mindful words

mindful words
post created by jennifer kiley
poster by j. Kiley
01.30.13
posted 01.30.13

l’affiche attentives de mots par j. kiley ©jennifer kiley 2013

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Vaughan Williams—The Lark Ascending

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ― Rudyard Kipling

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

“I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.” ― Arthur Rimbaud, Complete Works

“A word is dead when it’s been said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.” ― Emily Dickinson

“She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.” ― Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” — W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose: Volume II. 1939-1948

“A book is more than a verbal structure or series of verbal structures; it is the dialogue it establishes with its reader and the intonation it imposes upon his voice and the changing and durable images it leaves in his memory. A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

10 thoughts on “mindful words

  1. “I’ve always been a word guy, I like weird words and I like American slang and all that and words that are no longer being used… I like to drag them out of the box and wave them around… this is an interesting one, it’s amazing how in addition to punctuation just a little pause in the wrong place can just completely transform the meaning of something.” ― Tom Waits

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