Monday, January 21, 2013

Words as with Sunbeams

Like stones, words are laborious and unforgiving, and the fitting of them together, like the fitting of stones, demands great patience and strength of purpose and particular skill.  ~ Edmund Morrison

Words are recalcitrant as circus animals, and the unskilled trainer can crack his whip at them in vain.  ~ Gerald Brenan

It is with words as with sunbeams.  The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.  ~ Robert Southey

Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.  ~ William Gibson

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