Every thought is a spell. Every sentence you utter is a spell. So the big question is... are you creating beauty or death with your word magic?
You can't really succeed with a novel anyway; they're too big. It's like city planning. You can't plan a perfect city because there's too much going on that you can't take into account. You can, however, write a perfect sentence now and then. I have.
We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence and start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors.
The way you live your day is a sentence in the story of your life. Each day you make the choice whether the sentence ends with a period, question mark, or exclamation point.
How long do you think the sentence for this crime should be? A year? Five? Ten?' Many of us torture ourselves over our mistakes for decades, even after we've genuinely attempted to make amends. How reasonable is that sentence?
Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation but as a question. [A caution he gives his students, to be wary of dogmatism.]
I await your sentence with less fear than you pass it. The time will come when all will see what I see.
Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.
Sentence first, verdict afterwards.
I don't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with Charles Chaplin.
The integers of language are sentences, and their organs are the parts of speech. Linguistic organization, then, consists in the differentiation of the parts of speech and the integration of the sentence.
Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence, carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous things and thus an outline of methodology.
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.
I can speak Tamil fluently, and the sentence structures in Telugu are quite similar.
Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.
The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.