The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.
I’m a political poet – let us say a ‘human’ poet, a poet that’s concerned with the plight of people who suffer. If words can be of assistance, then that’s what I’m going to use.
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.
You don’t need many words if you already know what you’re talking about.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
When the words of prophets seem repetitive, that should rivet our attention.
Words are things, but things which mean. We cannot do away with meaning without doing away with signs, that is, with language itself. Moreover, we would have to do away with the universe. All the things man touches are impregnated with meaning.
To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one’s experiences in common.
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.