You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.
One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.
I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.
Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.
What’s not so great is that all this technology is destroying our social skills. Not only have we given up on writing letters to each other, we barely even talk to each other. People have become so accustomed to texting that they’re actually startled when the phone rings. It’s like we suddenly all have Batphones. If it rings, there must be danger. Now we answer, “What happened? Is someone tied up in the old sawmill?” “No, it’s Becky. I just called to say hi.” “Well you scared me half to death. You can’t just pick up the phone and try to talk to me like that. Don’t the tips of your fingers work?
A word to the wise is infuriating.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
A writer is one who communicates ideas and emotions people want to communicate but aren't quite sure how, or even if, they should communicate them.
You push the TRUTH off a cliff, but it will always fly. You can submerge the TRUTH under water, but it will not drown. You can place the TRUTH in the fire, but it will survive. You can bury the TRUTH beneath the ground, but it will arise. TRUTH always prevails!