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Annie giggled again. She couldn't seem to stop herself. And when she did, the most incredible thing happened. Alex's grin vanished, and after gazing down at her for what seemed to her several endless seconds, he got tears in his eyes. "Thank you," he said. Only that, just a simple "thank you." But to Annie, those were the two most wonderful words she'd ever seen spoken, and they meant more to her than a thousand others might have. With them, he told her a wealth of things, namely that he had meant everything he'd said to her in the attic, that he not only wouldn't punish her for making noise, but that he wanted her to.Catherine Anderson A Thousand Words Sayings By Catherine Anderson: Annie giggled again. She couldn't seem to stop herself. And when she did, the most
I have this theory about words. There's a thousand ways to say 'Pass the salt'. It could mean, you know, 'Can I have some salt?' or it could mean, 'I love you.' It could mean, 'I'm very annoyed with you'. Really, the list could go on and on. Words are little bombs, and they have a lot of energy inside them.Christopher Walken A Thousand Words Sayings By Christopher Walken: I have this theory about words. There's a thousand ways to say 'Pass the salt'.
Quinn, I..." He whispers the words, unfinished, into my mouth as the space between us disappears and our lips finally touch. A thousand fireworks explode inside me, and I feel them in him too, in his lips on mine, and his hands in my hairm and the way we pull each other closerJessi Kirby A Thousand Words Sayings By Jessi Kirby: Quinn, I..." He whispers the words, unfinished, into my mouth as the space between us
Lola: You know that thing you said about someone being perfect for someone else?

Cricket: Yeah?

Lola: I think you're perfect, too. Perfect for me. And ... you look amazing tonight. You always do.

Cricket: Did I black out? Because I've daydreamed those words a thousand times, but I never thought you'd actually say them.
Stephanie Perkins A Thousand Words Sayings By Stephanie Perkins: Lola: You know that thing you said about someone being perfect for someone else?Cricket: Yeah?Lola:
I knew that iridium-193 was one of two stable isotopes of iridium, a very rare, very dense metal, but I didn't know that the periodic table even existed.
I knew how many zeroes there were in a quintillion, but I thought that algebra lived in ponds.
I'd picked up a few Latin words, and a smattering of Elvish, but my French was non-existent.
I'd read more than one book of more than one thousand pages (more than once), but I wouldn't have been able to identify a metaphor if it poked me in the eye.
By secondary-school standards, I was quite a dunce.
Gavin Extence A Thousand Words Sayings By Gavin Extence: I knew that iridium-193 was one of two stable isotopes of iridium, a very rare,
In an astonishingly short time I reached the point where the language taught itself - where I learned to speak merely by speaking. This point is the place which students taught foreign languages in our schools and colleges find great difficulty in reaching. I think the main trouble is that they learn too much of a language at a time. A French child with a vocabulary of two hundred words can express more spoken ideas than a student of French can with a knowledge of two thousand.James Weldon Johnson A Thousand Words Sayings By James Weldon Johnson: In an astonishingly short time I reached the point where the language taught itself -
Because words are powerful; they can hurt and wound, and one word can lead to a thousand horrors. So don't forget to be impeccable with your words.Kunal Nayyar A Thousand Words Sayings By Kunal Nayyar: Because words are powerful; they can hurt and wound, and one word can lead to
A Greek will never say anything he hasn't already said a thousand times. Her husband Charles reprimanded me for not knowing the word. To Charles it was a mark of one's respect for other cultures to know the local terms of abuse and the words for sex acts and natural wastes.Don DeLillo A Thousand Words Sayings By Don DeLillo: A Greek will never say anything he hasn't already said a thousand times. Her husband
No matter how many centuries of oblivion pile up over their existences, their ignorance will have existed just as it is at that moment, on that date, in that cold light. They realize this and are delighted.
Also, that in a thousand years' time this day will have existed for a thousand years to the day. And the ignorance of the whole world about what they've said today will have a date too. Without words, without ink to write it down or a book to read it in, it will have a date, a place in time. And they're delighted about that too.
Marguerite Duras A Thousand Words Sayings By Marguerite Duras: No matter how many centuries of oblivion pile up over their existences, their ignorance will
I tried to think of a witty play on Every picture tells a thousand words, but then the whole word/picture thing collapsed on me.Douglas Coupland A Thousand Words Sayings By Douglas Coupland: I tried to think of a witty play on Every picture tells a thousand words,
Better than a meaningless story of a thousand words is a single word of deep meaning which, when heard, produces peace.Gautama Buddha A Thousand Words Sayings By Gautama Buddha: Better than a meaningless story of a thousand words is a single word of deep
I got a lot of flak originally for writing with photographs, because the great cliche in photography is that one photograph is worth a thousand words, and photographers are usually dodo birds anyway.Duane Michals A Thousand Words Sayings By Duane Michals: I got a lot of flak originally for writing with photographs, because the great cliche
Would you recognize your mother's face in a thousand faces? Clinton waited for Evie to answer.
Of course.
Can you describe her face so well I would recognize her in a thousand faces? He waited again.
I don't think so.
That's the difference. You're familiar with your mother's face. When you know something that way, the connection is straight to your heart. Words are incidental, unnecessary. That's what I mean by spiritual.
Dennis Vickers A Thousand Words Sayings By Dennis Vickers: Would you recognize your mother's face in a thousand faces? Clinton waited for Evie to
A thousand words blossomed to her lips and died there, because no amount of speaking could communicate the depths of how he'd affected her. Of how he'd changed her.Katherine McIntyre A Thousand Words Sayings By Katherine McIntyre: A thousand words blossomed to her lips and died there, because no amount of speaking
One good, compassionate and caring Self is a thousand times greater than all the fanciful, imaginary supernatural entities in the world.Abhijit Naskar A Thousand Words Sayings By Abhijit Naskar: One good, compassionate and caring Self is a thousand times greater than all the fanciful,
Most writers write too much. I have the exact opposite problem. I feel I could write almost anything in a paragraph. I have a natural ability to condense, and so I often think, "Are you kidding me? Five thousand words? How am I gonna make 5,000 words out of that?"Fran Lebowitz A Thousand Words Sayings By Fran Lebowitz: Most writers write too much. I have the exact opposite problem. I feel I could
But when Bethany came into class, her dark hair pulled back into a low ponytail, showing off her graceful neck, he may have stopped breathing again. A thousand charming words strung together in his head in a nanosecond, but he averted his eyes to his empty notebook. Notes? Who really took notes in class? Dawson wanted to see if she would talk to him first. God, he was like a teenage girl. He was so screwed.Jennifer L. Armentrout A Thousand Words Sayings By Jennifer L. Armentrout: But when Bethany came into class, her dark hair pulled back into a low ponytail,
That brought the smile back to the old woman's face. "This one at least is honest," she announced, "but you, ser ... I have known a dozen Westerosi knights and a thousand adventurers of the same ilk, but none so pure as you would paint yourself. Men are beasts, selfish and brutal. However gentle the words, there are always darker motives underneath. I do not trust you, ser.George R R Martin A Thousand Words Sayings By George R R Martin: That brought the smile back to the old woman's face. "This one at least is
They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but with me it always ends up being well over a hundred thousand.Luke Taylor A Thousand Words Sayings By Luke Taylor: They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but with me it always ends up
A novel, in which all is created by the author's whim, must strike a more profound level of truth, or it is worthless."
"And yet, I have heard you say that any novel that relieves your ennui for an hour has proved its usefulness."
"You have a good memory. It must have been ten thousands of years ago that I uttered those words."
"And if it was?"
"In another ten thousand, perhaps I will agree with them again."
"In my opinion, the proper way to judge a novel is this: Does it give one an accurate reflection of the moods and characteristics of a particular group of people in a particular place at a particular time? If so, it has value. Otherwise, it has none."
"You do not find this rather narrow?"
"Madam - "
"Well?"
"I was quoting you.
Steven Brust A Thousand Words Sayings By Steven Brust: A novel, in which all is created by the author's whim, must strike a more
You know, photo conversations are replacing verbal conversations. I don't know if that's a bad thing. A photo is worth a thousand words.Ashton Kutcher A Thousand Words Sayings By Ashton Kutcher: You know, photo conversations are replacing verbal conversations. I don't know if that's a bad
Success in the pulps depended on speed and imagination, and Hubbard had both in abundance. The church estimates that between 1934 and 1936, he was turning out a hundred thousand words of fiction a month. He was writing so fast that he began typing on a roll of butcher paper to save time. When a story was finished, he would tear off the sheet using a T-square and mail it to the publisher.Lawrence Wright A Thousand Words Sayings By Lawrence Wright: Success in the pulps depended on speed and imagination, and Hubbard had both in abundance.
Too much. Too fast. Too intense. The glass soul falls to the ground and shatters into a thousand words. The invisible boy becomes visible, and all of a sudden, his emotions blast neon.David Levithan A Thousand Words Sayings By David Levithan: Too much. Too fast. Too intense. The glass soul falls to the ground and shatters
I think the reason why I don't read so much, is because as I have observed, whole books all boil down to a drop of essence. You can read a book full of ten thousand words and at the end, sum it up in one sentence; I am more for the one sentence. I am more for the essence. It's like how you need a truckload of roses to extract one drop of rose oil; I don't want to bother with the truckload of roses because I would rather walk away with the drop of rose oil. So in my mind, I have written two hundred books. Why? Because I have with me two hundred vials with one drop of essence in each!C. JoyBell C. A Thousand Words Sayings By C. JoyBell C.: I think the reason why I don't read so much, is because as I have
I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. 'I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--' (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a VERY good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) '--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.) Presently she began again. 'I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny it'll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downward! The Antipathies, I think--' (she was rather glad thereLewis Carroll A Thousand Words Sayings By Lewis Carroll: I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. 'I must
Cal's eyes flicker, out to the trees. But he's not looking at the leaves. His gaze is in the past, to something more painful. "She killed my true mother as well. And she'll kill all of us if we let her." The words come out hard and harsh, a rusty blade to saw f lesh. They taste wonderful in my mouth. "Not if I kill her first." For all his talents, Cal is not a violent person. He can kill you in a thousand different ways, lead an army, burn down a village, but he will not enjoy it. So his next words take me by surprise. "When the time comes," he says, staring at me, "we'll flip a coin.Victoria Aveyard A Thousand Words Sayings By Victoria Aveyard: Cal's eyes flicker, out to the trees. But he's not looking at the leaves. His
I just write what I think is good and keep it at a thousand words.Henry Rollins A Thousand Words Sayings By Henry Rollins: I just write what I think is good and keep it at a thousand words.
I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I'm writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories.Eric Brown A Thousand Words Sayings By Eric Brown: I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three
The words witch and witchcraft, in everyday usage for over a thousand years, have undergone several changes of meaning; and today witchcraft, having reverted to its original connotation of magic and sorcery, does not convey the precise and limited definition it once had during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. If witchcraft had never meant anything more than the craft of "an old, weather-beaten crone..." Europe would not have suffered, for three centuries from 1450 to 1750, the shocking nightmare, the foulest crime and the deepest shame of western civilization, the blackout of everything that homo sapiens, the reasoning man, has ever upheld. This book is about that shame...degradation stifled decency, the filthiest passions masqueraded under the cover of religion, and man's intellect was subverted to condone bestialities that even Swift's Yahoos would blush.

Never were so many wrong, so long...
Rossell Hope Robbins A Thousand Words Sayings By Rossell Hope Robbins: The words witch and witchcraft, in everyday usage for over a thousand years, have undergone
We splinter into a thousand pieces in her kitchen, becoming more together than we were apart. More than we were alone. With whispered promises and words of love, we exchange hearts.Kennedy Ryan A Thousand Words Sayings By Kennedy Ryan: We splinter into a thousand pieces in her kitchen, becoming more together than we were
The publisher Jeff Johnson, who has offered not a word of explanation to me, has privately told people that he hated every word that I wrote. I assume that mostly refers to my exposing the lies used by President Bush to justify the invasion of Iraq. Fortunately 60 percent of Americans now get the point but only after tens of thousand of Americans and Iraqis have been killed and maimed as the carnage spirals out of control. My only regret is that my pen was not sharper and my words tougher.Robert Scheer A Thousand Words Sayings By Robert Scheer: The publisher Jeff Johnson, who has offered not a word of explanation to me, has
In anything fit to be called by the name of reading, the process itself should be absorbing and voluptuous; we should gloat over a book, be rapt clean out of ourselves, and rise from the perusal, our mind filled with the busiest, kaleidoscopic dance of images, incapable of sleep or of continuous thought. The words, if the book be eloquent, should run thenceforward in our ears like the noise of breakers, and the story, if it be a story, repeat itself in a thousand coloured pictures to the eye.Robert Louis Stevenson A Thousand Words Sayings By Robert Louis Stevenson: In anything fit to be called by the name of reading, the process itself should
As Aristotle wrote a long, long time ago, and I'm paraphrasing here, the goal is to avoid mediocrity by being prepared to try something and either failing miserably or triumphing grandly. Mediocrity is not about failing, and it's the opposite of doing. Mediocrity, in other words, is about not trying. The reason is achingly simple, and I know you've heard it a thousand times before: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.Georges St-Pierre A Thousand Words Sayings By Georges St-Pierre: As Aristotle wrote a long, long time ago, and I'm paraphrasing here, the goal is
You do not need to be temperamental or upset to be a novelist. Don't embrace the tortured artist rhetoric that any life difficulties might serve to benefit and enhance your writing. That's damaging. Counterintuitive. Writing can be so incredibly lonely, and when you're alone with your thoughts for long enough to produce a hundred thousand words of your own headspace, it can be scary. Suffering is not good for your art. Mental health care is. So talk to someone other than your future readers about the problems you are facing. Someone you know and trust. There is no shame in asking for help.Bryant A. Loney A Thousand Words Sayings By Bryant A. Loney: You do not need to be temperamental or upset to be a novelist. Don't embrace
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"I recall what you said to me once," Will went on. "That words have the power to change us. Your words have changed me, Tess; they have made me a better man than I would have been otherwise. Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die -
Cassandra Clare A Thousand Words Sayings By Cassandra Clare: [ ... ] "I recall what you said to me once," Will went on. "That
Geoffrey Miller notes that most adults have a vocabulary of about sixty thousand words. To build that vocabulary, children must learn ten to twenty words a day between the ages of eighteen months and eighteen years. And yet the most frequent one hundred words account for 60 percent of all conversations. The most common four thousand words account for 98 percent of conversations. Why do humans bother knowingDavid Brooks A Thousand Words Sayings By David Brooks: Geoffrey Miller notes that most adults have a vocabulary of about sixty thousand words. To
' Bout time you married someone and stopped tempting every man from here to the Blue Sea," Padera said, slurring the words through toothless gums. "You know, wars have started over women like you."
Moya scoffed. "You're so full of crap, old woman."
"Brin?" Padera called.
Brin tore her eyes away from the doorway. "Augusta of Melen, daughter of Chieftain Eisol, started the Battle of the Red River when she refused to marry Theo of Warric. When Theo's father was killed in the fight, Theo vowed vengeance and summoned all of Clan Warric to his banner. This resulted in what became known as the Ten Year War, which claimed the lives of a thousand men and instigated a famine that lasted two years.
Michael J. Sullivan A Thousand Words Sayings By Michael J. Sullivan: ' Bout time you married someone and stopped tempting every man from here to the
Sometimes just being able to write only a few hundred words as opposed to a few thousand is just fine. As long as they're good words.Nicholas Trandahl A Thousand Words Sayings By Nicholas Trandahl: Sometimes just being able to write only a few hundred words as opposed to a
A penny for your dirty thoughts A pin for your cheating lips. If a picture's worth a thousand words I hope your counterfeit canvas rips.Isobel Irons A Thousand Words Sayings By Isobel Irons: A penny for your dirty thoughts A pin for your cheating lips. If a picture's
The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day.C.S. Forester A Thousand Words Sayings By C.S. Forester: The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed
His blue eyes spoke a thousand words all rolled into a heartfelt stare. They calmed the panic inside my body. In the silence between two friends, the air carried an entire conversation. His dark lashes blinked back a vow I knew he meant more than anything. 'I promise this will not destroy us.S.D. Hendrickson A Thousand Words Sayings By S.D. Hendrickson: His blue eyes spoke a thousand words all rolled into a heartfelt stare. They calmed
Not so, however, with books, for books cannot change. A thousand years hence they are what you find them to-day, speaking the same words, holding forth the same cheer, the same promise, the same comfort; always constant, laughing with those who laugh and weeping with those who weep.Eugene Field A Thousand Words Sayings By Eugene Field: Not so, however, with books, for books cannot change. A thousand years hence they are
Adams has done a bit of everything, from radio to television to designing computer games. Not all of them worked out.

"These are life's little learning experiences," he said. "You know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.'

"At the end of all this being-determined-to-be-a-jack-of-all-trades, I think I'm better off just sitting down and putting a hundred thousand words in a cunning order."

Adams writes "slowly and painfully."

"People assume you sit in a room, looking pensive and writing great thoughts," he said. "But you mostly sit in a room looking panic-stricken and hoping they haven't put a guard on the door yet.
Douglas Adams A Thousand Words Sayings By Douglas Adams: Adams has done a bit of everything, from radio to television to designing computer games.
One picture is worth a thousand words. Yes, but only if you look at the picture and say or think the thousand wordsWilliam, Saroyan A Thousand Words Sayings By William, Saroyan: One picture is worth a thousand words. Yes, but only if you look at the
I never believe anything that a lawyer says when he has a wig on his head and a fee in his hand. I prepare myself beforehand to regard it all as mere words, supplied at so much the thousand. I know he'll say whatever he thinks most likely to forward his own views.Anthony Trollope A Thousand Words Sayings By Anthony Trollope: I never believe anything that a lawyer says when he has a wig on his
A thousand sweet words can never disguise the rattle of a viper about to strike.Chanda Hahn A Thousand Words Sayings By Chanda Hahn: A thousand sweet words can never disguise the rattle of a viper about to strike.
Concerning the prayer that mountains fall to crush and hide, Farrar , says: "These words of Christ met with a painfully literal illustration when hundreds of the unhappy Jews at the siege of Jerusalem hid themselves in the darkest and vilest subterranean recesses, and when, besides those who were hunted out, no less than two thousand were killed by being buried under the ruins of their hiding places."Frederic Farrar A Thousand Words Sayings By Frederic Farrar: Concerning the prayer that mountains fall to crush and hide, Farrar , says: "These words
Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end? "I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?" she said aloud. "I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think - " (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the school-room, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) " - yes, that's about the right distance - but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?" (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)Lewis Carroll A Thousand Words Sayings By Lewis Carroll: Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end? "I wonder how many
[S]ome score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be
as here they are
mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horse-hair warded heads against walls of words, and making a pretence of equity with serious faces ...
Charles Dickens A Thousand Words Sayings By Charles Dickens: [S]ome score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be as
It is not literally true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Most people will not see what is in a picture, or will see it through the most readily available visual cliches. It takes training and an analytical vocabulary to talk about what is in a picture, and to know what to look for. A picture is worth a thousand words only for those who already have internalized an adequate vocabulary.Randall Collins A Thousand Words Sayings By Randall Collins: It is not literally true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Most people
A truly enlightened attitude to language should simply be to let six thousand or more flowers bloom. Subcultures should be allowed to thrive, not just because it is wrong to squash them, because they enrich the wider culture. Just as Black English has left its mark on standard English Culture, South Africans take pride in the marks of Afrikaans and African languages on their vocabulary and syntax.
New Zealand's rugby team chants in Maori, dancing a traditional dance, before matches. French kids flirt with rebellion by using verlan, a slang that reverses words' sounds or syllables (so femmes becomes meuf). Argentines glory in lunfardo, an argot developed from the underworld a centyry ago that makes Argentine Spanish unique still today. The nonstandard greeting "Where y'at?" for "How are you?" is so common among certain whites in New Orleans that they bear their difference with pride, calling themselves Yats. And that's how it should be.
Robert Lane Greene A Thousand Words Sayings By Robert Lane Greene: A truly enlightened attitude to language should simply be to let six thousand or more
There were over six hundred thousand words in the Oxford Dictionary. That meant there were six hundred thousand definitions of different words with a million and one meanings. Some words were silly while others were heartbreaking. Some words were happy while others were angry. So many different letters came together in different ways to form those different words, those unique meanings. So many words, but at the end of the day there was only one word that stood out among the rest. One word that somehow meant both heaven and hell, the sunny days and the rainy days, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It was the one word that made sense when everything else around you was messy, painful, and unapologetic. Love. With a smile, I wrapped my pinkie around his and said, I love you.Brittainy C. Cherry A Thousand Words Sayings By Brittainy C. Cherry: There were over six hundred thousand words in the Oxford Dictionary. That meant there were
I began to write when I was seven, and I have been writing off and on ever since. It is still off and on. You can say that when I am on, when I know I have a book which I am going to write, then I write two thousand words a day. That's so many pages longhand.William Golding A Thousand Words Sayings By William Golding: I began to write when I was seven, and I have been writing off and
There was a fine line of making love and fucking but this was love-fucking. This was cruel but sweet. Angry but happy. It was a thousand words in one timeless action - righting the wrongs of our past and hopefully repairing a future we both didn't think we'd ever find.Pepper Winters A Thousand Words Sayings By Pepper Winters: There was a fine line of making love and fucking but this was love-fucking. This
There were a thousand words for dreams realized and only one common whimper for hopes interrupted.Susan Meissner A Thousand Words Sayings By Susan Meissner: There were a thousand words for dreams realized and only one common whimper for hopes
Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words.Arthur Brisbane A Thousand Words Sayings By Arthur Brisbane: Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words.
Try writing an entire story with only a thousand words at your disposal. It's a terrific lesson in economy and precession.Darynda Jones A Thousand Words Sayings By Darynda Jones: Try writing an entire story with only a thousand words at your disposal. It's a
A picture paints a thousand words, a thousand poorly chosen words.S.E. Toon A Thousand Words Sayings By S.E. Toon: A picture paints a thousand words, a thousand poorly chosen words.
Words written fifty years ago, a hundred years ago, a thousand years ago, can have as much of this power today as ever they had it then to come alive for us and in us and to make us more alive within ourselves. That, I suppose, is the final mystery as well as the final power of words: That not even across great distances of time and space do they ever lose their capacity for becoming incarnate. And when these words tell of virtue and nobility, when they move closer to that truth and gentleness of spirit by which we become fully human, the reading of them is sacramental; and a library is as holy a place as any temple is holy because through the words which are treasured in it the Word itself becomes flesh again and again and dwells among us and within us, full of grace and truth.
Frederick Buechner, A Room Called Remember, in an essay called The Speaking and Writing of Words.
Frederick Buechner A Thousand Words Sayings By Frederick Buechner: Words written fifty years ago, a hundred years ago, a thousand years ago, can have
Don't try to write too much in a single session. One thousand words a day is quite enough. Stop after about four or five hours.Robert Harris A Thousand Words Sayings By Robert Harris: Don't try to write too much in a single session. One thousand words a day
Flinging it out with his magic, his soul, his cracked heart. Searching for her. Fight it, he willed her, sending the words down the bond - the mating bond, which perhaps had settled into place that first moment they'd become carranam, hidden beneath flame and ice and hope for a better future. Fight her. I am coming for you. Even if it takes me a thousand years. I will find you, I will find you, I will find you. OnlySarah J. Maas A Thousand Words Sayings By Sarah J. Maas: Flinging it out with his magic, his soul, his cracked heart. Searching for her. Fight
In Paul Friedrich's book Proto-Indo-European Trees he identifies the "semantic primitives" of the Indo-European tribe of languages through a group of words that have not changed much through twelve thousand years - and those are tree names: especially birch, willow, adler, elm, ash, apple and beech (bher, wyt, alysos, ulmo, os, abul, bhago). Seed syllables, bija, of the life of the west.Gary Snyder A Thousand Words Sayings By Gary Snyder: In Paul Friedrich's book Proto-Indo-European Trees he identifies the "semantic primitives" of the Indo-European tribe
This is a confusing and uncertain period, when a thousand wise words can go completely unnoticed, and one thoughtless word can provoke an utterly nonsensical furor.Vaclav Havel A Thousand Words Sayings By Vaclav Havel: This is a confusing and uncertain period, when a thousand wise words can go completely
Helen's era was quite different from what most people think of when they hear the words ancient Greece. The Parthenon, the graceful statues, the works of Sophocles, Euripides, Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato, all came nearly a thousand years after Helen's time, during the classical era. In the Bronze Age, no one yet knew how to make brittle iron flexible enough to use for tools and weapons. Art, especially sculpture of the human form, was stiffer and more stylized. Few people could read or write. Instead of signing important papers, you would use a stone seal to leave an impression on clay tablets. The design on the seal would be as unique as a signature. There was a kind of writing in Bronze Age Greece, but it was mostly used to keep track of financial matters, such as royal tax records. Messages, poems, songs, and stories were not written down but were memorized and passed along by word of mouth.Esther M. Friesner A Thousand Words Sayings By Esther M. Friesner: Helen's era was quite different from what most people think of when they hear the
One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.Al David A Thousand Words Sayings By Al David: One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.
Their constant outward-looking, their mania for radios, cars, and a thousand other trinkets made them dream and fix their eyes upon the trash of life, made it impossible for them to learn a language which could have taught them to speak of what was in their or others' hearts. The words of their souls were the syllables of popular songs.Richard Wright A Thousand Words Sayings By Richard Wright: Their constant outward-looking, their mania for radios, cars, and a thousand other trinkets made them
Children believe what we tell them. They have complete faith in us. They believe that a rose plucked from a garden can plunge a family into conflict. They believe that the hands of a human beast will smoke when he slays a victim, and that this will cause him shame when a young maiden takes up residence in his home. They believe a thousand other simple things.
