"Express everything you like.
No word can hurt you. None.
No idea can hurt you.
Not being able to express an idea or word
will hurt you more. Like a bullet."
Jamaica Kincaid
[Elaine Cynthia Potter Richardson] (1949- ) American novelist
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This is sooo inspiring it is the quote that England runs on.
 -- Q.Elizabeth 2, London,UK     
    I like it a lot !
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Freedom of speech was a wonderful idea. Too bad political correctness has just about finished it off.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    The closer we get to exposing Constructive Fraud by Congress and the IRS, the more chaos being caused by the incorporated Elitist that thrive on corruption and greed !
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    "Express everything you like. No word can hurt you. None. No idea can hurt you. Not being able to express an idea or word will hurt you more. Like a bullet." Fabulously presented for the entire world to read and rejuvenate themselves and proudly take on the armory of Creativity. Express yourself, exhale and find the the inner beauty inside of you; and most importantly, call that inner critic telling you that you cannot do it... call it a lie and the truth will never be inside an inner critic. Speak out intelligently, with facts to substantiate... so that the enemy will be called a lie. Speaking clearly and honestly will {always} preserve you from all bullets directed to hurt you. Therefore, without further ado, this write rates this wonderful quotation a {FIVE}STAR. It is food for the soul, and also, a tool designed for healing, growing and moving ahead,,, in order to keep the wheel of creativity turning.
    Mo/Creative Source Queens New Yorki July 25, 2015
     -- Mo/Creative Source, Queens New York     
    Words, concepts, ideas, images and principles are continually changing, limiting expression. Instead of expanding the library of language to increase expression, malefactors need get rid of such things as individual sovereignty, inalienable right(s), liberty, the laws of nature and of nature's God, nobility of the specie and all that which will enslave, hurt and destroy. Theocratic socialism's patron devotees, with their changes and lies are but a simple example of more than a bullet hurt ! ! !  Enforcing reasonable censorship, hate word victimless crimes are just a couple demonic approbations of the quote.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Mary, MI      
    ...AND NOW...the NEA wants mother and father eliminated from the speech of children...

     -- abby     
    "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me."

    Are children still taught that any more?  How about college kids?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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