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

André Breton - Le revolver à cheveux blancs   



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




What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

William Shakespeare - Romeo und Julia  



What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

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Words make love.
André Breton   






Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen  



Where words fail, music speaks.




The meaning of a word is its use in the language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  






The word flies and cannot be recalled.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles  






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  



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.




The spirit of a language reveals itself most clearly in its untranslatable words.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  






Flowers are the beautiful words and hieroglyphics of Nature, by which she indicates how much she loves us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  






I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde  






The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau - A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers  






Finding the right words at the right moment is action.
Hannah Arendt  






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 - Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks  






Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique  






Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling  






Too many words leave you speechless.
Hans Jürgen Heringer - Lichtenbergfiguren. Geistesblitze  






Better than a thousand hollow words
Is one word that brings peace.

Gautama Buddha  






My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark  






All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who condense in one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character or illustrates an existence.
Benjamin Disraeli






For the use of words, and thus of a book, is to point beyond themselves to a world of life and experience that is not mere words or even ideas. Just as money is not real, consumable wealth, books are not life.
Alan Watts - The Book – On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are  






Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.
Hermann Hesse






The function of a writer is to call a spade a spade. If words are sick, it is up to us to cure them.
Jean-Paul Sartre  






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 spurting out ink.
George Orwell - Politics and the English Language  






Poetry teaches the enormous force of a few words, and, in proportion to the inspiration, checks loquacity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson






It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem.
Ralph Waldo Emerson






Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four  






The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education.
Antisthenes  






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.






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






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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