Words mean things. When you put them together they speak. Yes, sometimes they flatten out and nothing they say is real, and that is one kind of magic. But sometimes a vision will rip up from them and shriek and clank wings clear as the sweat smudge on the paper under your thumb. And that is another kind.
Samuel R. Delany
The written word has this advantage, that it lasts and can await the time when it is allowed to take effect.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.
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.
The words of the world want to make sentences.
Words which enlighten some darken others.
Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.
Sometimes words are harder than blows.
No man weighs his words who has but a moment to live.
Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.
Words used carelessly, as if they did not matter in any serious way, often allowed otherwise well-guarded truths to seep through.
Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning.
A word in earnest is as good as a speech.