I ask of you a little of this childlike sympathy and, to bring us luck, let me speak four truly magic words, childhood's "Open Sesame":
Once upon a time ...
Jean Cocteau A Thousand Words Sayings By Jean Cocteau: Children believe what we tell them. They have complete faith in us. They believe that
Today I acquired a collection of ray guns, posed for a cover spread, and wrote four thousand words of essay, including a reminder for my readers to avoid that terrible gallery show. What have you done?"
"Science," Drake said, annoyance shadowing his face as he crossed to the bar.
Michael R. Underwood A Thousand Words Sayings By Michael R. Underwood: Today I acquired a collection of ray guns, posed for a cover spread, and wrote
My God, I have missed you!" he whispered. "You can't imagine what it's been like. In every drawing room where I have been a guest I've listened to the sound of rustling silk, and I've prayed that I could turn and see you there. And every damned night I've lain awake and thought of you, and even when I've slept, my dreams have been plagued by you. Every time I touched a woman's hair, it seemed coarse in my hands because it was not yours, it wasn't the color of fire, and it did not have the sheen of satin and the feel of velvet and silk. Words whispered have never been the same, you witch! Damn you. Damn you a thousand times over!Heather Graham A Thousand Words Sayings By Heather Graham: My God, I have missed you!" he whispered. "You can't imagine what it's been like.
A good quote is worth a thousand words.Jonathan King A Thousand Words Sayings By Jonathan King: A good quote is worth a thousand words.
A friend is someone who can brighten your day with a simple smile, when others try to do it with a thousand words.Rachel A Thousand Words Sayings By Rachel: A friend is someone who can brighten your day with a simple smile, when others
Tell me,' the man leans forward ans says, 'have you heard of a lady called Madeleine? No? In 1996, this lady named Albright Madeleine, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was asked on television how she felt about the fact that five hundred thousand Iraqi children had died as a result of US economic sanctions? Do you know what she said? She said that it was "a very hard choice" but "we think the price is worth it". These are her exact words. How do you feel about that?
'How do you think I feel about that? And I would take your love for children more seriously if you didn't have children cleaning your floors.
Nadeem Aslam A Thousand Words Sayings By Nadeem Aslam: Tell me,' the man leans forward ans says, 'have you heard of a lady called
She knew that she belonged to this man, body and soul. Every trace of shame departed; it was burnt out by the fire that consumed her. She gave him a thousand opportunities; she fought to turn his words to serious things. He baffled her with his shallow smile and ready tongue, that twisted all topics to triviality. By six o'clock she was morally on her knees before him; she was imploring him to stay to dinner with her. He refused.Aleister Crowley A Thousand Words Sayings By Aleister Crowley: She knew that she belonged to this man, body and soul. Every trace of shame
Through all this ordeal his root horror had been isolation, and there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one. That is why, in spite of a hundred disadvantages, the world will always return to monogamy.G.K. Chesterton A Thousand Words Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: Through all this ordeal his root horror had been isolation, and there are no words
The stories told, the words, create their own reality. The details are important. Words create realities and decide destinies.

Unidentified writers, under four evangelical pseudonyms, wrote a book that made the world what it is today. Their words created the very reality in which we have been living for two thousand years; the words simply had to be worthy of faith. Had it not been for the detail about the baked fish he ate after going hungry after he died on the cross, and the finger stuck into the wound, the world would not be Christian and would not be awaiting resurrection. The word becomes the reality, a reality of which we ourselves are merely a part.
Mikhail Shishkin A Thousand Words Sayings By Mikhail Shishkin: The stories told, the words, create their own reality. The details are important. Words create
I have these guilts about never having read Chaucer but I was talked out of learning Early Anglo-Saxon / Middle English by a friend who had to take it for her Ph.D. They told her to write an essay in Early Anglo-Saxon on any-subject-of-her-own-choosing. "Which is all very well," she said bitterly, "but the only essay subject you can find enough Early Anglo-Saxon words for is 'How to Slaughter a Thousand Men in a Mead Hall'.Helene Hanff A Thousand Words Sayings By Helene Hanff: I have these guilts about never having read Chaucer but I was talked out of
She could not escape asking (in the exact words and mental intonations which a thousand million women, dairy wenches and mischief-making queens, had used before her, and which a million million women will know hereafter), "Was it all a horrible mistake, my marrying him?" She quieted the doubt
without answering it.
