Words Quotes

I work in a meditative manner. My visual language is pulled from my unconscious and I express in my work what I cannot express with words.

Pat Gentenaar-Torley

Lying is done with words and also with silence.

Adrienne Rich

A recent government publication on the marketing of cabbage contains, according to one report, 26,941 words. It is noteworthy in this regard that the Gettysburg Address contains a mere 279 words while the Lord's Prayer comprises but 67

Norman R. Augustine

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau

To put it in a few words, the true malice of man appears only in the state and in the church, as institutions of gathering together, of recapitulation, of totalization

Paul Ricoeur

It's important to know that words don't move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains.

Danilo Dolci

The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds

Paul Valery

Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words

Ernie Harwell

It is well to remember that a Martian observing his first baseball game would be quite correct in concluding that the last two words of the National Anthem are: PLAY BALL

Herbert H. Paper

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.

Richard M. Nixon

If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Such a fatigue of adjectives, a drone of alliterations, a huffing of hyphenated words hurdling the meter like tired horses. Such a faded upholstery of tears, stars, bells, bones, flood and blood†a thud of consonants in tongue, night, dark, dust, seed, wound and wind.

Anatole Broyard

We hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear those words I say to myself, That man is a Red, that man is a Communist. You never heard a real American talk in that manner.

Hague, Frank

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.

Toni Morrison

A drunkard's words are gone when the next day dawns.

Tamil proverb

A picture is worth a thousand words; a slide show is both.

Unknown

That which is part of our souls is eternal. . . Those lives are countless, but the soul or spirit that animates us throughout these myriads of existences is the same; and though "the book and volume" of the physical brain may forget events within the scope of one terrestrial life, the bulk of collective recollections can never desert the divine soul within us. Its whispers may be too soft, the sound of its words too far off the plane perceived by our physical senses; yet the shadow of events that were, just as much as the shadow of the events that are to come, is within its perceptive powers, and is ever present before its mind's eye.

Helena Blavatsky

Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will, and if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

The weaker the argument, the stronger the words.

Unknown

If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.

Edward Hopper

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

Socrates

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.

Ruth St. Denis
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