Language And Power Quotes

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 'inf

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.
C. S. Lewis
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.
Charles Scribner IV
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.
Patrick Rothfuss
Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.
Angela Carter
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Paul Engle
The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain
Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
Rita Mae Brown
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
George Orwell
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Matthew Kelly
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God is gracious beyond the power of language to describe.
Francis Asbury
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling