191 Greatest Quotes About Words
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Henry David Thoreau
When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.
In my work, as a writer, I only photograph, in words, what I see.
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
Actions are the first tragedy in life, words are the second. Words are perhaps the worst. Words are merciless. . .
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.
But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds.
I am not imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean.
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
I write 2,000 words a day when I write. It sometimes takes three hours, it sometimes takes five hours.
I'm gonna fix that last joke by taking out all the words and adding new ones.
Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
A picture is a poem without words.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.
It is not that the meaning cannot be explained. But there are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.
She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.
I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
It is better to be silent, than to dispute with the Ignorant.