Word quotes

A word is dead when it’s been said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. -Emily Dickinson

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. -Emily Dickinson

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think. -Lord Byron

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make. -Truman Capote

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. -Victor Hugo

Words strain,
Crack and sometimes break, under the burden,
Under the tension, slip, slide, perish,
Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place,
Will not stay still. -T.S. Eliot

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. -Homer

Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid. -Homer