

"A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Heart, Words)

"I can only speak for myself, and hope people hear my words and see me on television speaking for myself. And, hopefully, they'll be able to make their own judgment. And at the end of the day, I just want my work to speak for itself."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Work, People, Hope, Day, End, Judgment, Television, Want, Words)

"In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Giving, Myth, Words)

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Will, Words)

"My emotions lose their force when I endeavor to interpret them, and my words seem very inept."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Emotions, Force, Words)

"A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Truth, Impression, Choice, Nothing, Past, Poor, Words)

"When you've grown sick of reading and bug-eyed from watching TV, when your friends are all visited out, no words can adequately praise the link to the outside world provided by your parents and family."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Family, Friends, Parents, Praise, Reading, Words, World)

"Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Power, Blessings, Building, Energy, Force, Words, World)

"All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Dreams, Books, Words)

"There's no wobble in Bush. If anything, the opposite. Right after hello, the next words out of his mouth are: I've never been more convinced that the decisions I made are the right decisions."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Decisions, Right, Words)

"There are two words for everything."
- E. V. Lucas
(Related: Words)

"I was really desperate. I don't know if you can remember back that far, but when I went to graduate school they didn't want females in graduate school. They were very open about it. They didn't mince their words. But then I got in and I got my degree."
- Shannon Lucid
(Related: Open, School, Want, Words)

"If I had killed Crow off I can think of least six novels I would never have written, 400,000 words' worth of very necessary experience."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Experience, Words, Worth)

"There are words that work, that are meant to explain and educate on policies that work, on products that work, on services that work. I'm not going to ever try to sell a lemon. I don't do that."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Work, Words)

"Words can sometimes be used to confuse, but it's up to the practitioners of the study of language to apply them for good and not for evil. It is just like fire; fire can heat your house or burn it down."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Evil, Fire, Language, Study, Words)

"The fewer the words, the better the prayer."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Prayer, Words)

"Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Country, Duty, Honor, Will, Words)

"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 B. Macaulay
(Related: Government, People, Nothing, Words)

"In 1975 Australia was producing things like Picnic at Hanging Rock, in other words films that I would consider still some of the finest products to come out of Australia. I think that our quality now is less than it was then."
- Ann Macbeth
(Related: Quality, Now, Words)

"In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables."
- Catharine MacKinnon
(Related: Equality, Society, Fact, Nonsense, Will, Word, Words)

"Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Life, Poetry, Wisdom, Football, Man, Reason, Weight, Words)

"Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Quality, Heart, Magic, Mind, Parents, Spirit, Voice, Words)

"Philosophy is common sense with big words."
- James Madison
(Related: Common sense, Philosophy, Words)

"Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Baseball, Words)

"How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Words)

"I love doing crosswords, it's so important to keep the brain going."
- Magnus Magnusson
(Related: Love)

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Music, Trying, Words)

"Writing for young children I find I often use particular jokes with words and exaggerated, funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex stories for older children too."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Funny, Children, Events, Jokes, Words, Writing)

"Of course there are big differences in length and character and vocabulary, but each level has its particular pleasures when it comes to the words one can use and the way one uses them."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Character, Vocabulary, Words)

"I think I am too interested in my own ideas to copy anyone else's, but I find that other people's imagery, the flow of language in the outside world, games with words, and ideas about relationships are all most important to me."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: People, Ideas, Games, Language, Relationships, Words, World)

"Words are impotent to describe certain emotions."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Emotions, Words)

"That idea of escapism... these words could sum up my life."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Idea, Escapism, Words)

"The Roman Code was merely an enunciation in words of the existing customs of the Roman people."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: People, Words)

"God transforms, so to speak, this air into words, into various sounds. He makes you understand these various sounds through the modifications by which you are affected."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: God, Words)

"You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words."
- Stephane Mallarme
(Related: Ideas, Words)

"The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words."
- Stephane Mallarme
(Related: Work, Words)

"It's only words... unless they're true."
- David Mamet
(Related: Words)

"I would go visit my mom on Sundays, and my brother was working on stuff. I'd go in there and sing a little melody, then we started working with words and the next thing you know it was just born organically without really trying."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Mom, Brother, Trying, Visit, Words)

"Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: Consciousness, Meaning, Words)

"You are going to use this courtroom to kill me? I am going to fight for my life one way or another. You should let me do it with words."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Life, Fight, Words)

"Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?"
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: Moments, Words)

"Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it's music, not words, that provides power."
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: Music, Power, Destiny, Moods, Opera, Words)

