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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.
Why, der language down dar in de far South is jus' as different from ours in Maryland, as you can think. Dey laughed when dey heard me talk, an' I could not understand 'dem, no how.
Somebody said to me that I speak English almost like somebody for whom English is not their first language.
Let's get into talking about how autism is similar animal behavior. The thing is I don't think in a language, and animals don't think in a language. It's sensory based thinking, thinking in pictures, thinking in smells, thinking in touches. It's putting these sensory based memories into categories.
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?
I'm a teacher and a writer; my life is words. When I see the denigration of language, it hurts me, and it's easy to denigrate a word by trivializing it.
When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'
Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death.
I do know where I'm going and it's just a matter of finding the language to get there.
Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.
The only way to learn a language properly, in fact, is to marry a man of that nationality. You get what they call in Europe a 'sleeping dictionary.' Of course, I have only been married five times, and I speak seven languages. I'm still trying to remember where I picked up the other two.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
For me, the reputation for teaching language in general, and East European languages most particularly, gave Glasgow University, and by reflection the country, a distinction.
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.'
Two of the hardest words in the language to rhyme are life and love. Of all words!
There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
Language for me narrates the pictures in my mind.
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.
I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key.
Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, 'God, he said exactly what I was thinking.' And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death.
You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language.
The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language.
But I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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