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The Way of Word & Symbol

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Way of Word & Symbol


There are some things that speak without words ... birds, art and mathematics .. at least according to the Smithsonian.

~ Manifest


In spite of inherent frailties in their makeup, words are the bearers of ultimate truth.

- Hee-Jin Kim (Buddhist scholar)


Like everything metaphysical, the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.

- Wittgenstein


A Word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones who need the advice.

- Bill Cosby


Good words are worth much and cost little.

- George Herbert


Sticks and stones can break my bones, but Words can never hurt me.

- wise saying


Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.

- Winston Churchill



If words are to enter men's minds and bear fruit, they must be the right words shaped cunningly to pass men's defenses and explode silently and effectually within their minds.

- J. B. Phillips


Critical Tasks


It is never a waste of time to study the history of a word.

- Lucien Febvre

Kin.d* Words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly end.lass*.

- Mother


You know, its not what they look like, its what they feel like.

- Bee Season (movie)


You know, there are people who believe ... that letters and expressions of a very special primal energy ... and when they combine to make words, they --- they hold all the secrets of the Universe.

- Bee Sea.son (movie)


A - P - P - L - E. Its spelling contains all of that. It holds its history inside it. Son: Yeah, but that's not the secret of the Universe. Fat.her: Isn't it?

- Be.e Se.a.son (movie) {Hint: see Case's green apple comment}


[when a] prophet or mystic suddenly sees the symbol as saying something totally different ... a total transformation ...

- Joseph Campbell


this ... opened my eyes to the fact that it was not necessary to use a dream as the point of departure ... It showed me that one can reach the center directly from any point of the compass. One could begin from Cyrillic letters from ...

- book on Jung


I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.

- Mark Twain  


Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.

- Mark Twain


Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

- Sir Winston Churchill


If one doesn't have words, how does one think?

- Iris (movie)


Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language is able to express the ul.ti.mate.

- Paul Till.ich {but the question is, will you untie me? Underwriters Lab.Time*.8}


Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

- wisdom saying (contrast with wisdom tale about woman to retrieve gossip)


I hung on that windy tree for nine nights wounded by my own spear. I hung to that tree, and no one knows where it is rooted. None gave me food. None gave me drink. Into the abyss I stared until I spied the runes. I seized them up, and, howling, fell.

- Norse Legend


The symbol is a figure by which allusion is made to the unknown. It is, then, into the unknown [key 18], beyond both the image of god and the image of man, that we must venture to find the ultimate ground of all these guiding and protecting, edifying yet imprisoning, names and forms.

- Joseph Campbell


Say 'Dodgers' and people know you're talking about baseball. Say 'Braves' and they ask, 'What reservation?' Say 'Reds' and they think of communism. Say 'Padres' and they look around for a priest.

- Tommy Lasorda

Movie Quotes

Yes, of course there is something fishy (key 13) about describing people's feelings. You try hard to be accurate, but as soon as you start to define such and such a feeling, language lets you down. Its really a machine for making falsehoods. When we really speak the truth, words are insufficient.

- Iris (movie)

{which is why I think images, symbols and art are so critical to be included in the dialog when we start to speak our truth ...}


My father told me once that words and letters hold all the secrets of the Universe. That in their shapes and sounds ... I could find everything and see beyond myself ... to something special ... perfect.

- Bee Season (movie)


Abul Aphia* believed that by con.cent.rating on letters ... the mind could be opened up ... and reach what he called shefa. The most special way of being together with God. Steps to getting there are in those books. Exercises, words, letters.

- Bee {e} (


I start out hearing it in my head ... in the voice of whoever said it. Then the voice changes into something else. The word's voice. And then I can see it .... the Word. I can see the word.

- Bee Season (movie)


~ You are ... sparrowhawk. That is the name in witch your power resides. Tell no one except those you trust with your soul. For the rest of the world, you remain ...G.Ed, sun of the blacksmith {vulcan ~ nac 4 luv} of ten Al.dears. Do you wish to learn the ways of magic, Sparrowhawk? It wood putting all that you know and love be.{golden}hind U.

~ Such power ... yes.
~Then ask your fat.hers blessing.
~His Why wood I need that?
~ Consider it a test in humility.

- Earthsea (TV movie quote)


Blacksmith, know you not that every living thing has a secret name in which its power resides? And in this young man resides much power ... Will you at least permit him to find out the name his soul should bare?

- Earthsea (TV movie quote)


~ To change a rock into a jewel, you must change its true name. It can be done, but it should not be done, not even to a single grain of sand {care to count those} until you know the good and evil that will follow. Things are as they ar for a re:son. At the very least you must understand that reason B$ you decide to change (key 13) them.
~ That's fine, but I still want to learn how to do it.
~ I'm sure you do, but you will not learn it here. Not until you learn ... true wisdom.

- Earthsea (TV movie quote)


I first came in because of the name. Serendipity. It's one of my favorite words. Cause its such a nice sound for what it means: a fortun.8 (key 10, 98) accident ... Except I don't really believe in accidents. I believe fate's behind everything.

- Serendipity (movie quote)


You can read more esoteric wisdom quotes about words and images in Key 7.





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