"Words, yes, formulating things, creating something from your heart, it is something very necessary, yes."
- Sophie Marceau
(Related: Heart, Words)

"I just think it's a blessing that I was able to have the gift of words and to be able to put them into music. I was given a great gift all the way around. I didn't ever have to really go out and look for songs, you know."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music, Songs, Words)

"People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Leader, People, Songs, Want, Word, Words)

"Our swords shall play the orators for us."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Play)

"The bile makes it better. I am an information wasting machine - 100s of words a day."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Day, Information, Machine, Words)

"When you're dealing with music without words, titles are more a means of identification than anything else. What's the point of getting lofty?"
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Music, Titles, Words)

"It's too bad for us 'literary' enthusiasts, but it's the truth nevertheless - pictures tell any story more effectively than words."
- William Moulton Marston
(Related: Truth, Words)

"I've got seven kids. The three words you hear most around my house are 'hello,' 'goodbye,' and 'I'm pregnant'."
- Dean Martin
(Related: Kids, Words)

"There is a world of communication which is not dependent on words."
- Mary Martin
(Related: Communication, Words, World)

"The communication is in the work and words are no substitute for this."
- Mary Martin
(Related: Work, Communication, Words)

"The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution - this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Time, Life, Soul, Eternity, First, Living, Mind, Words)

"Spelling is very easy to practice yourself whereas signing is not. So I would sit on the subway riding around New York and I would spell whatever I would see. When I watched a movie I would spell words as they came up."
- Richard Masur
(Related: Practice, Spelling, Words)

"Well, the great thing for me about poetry is that in good poems the dislocation of words, that is to say, the distance between what they say they're saying and what they are actually saying is at its greatest."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Poetry, Poems, Saying, Words)

"In other words, the celebrity gets out of hand, and if you're not careful, you will forget what you are about - and that is you are about making music that people want to hear."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Music, People, Celebrity, Forget, Want, Will, Words)

"I can hear you and I can watch your mouth move, and then I put together the sounds and the visual image, and I can understand the words as I integrate the two signals."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Words)

"Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Conversation)

"Maybe the words that I say is just another way to pray."
- Curtis Mayfield
(Related: Words)

"My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Words)

"I would recommend the short story form, which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words, until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Time, Words)

"But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Love, Ireland, Irish, Living, Speech, Will, Words)

"Remember the words of Chairman Mao: 'It's always darkest before it's totally black.'."
- John McCain
(Related: Words)

"We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Day, Suspense, Words)

"I knew the words to 25 rock songs, so I got in the group. Long Tall Sally and Tutti-Frutti, that got me in. That was my audition."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: Songs, Words)

"Lyricists play with words."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: Play, Words)

"I love words."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Love, Words)

"There's a lot you can do without words."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Words)

"There were a number of people who helped me get there, and the one I always mention is Michael Byrne, the great master swordsman and brilliant stunt double."
- Ian McDiarmid
(Related: People)

"Prayer is talking with God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: God, Heart, Attitude, Prayer, Talking, Words)

"When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist."
- John McGahern
(Related: Life, Artist, Expression, First, Reading, Romantic, Words, World)

"Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Heart, Silence, Words)

"My buddies worked with me for weeks, and I went up to take my test, and started crying because I couldn't remember the words. I can remember songs. If you put it to a melody, I would have sung it to 'em in a minute."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Songs, Words)

"I do not write by any set time schedule. I realize there are many writers who follow a daily regime where they arise at 6:00 a.m., do some sort of exercise, eat breakfast and then sit down and produce words for a three to four hour period."
- Donald McKay
(Related: Time, Exercise, Words, Writers)

"I write when the urge hits me, getting the words down as fast as I can type and then I step back from what I just wrote and start a dialectical process where I begin challenging my own writing."
- Donald McKay
(Related: Words, Writing)

"It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Lawyers, Man, Words, Years)

"They had the music being piped right out on the street. I'd be three or four blocks from there and I couldn't get there fast enough because I'd hear old Joe holler them words."
- Jay McShann
(Related: Music, Being, Old, Right, Words)

"For Stevie, the words are of prime importance; the song moves around the words, rather than the words moving around the song."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Importance, Song, Words)

"Truth is in things, and not in words."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Truth, Words)

"A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Man, Words)

"The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind."
- Menander
(Related: Body, Mind, Words, Wounds)

"Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness."
- Mencius
(Related: Men, Kindness, Reputation, Words)

