Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don’t have to say anything.
Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.
Words can be like X-rays, if you use them properly-they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
Words are vocal symbols for ideas; ideas, however, are more or less definite mental symbols for frequently returning and concurring sensations, for groups of sensations. It is not sufficient to use the same words in order to understand one another: we must also employ the same words for the same kind of internal experiences, we must in the end have experiences in common.
We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.
The spoken word and the written—there is an astonishing gulf between them. There is a way of turning sentences that completely reverses the original meaning.