Words

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."
"All words are pegs to hang ideas on."
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book."
"I have things in my head that are not like what anyone taught me — shapes and ideas so near to me,so natural to my way of being and thinking."
"The menu is not the meal."
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been."
"My words are the garment of what I shall never be Like the tucked sleeve of a one-armed boy."
"Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break."
"But suppose it was truth double strong, it were no truth to me if I couldna take it in. I daresay there's truth in yon Latin book on your shelves; but it's gibberish and no truth to me, unless I know the meaning o' the words."
"That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less."
"I am simply of the opinion that you cannot be taught to write. You have to spend a lifetime in love with words."
"Only write to me, write to me, I love to see the hop and skip and sudden starts of your ink."