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42 Inspiring Quotes On The Power Of Words

These quotes about the power of words will help you to use your words intentionally, and to make an impact on others and the world. Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. Edgar Allan Poe These quotes from Emily Dickinson, Homer, Ernest Hemingway, all convey the power of words from their perspectives. Which do you resonate with the most?

inspiring quotes on the power of words
The words that you write or communicate to someone will have a significant effect and a lifelong impression-positive or negative-and it’s really necessary to carefully pick them. Choose your words wisely when you answer someone, but most especially your words must be encouraging. That these quotes motivate you to express to yourself the right phrases to make your goals come true. The best 42 inspiring quotes on the power of words are strong.

Inspiring quotes on the power of words

1. “The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice.” — Richard Dawkins

2. “It’s kind of like a challenge to myself to be able to hear somebody else’s hook and kind of interpret the words. Because of my own hooks, I already know what I mean when I write to them.” — Eminem

3. “I believe that I have been basically anarchistic, anti-religion and anti-industry and business. In other words, anti-bureaucracy. I would like to see people behave well without having to have priests stand by, politicians stand by, or people collecting bills.” — B. F. Skinner

4. “Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.” — Baruch Spinoza

5. “The two most frightening words in Washington are ‘bipartisan consensus.’ Bipartisan consensus is when my doctor and my lawyer agree with my wife that I need help.” — P. J. O’Rourke

6. “It’s only words… unless they’re true.” — David Mamet

7. “Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more than just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better than anyone else. It’s being creative.” — Steve Prefontaine

8. “Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.” — Herbert Hoover

9. “The words of the Bible, and the Bible alone, should be heard from the pulpit.” — Ellen G. White

10. “The mother cannot expect her daughter to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not.” — Ellen G. White

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11. “I like writing and don’t confine myself to just the words or just the music. But I don’t particularly write songs with myself in mind.” — Aretha Franklin

12. “I’m drawn to almost any piece of writing with the words ‘divine love’ and ‘impeachment’ in the first sentence. But I know the word ‘divine’ makes many progressive people run screaming for their cute little lives, and so one hesitates to use it.” — Anne Lamott

13. “In this culture, the phrase ‘black woman’ is not synonymous with ‘tender,’ or ‘gentle.’ It’s as if those words couldn’t possibly speak to the reality of black females.” — bell hooks

14. “The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.” — Gore Vidal

15. “Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.” — David Ogilvy

16. “The body says what words cannot.” — Martha Graham

17. “It must be that a man who shuts himself up between four walls must lose the faculty of associating ideas and words.” — Jules Verne

18. “If I see someone out there mouthing the words to a bit, I’m not having fun.” — Ron White

19. “Sometimes I don’t use the words ‘will’ and ‘want’ in the right way. The German word ‘will’ is the English word ‘want,’ so that’s a little bit of the problem.” — Jurgen Klopp

20. “Words are but wind, and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind.” — Jonathan Swift

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21. “If I were dying, my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

22. “It is better wither to be silent or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.” — Pythagoras

23. “Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.” — Josh Billings

24. “American Gods is about 200,000 words long, and I’m sure there are words that are simply in there ’cause I like them. I know I couldn’t justify each and every one of them.” — Neil Gaiman

25. “A loyal liberal can get away with anything with other liberals, as long as that loyal liberal is liberal and attacks conservatives left and right, spouts the right words, they get away with anything.” — Rush Limbaugh

26. “What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions.” — Ezra Taft Benson

27. “I don’t think of poetry as a ‘rational’ activity but as an aural one. My poems usually begin with words or phrases which appeal more because of their sound than their meaning, and the movement and phrasing of a poem are very important to me.” — Margaret Atwood

28. “I knew the words to 25 rock songs, so I got in the group. Long Tall Sally and Tutti-Frutti, that got me in. That was my audition.” — Paul McCartney

29. “The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.” — Adlai Stevenson I

30. “I burned out my drawing hand by using it too much. The common word for it is writer’s cramp. The fancy words for it are focal dystonia. The symptom in my case was a pinky finger that went spastic when I tried to draw.” — Scott Adams

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31. “When I was in the ring at the Olympics, it was my father’s words that I was hearing, not the coaches’. ‘I never listened to what the coaches said. I would call my father and he would give me advice from prison.” — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

32. “I think some people would say that I do overwhelm the words with the music, and sometimes thank goodness I do.” — Dave Matthews

33. “Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.” — John Maynard Keynes

34. “I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.” — Vaclav Havel

35. “Big Rube was on my first album and some of my mixtapes. His words are so powerful. I want to speak every word he says into existence. I wanna be a part of that! I wanna be a part of greatness. His wordplay is great to me.” — Future

36. “Nothing can express the aim and meaning of our work better than the profound words of St. Augustine – ‘Beauty is the splendor of Truth.’” — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

37. “At the time of ‘Words, Words, Words,’ I’m a 19-year-old getting up feeling like he’s entitled to do comedy and tell you what he thinks of the world, so that’s inherently a little bit ridiculous.” — Bo Burnham

38. “I wanted to be an empowered woman, and I became an empowered woman. And now I want to empower every woman. And I do it through my clothes, I do it through my words, I do it through my money, I do it through everything.” — Diane von Furstenberg

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39. “Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts.” — Robert Fulghum

40. “You have to say what comes into your head, and sometimes the wrong words come, in the wrong order or I’d make prophecies which immediately turned out to be wrong.” — Murray Walker

41. “I consider the process of gestation just as important as when you’re actually sitting down putting words to the paper.” — Wole Soyinka

42. “Words are containers for power, you choose what kind of power they carry.” — Joyce Meyer

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