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Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.

Author: Noah Webster (1758-1843)

Profession: American Lexicographer

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Profession: Austrian Philosopher

A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Profession: Austrian Philosopher

The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?

Author: Steven Wright

Profession: American Humorist

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.

Author: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Profession: Irish Poet, Playwright.

There's no sentence that's too short in the eyes of God.

Author: William Zinsser

Profession: American Author of "On Writing Well"