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The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being.
~By Martin Heidegger ~


We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture.
~By Moshe Sharett ~


I have a high regard for Native languages and the pivotal role they have played in our nation's history.
~By Rick Renzi ~


First you learn a new language, profanity; and second you learn not to discipline your dogs when you're mad, and that's most of the time when you're training dogs.
~By Lou Schultz ~


Language is the house of the truth of Being.
~By Martin Heidegger ~


Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information.
~By Dee Hock ~


Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.
~By Steven Pinker ~


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 ~


There was no language barrier when it came to kids, and when it came to play.
~By Connie Sellecca ~


Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles can be shown to have usable secular analogues that throw light upon the nature of language.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again.
~By Josef Albers ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Curiously enough, it seems to be only in describing a mode of language which does not mean what it says that one can actually say what one means.
~By Paul de Man ~


The real being of language is that into which we are taken up when we hear it - what is said.
~By Hans-Georg Gadamer ~


Go learn the language. Go take some acting lessons. Start from zero like everybody else.
~By Roselyn Sanchez ~


The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation, the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart.
~By Thomas Shadwell ~


I didn't choose Russia but Russia chose me. I had been fascinated from an early age by the culture, the language, the literature and the history to the place.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


I can't recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open - any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate.
~By Dennis Ritchie ~


I start with the story, almost in the old campfire sense, and the story leads to both the characters, which actors should best be cast in this story, and the language. The choice of words, more than anything else, creates the feeling that the story gives off.
~By Donald E. Westlake ~


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 ~


There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?
~By Barbara Ehrenreich ~


But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
~By George Orwell ~


If our language, our programs, our creations are not strongly present in the new media, the young generation of our country will be economically and culturally marginalized.
~By Jacques Chirac ~


We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself.
~By Robin Williams ~


Somehow I started introducing writing into my drawings, and after a time, the language took over and I started getting very involved with the handwriting and then the look of the handwriting.
~By Patti Smith ~


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


If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
~By Doug Larson ~


A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one.
~By Oswald Chambers ~


An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.
~By Thomas Mann ~


Our common language is English. And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking children learn this common language.
~By William Bennett ~


Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally, especially when you put the costume on.
~By Lucy Liu ~


In the GNOME project we tried to keep the platform language independent.
~By Miguel de Icaza ~


A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.
~By Anne Seward ~


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 ~


English, once accepted as an international language, is no more secure than French has proved to be as the one and only accepted language of diplomacy or as Latin has proved to be as the international language of science.
~By Edward Sapir ~


Tears are the noble language of the eye.
~By Robert Herrick ~


Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there's the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.
~By John McGahern ~


The idea of a language more simple than ours.
~By John Dudley ~


If you have a craftsman's command of the language and basic writing techniques you'll be able to write - as long as you know what you want to say.
~By Jeffery Deaver ~


The Bible was written in several languages, embraces many literary forms, and reflects cultures very different from our own. These are important considerations for properly understanding the Bible in its context.
~By Troy Perry ~


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


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


So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it, was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations.
~By Thomas Lynch ~


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


The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.
~By Gore Vidal ~


Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.
~By Deborah Bull ~


Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana.
~By James Welch ~


Painting is by nature a luminous language.
~By Robert Delaunay ~


The eyes have one language everywhere.
~By George Herbert ~


"Let God be true but every man a liar" is the language of true faith.
~By Aiden Wilson Tozer ~


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 ~


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 ~


The more determinedly I exist, as myself, within the conditions of the time, the more clearly I shall hear the language of the past, the nearer I shall feel the glow of its life.
~By Karl Jaspers ~


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


Actually, my correspondent's language is better than mine. He can put his sentiment into words.
~By Alfred Day Hershey ~


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 ~


Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


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


The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language." No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.
~By Al Sharpton ~


The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
~By Simone Weil ~


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 ~


Why on earth do we want closer connection with England? We have little in common with English people except our language. We are fast becoming an entirely different people.
~By Henry Lawson ~


First of all, there was a volcano of words, an eruption of words that Shakespeare had never used before that had never been used in the English language before. It's astonishing. It pours out of him.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


A gloss is a total system of perception and language.
~By Talcott Parsons ~


That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


We need a president who's fluent in at least one language.
~By Buck Henry ~


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 ~


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


Singing beautiful melodies is one thing, but to deliver the text so that the people understand it, even in a foreign language, has to be worked at very hard.
~By Maureen Forrester ~


My wife wanted my children to have some Chinese culture and education. She believes the children need to learn two languages and two cultures.
~By Jet Li ~


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


The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul.
~By Eliza Farnham ~


Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has no exact logic.
~By Peter Frederick Strawson ~


What we know is that Shakespeare wrote perhaps the most remarkable body of passionate love poetry in the English language to a young man.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


We assume, to begin with, that the individual is at least as complex in his internal structure as the language is which he speaks - otherwise, how could he speak a language which is complex?
~By Kenneth L. Pike ~


The English Bible - a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn't manage to wipe out languages in Lithuania, neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the extent that we had feared.
~By Jeane Kirkpatrick ~


My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language.
~By James Thurber ~


I think I am too interested in my own ideas to copy anyone else's, but I find that other people's imagery, the flow of language in the outside world, games with words, and ideas about relationships are all most important to me.
~By Margaret Mahy ~


Language cannot describe the scene that followed; the shouts, oaths, frantic gestures, taunts, replies, and little fights; and therefore I shall not attempt it.
~By Augustus Baldwin Longstreet ~


All I'm asking for is the law that's been on the books for the last 33 years, no public funding for abortion. We are both saying the same thing, pro-life, pro-choice. Let's find the language that works for both of us so we can pass health care.
~By Bart Stupak ~


I think it is an inborn talent - just luck. Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball. Most people have something. My talent is drawing and painting.
~By Mike Thompson ~


French was my first language.
~By Bob Cousy ~


These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages.
~By Edward Sapir ~


When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
~By Niels Bohr ~


My language is what I use, and if I lost that, I wouldn't be able to say anything.
~By Howard Hodgkin ~


They place great stress on the clarity of our language for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
~By Bernard Pivot ~


Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out.
~By Terry Brooks ~


While a people preserves its language; it preserves the marks of liberty.
~By Jose Rizal ~


Information comes through to me in 3 basic ways seen, hearing, and feeling the energy of the person that's crossed over. In which it is a symbolic type of language.
~By John Edward ~


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 ~

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