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Half of us are partly German! Half our language and culture, generally, in Anglo-Saxon terms, is German.
Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language.
Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
The things I see now on TV and in movies are so outlandish. Kids doing rude things with pies! And the language that they use! It's being outrageous for the sake of being outrageous. I can't watch it. It turns me off.
I change the language with which I use my voice. In opera, I know I have an orchestra behind me; I have to communicate to people very far from me.
What I take from writers I like is their economy - the ability to use language to very effective ends.
Every language has its own music.
Several technological and political forces have converged, and that has produced a global, Web-enabled playing field that allows for multiple forms of collaboration without regard to geography or distance - or soon, even language.
I'm inspired by playwrights, novelists, poets: The value of language has been a lifelong passion of mine. I enjoy it. I'm good at it.
In my family, in the days prior to television, we liked to while away the evenings by making ourselves miserable, solely based on our ability to speak the language viciously.
One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
I think I developed language skills to deal with threat. It's the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun.
Two of the saddest words in the English language are, 'What party?' And L.A. is the 'What party?' capital of the world.
My language and my sensibility are yearning to admit a kind of religious or transcendent dimension. But then there's the reality: there's no Heaven, no afterlife of the sort we were promised, and no personal God.
Every different director has another language - for instance, Hitchcock does not like any bright color ever, unless the story says 'there goes the girl in a red dress.'
I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry.
I want a language that speaks the truth.
I did three DVD's for 'Baby Einstein,' teaching babies how to sign. It really helps a parent communicate because babies can't talk. But it has been proven that they can communicate using their hands to communicate. So sign language is a great tool in that way.
While I admire the insights of many of the people in the world of computing, I get this cold feeling that I speak a different language.
I think it's important and I think it's true that our life experience is going to be about our attitude, our thoughts, our beliefs, our speech and our actions. We can transform our life experience simply by changing our language.
The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better.
I'm not called Jude Law, I have three names; I'm called 'Hunk Jude Law' or 'Heartthrob Jude Law'. In England anyway, that's my full name. That's the cheap language that's thrown around, that sums you up in one little bracket. It doesn't look at your life. But if one looks beyond, there is actually a little bit more.
Part of being out there, campaigning, talking to people, is being able to read body language.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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