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Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

A word carries far -- very far -- deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.

Author: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Profession: Thirtieth President of the USA

Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable.

Author: Rene Daumal (1908-1944)

Profession: French Poet, Critic

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.

Author: Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

Profession: American Science Fiction Writer

A word is dead when it is said. Some say. I say it just, begins to live that day.

Author: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Profession: American Poet

I've been asked to say a couple of words about my husband, Fang. How about short and cheap?

Author: Phyllis Diller (1861-1951)

Profession: American Columnist

Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.

Author: Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)

Profession: American Writer

Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them.

Author: Anatole France (1844-1924)

Profession: French Writer

Words represent your intellect. The sound, gesture and movement represent your feelings.

Author: Patricia Fripp

Profession: British-Born American Author, Speaker