Language Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Language

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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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing.
~By J. L. Austin ~


I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry.
~By Rita Dove ~


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 ~


No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language.
~By Benjamin Whorf ~


I have set out to change the language of the international system.
~By Clare Short ~


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


After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?
~By Russell Hoban ~


Finality is not the language of politics.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
~By George Santayana ~


In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it.
~By Jacques Derrida ~


Words can sometimes be used to confuse, but it's up to the practitioners of the study of language to apply them for good and not for evil. It is just like fire; fire can heat your house or burn it down.
~By Frank Luntz ~


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 ~


I thought that subtitles are boring because they're there generally to serve us with information to make you understand what people are saying in a different language.
~By Tony Scott ~


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 ~


Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient, that it has an authority of ancient language and ancient form, and that it's timeless, that it reaches back.
~By Robert Morgan ~


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


I had the luck that my parents educated me in three languages. With my mother I spoke Dutch, with my father Italian, and in the school I learned German. But my host language is Italian.
~By Michelle Hunziker ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends of the far-off centuries fade and pass away. No one sees their influence upon culture; no one sees their educational power.
~By Douglas Hyde ~


Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world.
~By Augustine Birrell ~


Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
~By Paul Engle ~


Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel.
~By Wilfrid Laurier ~


Morality, like language, is an invented structure for conserving and communicating order. And morality is learned, like language, by mimicking and remembering.
~By Jane Rule ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint.
~By Gates McFadden ~


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 ~


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 ~


Duty, then is the sublimest 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 ~


Well, visual language is another boring discussion about the nature of film.
~By Alan Rudolph ~


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


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


Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
~By Christopher Morley ~


A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
~By W. H. Auden ~


I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha.
~By Arthur Golden ~


I use the language I use to my friends. They wouldn't believe me if I used some high-flown literary language. I want them to believe me.
~By Adrian Mitchell ~


Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate.
~By Steven Pinker ~


Yes, living voices in a living language, so it seemed to us.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
~By John Milius ~


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


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 ~


Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction... Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude, a common language.
~By Evan Parker ~


Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.
~By Conrad Hall ~


I wanted to capture the excitement of house music, almost like a four-four beat, and the best way to do that was to use a language that was rhythmic and performative.
~By Irvine Welsh ~


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


I don't know the rules of grammar... If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.
~By David Ogilvy ~


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


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 ~


The transition state of manners and language cannot be too often insisted upon: for this affected the process at both ends, giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model to copy and unstable materials to work in.
~By George Saintsbury ~


The Catholic faith never changes. But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to peoples, times and places.
~By Francis Arinze ~


Smiles are the language of love.
~By David Hare ~


Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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 ~


I grew up speaking both languages, and for me that's really important.
~By Jon Secada ~


There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
~By Henri Bergson ~


Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.
~By Lou Rawls ~


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


Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language.
~By Conan O'Brien ~


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 ~


This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today.
~By Bjarne Stroustrup ~


Of course the other and more serious way in which it all happens is that one finds in poems and language some quality one appropriates for oneself and wishes to reproduce.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.
~By Jose Rizal ~


Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation.
~By Kenneth L. Pike ~


The problem and privilege we all have is being alive in this century and able to read this language. It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate.
~By John Sladek ~


Fools, most linguists. Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another and say damn all in that.
~By John le Carre ~


Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.
~By Humphry Davy ~


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 ~


Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German.
~By Stefan Zweig ~


And not only that but... when the station is completed, there will be an international crew made of astronauts coming from different cultural experiences, speaking different languages, but working together for a common goal.
~By Umberto Guidoni ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself - of SOFA - and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make.
~By Howard Baker ~


The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration, and feign innocence vis a vis language, because language is never innocent.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
~By William Osler ~


A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


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 ~


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 ~


Hominid and human evolution took place over millions and not billions of years, but with the emergence of language there was a further acceleration of time and the rate of change.
~By William Irwin Thompson ~


You know, they were returning to the language of the people and trying to use musical language, particularly as Copland did to create a musical language in which all Americans would feel that they had a stake.
~By Michael Tilson Thomas ~


Image is an international language.
~By Marjane Satrapi ~


Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
~By Jeremy Taylor ~

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