• But as he grew older, he learned that a word was a powerful thing. An insult didn't have to be shouted to bleed; a vow didn't have to be whispered to make you believe. Hold a thought in your head, and that was enough to change the actions of anyone and anything that crossed your path.

    Jodi Picoult (2006). “The Tenth Circle: A Novel”, p.102, Simon and Schuster