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Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.... Video
You can stroke people with words.
Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
Philip K. Dick
When politicians and politically minded people pay too much attention to literature, it is a bad sign -- a bad sign mostly for literature. But it is also a bad sign when they don't want to hear the word mentioned.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
I wouldn't like to think people doted on us, hung on every word or wanted to look like us. (1980)
I wouldn't want to think people doted on us, hung on every word, or wanted to look like us. (Trouser Press 1980)
As a poet and writer, I deeply love and I deeply hate words. I love the infinite evidence and change and requirements and possibilities of language; every human use of words that is joyful, or honest or new, because experience is new... But as a Black poet and writer, I hate words that cancel my name and my history and the freedom of my future: I hate the words that condemn and refuse the language of my people in America.
The world! It is a word capable of as diverse interpretations or misinterpretations as the thing itself â€” a thing by various people supposed to belong to heaven, man, or the devil, or alternatively to all three. ~ Ch. 9
Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests
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