O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
A friend called me up the other day and talked about investing in a dot-com that sells lobsters. Internet lobsters. Where will this end? The next day he sent me a huge package of lobsters on ice. How low can you stoop?
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Truth is in things, and not in words.
A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.
A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.
For those to whom a stone reveals itself as sacred, its immediate reality is transmuted into supernatural reality. In other words, for those who have a religious experience all nature is capable of revealing itself as cosmic sacrality.
If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
A closed mouth catches no flies.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.
Life is not possible without an opening toward the transcendent; in other words human beings cannot live in chaos.
Who would name their kid Jack with the last words 'off' at the end of the last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up.
These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
It's only at this age that I can say the word 'art' without flinching.
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
Character and fate are two words for the same thing.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.
Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.