‘Words are not inert tools’

“Let us not become concerned with such distinctions here, except to note the role of language. Whether we are gods whose speech can form creation, or creatures formed by godly speech, all agree creative power emanates from language as heat does from the sun. Words are not inert tools to be wielded haphazardly like a hoe or spade. Words can heal a broken heart, or cut as deeply as a sharpened sword.”

—On page 304 of Lost Mission by Athol Dickson

I really loved this book, review coming soon.

I received this book via the blog of the author’s agent.

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2 responses to “‘Words are not inert tools’

  1. booksandmoviescarriek

    I love Athol Dickson’s fiction – I can’t wait to read your review!

  2. Love it! Thanks for posting that.

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