"These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words."
- Felix Mendelssohn
(Related: Music, Soul, Words)

"People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words."
- Felix Mendelssohn
(Related: Music, People, Speech, Words)

"The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Movies, Words)

"Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Actors, Relationships, Silence, Words)

"A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it's all Urdu. I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Culture, Popular, Words)

"I am known to be able to take care of myself when I become angry. I don't mince words."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Care, Words)

"He puts his right hand lightly on the cup, I put my left, leaving the right free to transcribe, and away we go. We get, oh, 500 to 600 words an hour. Better than gasoline."
- James Merrill
(Related: Right, Words)

"Knowing some Greek helped defuse forbidding words - not that I counted much on using them. You'll find only trace elements of this language in the poem."
- James Merrill
(Related: Language, Words)

"My faith is the grand drama of my life. I'm a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith."
- Olivier Messiaen
(Related: Faith, Life, God, Drama, Words)

"As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos."
- Nicholas Meyer
(Related: Control, Weather, Words, Writer)

"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Love, Emotions, Words, Writing)

"Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn."
- Alice Miller
(Related: Empathy, Learning, Listening, Result, Words)

"And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?"
- Henry Miller
(Related: Man, Potential, Words)

"Where I come from, deeds mean a lot more than words."
- Zell Miller
(Related: Deeds, Words)

"I say 20 words in English. I say money, money, money, and I say hot dog! I say yes, no and I say money, money, money and I say turkey sandwich and I say grape juice."
- Carmen Miranda
(Related: Money, English, Turkey, Words)

"I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music."
- Joan Miro
(Related: Music, Colors, Poems, Words)

"Paul Simon started piling up a lot of words, more than the bar could handle, and I stopped!"
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Words)

"I live on good soup, not on fine words."
- Moliere
(Related: Words)

"Psychological factors are critical in supporting immune function. If you suppress this psychological support by telling someone he's condemned to die, your words alone will have condemned him."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Support, Will, Words)

"Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Sports, Love, Affection, Behavior, Grace, Learning, Nurses, Words)

"It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?"
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Faith, Religion, Children, Christ, Devil, Understanding, Words)

"My training was that you fill in the canvas where it needs colour and polishing. You start with the words on the first night and keep adding bits of business."
- Ron Moody
(Related: Business, First, Needs, Night, Training, Words)

"The time will come, without my seeking it, that my words will almost serve as law. If I ask a certain thing, it will be done. If I don't want something, it will not be done."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Time, Law, Want, Will, Words)

"My brother Jim and I saw our father go into the jails and pray with the inmates Sunday after Sunday. He prayed with both blacks and whites. If we ever repeated any slurs we heard on the playground, he'd tell us very softly, "I don't want to hear those words.""
- Charles Moore
(Related: Father, Brother, Want, Words)

"A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds."
- Henry Moore
(Related: Words)

"And a lesson in this movie is dig beneath the surface. And so with my words, with my character, I purposely created a character that was away from how you've known me thus far in my career."
- Shemar Moore
(Related: Character, Career, Words)

"Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth. There's three people writing now, and we've all had a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: People, Expression, Interest, Now, Words, Writing, Youth)

"I love to compare different time frames. Poetry can evoke the time of the subject. By a very careful choice of words you can evoke an era, completely throw the poem into a different time scale."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Love, Poetry, Time, Choice, Words)

"Because you basically won a close re-election, your first task is to unify the city. And it's done not with words but with actions, by reaching out, to the supporters of your opponent as well as to reassure your own supporters."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Actions, First, Words)

"I began in an era where four-letter words were not allowed."
- Pat Morita
(Related: Words)

"Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Words)

"Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words "gay marriage" are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Americans, Public, Words)

"It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last."
- William Morris
(Related: Experience, Words, Years)

"You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?"
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Choice, Economy, Moon, Sky, Words)

"When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Pain, Words)

"I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Women, Work, Children, Words)

"In the words of Michael Jackson: I'm a lover, not a fighter."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Words)

"Words want to find chimes with each other, things want to connect."
- Paul Muldoon
(Related: Want, Words)

"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are."
- Dinah Maria Mulock
(Related: Thoughts, Comfort, Feeling, Measure, Right, Words)

"Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious."
- Charles Munch
(Related: Art, Intelligence, Music, Land, Unconscious, Words)

"A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus. Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement. To act, an actor has to have words. A stage. a camera turning."
- Paul Muni
(Related: Act, Actor, Words, Writer)

