Some Thoughts On Words From Various Authors

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.”

John Greenleaf Whittier

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

Aldous Huxley

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.”

Stephen King

“Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.”

Natsuki Takaya

“There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you’ve read only once can’t.”

Gail Carson Levine

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One thought on “Some Thoughts On Words From Various Authors

  1. Hello,

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    Max Weismann, Co-founder with Dr. Adler

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