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Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Coffee is a language in itself.
English has been this vacuum cleaner of a language, because of its history meeting up with the Romans and then the Danes, the Vikings and then the French and then the Renaissance with all the Latin and Greek and Hebrew in the background.
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
Of course, there are those critics - New York critics as a rule - who say, 'Well, Maya Angelou has a new book out and of course it's good but then she's a natural writer.' Those are the ones I want to grab by the throat and wrestle to the floor because it takes me forever to get it to sing. I work at the language.
Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
When everyone at school is speaking one language, and a lot of your classmates' parents also speak it, and you go home and see that your community is different -there is a sense of shame attached to that. It really takes growing up to treasure the specialness of being different.
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence?
The way I make art - the way a lot of people make art - is as an extension of language and communication, where references are incredibly important.
The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force in the settlement of disputes between states; the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion; the safeguarding of international peace and security.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden
Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.
The power of mathematics is often to change one thing into another, to change geometry into language.
Marcus du Sautoy
In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
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.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody's individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.
Texting has added a new dimension to language use, but its long-term impact is negligible. It is not a disaster.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
There were times, especially when I was traveling for 'Eat, Pray, Love,' when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, 'Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language.'
I'd like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls.
On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
Language is a more recent technology. Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking.
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.
J. Donald Walters
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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