Words uttered in passion…『blogtober 2014』

It’s day 15 of blogtober 2014 and it’s time to quote!

Your favourite quote & why
One of my most favourite quotes is from the novel ‘Kokoro (こころ)‘ written by Natsume Sôseki (1867-1916), a famous Japanese writer. “Kokoro” is a Japanese term that describes the mind, the heart, the spirit, the very core of thoughts.

私は冷やかな頭で新しい事を口にするよりも、
熱した舌で平凡な説を述べる方が生きていると信じています。
血の力で体が動くからです。
言葉が空気に波動を伝えるばかりでなく、
もっと強い物にもっと強く働き掛ける事ができるからです。

I believe, that words uttered in passion,
contain a greater living truth than do those words
which express thoughts rationally conceived.
It is blood that moves the human body.
Words are not meant to stir air only:
they are capable of moving greater things.

I’m a lover of words. Someone who can find beauty in the way things are said or written. So when I read this paragraph in the novel, I had to stop for a minute or two and just take it all in completely. Ever since this quote manifested itself in the back of my mind, always with me.

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