Word Quotes

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Douglas Adams
“Arthur: If I asked you where the hell we were, would I regret it?
Ford: We're safe.
Arthur: Oh good.
Ford: We're in a small galley cabin in one of the spaceships of the Vogon Constructor Fleet.
Arthur: Ah, this is obviously some strange use of the word safe that I wasn't previously aware of.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Alexandra Adornetto
“One of the most frustrating words in the human language, as far as I could tell, was love.
So much meaning attached to this one little word. People bandied it about freely, using it to
describe their attachments to possessions, pets, vacation destinations, and favorite foods. In the
same breath they then applied this word to the person they considered most important in their
lives. Wasn’t that insulting? Shouldn’t there be some other term to describe deeper emotion?”
Alexandra Adornetto, Halo

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ally Carter
“and then Zach said a really bad word, but I doubt DeeDee noticed because it was in Farsi”
Ally Carter, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
tags: spy, word

David Levithan
“The word I think of is precarious. I am struck by how precarious it all is. How the things that hold us are only as strong as the faith we have in them.”
David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility

Brennan Manning
“The Word we study has to be the Word we pray. My personal experience of the relentless tenderness of God came not from exegetes, theologians, and spiritual writers, but from sitting still in the presence of the living Word and beseeching Him to help me understand with my head and heart His written Word. Sheer scholarship alone cannot reveal to us the gospel of grace. We must never allow the authority of books, institutions, or leaders to replace the authority of *knowing* Jesus Christ personally and directly. When the religious views of others interpose between us and the primary experience of Jesus as the Christ, we become unconvicted and unpersuasive travel agents handing out brochures to places we have never visited.”
Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

“Single is not a status, it is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.”
prixie

Amit Kalantri
“To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Lev S. Vygotsky
“A word devoid of thought is a dead thing, and a thought unembodied in words remains a shadow.”
Lev S. Vygotsky, Thought and Language

Amit Ray
“Take care of your words and the words will take care of you.”
Amit Ray

T.S. Eliot
“If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent
If the unheard, unspoken
Word is unspoken, unheard;
Still is the spoken word, the Word unheard,
The Word without a word, the Word within
The world and for the world;
And the light shone in the darkness and
Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled
About the center of the silent Word.

Oh my people, what have I done unto thee.

Where shall the word be found, where shall the word
Resound? Not here, there is not enough silence”
T.S. Eliot

“We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence and start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Ray Charles
“Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap.”
Ray Charles

Israelmore Ayivor
“When the actions becomes frequent than the words, success becomes heavier than the dreams. Do more, say less.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor
“Thoughts do more. Words to much. Actions do much more.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Ursula K. Le Guin
“A forest ecology is a delicate one. If the forest perishes, its fauna may go with it. The Athshean word for world is also the word for forest.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Word for World is Forest

Dejan Stojanovic
“A word only writes
Its night and rides
Its dream.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Matt Chandler
“He can heal me. I believe He will. I believe I'm going to be an old surely Baptist preacher. And even if He doesn't...that's the thing: I've read Philippians 1. I know what Paul says. I'm here let's work, if I go home? That's better. I understand that.”
Matt Chandler

“Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Miller Williams
“Every word you add dilutes the sentence.”
Miller Williams

Vera Nazarian
“Here's a funny question:

What is your favorite word?

Think about it—maybe it's a word that makes you absolutely happy, or a word that sounds gloriously beautiful, or a word that evokes awe and wonder. Maybe you are reminded of a great time when you hear it, or maybe it represents your life's dream.

So, what is it? What is your favorite word of all words?

Thought about it yet?

Good.

And now, think why.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Wendell Berry
“The road is a word, conceived elsewhere and laid across the country in the wound prepared for it: a word made concrete and thrust among us.”
Wendell Berry

William H. Gass
“It’s not the word made flesh we want in writing, in poetry and fiction, but the flesh made word”
William Gass

Anne McCaffrey
“Harper to your word be true
Holder, crafter you also hew
To honesty, integrity, and respect
All others without regard to intellect”
Anne McCaffrey, Dragon Harper

Dejan Stojanovic
“The same word we love and hate, leaves in different directions, taking different paths.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Jonathan Price
“Start writing by thinking, not wrestling with words.”
Jonathan Price, Put That in Writing

“Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Evelyn Waugh
“The anguished suspense of watching the lips you hunger for, framing the words, the death sentence, of sheer triteness!”
Evelyn Waugh
tags: word

Toba Beta
“There are things which couldn't be expressed by the words,
when you've mastered certain lesson for more than 30 years.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Jazz Feylynn
“One two, one two,
Type a word or two.
Arrow left, arrow right,
Keep those fingers nice and tight.
Keys up, Keys down,
Move those digits all around.
One two, one two,
Type a word or two.”
Jazz Feylynn

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