power of words

“A drop of ink may make a million think.”

— George Gordon Byron, Share via Whatsapp

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief, Share via Whatsapp

“When will you learn that there isn t a word for everything?”

— Nicole Krauss, The History of Love, Share via Whatsapp

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Share via Whatsapp

“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”

— Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale, Share via Whatsapp

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”

— Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters, Share via Whatsapp

“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see.”

— Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim, Share via Whatsapp

“The menu is not the meal.”

— Alan Watts, Share via Whatsapp

“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I ve never been able to believe it. I don t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, Share via Whatsapp

“There exists, for everyone, a sentence - a series of words - that has the power to destroy you. Another sentence exists, another series of words, that could heal you. If you re lucky you will get the second, but you can be certain of getting the first.”

— Philip K. Dick, VALIS, Share via Whatsapp

“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.”

— Socrates, Share via Whatsapp

“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”

— Martin Luther King Jr., Share via Whatsapp

“Music; joy of the heart.”

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!, Share via Whatsapp

“Words... They re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they re no good any more... I don t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you re dead.”

— Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing, Share via Whatsapp

“To see evil and call it good, mocks God. Worse, it makes goodness meaningless. A word without meaning is an abomination, for when the word passes beyond understanding the very thing the word stands for passes out of the world and cannot be recalled.”

— Stephen R. Lawhead, Arthur, Share via Whatsapp

“There is nothing at all that can be talked about adequately, and the whole art of poetry is to say what can t be said.”

— Alan Wilson Watts, Share via Whatsapp

“A picture can tell a thousand words, but a few words can change it’s story.”

— Sebastyne Young, Share via Whatsapp