“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
“All books are either dreams or swords. You cut, or you can drug with words.” – Amy Lowell
“Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”
– Margaret Chittenden
“No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery, and thought is viscous.”
– Henry Brooks Adam
“Grant me some wild experiences, Heavens … words, words or I shall burst.” – George Farquhur
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So ends the quota of quotes for writers for the day, I hope a few inspired, thanks for stopping by,
32 thoughts on “Words, lay ’em on me.”
There is power in dem words, Penny. The power of the pen cannot be denied. ❤
I so agree with you on that one dear friend! 🙂
Marvelous, inspiring quotes, Penny. Thank you!
You’re welcome Lori, sometimes, for me, a simple (or complex) quote can clarify the day or add more meaning to it!
Your words are inspiring and this is a great post! Hugs, Penny! 🙂 …..Paula xxx
Hugs to you Paula, you’ll be back in Australia in a few days, right? 🙂
Home on the 14th. 🙂 Dubai first. Xxx
I know you’ll be so happy to be back home Paula. Hey I have a friend in Dubai. Mitzie Mee. Check out her blog site, if you haven’t already. She’s great! http://blog.mitziemee.com and her blogs are great fun! 🙂
Will do. I’m happy to go home as I miss my animals and family. Yet, I’m going home to separate from my husband… really confused and slightly afraid of the unknown. Still, I have to look at it as a new chapter in my life, right? I hug you! Xxxx
Oh Paula, my email is right here. I know those feelings. You are not alone. Know you can email me anytime to talk, anything. Yes, a new chapter for you to write, take special care of you right now -k ?
Thank you. That means a lot! Xxx
You’re welcome, safe travelling! xxxx
Words – mixed and matched, formulated … can be magic — a form of alchemy for the writer – and the reader.
Beautiful post, and perfect message dearest beloved friend! x Robyn
Ah words – music to my ears.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Wonderful quotes here, Penny! I love the Margaret Chittenden quote – so true indeed! 😀
the one by Margaret Chittenden is really thought-provoking:) Thank you for these quotes:)
I like the Chittenden quote. That’s exactly how I see myself. People always thought I was crazy, and so did I. Then, I realized it was just my creative instinct in motion.
Words…. more powerful than the sword aren’t they? I have a great respect for the power they have as I know you do too 😉
Another “PPP” ~ Perfect Penny Post (smiles) xxxx
Wow, three P’s, Thank you Roxi, 🙂 xo
Now I understand “quote”… 😉 It’s a lot of time to learn a English word after high school 1990… I failed in English but maked my russian without problem… Maybe it’s the reason that I love russian and classic litterature…
But now when I’ll publish a book, in French, I can say that words could create a world, real places but a fiction, Östersund is the city, in Northern Sweden, or in Jämtland…
“If you don’t try to tell a story with your own words, even if it’s an imagination, you’ll never have a success…” Me right now…
Maria, you sound simply delightful and your words, yes there is most definitely a book inside you waiting to burst out! 🙂 xx
But not in English, not enough of knowledge in Shakespeare’s language…
Well … Shakespeare’s language (some 54,000 words I believe, is a gift that few possess. And please write in any language – today you will be heard … I can promise you this!
D’accord on m’entendra…
OK they will hear me… ☺
Thank you Celestine! Hope your week is going well for you!
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I was talking about the way words can mean different things the way they are said, and – I don’t remember who I was talking to – said “It also depends on the words it is in bed with”
Well … as long as the words are having a good time (tee-hee)! 🙂
Hahahaha That did have me laughing out loud 🙂