Jesus is the words of God. He choses His words very carefully. He created, rebuked, corrected, healed and blessed with His words. And so much more.
I do not believe that saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me". I think words can be extremely painful. They can tare down. They can build back or build up. Words can give someone blessing and prayer. They speak of the heart. Words can express hate and love.