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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on thinking, words, language, cognition, and concepts

We think because we have words, not the other way around. The more words we have, the better able we are to think conceptually.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on equality, semantics, words, and language

Like and equal are two entirely different things.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: A Wrinkle in Time

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on language, words, foreign language, ideas, spanish, and espagnol

Languages are fluffy big pillows stuffed between nations - what others say is muffled and nearly lost in them, and when we speak their grammar we get feathers in our mouth.  It's worth it.  What pleasure to phrase an idea, even in child's words, slowly, and sail it across the gulf in another language to a different-speaking human being!

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever : A Lovestory, Pages: 196

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love, unity, and words

Both light and shadow
are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause;
it is the astrolabe of God's secrets...
Lover and Loving are inseparable
and timeless.

Although I may try to describe Love,
when I experience it, I am speechless.
Although I may try to write about Love,
I am rendered helpless;
my pen breaks, and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place
where Lover, Loving and Loved are one.

Every moment is made glorious
by the light of Love.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Love Poems of Rumi, Pages: 50

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A Quote by Henrik Ibsen on words

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A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

Source: Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on words

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The wrong words are impossible when there are no words.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: Prodigal Summer

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on words

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To live is to change, to acquire words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: The Poisonwood Bible

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on words, thousand, meaningless, story, deep, meaning, peace, and heard

Better than a meaningless story of a thousand words is a single word of deep meaning which, when heard, produces peace.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Dhammapada

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A Quote by Dave Matthews on words

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I see you young and soft oh little baby
Little feet, little hands, little baby
One year of crying and the words creep up inside
Creep into your mind
So much to say

Dave Matthews

Source: So Much to Say

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on books, spirit, and words

He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book.  What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: A Book

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