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45 Inspiring Quotes About The Power Of Words Change Life

inspiring quotes about the power of words change life
Words, have the ability to lift others up, the words you compose or say to someone will have a huge effect and generate enduring memory — good or bad — so it’s really necessary to use them carefully. Below are a few quotations from famous personalities and other prominent minds. The best 45 motivational quotes on words transform life.

Inspiring quotes about the power of words change life

1. “Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.” — Paul Gauguin

2. “The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.” — Leo Burnett

3. “Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.” — Thomas Hardy

4. “Good Democrats love America. Good Republicans love America. We need a leader who understands not just the words of unity but the practice of building unity.” — Mitt Romney

5. “I’m inspired by the words: ‘electrifying’, ‘epic’, ‘minimalistic’, ‘transcendent’, ‘timeless’ and ‘rock n’ roll.’” — Janelle Monae

6. “If you want to understand Jesus, you have to study the whole Bible. Christian duty is not defined solely by the words in red.” — Randall Terry

7. “I want to be able to speak with errors in my wording, errors in my grammar. When you type things into Google search, it corrects your words. With speech, I want it to be general enough, smart enough, to know ‘No, he couldn’t have meant these words that I think he said. He must have really meant something similar.’” — Steve Wozniak

8. “I don’t believe there is something called ‘film’ and something called ‘theater,’ and that words belong in the theater. Some rather bad films have few words in them; some good films have a lot of words in them.” — Tom Stoppard

9. “People say it’s a bit repetitive to say, ‘Oh oh oh oh oh oh,’ but you can’t translate the melody into words.” — Chris Martin

10. “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.” — Ann Landers

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11. “What I wrote all the time when I was a kid – I don’t want to call it ‘poetry,’ because it wasn’t poetry. I was not that kind of writer. I was a rhymer. I was a fan of Dorothy Parker’s, so maybe I wrote poetry to that extent, but my main focus was the humor of it, and word construction, and the slant. Your words, it’s a very powerful experience.” — Carrie Fisher

12. “I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words, reading books and underlining lines I liked and words I didn’t know. It was something I always did.” — Carrie Fisher

13. “In Latin America, people want you to write beautiful melodies and words. But there are also songs that do well because they show the reality of life.” — Maluma

14. “I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence.” — Alan Rickman

15. “When you do an interview with me, you’re talking to a cheap imitation of the person that I really am. There’s no magic in my words, it’s just me talking.” — John Mayer

16. “I can see a scene in my head, and when I try to get it down in words on paper, the words are clunky; the scene is not coming across right. So frustrating. And there are days where it keeps flowing. Open the floodgates, and there it is. Pages and pages coming. Where the hell does this all come from? I don’t know.” — George R. R. Martin

17. “People assume that the meaning of a song is vested in the lyrics. To me, that has never been the case. There are very few songs that I can think of where I remember the words.” — Brian Eno

18. “The universe is incredibly wondrous, incredibly beautiful, and it fills me with a sense that there is some underlying explanation that we have yet to fully understand. If someone wants to place the word ‘God’ on those collections of words, it’s OK with me.” — Brian Greene

19. “The artist deals with what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.” — Ursula K. Le Guin

20. “Who has words at the right moment?” — Charlotte Bronte

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21. “You can enjoy the quality of the ad and not let them pressure you to buy what you don’t really need. I have had fun taking back superlatives and just ordinary good words and phrases from ads and trying to restore some of their life to them.” — Corita Kent

22. “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James

23. “Use the word ‘zeitgeist’ as often as possible. Ideally, you want to find words that sound familiar but people don’t really know their definitions: ‘zeitgeist,’ ‘bildungsroman,’ ‘doppelganger’ – better yet, anything Latin. But avoid ‘paradigm.’ It’s so in 1994. If you say the word ‘paradigm,’ everybody knows you’re a poser.” — Stephen Colbert

24. “I see no reason why the artistic world can’t absolutely merge with Madison Avenue. Pop art is a move in that direction. Why can’t we have advertisements with beautiful words and beautiful images?” — William S. Burroughs

25. “My social philosophy may be said to be enshrined in three words: liberty, equality, and fraternity. Let no one, however, say that I have borrowed my philosophy from the French Revolution. I have not. My philosophy has roots in religion and not in political science. I have derived them from the teachings of my Master, the Buddha.” — B. R. Ambedkar

26. “I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words – and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions.” — Sidney Poitier

27. “There are many who are not guilty of doing anything wrong but very guilty of sins of omission – the things they neglect to do – the good things – the kind, thoughtful words, compassionate thoughts and hopeful attitudes they might have had towards their neighbor.” — Mother Angelica

28. “The meaning of words has become so blurred by past usage that ‘abstract’ is identified with ‘vague’ and ‘unreal,’ and ‘inwardness’ with a sort of traditional beatitude… The conception of the word ‘plastic’ has also been limited by individual interpretations.” — Piet Mondrian

29. “When I first arrived in the country, I really didn’t speak much of the language. I knew two words coming here, and they were ‘Hello’ and ‘Shut up.’” — Ilhan Omar

30. “Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for.” — John Henry Newman

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31. “Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days… that feel of music with an urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it’s not compromised. It’s blunt. It’s raw, straight off the street – from the beat to the voice to the words.” — Nas

32. “Just because someone may or may not have someone that writes some words for them doesn’t mean that A, they don’t have to kill it on the performance, and, B, they don’t have to have the ear for what’s right and what’s not, which is something a lot of people don’t have.” — Mac Miller

33. “On the stage, the characters express themselves more through words than images. So the arguments of the characters and the tension between characters – words have to be used to express that, and I love that about theater.” — Alan Alda

34. “It is a divinity that shapes, not only your ends but also your acts, your words, and thoughts.” — Swami Sivananda

35. “There’s still a lot I’m angry about, a lot of human behavior that’s appalling and despicable, but you choose what you can fight against. I always thought if I could just put something in words perfectly enough, people would get the idea and it would change things.” — Neil Peart

36. “I think ‘Actions speak louder than words’ is one thing, I think, I always took from my mom. And to this day, I think about that in everything I do.” — Ginni Rometty

37. “Acting has to do with saying it as if you meant it, so for me, the words are always very important. It’s very important for me to know my lines, know them so well that I don’t have to think about them.” — Christopher Walken

38. “Reviews condition people. At the end of the day, a lot of human minds are malleable. They can be easily shaped with strong words.” — Drake

39. “Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.” — Douglas Horton

40. “Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.” — Amy Tan

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41. “Years of cooking have taught me that the harder a flour is, the ‘thirstier’ it is. In other words, harder flours tend to have a greater capacity to absorb water than their softer counterparts.” — Samin Nosrat

42. “I always say that I’m an artist who works with pictures and words, so I think that the different aspects of my activity, whether it’s writing criticism, or doing visual work that incorporates writing, or teaching, or curating, is all of a single cloth, and I don’t make any separation in terms of those practices.” — Barbara Kruger

43. “’Liquid Swords’ just represents a sharp tongue, sharp words.” — Gaza

44. “Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.” — Boris Pasternak

45. “Every year, I speak to our new associates and give them this advice, although in my own words. ‘This isn’t like school,’ I tell them, ‘where you want to get your hand in the air and give an answer quickly. The only grade here is 100. Deadlines are important, but at Blackstone, you can always get help in meeting them.’” — Stephen A. Schwarzman

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