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“Words: with them you can do and undo as you please.” – Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name

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The doing and undoing

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“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” – Blaise Pascal

The power of life and death

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Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head. ― Paul Auster

“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice…” ― Paul Auster

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Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning…” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced. ― Aldous Huxley

“Words can be like X-rays … You read and you’re pierced.” ― Aldous Huxley

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As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. – Andrew Carnegie

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

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One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. – Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices

“…words have the power to change us.” – Cassandra Clare

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