Images fade and songs are forgotten, but words are remembered and words live. Words can give meaning to what we don't understand, if we dare to know. Words can hurt but they can also inspire those that have been hurt. Words can be old and well known, or made up completely new. Words can be fashionable, familiar, foreign, silly, stupid, or complex. Words have the power to do things that one man alone could never achieve.
And everything words can be, all that power that words have, comes from us. Because words are not given to us by anyone, we make the word. We are the ones that are inspiring, silly, and powerful. We make the word, and we are being remembered, and we live. You live.
Words are whatever you make them, because you make the word. So go out and make it a good one.