by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Etymology is the study of the history of words. It’s something surprisingly few writers know much about, considering that words are all we actually have to work with. However, knowing where a word originated and the era it came out of can be of much use in telling truthful stories. If you... Continue Reading →
Words can be like X-rays: if you use them properly they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the times in which it is used.
Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
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.
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.