The words you write or speak to others can leave a huge impact and create a lasting memory--either good or bad--so it's super important to choose them wisely. Words can make or break a relationship and your choice of words and the way you express yourself can accelerate or kill your career. Here are 26 quotes on the power of words. A string of some that don't mean much to you, may stick with someone else for a lifetime.
Karen Woodward: One Million Words To Competency, Who Said It First?
Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1. This "million word gap" could be one key in explaining differences in vocabulary and reading development, said Jessica Logan, lead author of the study and assistant professor of educational studies at The Ohio State University. Even kids who are read only one book a day will hear about , more words by age 5 than those who don't regularly read books with a parent or caregiver. The study appears online in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and will be published in a future print edition. Logan said the idea for this research came from one of her earlier studies, which found that about one-fourth of children in a national sample were never read to and another fourth were seldom read to once or twice weekly.
When you're feeling stuck on your novel, an important thing to remember is that we've all been there in the past. That's right — even the J. K Rowling's and Ernest Hemingway's of this world. Which is why it's always a great idea to turn to your most famous peers and their writing quotes for inspiration.
Henrik Ibsen first said "A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed. In March , the Syracuse Advertising Men's Club held a banquet to discuss journalism and publicity. It's worth a thousand words. Early use of the exact phrase appears in a newspaper advertisement for the San Antonio Light , which says:.