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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 ~


It is useful to the historian, among others, to be able to see the commonest forms of different phenomena, whether phonetic, morphological or other, and how language lives, carries on and changes over time.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


Certain things were deemed to be offensive. It was usually bad language.
~By Timothy West ~


It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
~By Franklin P. Jones ~


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 ~


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 ~


The difference between a contemporary liberal and a socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word in the English language is 'forbidden', whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is 'compulsory'.
~By John McCarthy ~


One truth is the swing of the sentence, the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity of the writer as he matches with the language.
~By Don DeLillo ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 do not read the ancient languages, but I am beginning to study Greek.
~By Anne Rice ~


We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture.
~By Edward T. Hall ~


So, not for lack of love of language, but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation, I decided to make films without words.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable.
~By M. H. Abrams ~


A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
~By Joseph Brodsky ~


We are not voting for health care if we do not resolve this language on public funding for abortion - no public funding for abortion.
~By Bart Stupak ~


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 ~


I belong to a specific category of writers, those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
~By Stephen Fry ~


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 ~


Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing they're whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to.
~By David Cronenberg ~


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 ~


To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions.
~By Dean Kamen ~


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 ~


Tears are the silent language of grief.
~By Voltaire ~


It has often been observed that the repercussion of poetic language on prose language can be considered a decisive cut of a whip.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket.
~By William Golding ~


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 ~


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 ~


Newt Gingrich's job to capture the Congress was to give Republican candidates an edge and a distinction from their Democratic opponent. That required a very high profile, some very strong language.
~By Pete du Pont ~


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


Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.
~By G. H. Hardy ~


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 ~


They are damn good projects - excellent projects. That goes for all the projects up there. You know some people make fun of people who speak a foreign language, and dumb people criticize something they do not understand, and that is what is going on up there - God damn it!
~By Harry Hopkins ~


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 ~


There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


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


However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious.
~By Bjarne Stroustrup ~


As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language, so one Gypsy musician teaches the other. They have never shown any need for notation.
~By Franz Liszt ~


Everyone, left to his own devices, forms an idea about what goes on in language which is very far from the truth.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


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


Not only the entire ability to think rests on language... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.
~By Johann G. Hamann ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
~By Joseph Roux ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
~By Martin Buber ~


The language of my books has shaped me as a man.
~By Don DeLillo ~


One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Henceforth, language studies were no longer directed merely towards correcting grammar.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the English language? That would be: Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?
~By Jackson Browne ~


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 ~


French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
~By Stephen King ~


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


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


There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


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


Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.
~By Francis Schaeffer ~


God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing.
~By William Lyon Phelps ~


I love to create interesting textures with language. You can do it as long as it seems like a discovery.
~By Robert Morgan ~


I think that great poetry is the most interesting and complex use of the poet's language at that point in history, and so it's even more exciting when you read a poet like Yeats, almost 100 years old now, and you think that perhaps no one can really top that.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone.
~By Albert J. Nock ~


From the viewpoint of what you can do, therefore, languages do differ - but the differences are limited. For example, Python and Ruby provide almost the same power to the programmer.
~By Yukihiro Matsumoto ~


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 ~


Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


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


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 ~


There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth.
~By Elias Canetti ~


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 ~


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


I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial, that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language.
~By Paul Muldoon ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
~By Jesse James Garrett ~


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


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 ~


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


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


I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


Whenever one reads of the determination of the species, or opens a book on natural science and history, in whatever language, one inevitably comes across the name of Linne.
~By Johannes Vilhelm Jensen ~


Human language... prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
~By Lewis Thomas ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I learned how to sign because when I was growing up in California in order to get into college you needed two semesters of language to get into a University of California school.
~By Camryn Manheim ~

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