words

Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym…

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

The Eskimos have four hundred words for snow, and the Jews have four hundred for schmuck.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

And so it was when anyone tried to speak: their minds would become tangled in remembrance. Words became floods of thought with no beginning or end, and would drown the speaker before he could reach the life raft of the point he was trying to make. It was impossible to remember what one meant, what, after all of the words, was intended.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Words never mean what we want them to mean.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.

Milan Kundera, Ignorance

Words save our lives, sometimes.

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Words were secret doorways and I held all the keys.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.

Johnny Depp

Words. Nothing but sweet, sweet words that turn into bitter orange wax in my ears.

Fry, Futurama

Yes, that sequence of words I said made perfect sense.

Professor Farnsworth, Futurama

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