A Quote by David Berman on principle, words, knowledge, and consequence

Unless we take care to clear the first principles of knowledge from the incumbrance and delusion of words, we may make infinite reasonings upon them to no purpose. We may deduce consequences, and never be the wiser.

David Berman

Source: Berkeley: The Great Philosophers (The Great Philosophers Series) (Great Philosophers (Routledge (Firm))), Pages: 42

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A Quote by Vanna Bonta on poem, meaning, thought, poetry, art, and words

The true poem rests between the words.

Vanna Bonta

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on labels, names, and words

When you label me, you negate me.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Barry, Robin, Maurice Gibb on words


It's only words, and words are all I have to take your breath away

Barry, Robin, Maurice Gibb

Source: "Words" by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb

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A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on words, silence, love, unity, and language

We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them.

Ram Dass

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on words, reverie, language, and poetry

We believe we can also show that words do not have exactly the same psychic "weight" depending on whether they belong to the language of reverie or to the language of daylight life--to rested language or language under surveillance--to the language of natural poetry or to the language hammered out by authoritarian prosodies.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 57..58

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on words, god, experience, and truth

Words are merely utterances: noises that stand for feelings, thoughts, and experience. They are symbols. Signs. Insignias. They are not Truth. They are not the real thing.

In fact, you place so little value on experience that when what your experience of God differs from what you’ve heard of God, you automatically discard the experience and own the words, when it should be just the other way around.

Neale Donald Walsch

Source: Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1)

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on stillness, relationships, meditation, being, words, and thoughts

Most human interactions are confined to the exchange of words — the realm of thought. It is essential to bring some stillness, particularly into your close relationships.

No relationship can thrive without the sense of spaciousness that comes with stillness. Meditate or spend silent time in nature together. When going for a walk or sitting in the car or at home, become comfortable with being in stillness together. Stillness cannot and need not be created. Just be receptive to the stillness that is already there, but is usually obscured by mental noise.

If spacious stillness is missing, the relationship will be dominated by the mind and can easily be taken over by problems and conflict. If stillness is there, it can contain anything.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: Stillness Speaks

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on zen, dogen, buddhism, practice, the cook, questioning, and words

I asked, "What are words?" The tenzo said, "One, two, three, four, five." I asked again, "What is practice?" "Nothing in the entire universe is hidden."

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

Source: Moon in a Dewdrop

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A Quote by Kare Anderson on evil, good, optimistic, resilient, kare, attractive, popular, bad, person, worsen, words, and true

If I say you are a bad person I can almost see you worsen.  
Funny how my words for you have a way of becoming true in my mind.

Kare Anderson

Source: Say it Better blog - Kare Anderson

Contributed by: KareAnderson

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