A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
Don't waste time and energy trying to find the right words, worrying how to present it so that people will not judge you. Don't worry about embarrassment. Reveal yourself to yourself. Don't protect yourself from yourself.
People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
Now begins a torrent of words and a trickling of sense.
He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.
A picture is a poem without words.
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.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.
Every man of courage is a man of his word.
We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Character and fate are two words for the same thing.
Philosophy is a disease, and not an ordinary one either. It's not a common cold. It is cancer - cancer of the soul. Once a person is lost in the jungle of philosophy he becomes more and more entangled in words, concepts, abstractions and there is no end to it.
All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
The atheistic idea is so nonsensical that I cannot put it into words.