Sinclair Lewis A Thousand Words Sayings By Sinclair Lewis: She could not escape asking (in the exact words and mental intonations which a thousand
That break comes for all of us, at different times and in different ways. The nourishment of food, the bonds of friendship, the occasions for celebration, and the delights of legitimate pleasure end in a matter of a moment for each life and each relationship. It is to this vulnerability of living that Jesus points His finger. The poet puts it in these words: Our life contains a thousand springs and dies if one be gone; Strange that a harp of a thousand strings can stay in tune so long. There is an old adage that says you can give a hungry man a fish, or better still, you can teach him how to fish. Jesus would add that you can teach a person how to fish, but the most successful fisherman has hungers fish will not satisfy. GRavi Zacharias A Thousand Words Sayings By Ravi Zacharias: That break comes for all of us, at different times and in different ways. The
It was a good weekend. Five thousand words of Carry On. Fish tacos with radish and shredded cabbage. Only two more conversations about Wren. And Sunday afternoon brought Levi back, taking her front steps two at a time.Rainbow Rowell A Thousand Words Sayings By Rainbow Rowell: It was a good weekend. Five thousand words of Carry On. Fish tacos with radish
Remember in the forms of speech comes change Within a thousand years, and words that then Were well esteemed, seem foolish now and strange; And yet they spake them so, time and again, And thrived in love as well as any men; And so to win their loves in sundry days, In sundry lands there are as many ways.Geoffrey Chaucer A Thousand Words Sayings By Geoffrey Chaucer: Remember in the forms of speech comes change Within a thousand years, and words that
A demonstration is more than worth a thousand words.Michael Scott A Thousand Words Sayings By Michael Scott: A demonstration is more than worth a thousand words.
Beowulf stands out as a poem which makes extensive use of this kind of figurative language. There are over one thousand compounds in the poem, totalling one-third of all the words in the text. Many of these compounds are kennings. The word 'to ken' is still used in many Scottish and Northern English dialects, meaning 'to know'. Such language is a way of knowing and of expressing meanings in striking and memorable ways; it has continuities with the kinds of poetic compounding found in nearly all later poetry but especially in the Modernist texts of Gerard Manley Hopkins and James Joyce.Ronald Carter A Thousand Words Sayings By Ronald Carter: Beowulf stands out as a poem which makes extensive use of this kind of figurative
Populous cities are destroyed by earthquakes, and desolated by pestilence. Ambition is every where devoting its millions to incalculable calamity. Superstition, in a thousand shapes, is employed in brutalizing and degrading the human species, and fitting it to endure without a murmur the oppression of its innumerable tyrants. All this is abstractedly neither good nor evil because good and evil are words employed to designate that peculiar state of our own perceptions, resulting from the encounter of any object calculated to produce pleasure or pain. Exclude the idea of relation, and the words good and evil are deprived of import.Christopher Hitchens A Thousand Words Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Populous cities are destroyed by earthquakes, and desolated by pestilence. Ambition is every where devoting
[Beveridge] was a driven man, right to the end; his last words, enunciated clearly from his death bed at the age of eighty-four, showed that the aging social reformer was still haunted by the memory of those sick men on the East London streets. 'I have a thousand things to do,' he said, and died.T.R. Reid A Thousand Words Sayings By T.R. Reid: [Beveridge] was a driven man, right to the end; his last words, enunciated clearly from
Yeah a picture paints a thousand words it's true,
But it's still not enough for how I feel about you.
I wanna put you in a melody, I gotta set you to a groove
Keith Urban A Thousand Words Sayings By Keith Urban: Yeah a picture paints a thousand words it's true,But it's still not enough for how
Ideals, standards, aspirations,
those are chameleon words, and take color from their speakers,
often false tints. A scholarly man of my acquaintance once told me that he traveled a thousand miles into the desert to get away from the word uplift, and it was the first word he heard after he reached his destination.
Carolyn Wells A Thousand Words Sayings By Carolyn Wells: Ideals, standards, aspirations,those are chameleon words, and take color from their speakers,often false tints. A
If your personal genome sequence was written out longhand, it would be a three-billion-word book. The King James Version of the Bible has 783,137 words, so your genetic code is the equivalent of nearly four thousand Bibles. And if your personal genome sequence were an audio book and you were read at a rate of one double helix per second, it would take nearly a century to put you into words!Mark Batterson A Thousand Words Sayings By Mark Batterson: If your personal genome sequence was written out longhand, it would be a three-billion-word book.
It is really appropriate to call Jesus the word because God spoke him into existence through dozens probably a hundred different people over a four thousand year period of time. The Holy Spirit took these words and impregnated Mary.Andrew Wommack A Thousand Words Sayings By Andrew Wommack: It is really appropriate to call Jesus the word because God spoke him into existence
Oh, I think so. Yeah. Oh, well, sure. A 'type-token' ratio, I suppose, would be as good a way as any to work that out, and with samples of a thousand words or more, you could just check the frequency of occurrence of the various parts of speech." "And would you call that conclusive?" "Pretty much. You see, that sort of test would discount any change in the basic vocabulary. It's not the words but the expression of the words; the style. We call it 'index of diversity.' Very baffling to the layman, which, of course, is what we want." The director smiled wryly. Then he nodded at the tape in Karras's hands. "And so this other person's voice is on that one?" "Not exactly." "Not exactly?William Peter Blatty A Thousand Words Sayings By William Peter Blatty: Oh, I think so. Yeah. Oh, well, sure. A 'type-token' ratio, I suppose, would be
Our breath and movements flowed evenly, measured, in unison. He brought his torso up to meet mine as he heaved, hands grasping at my bra straps, my curls, anything tangible to keep him from floating into the ether. I witnessed his face speak a thousand words as his lips just uttered one: my name again. He was all at once demonic, blissful, tortured, humble and at peace.Jessica Topper A Thousand Words Sayings By Jessica Topper: Our breath and movements flowed evenly, measured, in unison. He brought his torso up to
Friends," he began, "fellow citizens of the Federation, I have tonight a unique honor and privilege. Since the triumphant return of our trail-blazing ship Champion - " He continued in a few thousand well-chosen words to congratulate the citizens of Earth on their successful contact with another planet, another civilized race. He managed to imply that the exploit of the Champion was the personal accomplishment of every citizen of the Federation, that any one of them could have led the expedition had he not been busy with other serious work - and that he, Secretary Douglas, had been chosen by them as their humble instrument to work their will. The flattering notions were never stated baldly, but implied; the underlying assumption being that the common man was the equal of anyone and better than most - and that good old Joe Douglas embodied the common man. Even his mussed cravat and cowlicked hair had a "just folks" quality.Robert A. Heinlein A Thousand Words Sayings By Robert A. Heinlein: Friends," he began, "fellow citizens of the Federation, I have tonight a unique honor and
The weapons a writer has at her disposal are flawed. There are words that feel shapeless and overused. Love, for example.I could write the word love a thousand times and it would mean a thousand different things to different readers. What is the point of trying to put down on paper emotions that are too complex, too huge, too overwhelming to be confined by an alphabet? Love isn't the only word that fails. Hate does, too.Jodi Picoult A Thousand Words Sayings By Jodi Picoult: The weapons a writer has at her disposal are flawed. There are words that feel
Load poems like guns -
war's geography calls you
to arms.
