What is your favorite quote about words. Why?
It would have to be Is it kind? Is it true? Is it necessary?
I'm sure there isn't anyone reading this--or anyone in the entire universe--who wishes they'd considered that criteria before speaking/writing certain words--or that someone had considered it before speaking/writing about them!
Why is that my favorite quote about words? Because it's so pertinent to every single life. I just read the comments on a newspaper article which included a picture of the subject (a woman recently arrested). The comments with one exception, were unbelievably cruel. The woman is a human being. She has enough problems without being made sport of in a public forum because of her appearance. What sad, sick people to get their 'jollies' by taunting another human being. I am sorry for the woman--but I am sorrier for her abusers. Another good quote is, "What goes around, comes around." And it does.
Is it kind? Is it true? Is it necessary? Wouldn't it be a better world for us all if the answer to all three questions was a resounding 'Yes!'?