Language And Power Quotes by C. S. Lewis, Charles Scribner IV, Patrick Rothfuss, Angela Carter, W. H. Auden, Paul Engle and many others.
Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say ‘infinitely’ when you mean ‘very’; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.
Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
God is gracious beyond the power of language to describe.
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.