Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
With Instagram, you’re captioning a moment. Twitter is the caption without the image. Even if it’s there, the words come first.
You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.
Hence it happens that one takes words for concepts, and concepts for the things themselves.
I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.
Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are dumb.
Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
Some of my reactions are very Nigerian. I still believe that words are things.
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.