"Stick and stones may break my bones but names will never harm me"... a totally fallacious cliche, obviously authored by someone who never suffered the torment of being called "fatty" by his classmates! Otherwise he would have said: "While sticks and stones may only break bones, but names destroy forever! Words do create realities!
But what about thoughts? Do my personal, private, innermost thoughts really make a difference? To anyone? Do they matter? What harm is done as long as my actions are sound and in accordance with propriety and correctness? Do thoughts alone also create realities?