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Words Quotes

43 of the best book quotes about words
  1. #1
    Speak English!” said the Eaglet. “I don’t know the meaning of half those long words, and, what’s more, I don’t believe you do either!”
  2. #2
    “Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments.”
  3. #3
    “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”
  4. #4
    “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”
  5. #5
    “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
  6. #6
    “I like good strong words that mean something.”
    author
    Louisa May Alcott
    book
    Little Women
    character
    Jo
    concept
    Words
  7. #7
    “Anyone who thinks the pen is mightier than the sword has not been stabbed with both.”
  8. #8
    “By my soul I swear, there is no power in the tongue of man to alter me.”
  9. #9
    “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.”
  10. #10
    “Don’t gobblefunk around with words.”
    author
    Roald Dahl
    book
    The BFG
    concept
    Words
  11. #11
    “Words are the source of misunderstandings.”
  12. #12
    “I wasn’t aware that words could hold so much. I didn’t know a sentence could be so full.”
  13. #13
    “Even trained for years as they all had been in precision of language, what words could you use which would give another the experience of sunshine?”
  14. #14
    “Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.”
  15. #15
    “Words, words, words.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Hamlet
    concept
    Words
  16. #16
    “I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.”
  17. #17
    “I loved him very much - more than I could trust myself to say - more than words had power to express.”
  18. #18
    “I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go”
  19. #19
    “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
  20. #20
    “Words are finite organs of the infinite mind.”
  21. #21
    “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
  22. #22
    “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
  23. #23
    “Don’t repeat yourself. It’s not only repetitive, it’s redundant, and people have heard it before.”
  24. #24
    “Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”
  25. #25
    “The best of us sometimes eat our words.”
  26. #26
    “Salutations are greetings; it’s my fancy way of saying hello.”
    author
    E.B. White
    book
    Charlotte's Web
    character
    Charlotte
    concept
    Words
  27. #27
    “Don’t write about Man; write about a man.”
  28. #28
    “Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They’ll believe anything they see in print.”
    author
    E.B. White
    book
    Charlotte's Web
    character
    Charlotte
    concept
    Words
  29. #29
    “The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain.”
  30. #30
    “But she finds it so difficult to verbalize, Charles dear. It helps her if she can quote instead of working out words of her own.”
  31. #31
    “Brevity is the soul of wit.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Hamlet
    concepts
    WordsWit
  32. #32
    “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
  33. #33
    “It is one of the peculiar truths of life that people often say things that they know full well are ridiculous.”
  34. #34
    “With the right words, you can change the world.”
    author
    E.B. White
    book
    Charlotte's Web
    character
    Charlotte
    concept
    Words
  35. #35
    “My words itch at your ears till you understand them”
  36. #36
    “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concept
    Words
  37. #37
    “If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.”
  38. #38
    “People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?”
  39. #39
    “We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.”
  40. #40
    “Lord Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
    Hamlet: Words, words, words.
    Lord Polonius: What is the matter, my lord?
    Hamlet: Between who?
    Lord Polonius: I mean, the matter that you read, my lord.”
  41. #41
    “‘You make me feel uncivilized, Daisy,’ I confessed on my second glass of corky but rather impressive claret. ‘Can’t you talk about crops or something?’”
  42. #42
    “Then he left her there, standing alone, surrounded by word ghosts; things she could have said.”
  43. #43
    “The best world shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words. They were the ones who could climb the highest. One such word shaker was a small, skinny girl. She was renowned as the best word shaker of her region because she knew how powerless a person could be WITHOUT words. That’s why she could climb higher than anyone else. She had desire. She was hungry for them.”
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