"Where words can be translated into equivalent words, the style of an original can be closely followed; but no translation which aims at being written in normal English can reproduce the style of Aristotle."
- Gilbert Murray
(Related: Being, English, Style, Words)

"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Being, Feeling, Words)

"Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Poetry, Words)

"Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead."
- Augustus Y. Napier
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Words)

"People do not want words - they want the sound of battle - the battle of destiny."
- Gamal Abdel Nasser
(Related: People, Battle, Destiny, Sound, Want, Words)

"Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song."
- Gloria Naylor
(Related: Song, Words, Worth)

"It's important to be precise about words, because of the thought value of them-they frame and shape so much of the way we understand things."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Thought, Value, Words)

"Buzzwords and cliches - those are stock in trade. There's nothing wrong with them."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Cliches, Nothing, Trade, Wrong)

"The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Government, Peace, Commitment, Contrast, Deeds, Past, Words, Years)

"Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists."
- James Newman
(Related: Wisdom, Children, Scientists, Words)

"Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Men, Ideas, Nothing, Words)

"The way that words fit together is always interesting to me. I love words."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: Love, Words)

"In other words, I wouldn't like to be an actor if I could only be real. I like to get wild, behaviorally wild, and it's crazy to think of any form where it's just one way."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Actor, Words)

"The reason they call it 'golf' is that all the other 4 letter words were used up."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Reason, Words)

"Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Truth, Words)

"To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Experience, Understanding, Words)

"I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Feelings, Actions, Results, Waste, Words)

"Some words having to do with the death of the people in the World Trade Center attack had been added, and when I got to it, I had this overwhelmingly emotional experience. I struggled to get through the words; tears were streaming down my cheeks."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Death, Experience, People, Tears, Trade, Words, World)

"Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Truth, Meaning, Universe, Words)

"As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Peace, War, American, Honor, Words)

"The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Loss, Speech, Words)

"We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Words)

"Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man."
- Louis Nizer
(Related: Comfort, Man, Therapy, Words)

"I think of painting without subject matter as music without words."
- Kenneth Noland
(Related: Music, Painting, Words)

"Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure."
- Henri Nouwen
(Related: Cure, Listening, Meaning, Silence, Words)

"Character and fate are two words for the same thing."
- Novalis
(Related: Character, Fate, Words)

"In love there are two things - bodies and words."
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Related: Love, Words)

"Let the poets cry themselves to sleep, and all their tearful words will turn back into steam."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Poets, Sleep, Will, Words)

"It is clear enough that you are making some distinction in what you said, that there is some nicety of terminology in your words. I can't quite follow you."
- Flann O'Brien
(Related: Words)

"Once they're on paper, they're gone. I like to do as much with the words, as far as image goes."
- Ric Ocasek
(Related: Words)

"I think the actions of the president are, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president. I am stunned and I'm horrified."
- Rosie O'Donnell
(Related: Actions, Opinion, President, Words)

"Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Business, Men, Women, Advertising, Opera, Words)

"I want three words: Woman, Atheist, Anarchist. That's me."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Related: Want, Woman)

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Words)

"I have a notebook with me all the time, and I begin scribbling a few words. When things are going well, the walk does not get anywhere; I finally just stop and write."
- Mary Oliver
(Related: Time, Words)

"There are worse words than cuss words, there are words that hurt."
- Tillie Olsen
(Related: Hurt, Words)

"We are obliged, therefore, to say that whoever speaks that which is foreign to religion is using many words, while he who speaks the words of truth, even should he go over the whole field and omit nothing, is always speaking the one word."
- Origen
(Related: Religion, Truth, Nothing, Word, Words)

"If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Health, Mind, Will, Words)

"The way I write, words can means lots of different things."
- Beth Orton
(Related: Words)

"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink."
- George Orwell
(Related: Enemy, Insincerity, Language, Words)

"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Hatred, Jealousy, Nothing, Play, Pleasure, Rules, Violence, Words)

"When we visited with legislative counsel, they told us that the only way to effectively accomplish what we were trying to do was to put the words in the legislation."
- Doug Ose
(Related: Legislation, Trying, Words)

"You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Change, Death, Life, Power, Tongue, Words, World)

"In other words, the Church acknowledges Science as the higher authority."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Science, Church, Authority, Words)

"Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare 'reform' bill that has more pages than the U.S. Constitution has words. I guarantee you that not a single member of the House or Senate has a complete understanding of that legislation any more than they understood all the implications of the USA PATRIOT Act back in 2001."
- Butch Otter
(Related: Act, Congress, Constitution, Healthcare, Legislation, Senate, Understanding, Words)

"Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Leadership, Actions, Results, Words)

"For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words, but for a lifetime John McCain has inspired with his deeds."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Deeds, Words)

"The safest words are always those which bring us most directly to facts."
- Charles Henry Parkhurst
(Related: Facts, Words)

"If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words."
- Dolly Parton
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Saying, Talk, Words)

"Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Meaning, Words)

"Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Words)

"Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Art, People, Literature, Saying, Words)

"That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Life, Poetry, Fact, Sense)

"Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Art, Beauty, Poetry, Excellence, Help, Meaning, Words)

"I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life."
- Mandy Patinkin
(Related: Life, Saying, Words)

"Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom."
- Alan Paton
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Purpose, Books, End, Struggle, Words)

"That which I have set out in Latin is not my words but the words of God and of apostles and prophets, who of course have never lied. He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken."
- Saint Patrick
(Related: God, Words)

"The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Home, Father, Children, End, Posterity, Privacy, Words, World)

"Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Life, Absence, May, Will, Words)

"I have a message from the Tea Party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. We've come to take our government back."
- Rand Paul
(Related: Government, Party, Tea, Words)

"You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Life, Love, God, Honesty, Day, Grace, Help, Loyalty, Promise, Today, Want, Will, Words)

"True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than, I should think, at any other time in history. At least we hear more and read more about it because man's words, for good or ill, can now so easily reach the millions."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Peace, Time, History, Man, Now, Talk, Words)

"Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood."
- William Penn
(Related: End, Ostentation, Speech, Words)

"A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture. Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Words, Worth)

"The Prince, charmed with these words, and much more with the manner in which they were spoken, knew not how to show his joy and gratitude; he assured her that he loved her better than he did himself."
- Charles Perrault
(Related: Gratitude, Joy, Words)

"It's hard for me to put my feelings into words."
- Joaquin Phoenix
(Related: Feelings, Words)

"Rich kids gave us their old clothes. They were the best clothes we ever had. We were these very pure, naive, poor children. The rich kids called us a lot of names but it never bothered us because we didn't know what the words meant."
- River Phoenix
(Related: Children, Clothes, Kids, Names, Old, Poor, Words)

"I want to make people cry even when they don't understand my words."
- Edith Piaf
(Related: People, Want, Words)

"In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Knowledge, Self, Words, World)

"Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: God, Awareness, Oneness, State, Words)

"Occasionally it does hit me, the words on a page. And I still love doing that, as I have for the last 60 years."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Love, Words, Years)

"When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him."
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Action, Nothing, Words)

"All the English speakers, or almost all, have difficulties with the gender of words."
- Bernard Pivot
(Related: Difficulties, English, Gender, Words)

"Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'"
- Max Planck
(Related: Science, Work, Faith, Temple)

"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."
- Plautus
(Related: Wine, Words)

"Let deeds match words."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Deeds, Words)

"In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker."
- Plutarch
(Related: Character, Mind, State, Words)

"Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Power, Horror, Mind, Reality, Words)

"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Creation, Words)

"I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Creation, Words)

"It has adopted the geometry most advantageous to the species or, in other words, the most convenient."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Geometry, Words)

"Of course language manifests a belief only if we use its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Belief, Acceptance, Language, Words)

"Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language; because it is necessary to use many Greek words to which there are none corresponding in Latin."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Science, Harmony, Language, Words)

"The modern artist... is working and expressing an inner world - in other words - expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Artist, Energy, Words, World)

"No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Saying, Today, Words, Wrong, Yesterday)

"In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: First, Old, Will, Words)

"What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same."
- Antonio Porchia
(Related: Words)

"Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes."
- Cole Porter
(Related: Now, Prose, Words, Writing)

"In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures."
- Peter Porter
(Related: Being, Poems, Words)

"In other words, Judaism is not Calvinism."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Judaism, Words)

"Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood will continually be part and parcel of my personality."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Childhood, Personality, Will, Words)

"The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Trouble, Words)

"I think it takes about a million words to make a writer. I mean that you're going to throw away."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Words, Writer)

"If I cannot understand my friend's silence, I will never get to understand his words."
- J. Enoch Powell
(Related: Friend, Silence, Will, Words)

"Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: English, Mind, Words)

"Children seem naturally drawn to poetry - it's some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Poetry, Children, Words)

"I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: American, Slang, Words)

