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.

Natsuki Takaya


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.

Jane Fonda


The words of the world want to make sentences.

Gaston Bachelard


Words which enlighten some darken others.

Edward Counsel


Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.

Anne Bradstreet


Sometimes words are harder than blows.

Zinedine Zidane


No man weighs his words who has but a moment to live.

Philip Moeller


Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.

Homer


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 may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning.

Benjamin Franklin


A word in earnest is as good as a speech.

Charles Dickens