Language Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Language

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God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing.
~By William Lyon Phelps ~


I wish that I spoke more languages. I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself. French is really the only one, and it's a difficult thing.
~By Jodie Foster ~


Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
~By Walt Whitman ~


We probably, as primitive people, made music before we actually had a language, and that's where language comes from.
~By Debbie Harry ~


Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


Music is a language, you see, a universal language.
~By Sun Ra ~


Body language is essential for an actress, even if you don't use your body in an athletic way. Just to be free, to use it like your voice. A body can be small and have incredible violence. A body talks.
~By Anne Parillaud ~


Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Foreign languages are another favourite topic, and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
~By John Millington Synge ~


Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country, but refuse to learn its languages.
~By Edward V. Lucas ~


The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.
~By Thornton Wilder ~


Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
~By Lily Tomlin ~


There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification.
~By Robert Smithson ~


Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
~By J. G. Ballard ~


English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
~By Abdul Kalam ~


Language is conceived in sin and science is its redemption.
~By Willard Van Orman Quine ~


With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.
~By Ernst Haas ~


Between 1910 and 1950 approximately 350 lives of Jesus were published in the English language alone.
~By John Clayton ~


Any psychology of sign systems will be part of social psychology - that is to say, will be exclusively social; it will involve the same psychology as is applicable in the case of languages.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


A language presupposes that all the individual users possess the organs.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


As we embrace the American dream and the freedoms it represents, we must also ensure that those who wish to enjoy those freedoms become a part of our society and learn to speak our language.
~By Bobby Jindal ~


One of the reasons I came to Berkeley was because I saw so many students of all different colors speaking so many different languages and ferociously presenting all these different views. I thought, this is the 21st century and I want to be here!
~By June Jordan ~


There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical, but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary couple in a language that everyone can understand.
~By Sophie Marceau ~


The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?
~By Hugo Ball ~


Not only the entire ability to think rests on language... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.
~By Johann G. Hamann ~


The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
~By Hippocrates ~


The language you are about to hear... is disturbing.
~By Dave Chappelle ~


Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


I do that in whatever language of the country I'm in, because the audience appreciate it.
~By Phil Collins ~


Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
~By John Donne ~


You pay your money, you take your choice. I get the audience my language attracts and I lose the ones it repels.
~By David Antin ~


I'm not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word's meaning, or multiple meanings.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


I grew up in a community that was bilingual. I've done it for a while, singing in both languages.
~By Jon Secada ~


The translator's task is to create, in his or her own language, the same tensions appearing in the original. That's hard!
~By Manuel Puig ~


You may imagine the joy manifested by these poor Africans, when they heard one of their own color address them in a friendly manner, and in a language they could comprehend!
~By Lewis Tappan ~


When a film is created, it is created in a language, which is not only about words, but also the way that very language encodes our perception of the world, our understanding of it.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


England is very interested as well, and other countries if I could speak the languages!
~By Miranda Otto ~


Writers let themselves be enticed by the language.
~By Peter Bichsel ~


Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
~By Abbie Hoffman ~


Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
~By William Hazlitt ~


The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich.
~By James Loeb ~


By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
~By George Carlin ~


But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.
~By Charles Ives ~


Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help.
~By Thom Gunn ~


Hope is the most important four-letter word in the language.
~By Ed Markey ~


Do not be troubled for a language, cultivate your soul and she will show herself.
~By Eugene Delacroix ~


Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.
~By John Comenius ~


Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner.
~By Paul Ricoeur ~


One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


I think the main thing was that the character couldn't speak in regular language, so he had to be mimed.
~By Peter Mayhew ~


The more English is heard in the world, the more gratifying it seems to speak French, and above all to know the culture of our country. They find a kind of French social grace in the language and culture.
~By Bernard Pivot ~


That's so different in Hong Kong when I'm using my own mother language, I can treat the line in one thousand different ways, with many different reactions.
~By Chow Yun Fat ~


With .NET once an API is published it's available to all programming languages at the same time.
~By Miguel de Icaza ~


Make definite assertions. Avoid tame, colorless, hesitating, non-committal language.
~By William Strunk, Jr. ~


On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people.
~By Hu Shih ~


The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.
~By Arthur E. Waite ~


English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don't know that I'm from China. They think I'm from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they're starting to merge. Still the culture is very different.
~By Bai Ling ~


The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury.
~By John Bright ~


I would guess that the decision to create a small special purpose language or use an existing general purpose language is one of the toughest decisions that anyone facing the need for a new language must make.
~By Guido van Rossum ~


Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
~By Ezra Pound ~


Instrumental music can spread the international language.
~By Herb Alpert ~


Homer's whole language, the language in which he lived, the language that he breathed, because he never saw it, or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it, in characters on the pages. It was all on the tongue and in the ear.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language.
~By Slobodan Milosevic ~


I've had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages - things most people don't get the opportunity to do.
~By Gwyneth Paltrow ~


I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language, as if movies were literature.
~By Jean-Jacques Annaud ~


To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
~By Alan Kay ~


Given the devaluation of literature and of the study of foreign languages per se in the United States, as well as the preponderance of theory over text in graduate literature studies, creative writing programs keep literature courses populated.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.
~By Erich Fromm ~


Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions.
~By Phil Knight ~


Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone.
~By Albert J. Nock ~


At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James, the famous King James version; and this is the great literary monument of the English language.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality.
~By Edward Sapir ~


Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society.
~By Edward Sapir ~


And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself. If I don't, it's just real hard to get through the day, and I'll get really down, and just want to cry. My whole body language changes. I get more slumped over.
~By Delta Burke ~


We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation.
~By Edward Sapir ~


A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
~By William Arthur Ward ~


The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
~By Jim Clark ~


The heart of the matter seems to me to be the direct interaction between one's making a poem in English and a poem in the language that one understands and values. I don't see how you can do it otherwise.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


Music is a great energizer. It's a language everybody knows.
~By Bill Hicks ~


Well it was not exactly a dissertation in logic, at least not the kind of logic you would find in Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica for instance. It looked more like mathematics; no formalized language was used.
~By Alonzo Church ~


But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language. I didn't always have to speak in my own voice.
~By James Merrill ~


95% on content and the computer language remains the same.
~By Steve McConnell ~


It has often been observed that the repercussion of poetic language on prose language can be considered a decisive cut of a whip.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought.
~By Elizabeth Bowen ~


There's a lot of money with a lot of big law firms that have a tremendous amount at stake by getting the right language to convince the right jury that my client is either innocent or that the opposition is guilty.
~By Frank Luntz ~


The Republic of Macedonia is being built on democratic ideals and values, not on ethnic groups. Those ideals and values include economic opportunities, language and educational opportunities, religious rights, and political processes.
~By Boris Trajkovski ~


My use of language is part and parcel of my message.
~By Theo Van Gogh ~


Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages.
~By Benjamin Whorf ~


Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
~By Alex Cox ~


Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
~By Ezra Pound ~


The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.
~By Eugene V. Debs ~


No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.
~By Sam Rayburn ~


Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
~By Henry James ~


Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.
~By Aphra Behn ~


Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think.
~By Holly Near ~


Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.
~By Gwendolyn Brooks ~


Because of the Turing completeness theory, everything one Turing-complete language can do can theoretically be done by another Turing-complete language, but at a different cost. You can do everything in assembler, but no one wants to program in assembler anymore.
~By Yukihiro Matsumoto ~

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