"In plain words: now that Britain has told the world that she has the H-Bomb she should announce as early as possible that she has done with it, that she proposes to reject in all circumstances nuclear warfare."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Circumstances, Now, World)

"When deeds speak, words are nothing."
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
(Related: Deeds, Nothing, Words)

"Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Change, Names, Words)

"Poetry does not consist of words alone; there must be sentiment and fancy, combination and arrangement."
- Samuel Prout
(Related: Poetry, Fancy, Sentiment, Words)

"I can't just say the words, do a lot of one-liners. I love each person I play; I have to be that person. I have to do him true."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Love, Play, Words)

"I would rather have one article a day of this sort; and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent a whole day's hard work in the way of concentrated, intense thinking and revision, polish of style, weighing of words."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Work, Day, Hard work, Style, Thinking, Words)

"Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Words)

"Silence is better than unmeaning words."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Silence, Words)

"The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" - are those which require the most thought."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Thought, Words)

"It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Silence, Value, Word, Words)

"Because my love for you is beyond words, I decided to shut up."
- Nizar Qabbani
(Related: Love, Words)

"The Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Certainty, Judgment, Order, Scripture, Words)

"Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Defense, Knight, Nothing, Words)

"When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Possibility, Talk, Words)

"I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: People, Freedom, Letters, Opposition, Will, Words)

"Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is to change the labels."
- Willard Van Orman Quine
(Related: Change, Myth, Semantics, Words)

"Now, Marlon and I - for some reason, even today - even today, we can't say two words to each other. We really can't talk to each other. You know, I say to him - Marlon can't talk. I mean, he'd talk to you. But he can't talk."
- Anthony Quinn
(Related: Now, Reason, Talk, Today, Words)

"It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate."
- Quintilian
(Related: First, Will, Words)

"Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Love, Words)

"What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning. The expression 'This is my Body' means this is myself."
- Karl Rahner
(Related: Body, Christ, Expression, Meaning, Words)

"Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words."
- Jean Philippe Rameau
(Related: Music, First, Words)

"If words don't have vibration behind them, and a real feeling behind them, then they're just words."
- Charlotte Rampling
(Related: Feeling, Words)

"Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs, ideas, words and pictures - it is the designer's job to select and fit this material together and make it interesting."
- Paul Rand
(Related: Ideas, Job, Meaning, Needs, Words)

"Now between the meanings of words and their sounds there is ordinarily no discoverable relation except one of accident; and it is therefore miraculous, to the mystic, when words which make sense can also make a uniform objective structure of accents and rhymes."
- John C. Ransom
(Related: Accident, Now, Sense, Words)

"There are times over different projects when I've asked the writers why people are swearing for no good reason. I tell them that it would be funnier if there weren't these swear words."
- John Ratzenberger
(Related: People, Projects, Reason, Swearing, Words, Writers)

"The Cross is the approbation of our existence, not in words, but in an act so completely radical that it caused God to become flesh and pierced this flesh to the quick; that, to God, it was worth the death of his incarnate Son."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Death, Son, God, Act, Existence, Quick, Radical, Words, Worth)

"Good words cool more than cold water."
- John Ray
(Related: Water, Words)

"Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows."
- Charles Reade
(Related: Men, Women, Day, Deeds, Earth, Words)

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Government, English, Help, Language, Words)

"We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them."
- Christopher Reeve
(Related: Time, Community, Day, Disease, Injury, Trials, Vocabulary, Will, Words)

"So, not for lack of love of language, but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation, I decided to make films without words."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Love, Language, State, Words)

"There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Knowledge, Ambiguity, Words)

"I'm a charming coward; I fight with words."
- Carl Reiner
(Related: Fight, Words)

"Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Words)

"Words are the small change of thought."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Change, Thought, Words)

"In the 'Hurt Locker' there's a lot of me in there, a sense of humor, a man of few words and a lot of action."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Humor, Action, Man, Sense, Words)

"Words should be employed as the means, not the end; language is the instrument, conviction is the work."
- Joshua Reynolds
(Related: Work, Conviction, End, Language, Words)

"I enjoy looking at words on paper and visualizing how to make them come to life. As a director, the creative process is really amazing."
- Alfonso Ribeiro
(Related: Life, Words)

"If a commodity were in no way useful, - in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification, - it would be destitute of exchangeable value, however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of labour might be necessary to procure it."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Quantity, Value, Words)

"I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Love, Joy, Now, Words, Writing)

"Lying is done with words and also with silence."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Lying, Silence, Words)

