Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Collecting Words

I've always collected words.
Beautiful words.
Meaningful words.
Words that sound funny.

I love words. I love how they look the same and sound different. OR sound the same and look different. their there they're.

Words are so powerful. And at the same time so weak. The beautiful thing is we have a word for that! paradox.

Here are some words that I've collected because they are beautiful and hold at least some truth for me.

Go where you want to go; be what you want to be.

There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is beauty in the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes by the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but nature more.

We do not choose our friends because they embody all the pleasant qualities of humanity, but because they are the people that they are.

Those who follow the greater part of themselves become great humans.

If I go violently, who can say it was before my time?

Damn I love life. It's so exciting and unknown and scary and beautiful.

live your own truth

Sometimes on your way to a dream you get lost and find a better one.

Snorkel. Flamingo. Hippopotamus. Floundering. Isotope. Wanderlust.

What words do you collect?


  1. Salient, diphthong, corniculate, mendacious, auricular, opprobrious, slick, bulbous, athazagoraphobia, cygnine, novenary, withering, needle, moonlight, virtuous, guise...

    Along with many, many others.

  2. I love "bloom" when referring to bleeding. "Labyrinth," "tang," "undulate," "grit," and "mnemonic." Oh, and I hate it when people use the verb "sashay." It's overused, and usually only after you find the word "walk" earlier in the paragraph.