Friday, August 29, 2014

Quote of the Day: The Power of Words


"What is that old children's rhyme, 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?' Anyone who says that doesn't understand the power of words. They can cut deeper than any knife, hit harder than any fist, touch parts of you that nothing physical will ever reach, and the wounds that words leave never heal, because each time the word is thrown at you, labeled on you, you bleed afresh from it. It's more like a whip that cuts every time, until you feel it must flay the very skin from your bones, and yet outwardly there is no wound to show the world, so they think you are not hurt, when inside part of you dies every time."

~ From Laurell K. Hamilton's A Shiver of Light 

Easing back in ....

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