Words are all we have.
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It
is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring
them back to their right senses.
-William Butler Yeats
Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible
links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.
Words are feminine; deeds are masculine.
Words are good servants but bad masters.
Words are like eggs dropped from great heights. You could no more call
them back then ignore the mess they left when they fell.
Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual
-Samuel Butler (Novelist, 1835-1902)
Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge
of their timelessness.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.
-Adlai E. Stevenson II
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly- they'll go through
anything. You read and you're pierced.
Words can shape the perception of reality for a while, but ultimately
reality always wins.
Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.
Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little
different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a
Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction are like shapes
turned out by a cookie cutter.
-Peter De Vries
Words make love with one another.
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thought on
-John Maynard Keynes
Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn't
Words should be an intense pleasure to a writer just as leather should
be to a shoemaker.
Words that do not match deeds are unimportant.
Words used carelessly, as if they did not matter in any serious way,
often allowed otherwise well-guarded truths to seep through.
Words without experience are meaningless.
Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.
Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make clear.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
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.