A Quote by Alexandre Dumas on writing and words

I have always been more afraid of a pen, a bottle of ink and a sheet of paper than of a sword or a pistol.

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870)

Source: The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: gzusgirl

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, words, understanding, expectations, contain, ambitions, mysterious, darkness heaven, concepts, earth, ten thousand things, names, boundaries, subtle, and heart

Tao is beyond words and beyond understanding. Words may be used to speak of it, but they cannot contain it. Tao existed before words and names, before heaven and earth, before the ten thousand things. It is the unlimited father and mother of all limited things. Therefore, to see beyond boundaries to the subtle heart of things, dispense with names, with concepts, with expectations and ambitions and differences. Tao and its many manifestations arise from the same source: subtle wonder within mysterious darkness. This is the beginning of all understanding.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: G-Rock

A Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer on words, language, and writing

"Words never mean what we want them to mean"

Jonathan Safran Foer

Source: Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel

Contributed by: Lisa

A Quote by Sol Luckman on home, words, beauty, nostalgia, and funny

Home. The word circled comfortably in my mouth like bubble gum, swished around sweetly soft and satisfying. Home. Try saying it aloud to yourself. Home. Isn’t it like taking a bite of something lovely? If only we could eat words.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 93

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on actions and words

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Christopher Bigsby on words, feelings, hester prynne, and hawthorne

We may dress in another's clothes and in a poor light look as they but we do not thereby become those we do but imitate. It is so with words. They seem familiar and will do to have the salt passed or order a shoe mended. But to speak of feelings, of despair, love, loneliness or hope they are but betrayers, deniers of truth were truth itself to be netted like fish in the sea. There is a territory where no words suffice.

Christopher Bigsby

Source: Hester, Pages: 107

Contributed by: zhukova

A Quote by emc2 on love, universal, language, and words

Love is the only universal language. It requires no words to understand.

David Kam

Contributed by: emc2

A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on candor, unhappiness, and words

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of things left unsaid.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Contributed by: torrid_wind™

A Quote by Ashley on mouth, world, and words

"Words are creation of self and every time you open your mouth, you give the world around you a glimpse at who you really are."

Ashley Highland

Contributed by: Ashley

A Quote by Ashley on words, world, and glimpse

"Words are creation of self and every time you open your mouth, you give the world a glimpse into who you really are."

Ashley Highland

Contributed by: Ashley

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