"In music, the punctuation is absolutely strict, the bars and rests are absolutely defined. But our punctuation cannot be quite strict, because we have to relate it to the audience. In other words we are continually changing the score."
- Ralph Richardson
(Related: Music, Words)

"Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Eyes, Talk, Words)

"The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Letters, Nation, Words)

"And to turn it into rap wasn't too difficult besides just rhymin' the last words of each line."
- Slick Rick
(Related: Rap, Words)

"Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them together."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Character, Play, Words)

"Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket."
- Mary Roberts Rinehart
(Related: Love, Women, Dogs, Words)

"Dreams can be like charades in which we act out words rather than see or speak them."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Dreams, Act, Words)

"Beneath words and logic are emotional connections that largely direct how we use our words and logic."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Logic, Words)

"So I wanted to sing inspirational music, and that's exactly how I approached it - only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Inspirational, Music, God, Words)

"As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Nothing, Saying, Words)

"As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Talent, Nothing, Saying, Talking, Words)

"The sweetest two words are 'next time.' The sourest word is 'if.'"
- Chi Chi Rodriguez
(Related: Time, Word, Words)

"I just decided to play make believe, memorize it like it was just some kind of song and just take the emotion out of the words. And I did. I goofed a couple of times."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Emotion, Play, Song, Words)

"Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Food, Awareness, Light, Mind, Understanding, Words)

"The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Leader, Confidence, Evil, Freedom, Words, World)

"On our watch, the conversation with a would-be suicide bomber will not begin with the words, 'You have the right to remain silent.'"
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Conversation, Right, Suicide, Will, Words)

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Choices, Philosophy, Responsibility, Words)

"But it will be said that the husband provides for the wife, or in other words, he feeds, clothes and shelters her! I wish I had the power to make every one before me fully realize the degradation contained in that idea."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Power, Wife, HusbIdea, Clothes, Will, Words)

"I asked Ring Lardner the other day how he writes his short stories, and he said he wrote a few widely separated words or phrases on a piece of paper and then went back and filled in the spaces."
- Harold Ross
(Related: Day, Words)

"Bob Dylan has a way with words that simply blows me away. When he forgets his lyrics he just makes up new ones on the spot, that is what I called talented!"
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: Words)

"I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Life, Words)

"Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Drugs, Man, Words)

"Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year? Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Danger, Liberals, Motives, Needs, Now, Troops, Words)

"The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective, and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words, then my message was diluted."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Career, Words)

"The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Care, Reason, Words, Writing)

"There's no question that photographs communicate more instantly and powerfully than words do, but if you want to communicate a complex concept clearly, you need words, too."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Question, Want, Words)

"The best of us must sometimes eat our words."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Words)

"You can't really describe how difficult it is to deal with. It is any athlete's worst nightmare to be accused of cheating by taking drugs. It really is very difficult to put into words how it makes you feel."
- Greg Rusedski
(Related: Cheating, Drugs, Words)

"The essence of lying is in deception, not in words."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Deception, Lying, Words)

"Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Art, Deeds, Nations, Words)

"I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Food, Time, Sex, People, Honesty, Living, Words)

"When immortality becomes for us no longer a matter of academic discussion, but the most vital of all questions; we shall find our comfort where so many before us have found it, in the ancient words."
- Henry Norris Russell
(Related: Comfort, Immortality, Questions, Words)

"I had one companion. He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English so we could communicate a bit. I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate."
- Mathias Rust
(Related: English, Words)

"The Swords were still interesting but by then a cast of characters had started to appear and go on from book to book, and other things about the world began to feel constricting. And there were other things I wanted to do, so I closed the series up and stopped it."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: World)

"Actually ideas are everywhere. It's the paperwork, that is, sitting down and thinking them into a coherent story, trying to find just the right words, that can and usually does get to be labor."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Ideas, Labor, Right, Thinking, Trying, Words)

"Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Day, Man, Night, Self, Sound, Words)

"Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised."
- Sallust
(Related: State, Words)

"He suffered from a rush of words to the head."
- Herbert Samuel
(Related: Words)

"Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument."
- George Sand
(Related: Faith, Life, Argument, Excitement, Magnificence, Treasure, Words)

"I can remember only a few of the strange and curious words now dead but living and spoken by the English people a thousand years ago."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: People, English, Living, Now, Words, Years)

"Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Order, Words)

"The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become."
- May Sarton
(Related: Words)

"Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Words)

"Words are loaded pistols."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Words)

