Language Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Language

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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 ~


Pauley Perrette: I was a criminal science fanatic and went to study it in college as well and I think that helped me on NCIS because I was comfortable with the language, I had studied criminal science in school for years.
~By Pauley Perrette ~


I said in sharp language that that practice was wrong.
~By Ken Starr ~


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 language are you talking in now? It appears to be bollocks.
~By Richard Wilson ~


On the day of the show, I sit down with someone that speaks very good English and someone who speaks the local language very well and work out what I'm going to say.
~By Phil Collins ~


Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.
~By Robert E. Lee ~


Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.
~By Paul Tillich ~


The art of communication is the language of leadership.
~By James Humes ~


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 ~


It is no secret that the fruits of language study are in no sort of relation to the labour spent on teaching and learning them.
~By Edward Sapir ~


Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


I have a good ear for languages.
~By Harry Dean Stanton ~


Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken is why we are all in love with the Irish today.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


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 ~


A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


Language also encodes our past. We want to know who we are. To know who we are, we have to know who we used to be. Consequently, our literature, written in the past, anchors us in that past.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn't answer the phone.
~By F. Murray Abraham ~


Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
~By Dale Carnegie ~


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


A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you've already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen.
~By Paul Graham ~


Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


Man is used to the fact that there are languages which he does not at first understand and which must be learned, but because art is primarily visual he expects that he should get the message immediately and is apt to be affronted if he doesn't.
~By Edward T. Hall ~


Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
~By Alexander Solzhenitsyn ~


Know what the old masters did. Know how they composed their pictures, but do not fall into the conventions they established. These conventions were right for them, and they are wonderful. They made their language. You make yours. All the past can help you.
~By Robert Henri ~


In my daily work, I work on very large, complex, distributed systems built out of many Python modules and packages. The focus is very similar to what you find, for example, in Java and, in general, in systems programming languages.
~By Guido van Rossum ~


Realistically, English is a universal language; it's the number one language for music and for communicating with the rest of the world.
~By Enrique Iglesias ~


I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way.
~By Kathy Acker ~


I'm trying to use the language of today to express a general existential crisis that I think the world and I are going through.
~By Sean Lennon ~


I get along with all the women singers, but especially Dolly Parton. We talk the same hillbilly language.
~By Loretta Lynn ~


The language of the moment or, as it were, the language of the order in which we live, is the image. I felt that if I wanted to commune with the public, I should best do so through the language of image. It's a conscious embrace of a contradiction.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


To be successful in my native France, where people speak the same language and understand me, is nothing.
~By Edith Piaf ~


That means presenting the issues in certain ways that will appeal to those people and then becoming a prisoner of your own language and thought process. That has always happened - it's just been intensified.
~By Robert Scheer ~


The language of America changed with the election of Bill Clinton, because with all due respect to my friends on the Republican side, Bill Clinton is the best communicator of the last 50 years. He felt your pain.
~By Frank Luntz ~


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


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 ~


A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.
~By William Hazlitt ~


There is a pride in speaking this language.
~By Bernard Pivot ~


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 ~


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 ~


The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


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 ~


China's cinema has been rising for some time; it has more exposure, so my chances of becoming internationally known are better. But the first thing I have to do is learn English. If I can grasp the language, then perhaps I can think about the U.S.
~By Ziyi Zhang ~


Certainly, because the computer and computer language was still not as common as it is today. That's one of the reasons I believe Tron wasn't as popular back then as it is today.
~By Bruce Boxleitner ~


Because language is the carrier of ideas, it is easy to believe that it should be very little else than such a carrier.
~By Louise Bogan ~


I had a quick ear and could pick up languages.
~By Diane Cilento ~


The iconoclastic mode, that specific mode of language, there is an element of it that it is punk - that is confrontational. That's just a part of the language of jazz - at a certain point.
~By Matthew Shipp ~


Our approach was very simple. It was about creating a universal language. A show that will be attractive toward every people coming from all over the world. And that was a big thing.
~By Guy Laliberte ~


It's like there are all these languages available, especially in terms of image. Why confine yourself to only English? There's all these languages and possibilities and concepts to speak or communicate with.
~By William Wiley ~


Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
~By Octavio Paz ~


I find languages that support just one programming paradigm constraining.
~By Bjarne Stroustrup ~


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 came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever, by using the many gifts of the English language to intrigue and hook a reader.
~By Dick Schaap ~


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 ~


Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.
~By Yakov Smirnoff ~


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


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


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 ~


I didn't work hard to make Ruby perfect for everyone, because you feel differently from me. No language can be perfect for everyone. I tried to make Ruby perfect for me, but maybe it's not perfect for you. The perfect language for Guido van Rossum is probably Python.
~By Yukihiro Matsumoto ~


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


An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.
~By Henri Matisse ~


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 ~


My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided.
~By Edward Tufte ~


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


The psychology of a language which, in one way or another, is imposed upon one because of factors beyond one's control, is very different from the psychology of a language which one accepts of one's free will.
~By Edward Sapir ~


I had said no to him and no to him and no to him and no to him and no to him and no to him about his saucy language. It had never gotten to this level until I came back.
~By Andrea Mackris ~


Americans can pretty much sing anything, whereas foreign singers are often limited in style, language, even composer.
~By Marilyn Horne ~


Subversive language, however, must be constantly reinvented, because it is continually being co-opted by the powerful.
~By Carol P. Christ ~


My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
~By Hu Shih ~


But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history.
~By Thomas Lynch ~


English should be our official language. Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
~By Ernest Istook ~


And, indeed, though they differ concerning other things, yet all agree in this: that they think there is one Supreme Being that made and governs the world, whom they call, in the language of their country, Mithras.
~By Thomas More ~


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


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


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 ~


Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language, that is in the philosophical debate. Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.
~By Robert Fripp ~


I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is.
~By Terry Prachett ~


It's difficult for me to feel that a solid page without the breakups of paragraphs can be interesting. I break mine up perhaps sooner than I should in terms of the usage of the English language.
~By A. E. van Vogt ~


Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not as a guide through the world, then as a yardstick for the language.
~By Joseph Brodsky ~


Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.
~By Gail Godwin ~


I want a language that speaks the truth.
~By Studs Terkel ~


But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind.
~By Thomas Reid ~


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 ~


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 ~


There was a whole language that I could never make function for myself in relationship to painting and that was attitudes like tortured, struggle, pain.
~By Robert Rauschenberg ~


The payment made by a manufacturer to a patentee for the privilege of using the patent process, is usually termed, in commercial language, a rent; and under the same head must be ranked all extraordinary qualities of body and mind.
~By Nassau William Senior ~


Both of my parents are professors and everyone in my family has some fabulous degree of something or another and I couldn't get into college because I didn't know a language.
~By Camryn Manheim ~


The idea is that the object has a language unto itself.
~By Anish Kapoor ~


It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


In the best fiction, the language itself can become almost invisible.
~By Robert Morgan ~


Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.
~By Cesar Chavez ~


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 ~


If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


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


I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.
~By Lily Tomlin ~


No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
~By Aubrey Beardsley ~


The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
~By Maria Montessori ~

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