The enemy has no signs,
counter-signs,
colors
signals
symbols!
Load poems like guns -
each moment is loaded
with bombs
bullets
blasts
death-sounds -
death and war
don't follow rules
you can make your pages into white flags
a thousand times
but swallow your words, say no more.
Load your poems -
your body -
your thoughts -
like guns.
The schoolhouses of war rise up
within you.
Maybe you are next.
Farzana Marie A Thousand Words Sayings By Farzana Marie: Load poems like guns - war's geography calls youto arms.The enemy has no signs,counter-signs,colorssignalssymbols!Load poems
Today, Leslie writes at least a thousand words a day on DC Metro orange line trains. Most of them perish behind the delete button.Leslie Welch A Thousand Words Sayings By Leslie Welch: Today, Leslie writes at least a thousand words a day on DC Metro orange line
Titivillus was a tricky little bastard. Despite the scribe's best intentions, the work itself was repetitive and boring. The mind would wander and mistakes would be made. It was the duty of Titivillus to fill his sack a thousand times each day with manuscript errors. These were hauled to Satan, where they would be recorded in The Book of Errors and used against the scribe on Judgment Day. Thus, the work of copying came with a risk to the scribe: while properly transcribed words were positive marks, incorrectly transcribed words were negative marks.Andrew Davidson A Thousand Words Sayings By Andrew Davidson: Titivillus was a tricky little bastard. Despite the scribe's best intentions, the work itself was
When you've got creative momentum, the last thing you want to do is stop. I'd write and write and wake up with my head slumped over and my fingers still on the keyboard and the last sentence trailing off like eeeeeejjjjjjjjjjjjj . . . Then I'd finally crawl to bed. Mornings were rough, but I got used to it. It was invigorating to write a couple thousand words while the rest of the world was asleep. More invigorating than rest.Kate Inglis A Thousand Words Sayings By Kate Inglis: When you've got creative momentum, the last thing you want to do is stop. I'd
A real friend is someone you say a sentence to and they know ten thousand words behind that sentence.Jackson Pollock A Thousand Words Sayings By Jackson Pollock: A real friend is someone you say a sentence to and they know ten thousand
As I think of them going up and down before those schoolroom windows - the Doctor reading with his complacent smile, an occasional flourish of the manuscript, or grave motion of his head; and Mr. Dick listening, enchained by interest, with his poor wits calmly wandering God knows where, upon the wings of hard words - I think of it as one of the pleasantest things, in a quiet way, that I have ever seen. I feel as if they might go walking to and fro for ever, and the world might somehow be the better for it - as if a thousand things it makes a noise about, were not one half so good for it, or me.Charles Dickens A Thousand Words Sayings By Charles Dickens: As I think of them going up and down before those schoolroom windows - the
If I can manage to write up to about a thousand words early in the morning, no matter what else I'm doing that day, I feel at least I've got some work done. Often I find my ideas are clearer then. It's as if I've got all the imagination going through all my dreams as if it's still there in my head. I think that's a good writing tip to pass on. Write when you wake up.Jacqueline Wilson A Thousand Words Sayings By Jacqueline Wilson: If I can manage to write up to about a thousand words early in the
Man, that's a killer strategy, that is, an awesome way to persuade the incognoscenti that we're not crazed hokum junkies, high on hackwork, trying to pimp our addled euphoria to anyone who passes. Yeah, vehement denial that we've got anything to do with the crack-whore pump-daddy beast of a thousand cocks locked in the closet. Bitter accusations of snootcocking snipewankery when they point out that crack-whore pimp-daddy beast of a thousand cocks in the closet. Offended outrage when they assume the mindfuck we're touting is a cheap handjob, just because we're, like, standing on a street corner dressed to sell our arses. And because our first words to a prospective customer just happens to be, 'Hey, big boy.Hal Duncan A Thousand Words Sayings By Hal Duncan: Man, that's a killer strategy, that is, an awesome way to persuade the incognoscenti that