"When you speak, you are speaking in the moment and prone to mistakes, and once the words come out of your mouth they are gone forever, or lodged in the memory of others, where they can be twisted or misconstrued. but the written word, it can be carefully fashioned. See, you can take your time with it. It lasts. Nobody is putting you on the spot. You write something down, there is power in it exactly because you have taken the time to write it down.