„Real togetherness in married couples and indeed in any couple comes from words, not just the words that are spoken – spoken voluntarily – but the words one doesn't keep to oneself – at least not without the intervention of the will.“
La verdadera unidad de los matrimonios y aún de las parejas la traen las palabras, más que las palabras dichas -dichas voluntariamente-, las palabras que no se callan -que no se callan sin que nuestra voluntad intervenga.
— Aleister Crowley poet, mountaineer, occultist 1875 - 1947
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 561.
— Charles Jefferys British music publisher 1807 - 1865
A Word in Season, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Sometimes we don't need words. Rather, it's words that need us. If we were no longer here, words would lose their whole function. They would end up as words that are never spoken, and words that aren't spoken are no longer words.“
— Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
„Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.“
— Ted Chiang, The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
„The words or the language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Context: The words or the language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The psychical entities which seem to serve as elements in thoughts are certain signs and more or less clear images which can be "voluntarily" reproduced and combined. There is, of course, a certain connection between those elements and relevant logical concepts. It is also clear that the desire to arrive finally at logically connected concepts is the emotional basis of this rather vague play with the above-mentioned elements.... The above-mentioned elements are, in my case, of visual and some muscular type. Conventional words or other signs have to be sought for laboriously only in a secondary stage, when the mentioned associative play is sufficiently established and can be reproduced at will. Answer to a survey written by the French mathematician Jaques Hadamard, from Hadamard's An Essay on the Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field (1945). Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions (1954). His full set of answers to the questions can be read on p. 3 here http://www.pitt.edu/~jdnorton/Goodies/Einstein_think/index.html.