Posts Tagged ‘words’

Quote of the day, Aug. 8

August 8, 2017

Edgar Allan Poe, on poetry

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 1

August 1, 2017

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on prayer

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

Quote of the day, July 5

July 6, 2017

Pat Conroy, on storytelling

“The most powerful words in English are, ‘Tell me a story.'”

Quote of the day, June 20

June 23, 2017

Winston Churchill, on language

“Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.”

Quote of the day, June 2

June 2, 2017

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”

Quote of the day, May 30

May 31, 2017

Arthur Schopenhauer, on writing

“One should use common words to say uncommon things.”

Quote of the day, July 24

July 24, 2016

Seamus Heaney, on writing poetry

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 26

August 26, 2014

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1902)

“The duty of the words is to say just as much as the music has left unsaid and no more.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 30

December 30, 2013

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on words (1848)

“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.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 8

October 8, 2013

Aberjhani, on writing

“Words, like music, gave themselves to me as companions and have always endowed my existence with a strength and resilience that otherwise I would not have.”