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The written word can be erased -- not so with the spoken word.

You are going to use this courtroom to kill me? I am going to fight for my life one way or another. You should let me do it with words.
If I where to describe myself in one word, a new word should be made.
Words alike flames, they burn. leaving nothing, not even blood, but ashes, which are never identified, never retraceable and ridiculously impossible to be put back together again.
Let" shouldn't bee in the same sentence as "ME WIN" at ALL!
The same word we love and hate, leaves in different directions, taking different paths.
Through words to the meaning of thoughts with no words.
How many unuttered words died in the heads of those for whom a word was too expensive.
When the long bygone Lee Po wanted to say something, he could do it with only a few words.
A word only writes its night and rides its dream.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why --but the editorialists forget it --terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking.
Bu is a word that cools many a warm impulse, stifles many a kindly thought, puts a dead stop to many a brotherly deed. No one would ever love his neighbor as himself if he listened to all the Buts that could be said.
Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbors, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them.
When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.
Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.
A word carries far -- very far -- deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable.
I've been asked to say a couple of words about my husband, Fang. How about short and cheap?
It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no.
I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.
In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
We are getting into semantics again. If we use words, there is a very grave danger they will be misinterpreted.
There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them. Besides, to distrust words, and indict them for the horrors that might slumber unobtrusively within them --isn't this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual?
Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by expressions like excuse me and other such simple courtesies... Rudeness, the absence of the sacrament of consideration, is but another mark that our time-is-money society is lacking in spirituality, if not also in its enjoyment of life.
Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.
Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: but they are the money of fools.
Words are the money of fools.
Strong words are required for weak principles.
Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.
Words are tools which automatically carve concepts out of experience.
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
What do you call a boomerang that doesn't work? A stick!
Our great men have written words of wisdom to be used when hardship must be faced. Life obliges us with hardship so the words of wisdom shouldn't go to waste.
Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
The safest words are always those which bring us most directly to facts.
On a single winged word hath hung the destiny of nations.