“There is something about words.
In expert hands, manipulated deftly,
they take you prisoner.
Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk,
and when you are so enthralled you cannot move,
they pierce your skin,
enter your blood,
numb your thoughts.
Inside you they work their magic.”
-- Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
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“What is life?
Thoughts and feelings arise, with or without our will, and we employ words to express them ...
How vain is it to think that words can penetrate the mystery of our being.
Rightly used they may make evident our ignorance of ourselves, and this is much.”
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley