Language Quotes

We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.
Benjamin Lee Whorf
We can lie in the language of dress or try ot tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent.
Alison Lurie

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Joseph roux - we call that person who has lost his father, an...
He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended.
Edward R. Murrow, On Winston Churchill, 1954
We are tied down to a language that makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style.
Tom Stoppard, Rosencranz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.
George Du Maurie
George bernard shaw - no man fully capable of his own language ever...
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
Larry Wall
The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
Lewis Thomas
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson
Metric is definitely communist. One monetary system, one language, one weight and measurement system, one world - All communist! We know the West was won by the inch, foot, yard, and mile.
Dean Krakel, Director of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
Rita Mae Brown, Starting From Scratch, 1988
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
In human relations a little language goes farther than a little of almost anything else. Whereas one language now often makes a wall, two can make a gate.
Walter V. Kaulfers, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
Galileo Galilei
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.
Doug Larson
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
Mark Twain
Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably togethe.
Clyde Kluckhohn
How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.
Black Hawk
Language study is a route to maturity. Indeed, in language study as in life, if a person is the same today as he was yesterday, it would be an act of mercy to pronounce him dead and to place him in a coffin, rather than in a classroom.
John A. Rassias
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
Mark Twain
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language.
Henry David Thoreau
Political language - And with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - Is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell, 1946
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
English is the easiest language to speak badly.
George Bernhard Shaw
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. : -
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Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
Carl Sandburg, New York Times Feb. 13, 1959
Music is the last true voice of the human spirit. It can go beyond language, beyond age, and beyond color straight to the mind and heart of all people.
Ben Harpe
Own only what you can carry with you know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.
J. Martin Kohe
Whoever said Marriage is a 5 - 5 proposition laid the foundation for more divorce fees than any other short sentence in our language.
Austin Elliot
The two most beautiful words in the English language are ``check enclosed.'
Dorothy Parke
When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly... I think - - Any fool can make a rule And every fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagne
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
George Orwell
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson