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125,696.  How can you ban language, words?  How’re words offensive?  And why should I have to tolerate your interpretation?  I’m the one using the word.  Ask me how I’m using it, don’t tell me.  And if you don’t like the way I’m using it, so what?  It’s my right.  It’s my freedom of expression.  Without that, we’re nothing but slaves. My language, now fuck off!  (Words & Free Speech & Language)  John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten, re court case against Richard Branson and record shop for publicly displaying record cover with the words, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

 

 

94,210.  Prose = words in their best order; – poetry = the best words in the best order.  (Write & Words & Poetry)  Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834, Table Talk

 

 

103,870.  I just like the word it gives me confidence … Gone … Gone … It’s got a sort of woody quality about it … Newspaper.  Litter Bin.  Dreadful tinny sort of a word … Sausage: there’s a good woody sort of word … Antelope: tinny sort of word … Monty Python’s Flying Circus s4e3: The Light Entertainment War, BBC 1974   

 

 

94,232.  Writing is nothing less than thought transference, the ability to send one's ideas out into the world, beyond time and distance, taken at the value of the words, unbound from the speaker.  (Write & Idea & Words)  Arthur M Jolly, interview Purple Pencil Adventures 2010 

 

 

91,932.  When one with honeyed words but evil mind

Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.  (Tyranny & State & Mob & Words)  Euripides, Orestes 

 

 

48,661.  He’s gone and who knows how he may report

Thy words by adding fuel to the flame?  John Milton

 

 

88,465.  One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.  (Simplicity & Words)  Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

 

 

88,448.  Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.  (Silence & Word & Nothing)  Samuel Beckett

 

 

93,659.  There is no use indicting words; they are no shoddier than what they peddle.  Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies, 1958

 

 

74,997.  Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.  (Govern & Gossip & Talk & Words)  Baruch Spinoza

 

 

1,032.  Faith is a myth and beliefs shift like mists on the shore; thoughts vanish; words, once pronounced, die; and the memory of yesterday is as shadowy as the hope of to-morrow.  (Faith & Myth & Belief & Think & Words & Memory & Hope)  Joseph Conrad

 

 

93,677.  Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.  Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes

 

 

1,048.  For of all sad words of tongue or pen,

The saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’  (Life's Like That & Sad & Words)  John Greenleaf Whittier, The Brewing of Soma 1872

 

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94,757.  There’s nought as sad in word or scene

Than knowing the things that might have been.  (Word & Sad)  esias             

 

 

1,148.  It’s good food and not fine words that keeps me alive.  (Life’s Like That & Food & Words)  Moliere aka Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

 

 

93,708.  Be wary how you place your words.  William Shakespeare, I Henry VI III ii 3

 

 

93,707.  O monstrous, what reproachful words are these? ... These words are razors to my wounded heart.  William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus I i 305 & 311

 

62,388.  Away with slavish words and servile thoughts!  (Action & Words & Thoughts)  ibid.  II i 18, Aaron's soliloquy

 

 

93,705.  Why should she live to fill our world with words?  William Shakespeare, Richard Duke of York V v 44, Richard of Gloucester

 

93,706.  Ah, kill my with the weapon, not with words!  My breast can better brook thy dagger’s point.  ibid.  V vi 26-27, King Henry to Richard Duke of Gloucester

 

 

93,709.  Ill deeds is doubled with an evil word.  (Words & Deeds)  William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors III ii 20

 

 

93,712.  No words!  William Shakespeare, Loves Labours Lost I ii 225

 

 

93,711.  No more words.  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream IV ii 40, Bottom

 

 

93,710.  Whate’er you think, good words, I think, were best.  William Shakespeare, King John IV iii 28

 

 

73,324.  The fool hath planted in his memory

An army of good words.  (Food & Word)  William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice III v 61-62, Lorenzo to Jessica and Lancelot

 

 

46,035.  No more words.  (Shakespeare & Words)  The Hollow Crown: Henry IV part II 2012 ***** BBC starring Jeremy Irons & Simon Russell Beale & Tom Hiddleston & Alun Armstrong & David Bamber & Julie Walters & Niamh Cusack & David Dawson & Michaelle Dockery et al, director Richard Eyre

 

 

93,713.  Words before blows.  William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar V i 27, Brutus

 

 

93,714.  But what care I for words?  Yet words do well

When he that speaks them pleases those that hear.  William Shakespeare, As You Like It III v 112-113, Pheobe to Silvius

 

93,715.  I will not eat my word.  ibid.  V iv 147

 

 

93,717.  These are but wild and whirling words, my lord.  William Shakespeare, Hamlet I v 133

 

93,718.  Polonius:  What do you read, my lord?

 

Hamlet:  Words, words, words.  (Words & Read)  ibid.  II ii 192-193

 

93,720.  Suit the action to the word, and the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o’erstep not the modesty of nature.  (Words & Action & Modesty)  ibid.  III ii 18-19, Hamlet

 

93,719.  My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:

Words without thoughts never to heaven go.  (Words & Thought)  ibid.  III iii 97

 

93,721.  O speak to me no more;

These words, like daggers, enter in mine ears.  ibid.  III iv 95-96, mother to son

 

 

93,722.  They that dally nicely with words may quickly make them wanton.  William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night III I 14-15, Viola

 

93,723.  Words are grown so false I am loath to prove reason with them.  ibid.  III I 22-23, Feste

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