"Outside speech, the association that is made in the memory between words having something in common creates different groups, series, families, within which very diverse relations obtain but belonging to a single category: these are associative relations."
- Ferdinand de Saussure
(Related: Memory, Speech, Words)

"Within speech, words are subject to a kind of relation that is independent of the first and based on their linkage: these are syntagmatic relations, of which I have spoken."
- Ferdinand de Saussure
(Related: First, Speech, Words)

"Be able to describe anything visual, such as a street scene, in words that convey your meaning."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Meaning, Words)

"Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Grammar, Words)

"If you travel to the States... they have a lot of different words than like what we use. For instance: they say 'elevator', we say 'lift'; they say 'drapes', we say 'curtains'; they say 'president', we say 'seriously deranged git.'"
- Alexei Sayle
(Related: Travel, states, Words)

"There's a whole lot of songs that men just can't do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Commitment, Songs, Words)

"The living Church of the redeemed is his book. He founded a religion of the living spirit, not of a written code, like the Mosaic law. Yet his words and deeds are recorded by as honest and reliable witnesses as ever put pen to paper."
- Philip Schaff
(Related: Religion, Church, Deeds, Law, Living, Pen, Spirit, Words)

"The decision came from the publisher. It certainly was cleared by Chicago. And then they come out with these fine sounding words about relation to readers and their obligation. It has nothing to do with that."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Decision, Chicago, Nothing, Obligation, Words)

"In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Art, Religion, Education, Bible, Language, Liberal, Mythology, Words, World)

"The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Being, Sense, Words)

"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
(Related: Money, Blood, Order, Words, World)

"I never was very capable of expressing my feelings or emotions in words. I don't know whether this is the cause why I did it in music and also why I did it in painting. Or vice versa: That I had this way as an outlet. I could renounce expressing something in words."
- Arnold Schoenberg
(Related: Music, Feelings, Cause, Emotions, Painting, Vice, Words)

"I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.'"
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Women, Thought, Cancer, Chance)

"The aim of the poet, or other artist, is first to make something; and it's impossible to make something out of words and not communicate."
- James Schuyler
(Related: Artist, First, Words)

"I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Work, Giving, Talk, Words, Years)

"In other words, musicians know that going back to the Spoonful, what we were doing was not copying."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Musicians, Words)

"Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth."
- Victoria Secunda
(Related: Daughter, Hearing, Moments, Motherhood, Rank, Words)

"Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Actions, Appetite, Firmness, Mind, Talk, Words)

"There are hurts so deep that one cannot reach them or heal them with words."
- Kate Seredy
(Related: Deep, Words)

"Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say."
- Robert Service
(Related: Words)

"Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart."
- Thomas Shadwell
(Related: Art, Heart, Language, May, Words)

"As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Love, Fire, Snow, Words)

"Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Deed, Deeds, Talking, Words)

"Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Heart, Words)

"Words without thoughts never to heaven go."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Thoughts, Heaven, Words)

"When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Words)

"My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words."
- Shakira
(Related: Artists, Care, Fact, Reflection, Responsibility, Songs, Words)

"The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has."
- Alia Shawkat
(Related: Balance, Reality, Words)

"I believe that dance communicates man's deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written."
- Ted Shawn
(Related: Dance, Thoughts, Emotions, Man, Spiritual, Words)

"I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Fire, Words)

"And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Death, Heart, Affection, Echo, Grief, Now, Words)

"A fool and his words are soon parted."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Fool, Words)

"There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Arguments, Labor, Will, Words)

"Words are our life. We are human because we use language. So I think we are less human when we use less language."
- Carol Shields
(Related: Life, Language, Words)

"If I were John Bolton, I'd take great consolation in the words of my principal supporter on the committee, who gave a ringing endorsement, which was, There is no evidence that he has broken any laws."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Committee, Laws, Words)

"The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy."
- Florence Scovel Shinn
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Accuracy, Deeds, Words)

"I get drunk writing words. I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away with writing that I get inebriated from it."
- John Shirley
(Related: Drugs, Words, Writing)

"Images have a unique power to impart that which is beyond words."
- William Shirley
(Related: Power, Words)

"Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the soul or the greatness of the human spirit."
- William Shirley
(Related: Soul, Greatness, Spirit, Words)

"A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures."
- Ben Shneiderman
(Related: Words, Worth)

"The problem is going to be finding the right words and implementing it in a way that is really dealing with people that are inciting and not preventing honest discussion of the underlying causes of this horrendous political situation the world is in now."
- Clare Short
(Related: People, Causes, Now, Right, Words, World)