15 Powerful Quotes About Language

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.


Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.

Paul Wellstone

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.

J.K. Rowling

Music is only love looking for words.

Lawrence Durrell

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Robin Williams

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.

Gore Vidal

It does not require many words to speak the truth.

Chief Joseph

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.

Baltasar Gracian

No is a powerful word. To me, it’s the single most powerful word in the English language. Said clearly, strongly and with enough frequency and force, it can alter the course of history.

Shonda Rhimes

Everyone smiles in the same language.

George Carlin

Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.

Salman Rushdie

A word is dead when it is said some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

Emily Dickinson

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