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.
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.
It must be that a man who shuts himself up between four walls must lose the faculty of associating ideas and words.