Ah yes, the head is full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers.

Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast (via wordsnquotes)

People in general attach too much importance to words. They are under the illusion that talking effects great results. As a matter of fact, words are, as a rule, the shallowest portion of all the argument. They but dimly represent the great surging feelings and desires which lie behind. When the distraction of the tongue is removed, the heart listens.

Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (via wordsnquotes)