Words Quotes

...words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone.

William Albert Allard

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity -the more energetically meaning is sought.

Vaclav Havel

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.

Lewis Hine

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Ansel Adams

They say the tongues of dying men enforce attention, like deep harmony: Where words are scarce, they're seldom spent in vain

William Shakespeare

Use soft words and hard arguments.


Words are women, deeds are men

George Herbert

Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.

Josh Billings

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts


The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in

Dennis Potter

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery of party, faction, and division of society

John Adams

Modern science is still trying to produce a tranquilizer more effective than a few kind words

Douglas Meador

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased


The finest words in the world are only vain sounds, if you cannot comprehend them

Anatole France

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools

Thomas Hobbes

Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.

Ben Jonson

Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins

Jules Renard

Words are the small change of thought

Jules Renard

The paper burns, but the words fly away.

Ben Joseph Akiba

He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn't know the meaning of most words

Bobby Bowden

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence

Paul Simon

Even if the committee carried the message in the exact words with no words missing, but left out the persuasion of gesture, the supplicating tone, and the beseeching looks which inform the words and give them life, where then were the power of the arguments and whom would it convince

Joan of Arc

Where words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Andersen
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