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I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.
    —    Edgar Allan Poe
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On This Day In:
2016 In The Beginning
2015 False Gods
2014 But Sometimes Careers Choose People
2013 Pretty Sure Of Uncertainty
2012 Face Reality
2011 Intelligent Luck

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Some words are not so absolute as they sound.  Take the word “nothing“:  A woman who has nothing to wear also never has room in her closet.
     —     John P. Grier
[And then, of course, there are males like me, with loads to choose from, but wear the same thing every day.    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 A Terrifying Cycle
2014 Rights
2013 Do Bold Things
2012 Seven Causes
2011 I Feel A Tingle Coming On

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In The Beginning

Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power.
     ―    Sigmund Freud
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On This Day In:
2015 False Gods
2014 But Sometimes Careers Choose People
2013 Pretty Sure Of Uncertainty
2012 Face Reality
2011 Intelligent Luck

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The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
   ―    Thomas Jefferson
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On This Day In:
2014 Sure Experiments And Demonstrated Arguments
2013 Irrational Complacency
2012 Why Criticize?
Giants Sweep 2012 World Series With Game 4 Win (4 To 3)!!!
2011 Saying Just Enough
2010 Giants Win Game 2 Shutout of Rangers – 9 to 0!!!

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The mind is its own place, and the places inhabited by the insane and the exceptionally gifted are so different from the places where ordinary men and women live, that there is little or no common ground of memory to serve as a basis for understanding or fellow feeling.  Words are uttered, but fail to enlighten.  The things and events to which the symbols refer belong to mutually exclusive realms of experience.
    —    Aldous Huxley
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On This Day In:
2014 Just Between Me
2013 Beyond The Strings
2012 Saving The Union
2011 Still And Too Often

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Words do not express thoughts very well;  everything immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish.  And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.
    —    Hermann Hesse
From his novel: “The Journey To The East
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On This Day In:
2014 A Real Fight
2013 Unravelling
2012 I Resolve
2011 Practice, Practice, Practice
2009 Phoenix Trip (July ’09)

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No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
   —   Henry Adams
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On This Day In:
2014 Astonishing Choices
2013 Three Hard Tasks
2012 The Only Remains
2011 Personal Capability
What Price Failure?
Both Of W’s Elections
Tea (Baggers) Anyone?

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I understand why we do that now.  It’s a help, not a threat.  It’s something to remind you how important words are.  Ideas are important.  Principles are important.  Words are important.  Your word is the most important of all.  Your word is who you are.
   —    Tom Clancy
[Found on a blog I follow: http://dshenai.wordpress.com/
The specific post is:  http://dshenai.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/tribute-to-tom-clancy-with-his-insightful-quotes/
Thanks Deo!   —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Mine Stands
2011 Aversions

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All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
     —    Letter (9 April 1945);
Published in:  “Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917–1961
Edited by:  Carlos Baker
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On This Day In:
2012 Make Both
2011 Are You Happy Yet?

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There is no such thing as a dirty word.  Nor is there a word so powerful, that it’s going to send the listener to the lake of fire upon hearing it.
    —    Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2012 Wall-Crawler Reboot
Learning To Count
On Worshiping God
2011 Emancipated Differences
2010 A Little More Technology, Please…

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