It’s very hard to find your own words…

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.

Orson Scott Card (b. 1951)

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.

Carol Burnett (b. 1933)

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.

James Earl Jones (b. 1931)

It does not require many words to speak the truth.

Chief Joseph (1840 – 1904)

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.

Toni Morrison (1931 – 2019)

It’s very hard to find your own words – and you don’t actually exist until you have your own words.

Jordan Peterson (b. 1962)

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Charles Simic (b. 1938)

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Henry Adams (1838 – 1918)

There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.

Thomas Reid (1710 – 1796)

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

George Gordon Byron (1788 – 1824)

28 thoughts on “It’s very hard to find your own words…”

  1. wonderful quotes to read on a Sunday morning. They are thought-provoking. Every writer knows it is sometimes hard to find the right words. Thank you for sharing.

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