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I can still remember the afternoon, on my 15th birthday, when I opened up 'The Virgin and the Gypsy,' D.H. Lawrence's novella, in my tiny cell in boarding school, and whole worlds of possibility opened out that I had never guessed existed. The language was on fire and sang of liberation.
Texting has added a new dimension to language use, but its long-term impact is negligible. It is not a disaster.
One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other.
Emile M. Cioran
When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.
Mostly people are ignorant, what is the language of painting. You know, they're ignorant. It is so difficult to make them aware, but time will teach them.
M. F. Husain
I've been alienating my public since I was 20 years old. When 'American Buffalo' came out on Broadway, people would storm out and say, 'How dare he use that kind of language!' Of course I'm alienating the public! That's what they pay me for.
The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.
If the word 'No' was removed from the English language, Ian Paisley would be speechless.
Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills.
The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
The greatest obstacle to international understanding is the barrier of language.
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.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
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.
Music is the soul of language.
Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence?
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will - like an instinct.
Remember the movie 'The Matrix,' where virtual information popped up to help inform physical day-to-day reality? Such things won't always be the stuff of Hollywood. If the Internet is accessible via contact lenses, biographies will appear next to the faces of the people we talk to, and we will see subtitles if they speak a foreign language.
Never ask a woman if you may kiss her. Instead, learn to read body language.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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