The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.
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.
The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words.
There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.
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.
I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.