A word is an arbitrary label - thats the foundation of linguistics. But many people think otherwise. They believe in word magic: that uttering a spell, incantation, curse, or prayer can change the world. Dont snicker: Would you ever say, Nothing has gone wrong yet without looking for wood to knock?
By: Steven Pinker
In all seriousness, people think that its the ideas that are important. Well, everyone has ideas, all the time. I tend to write mine down and remember them, but at some point you have to apply the bum to the seat and knock out about sixty five thousand words - thats how long a novel is.
By: Terry Pratchett