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Quotations about Words


Words, the fundamental building blocks of communication, wield immense power. They can inspire or dishearten, heal or harm, enlighten or confound. Through words, we express our thoughts, convey our emotions, share our ideas, and weave our stories. They are at the heart of our interactions, our literature, and our understanding of the world.

The following collection of quotations offers a range of insights on the subject of words. They come from poets who craft art with words, linguists who study their structure and use, writers who build worlds with them, and thinkers who recognize their power. These quotations illuminate the beauty, power, complexity, and impact of words in our lives.

These witty quotations invite you to reflect on the significance of words, exploring their influence on human thought, communication, and culture. They delve into the artistry of language, the power of eloquence, the impact of speech, and the nuances of communication. Whether you're a writer, a speaker, a language enthusiast, or simply someone who values the power of words, these funny quotations offer thought-provoking perspectives on the vital role words play in our lives.

quotations about words

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"I like the sound of my own voice, but sometimes the words coming out of my mouth are a surprise even to me." Anon

"Words are like underwear. You should change them every day, but some people prefer to wear the same ones for a week." Anon

"Words are like *toothpaste.*teeth.*cats.* Once they're out, you can't put them back in." Anon

"I have a way with words, but sometimes I wish I had a way with people." Anon

"Words are like clothes. You have to choose the right ones for the occasion, or you'll end up looking like a fool." Anon

"I have a fear of running out of words, so I always carry *a thesaurus*a teenager*my mother* with me. It's my word insurance policy." Anon

"Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte." (Translated in the next quotation) Blaise Pascal (French mathematician and philosopher, 1623-1662)

"I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter. " Blaise Pascal (French mathematician and philosopher, 1623-1662)

"Words are free. It's how you use them that may cost you." Anon

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) image of Anonymous in the style of Salvador Dali

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will always hurt me." Anon

"I'm a writer, I put things in words that other people put in thoughts." Anon

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) image of Anonymous in the style of Claude Monet

"The most beautiful words in the English language are not 'I love you' but 'It's benign'." Woody Allen (American film director, writer, and actor, 1935-)

"Serendipity means searching for a needle in a haystack and instead finding a farmer's daughter." Anon

"It depends on what the meaning of *'is'*'sex'*'relationship'* is." Bill Clinton (American Democratic statesman, 1946-) to the grand jury when questioned in relation to Monica Lewinsky

"Words are like keys, if you choose them right, they can open any heart and shut any mouth." Anon

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"Words are like a *boomerang.*lost dog.*river.* They'll come back to you sooner or later." Anon

"Words are powerful, they can make you laugh, cry, or fall in love, but they can also make you regret everything you've ever said." Anon

"I talk to myself because sometimes I need expert advice." Anon

"I love the smell of words in the morning." Anon

"Words are like weapons. Use them wisely, or you may end up shooting yourself in the foot." Anon

"Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne." Quentin Crisp (English writer, 1908-99)

"I had always assumed that Cliche was a suburb of Paris, until I discovered it to be a street in Oxford." Philip Guedalla (British historian and biographer, 1889-1944)

"Words are chameleons, which reflect the colour of their environment." Learned Hand (American judge, 1872-1961)

"I understand your new play is full of single entendre." George S. Kaufman (American dramatist, 1889-1961)

"The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouth they've been in." Dennis Potter (English television dramatist, 1935-94)

"By hard, honest labour I've dug all the large words out of my vocabulary...I never write metropolis for seven cents because I can get the same money for city. I never write policeman, because I can get the same money for cop." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

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