"To be read. To be heard. To be seen. I want to be read, I want to be heard. I don't need to be seen. To write requires an ego, a belief that what you say matters. Writing also requires an aching curiosity leading you to discover, uncover, what is gnawing at your bones. Words have a weight to them. How you choose to present them and to whom is a matter of style and choice."
- Terry Tempest Williams (When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice)
"Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts."
- Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind)
"If you say a word, it leaps out and becomes the truth. I love you. I believe it. I believe I am loveable. How can something as fragile as a word build a whole world?"
- Franny Billingsley (Chime)
''I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.'' - Emily Dickinson