word power

underwood typewriter with typed paper coming outNovember 9, 2015

I treasure this old Underwood typewriter, found at a thrift store. It had a more than reasonable price tag of $50, but when I asked if they’d take $35, they didn’t bat an eye in saying yes. (Ask and you shall receive!)

He found whole figures which represented a written word; but he never could manage to represent just the word he wanted – that word was ‘eternity’, and the Snow Queen had said, ‘If you can discover that figure, you shall be your own master, and I will make you a present of the whole world and a pair of new skates.’ But he could not find it out. -Hans Christian Andersen

Every spoken word double-crosses us. The only tolerable form of communication is the written word, since it isn’t a stone in a bridge between souls but a ray of light between stars. -Fernando Pessoa

The written word has this advantage, that it lasts and can await the time when it is allowed to take effect. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. -J. K. Rowling

At the typewriter you find out who you are. -Tom Robbins

I’m up to my ears in unwritten words. -J. D. Salinger

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. -John 1:1 NIV

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