Words rich in meaning can be cheap in sound effects.
Burn all the dictionaries and the things of the world will still be there.
Never write when you are not in the mood; when you are not feeling it. If the words do not flow freely, and come to you almost magically, then put it down and do not force yourself to write in the book, or it will reflect in your writing and it will be terribly obvious.
He could see plainly that she was not herself. That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself ….
the only way
She thought of all the words that went unspoken in the world, throughout time: what happened to them, where did they go? What would happen if they were all spoken? How different would the world be then?
…his words – the gift of expression, the bewildering, the iluminating, the most exalted and the most contemptible, the pulsating stream of light or the deceitful flow from the heart of an impenetrable darkness.
The right words to express oneself can never be found in any dictionary.
I write to taste life twice; to savour the flavour of sweet times gone by, or spit out the bitterness before it multiplies.
You are alone,
You speak back to silence.
People call it loneliness,
You call it solitude,
Meaning the same pain.