Boys flying kites haul in their white-winged birds;
You can’t do that when you’re flying words:
‘Careful with fire,’ is good advice we know,
‘Careful with words,’ is ten times doubly so.
Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back dead, …
But God himself can’t kill them once they are said. Will Carleton
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. Carol Burnett