From the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), this is part of a speech given by the great actor Michael Gambon, who is so famous in England he has a corner named after him on the Top Gear test track.
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” Professor Albus Dumbledore
The Youtube clip at the 3:25 mark.
This is a very small part of his overall speech but I think it goes to the heart of the movies and the deep truth in life. Words are everyone’s most important magic. So much can be accomplished with them, if placed in the right order, at the right time they can give hope, they can inspire, they can change the course of history. Even if the history is just the history of an individual. For good or bad your words, even your lack of words can break or heal a heart. So be careful how you use your words, guard them, choose them, temper them with wisdom, but always realize the power of your words.
A young Michael Gambon, love the mustache.
I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you might nudge the world a little or make a poem that children will speak for you when you are dead. Tom Stoppard, From the playThe Real Thing
Sir Tom Stoppard,Czech-born British playwright, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage.
And here is the playwright with calmer hair.
Sorry folks for no original content lately, am putting the finishing touchs on my science fiction novel, Scouts Out. Which is currently available on this blog, but soon I will be sending it off to smashwords and you will no longer be able to read it for free. Of course it might not be worth a red cent, so if you have any curiosity you can begin reading it here. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
This is from the movie V for Vendetta a short part of a much larger speech. I did not want to burden you with the full length but if you must read it.
There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?
Here is the whole speech on YouTube.
For those of you that don’t know the actor who played V and gave the stirring speech was Hugo Weaving.
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef. Tom Robbins
Did a little research into this guy because I had never heard of him before. This is a little of what I learned: Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. His novels are complex, often wild stories with strong social undercurrents, a satirical bent, and obscure details.
A couple of his novels look interesting and I will definetly give his stuff a try (if I ever find the time, my leading list is already as long as my arm and I am making very slow progress. Curse you Netflixs and your ease of watching things when I should be reading)