Quotation by Philip Roth

My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets—no, they're little gifts, containing meanings!
Philip Roth (b. 1933), U.S. author. "The Most Prevalent Form of Degradation in Erotic Life," Portnoy's Complaint (1967).
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