Torin/Darren WhoEver (wolfieboy) wrote,
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Quote on words having fluid meanings

I was browsing this page and found a variety of nice quotes. The one that really stuck me though is the first one here on the fluidity of word definitions. The rest, I've put behind a cut. They are important but this is the only way that I could compromise diluting my message vs. wanting to publish all four vs. too many posts…

"All words have not a single meaning but a swarm of them, like bees around a hive. And like that swarm, changing its position ever-so-slightly with each wingbeat, the word's meanings change a little with each use upon the tongue or the page." —Maureen O'Brien

"Kindness is contagious. The spirit of harmony trickles down by a thousand secret channels into the inmost recesses of the household life." —Henry Van Dyke

"You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?" —Robert Louis Stevenson

"[T]he basic idea of all morality: that individuals are responsible for their actions." —Salman Rushdie

"Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world — even if what is published is not true." —Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul
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