ILLUSION OF WORDS

Unlike any other species we depend on words as a way to communicate in the social world…at an early age the child begins to learn words usually much to the delight of adults who wants to share verbal communications.

But words have the extraordinary problem of breaking down our interrelated world into unlimited pieces cutting off our sense of relatedness to the environment...and the two words which become most important to us is “I” and “ME”…we then proceed to move as a separate entity and become attached to other words in which we identify and expect our separate self to achieve.

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves. ~John Locke

Language forces us to perceive the world as man presents it to us. ~Julia Penelope

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. ~Marshall Lumsden

We have too many high sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them. ~Abigail Adams

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Words signify man’s refusal to accept the world as it is. ~Walter Kaufmann

Be not the slave of Words. ~Thomas Carlyle

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as if it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. ~George Orwell

A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words. ~Samuel Butler

Oaths are but words, and words but wind. ~Samuel Butler

Whenever ideas fail, men invent words. ~Martin H. Fischer

Words, like Nature, half reveal
And half conceal the Soul within.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor. ~Samuel Butler

A different language is a different vision of life. ~Federico Fellini

The word “good” has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. ~G.K. Chesterton

Related Pages:
Words and Perception
Feminine Right Brain
Dr. Seuss-Right Brain

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s