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Aug 17 2016

Words are all we have.
-Samuel Beckett

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.
-Theodore Dreiser

Words are feminine; deeds are masculine.
-Baltasar Gracián

Words are good servants but bad masters.
-Aldous Huxley

Words are like eggs dropped from great heights. You could no more call them back then ignore the mess they left when they fell.
-Stephen Covey

Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual use.
-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.
-Kahlil Gibran

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
-Rudyard Kipling

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.
-Aldous Huxley

Words can shape the perception of reality for a while, but ultimately reality always wins.
-Geoffrey Nunberg

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.
-Elie Wiesel

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

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.
-André Breton

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
-John Maynard Keynes

Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn't very much.
-Eckhart Tolle

Words should be an intense pleasure to a writer just as leather should be to a shoemaker.
-Evelyn Waugh

Words that do not match deeds are unimportant.
-Che Guevara

Words used carelessly, as if they did not matter in any serious way, often allowed otherwise well-guarded truths to seep through.
-Douglas Adams

Words without experience are meaningless.
-Vladimir Nabokov

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.
-Joseph Conrad

Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make clear.
-Joseph Joubert

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.
-Carol Burnett

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

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