The paper burns, but the words fly away.
– Akiba ben Joseph
- The paper burns, but the words fly away. – Akiba ben Joseph
- The dictionary is like a time capsule of all of human thinking ever since words began to be written down. And exploring where words have come from can increase your understanding of the words themselves and expand your understanding of how to use the words, and all of this change happens in your thinking when
- “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.” – Joseph Addison
- One of my little girls is named Reagan. Her first words were, ‘Mr. Larry, tear down this crib.’ That was her first words, it was very sweet. My first words were, ‘Are you going to finish that sandwich?’ – Larry the Cable Guy
- Under adversity, under oppression, the words begin to fail, the easy words begin to fail. In order to convey things accurately, the human being is almost forced to find the most precise words possible, which is a precondition for literature. – Rita Dove
- Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons. – Aldous Huxley
- Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. – Winston Churchill
- How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love! – Eileen Elias Freeman
- Oaths are but words, and words but wind. – Samuel Butler
- I have a present for you, but I need to borrow your arms for wrapping paper.