Language Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Language

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In the later books I am much more at home in the use of language to describe things. I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out.
~By Robert Morgan ~


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


No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language.
~By Jacques Derrida ~


In order to figure out how to make atoms compute, you have to learn how to speak their language and to understand how they process information under normal circumstances.
~By Seth Lloyd ~


No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
~By Fisher Ames ~


It took me a long time to realize that you have to have a bit of an interlanguage with actors. You have to give them something that they can act with.
~By James Cameron ~


Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad.
~By Ella Maillart ~


Well, maybe so, although I don't think I am particularly gifted in languages. In fact, oddly enough, it may have something to do with my being slow at languages.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


He was one of those inexplicable gifts of nature, an artist who leaps over boundaries, changes our nervous systems, creates a new language, transmits new kinds of joy to our startled senses and spirits.
~By Jack Kroll ~


It probably helps that my background is in the sciences and I can speak the scientists' language.
~By David Chalmers ~


The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.
~By Charlotte Rampling ~


I dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact that math is the language of the universe.
~By Lucas Grabeel ~


Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
~By Paul Tillich ~


As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
~By Gore Vidal ~


Poetry is, first and last, language - the rest is filler.
~By Mark Strand ~


Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law.
~By June Jordan ~


After an extensive interview he arranged for my weaknesses in foreign languages to be over-looked and so I started a Biology degree at Birmingham in 1967.
~By Paul Nurse ~


Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere.
~By James Martineau ~


As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scen.
~By Jacques Derrida ~


I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn.
~By Stephanie Beacham ~


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 ~


Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


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 ~


Math and science fields are not the only areas where we see the United States lagging behind. Less than 1 percent of American high school students study the critical foreign languages of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian, combined.
~By Cathy McMorris ~


The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second.
~By Jean-Jacques Annaud ~


Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively.
~By Bill Griffith ~


As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70 % of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise.
~By Ibrahim Rugova ~


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 ~


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 have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do.
~By Ron Silver ~


We wanted the language to feel fresh, fun, and rock solid.
~By James Frank ~


For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
~By Joseph Brodsky ~


I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music, even a song is something that speaks to itself but has a language all of its own, ideally.
~By Steve Hackett ~


My first language is Gaelic.
~By Enya ~


Anything well written with good language and clarity and honesty is worth doing. It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare.
~By Michael Moriarty ~


In terms of language, yeah we get bleeped and blurred and things, but in terms of content, I would probably say we're getting away with more here than we could get away with in Britain. And that surprised us so much!
~By Graham Norton ~


The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
~By Dorothy L. Sayers ~


I'm not trying to stump anybody... it's the beauty of the language that I'm interested in.
~By Buddy Holly ~


When a language creates as it does a community within the present, it does so only by courtesy of a community between the present and the past.
~By Christopher Ricks ~


I lived in England to learn English. When I went to England for the first time, it was like being on the Moon. I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language. I was very isolated.
~By Jean Alesi ~


I woke up find a rather noisy multi-lingual meeting going on. This was great as everyone could participate and even though everything had to be translated into about four different languages it never became boring. After a while the meeting broke up and everyone went for food.
~By John Blair ~


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


Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists; though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science.
~By Robert Graves ~


Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.
~By George Herbert ~


We need only look to our Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to see the value that Native languages bring not only to their culture, but to the security of all Americans.
~By Rick Renzi ~


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


One of the best known, and one of the least intelligible, facts of literary history is the lateness, in Western European Literature at any rate, of prose fiction, and the comparative absence, in the two great classical languages, of what we call by that name.
~By George Saintsbury ~


For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life - the lesson of your utter insignificance.
~By Joseph Brodsky ~


The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He's such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom.
~By Max von Sydow ~


Bunny boiler is now part of our language, and I'm proud of that.
~By Glenn Close ~


The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


Bobby and I went through some old questionnaires about customer requirements for languages, then we compiled a new one and sent it out to a few dozen people we knew.
~By James Frank ~


In this respect I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry. With his very emotive body language at the board he shows and displays all his emotions. I don't.
~By Vladimir Kramnik ~


If the president is going to use so much language of theology and the Bible, then let's use that language for a serious discussion about the war in Iraq. And that was never done.
~By Jim Wallis ~


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


I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out.
~By Katherine Dunn ~


If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning.
~By Kenneth L. Pike ~


Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, there's a generic language that comes out of the more commercial system.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


Its language is as bare as a monk's cell, and as uninviting.
~By Clifford Longley ~


All languages had their birth, their apogee and decline.
~By Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin ~


On the other hand, in a society whose communication component is becoming more prominent day by day, both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that language assumes a new importance.
~By Jean-Francois Lyotard ~


Journalism students need to understand it and need a solid background in the liberal arts, in sociology, economics, literature and language, because they won't get it later on.
~By Harrison Salisbury ~


Because Shakespeare's language is so expansive, we're under this misconception that it's difficult. But I discovered that it's easy because it's so brilliantly written. The words are perfect, and the language is intelligent and very emotional.
~By Jessica Lange ~


We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
~By Joyce Carol Oates ~


I just know so many people who have six or seven foreign languages and have read everything and have musical training and they are still dorks.
~By Joseph Epstein ~


Language cares.
~By Howard Nemerov ~


Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
~By Ben Jonson ~


All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance. Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language.
~By Richard Foreman ~


I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums.
~By Edsger Dijkstra ~


People come from around the world and can understand each other without even speaking the same languages!
~By Sergei Bubka ~


I work with language. I love the flowers of afterthought.
~By Bernard Malamud ~


The first of these phases is that of grammar, invented by the Greeks and carried on unchanged by the French. It never had any philosophical view of a language as such.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax, are fascinating: how important connotation is, what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


I'm not any good at foul language or anything like that.
~By Thora Hird ~


When I last went to Italy, over two years ago, I had a lot more trouble understanding the language than I used to when I lived there for a year. I used to speak very little but I could understand very well.
~By Marcel Carne ~


Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


I think somebody who speaks the language is going to notice immediately that I'm not Russian.
~By Nicholas Lea ~


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


If you decide to design your own language, there are thousands of sort of amateur language designer pitfalls.
~By Guido van Rossum ~


Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language, and in a strictly rational manner, separating general phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


It doesn't happen very often that you get to work with some really good friends of yours and there's a common language between everyone, you don't have to explain what you're doing, you can just run with it. It makes it just so much easier and more relaxed.
~By Elizabeth Perkins ~


I have been an actor now for 40 years having worked in over 10 countries and three languages.
~By Nick Mancuso ~


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


Now, mark it. This may be strong language, but heed it. The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy, we bid farewell when you do that thing.
~By Richard Parks Bland ~


The problems of language here are really serious. We wish to speak in some way about the structure of the atoms. But we cannot speak about atoms in ordinary language.
~By Werner Heisenberg ~


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


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.
~By Anna Jameson ~


I like to play with someone who can cover a lot of ground and someone with whom you can discuss the language at a reasonable level; otherwise it gets a bit frustrating.
~By Andy Summers ~


In general, every country has the language it deserves.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


People who passionately want to believe that the world is basically simple react to this with a fury that goes beyond what I consider appropriate for discussing a programming language.
~By Bjarne Stroustrup ~


What gives it its human character is that the individual through language addresses himself in the role of the others in the group and thus becomes aware of them in his own conduct.
~By George H. Mead ~


I don't really read as much as I used to. A lot of what I was looking for as an escape I find in writing. And the other thing is that I don't want to get into someone else's language when I'm working.
~By Alice Hoffman ~


Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language.
~By Eric Allin Cornell ~

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May 28 ,2024
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