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38 Famous Quotes About The Power Of Words And Sayings

famous quotes about the power of words and sayings

Words may invoke rage or love. We will bind or break people away. Words may maintain or foster a lie. We use terms to accept nature, define the natural world, and even conjure practical images of events that only occur in imagination. The strongest 38 popular quotes about words and phrases.

Famous quotes about the power of words and sayings

1. “The game is just one long conversation, and I’m anticipating that, and I will say things like ‘Did you know that?’ or ‘You’re probably wondering why.’ I’m really just conversing rather than just doing play-by-play. I never thought of myself as having a style. I don’t use keywords. And the best thing I do? I shut up.” — Vin Scully

2. “With his deeds, not only words, President Obama has revitalized our struggling space program.” — Buzz Aldrin

3. “The God of the Hebrews is a God that human language, we’re not even supposed to speak the holy name. We were told in the Second Commandment we could make no images of this God, and I don’t think that means just building idols, I think that means also trying to believe you’ve captured God in your words, in the Creeds, in the Scriptures.” — John Shelby Spong

4. “I just hear a beat and start mumbling words. I just hear sounds and rhythms, and it just kind of comes intuitively. Formatting a song, figuring out a flow, how I respond to the beat.” — G-Eazy

5. “Songs are life in 80 words or less.” — Neil Diamond

6. “The arrangement of the words matters and the arrangement you want can be found in the picture in your mind. The picture dictates the arrangement. The picture dictates whether this will be a sentence with or without clauses, a sentence that ends hard or a dying-fall sentence, long or short, active or passive.” — Joan Didion

7. “If you’re going to abridge a book in the author’s own words, you can’t go sticking your own in.” — William Goldman

8. “Swavey is the movement. Three words… It’s Unique, it’s true, and it’s yourself. It’s a very unique thing: it’s true to yourself, and it’s all about you just being yourself.” — Tory Lanez

9. “There’s a nastiness out there that wants to harm me with words. These are my enemies – the ideologues, the populists, the columnists who don’t like the fact that I take them on toe-to-toe. What I try to do is tell the truth. It’s not the coin of the realm in politics.” — Ed Koch

10. “Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans – these people are giants, legends; their names are household words. Of course, so’s Jell-O.” — Norm Crosby

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11. “Usually the characters I play are men of few words, who communicate in non-verbal ways.” — Viggo Mortensen

12. “Perhaps things are not things but words: metaphors, words for other things.” — Octavio Paz

13. “Thus, that one can find no place to walk through the breadth of the earth is not because the earth is not tranquil but because the danger to every step of the traveler lies generally with words.” — Xun Kuang

14. “I don’t want to say too many words about the magic of the Cube, because it’s basically a mystery. It’s like the Mona Lisa smile. It’s both complex and very simple at the same time. And, well, people like it. Even today.” — Erno Rubik

15. “We need a commander in chief that speaks the truth. We will not defeat radical Islamic terrorism so long as we have a president unwilling to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’.” — Ted Cruz

16. “Poetry has the ability to create entire moments with just a few choice words. The spacing and line breaks create rhythm, a helpful musicality, a natural flow. The separate stanzas aid in perpetuating a kind of incremental reading, one small chunk at a time.” — Jason Reynolds

17. “I really wanted it to be organic and coming from my heart. So, I think maybe the initial thought of wanting to go in that direction, I had to wait until things happened in our world and in our country that fired me up enough where the words came out organically.” — Joan Jett

18. “Most of my recognition comes from us winning that championship. The words may not come out – ‘Super Bowl III’ – because a lot of the folks at the grocery store, gas station or mall weren’t even born when we won the Super Bowl. But they’re aware of it. It has had a tremendous impact on my life since then.” — Joe Namath

19. “When I first read the words ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ when I was 10, I thought I was both.” — Annie Dillard

20. “You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.” — William Congreve

Inspirational words are powerful quotes about words and actions

21. “I am the man who keeps his words.” — Masayoshi Son

22. “I’m the interpreter. I’m the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that’s what I want to do.” — Aaliyah

23. “I just say I’m an artist who works with pictures and words.” — Barbara Kruger

24. “Men won’t read an email from a woman that’s over 200 words long.” — Douglas Coupland

25. “I realize that I am typically vulnerable only when and where and how much it suits me. I can choose my written words and even go back and edit.” — Kristin Armstrong

26. “Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats. You’re for them or against them. Taxes go up or down; the government raises taxes or lowers them. But Democrats will not let the words ‘abortion’ or ‘tax hikes’ pass their lips.” — Ann Coulter

27. “A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.” — Henry Fielding

28. “Be able to describe anything visual, such as a street scene, in words that convey your meaning.” — Marilyn Vos Savant

29. “When I started rhyming, my favorite rhythms were from John Coltrane and some of the things he did on sax. And certain rhythms that I hear on drums, I try to emulate with my words, dropping on the same patterns that they beat or them notes would hit.” — Rakim

30. “The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers.” — Larry Flynt

The power of words quotes sayings that inspire

31. “I have the most beautiful souls in my life supporting me and helping me to follow my dreams. I love them more than I can ever express in words.” — Bindi Irwin

32. “Growing up, I always saw the hypocrisy of the Catholic church. The history speaks for itself, and I grew incredibly frustrated and angry. I essentially just put that into my words.” — Hozier

33. “I do think that in order for a company to be interesting to the investment community, there needs to be a plan; there needs to be a bigger retail footprint. There needs to be this idea – DNA, lifestyle, words I hate.” — Marc Jacobs

34. “I write the paragraph, then I’m crossing out, changing words, trying to improve it. When it seems more or less OK, then I type it up because sometimes it’s almost illegible, and if I wait, I might not be able to read it the next day.” — Paul Auster

35. “Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation.” — Abraham Verghese

36. “You can still say whatever you want to say on social media, but you have to be willing to stand by your words.” — Candace Owens

37. “Language and identity are so fundamentally intertwined. You peel back all the layers in terms of what we wear and what we eat and all the things that mark us, and in the end, what we have are our words.” — Jhumpa Lahiri

38. “As doctors, we are not trained to communicate and understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient’s ability and desire to survive.” — Bernie Siegel

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