Words Quotes

I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn’t know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink.

The gun that scatters too much does not bag the birds. The same principle applies to speech. The speaker that fires his force and emphasis at random into a sentence will not get results. Not every word is of special importance—therefore only certain words demand emphasis.

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.

The word “problematic” to me is problematic. I don’t like that word. I don’t like a lot of these weasel words. Problematic. That’s such a cheap way to be enlightened, to find something that’s problematic, probably because somebody did it years ago, when everybody was okay with it, and if you were around then you […]

A woman states, “Dr. Johnson, you smell!” Johnson replies, “No, Madam. You smell, I stink!”

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

But what am I? An infant crying in the night, an infant crying for the light; and with no language but a cry.

A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

Articulate words are a harsh clamor and dissonance. When man arrives at his highest perfection, he will again be dumb!