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One word and all is saved
One word and all is lost.”

André Breton - Le revolver à cheveux blancs
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Words make love.”
André Breton
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Where words fail, music speaks.”
Hans Christian Andersen
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The meaning of a word is its use in the language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations
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The word flies and cannot be recalled.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles
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Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.”
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique
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Letters are signs of things, symbols of words, whose power is so great that without a voice they speak to us the words of the absent.”
Isidore of Seville
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Letters are signs of things, symbols of words, whose power is so great that without a voice they speak to us the words of the absent.




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The spirit of a language reveals itself most clearly in its untranslatable words.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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Flowers are the beautiful words and hieroglyphics of Nature, by which she indicates how much she loves us.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Oscar Wilde
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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Finding the right words at the right moment is action.”
Hannah Arendt
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Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education.”
Antisthenes
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Better than a thousand hollow words
Is one word that brings peace.”

Gautama Buddha
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Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
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Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.”
Milan Kundera
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My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two.”
Marcel Proust
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Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.”
Winston Churchill
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One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.”
Voltaire
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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
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He that hath knowledge spareth his words.”
Francis Bacon
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All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.”
Ernest Hemingway
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Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.”
Charles Baudelaire
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