And so, rather than walking away from his fans, Costello should take heed of the dictum: “Where words fail, music speaks.”
Somehow I haven't been able to locate that dictum in the Quran, ahadith or sunan, but it must be there somewhere.
Because Sanford is not the only politician to disprove Scott Fitzgerald's dictum.
1660s, from Latin dictum "thing said (a saying, bon-mot, prophecy, etc.), an order, command," neuter of dictus, past participle of dicere "say" (see diction). In legal use, a judge's expression of opinion which is not the formal resolution of a case.