The Saturday Writing Quote — Humpty Dumpty on words

IMGP2512“They’ve a temper, some of them — particularly verbs, they’re the proudest — adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs — however, I can manage the whole lot of them!”

— boasts Humpty-Dumpty in Lewis Carroll’s 1872 classic, Through the Looking Glass

The figurines are from my childhood — the larger one is a piggy bank. 

(Thanks to PJ Coldren for reminding me of this quote.)

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