Les mots sont la plus puissante drogue utilisée par l’humanité.
Rudyard Kipling – Discours au Collège royal de chirurgie (1923)
« I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Not only do words infect, ergotise, narcotise, and paralyse, but they enter into and colour the minutest cells of the brain, very much as madder mixed with a stag’s food at the Zoo colours the growth of the animal’s antlers. »