Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.
Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again.
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Cultivated labor drives out brute labor.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect.
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
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.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
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.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
Nobody in my family ever thought that I'd a be a model.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.