56 Great Quotes On Words


Enjoy this collection of quotes about the power of Words.
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams
“Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.” – Amy Tan
“Words are containers for power, you choose what kind of power they carry.” Joyce Meyer
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling
“Words are loaded pistols.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” ― Aldous Huxley

“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” – Yehuda Berg
“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” – Philip K. Dick
“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.” – Carol Burnett
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe
“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Silence is better than unmeaning words.” – Pythagoras
“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard
“We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.” – John Locke
“Words are but the signs of ideas.” – Samuel Johnson
“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“A picture is a poem without words.” – Horace
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” – Edward Hopper
“If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.” – Gustav Mahler
“I just say I’m an artist who works with pictures and words.” – Barbara Kruger
“Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me.” – Black Elk
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams
“I really enjoy finding the right word, creating a good, flowing sentence. I enjoy the rhythm of the words.” – Steve Martin
“Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.” – Boris Pasternak
“The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.” – Maria Montessori
“In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.” – Plutarch
“If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“I made a world out of words. And it was my salvation.” – Mary Oliver
“Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.” – Noam Chomsky
“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.” ― David McCullough
“Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness” – Jim Rohn
“The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.” – Pythagoras
“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill
“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.” – George Orwell
“Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.” – Homer
“Silence is more eloquent than words.” – Thomas Carlyle
“Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.” – Wayne Dyer
“Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal.” ― Oscar Wilde
“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” – Mark Twain
“A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.” – Confucius
“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” – Audre Lorde
“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelou
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost
“Poetry: the best words in the best order.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” – John C. Maxwell
“My favorite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.” – Mario Testino
“Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts.” – Robert Fulghum
“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” – Blaise Pascal
“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha
“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” – Buddha
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
“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.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.” – Saint Augustine
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