Simply Sunday is a meme held at Books for a Delicate Eternity. It’s where we can share a quote that we like from a book that we’re reading, a song, a poem – anything!
This week, my simple quote is from an old friend of mine – It’s all yours, Albus!
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”
The Harry Potter series, J.K Rowling, Albus Dumbledore
Ah, good ol’ Dumbledore. The wise man manages to incorporate so many meanings in so few words. I chose this quote today because it can mean so many things, has endless discussion possibilities, and holds a truth. Words are our most powerful tool. Words can cause people harm – can turn them against each other, can be used to bully someone, to verbally abuse someone. On the opposite side of the spectrum; words can ally people together, can make someone’s day and put smiles on faces. We can use words to convince people and debate, to educate, to motivate, to dedicate someone to a cause, to inspire, to tell stories and share experiences… Harry Potter and all its magic was created by words. All of our favourite stories were created by a spark of imagination and words. Words are a tool, and truly one of our greatest.
What I like to use my words for? Education, I love learning, and in turn I like share my knowledge. I like to debate (who doesn’t?) and I like to convince people of dedicating themselves to good causes. And let’s not forget – to rave about the words that create good books.
What do you use your words for? Have any quotes you would like to share? Comment! Comment away!