Language Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Language

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Language comes first. It's not that language grows out of consciousness, if you haven't got language, you can't be conscious.
~By Alan Moore ~


The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


Image is an international language.
~By Marjane Satrapi ~


Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon: instead of principles, slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas.
~By Eric Bentley ~


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


It's important to me to work in my own language now and then. I love English, but you can never learn to master a foreign language if you're not brought up with it.
~By Max von Sydow ~


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 ~


The danger of that - and there's a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of - is that you become so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic experience that the listener has to get.
~By Leo Ornstein ~


We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent.
~By Alison Lurie ~


The form language used by the ancient Egyptians in their structures is minimal.
~By Harry Seidler ~


The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating.
~By John M. Ford ~


You get the feeling that many of my guests feel that the French language gives them entry into a more cultivated, more intelligent world, more highly civilised too, with rules.
~By Bernard Pivot ~


The themes Poe used were universal and timeless. As long as the English language exists at all, we will be able to appreciate what he did. It will not age! It will not become dated!
~By John Astin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
~By Martha Graham ~


Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
~By Herbie Hancock ~


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


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 ~


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


Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
~By Claude Levi-Strauss ~


The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


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 ~


I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality.
~By Morris Graves ~


They cannot make it say what they want it to say. And this is the beginning and the end of the case for retaining the old language: If the churches give it up, who will remember how to say what is said?
~By Clifford Longley ~


Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don't know what to say about what I paint, really.
~By Balthus ~


In order to be a diplomat, one must speak a number of languages, including doubletalk.
~By Carey Williams ~


The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


We might possess every technological resource... but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future.
~By Thad Cochran ~


I was always influenced by language.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


If you can not master your language you must be it's slave.
~By Jenny Weber ~


When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth.
~By William H. Hunt ~


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 ~


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 ~


Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective.
~By Kenneth L. Pike ~


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 ~


The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


And I believe that public broadcasting has an important trust with the American people, it's an intimate medium of television, and that we can do reading and language development for young children without getting into human sexuality.
~By Margaret Spellings ~


People who share the same language, French or Chinese or whatever, have the same vocal cords and emit sounds which are basically the same, as they come from the same throats and lungs.
~By Pierre Schaeffer ~


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 ~


You have to learn the language of Hamlet.
~By Edward Bond ~


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 ~


The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.
~By Eugene Wigner ~


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 ~


War is what happens when language fails.
~By Margaret Atwood ~


Words are our life. We are human because we use language. So I think we are less human when we use less language.
~By Carol Shields ~


I play with language a great deal in my poems, and I enjoy that. I try to condense language, that is, I try to express complicated but I hope real emotions as simply as possible. But that doesn't mean the poems are simple, just that they are as truthful as I can make them.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


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


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 ~


The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


The very special place that a language occupies among institutions is undeniable, but there is much more to be said-, a comparison would tend rather to bring out the differences.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


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 ~


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 ~


I left my country because I was forced to, and I do not think that I am going to lose my language because I live in England.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.
~By John Langdon ~


The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.
~By J. Michael Straczynski ~


A young man who is here speaks the Panis language, and in many other respects, is preferable.
~By Zebulon Pike ~


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 ~


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


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


Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


In a sense, every form of expression is imposed upon one by social factors, one's own language above all.
~By Edward Sapir ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


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


Language is an archaeological vehicle... the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history.
~By Russell Hoban ~


It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish.
~By Douglas Hyde ~


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


Perhaps it is the language that chooses the writers it needs, making use of them so that each might express a tiny part of what it is.
~By Jose Saramago ~


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


When Toots finally could breathe again and the blood returned to his brain, he recalled that he had not passed or been passed by Jackie at any time in the race. Toots never used foul language but he came close that night. Jackie paid.
~By Audrey Meadows ~


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 ~


So women are at the beginning of building a language, and not all women are conscious of it.
~By Judy Chicago ~


The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God.
~By Charles Stanley ~


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 ~


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


Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
~By Albert Einstein ~


One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received from my mother was her love of literature and language. With their boundless energy, libraries open the door to these worlds and so many others. I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer.
~By Caroline Kennedy ~


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


The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
~By James Humes ~


When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
~By James Earl Jones ~


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 ~


Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising.
~By Robert Smithson ~


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 ~


In fact, from then on scholars engaged in a kind of game of comparing different Indo-European languages with one another, and eventually they could not fail to wonder what exactly these connections showed, and how they should be interpreted in concrete terms.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc.
~By David Bohm ~


As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
~By George Will ~


Love can be understood only "from the inside," as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
~By Robert C. Solomon ~


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 ~


A degree of lying - you know, white lies - seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.
~By Matthew Lesko ~


It would, of course, be hopeless to attempt to crowd into an international language all those local overtones of meaning which are so dear to the heart of the nationalist.
~By Edward Sapir ~


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 ~


God has stated in clear and concise language how He created the universe and we ought not to doubt His Word.
~By Walter Lang ~

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