Amin Maalouf, In the Name of Identity, Penguin Books, p.70.
(Translated from the French by Barbara Bray)
Dear Maalouf, wasn't it the same you who said this "A life spent writing has taught me to be wary of words." (p.9) and this: "But I think it is important for each of us to become aware that our words are not innocent and without consequence: they may help to perpetuate prejudices which history has shown to be perverse and deadly." (p.22)