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Quotes that Touch Me: Words, Language, and Life

My friend Heather posted this quote on my Facebook wall. I really loved it as it expresses so much of how I feel about writing and words and all the good things that they can be.

I love language, words, and all the lovely, exciting, and heart wrenching things you can do with them. Pick the right ones, put them in the right order, and you’ve created a moment in time where the reader forgets about the late car payment, the dirty dishes, the impending workweek. You have created a state of bliss. Or negligence, depending on your perspective. ~Darynda Jones

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. Anyone else feel this way about writing, words, and all the things that they are?

24 comments
Chea
Chea

Wow. I love that!

Nike Binger Marshall
Nike Binger Marshall

She could not have said it better!  That's exactly how I feel about writing!

Darynda Jones
Darynda Jones

Wow, a reader pointed this out to me. I'm so glad you like the quote! It's so very much how I feel. Words are incredible. 

~Darynda~

Robert P. Vermillion Jr.
Robert P. Vermillion Jr.

If there's one thing on this Earth that has fueled my human existence on this planet, it's the written word. I've studied them, been entranced by them, played with them, confided in them and done pretty much everything you can do with them. They're a huge part of me and my life and will be until my last days ;).

Cynthia Gergel
Cynthia Gergel

This is an excellent quote. The final sentence really makes it!

Anne Marie Jones
Anne Marie Jones

Yes, absolutely! Reading a good book is the ultimate in escapism.

SharonBeechumSample
SharonBeechumSample

I love writing and all the many things that can be expressed with and by it. There is not a thought that can't be expressed through it. Although, at times, it may be hard to put the thought clearly into words.

Matthew Carpenter
Matthew Carpenter

Words are the most beautiful, but most deadly thing in the entire world. Words can bring joy to the heart, or be the knife that stabs the heart. Words must always be used carefully to ensure they do not harm, but rather are the elevator that helps lift a person up. That is my thoughts on words :-) As for my use of words-- I love to write them (actually was working on a book but shelved it for the time being due to lack of time.)

DebbieBrown
DebbieBrown

It is not negligence to forget the dishes once in awhile, (the car payment yes).  :) 

Jannah Meredith
Jannah Meredith

Oh yes, am starting a 10 module writing course. Looking forward to gaining written emotion manipulation skills!

Meredith Piscitelli
Meredith Piscitelli

Words are wonderful tools in life. They can do anything; build you up; bring you down; slice you to bits; put you back together. Love 'em. Since this is child-oriented; Example: 1. I always urged my children, if they complained about a teacher, to find a way to make that person their 'very best friend.' (words) 2. If my boys were being picked on (bullied, nowadays) by someone, use words to try to stop them. If that didn't work after a few tries, sock 'em! This worked especially well for the stutterer, who would try to explain to them how to deal with his speech impediment. My children, because they dealt with words in this way, knew their power and still use them effectively.

SusieKlein
SusieKlein

Love the quote and totally agree with it!

Fiona Davies
Fiona Davies

Is anyone else going to admit they can't read them? Like me.

emma m
emma m

“I love language, words, and all the lovely, exciting, and heart wrenching things you can do with them. Pick the right ones, put them in the right order, and you’ve created a moment in time where the reader forgets about the late car payment, the dirty dishes, the impending workweek. You have created a state of bliss. Or negligence, depending on your perspective.”

Single Dad Laughing
Single Dad Laughing moderator

@Darynda Jones It's a fantastic quote. Wish I came up with it myself! :)

Cheryl Sanders
Cheryl Sanders

@Darynda Jones   From a reader, to an incredible author, thank you for this quote!  You, Darynda Jones, and authors like you, are my Rock Stars!!!