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Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
I'm very comfortable in Argentina. I was raised there as a baby and stayed there until I was 11 years old, so the first decade of my life or my formative years were spent in Argentina. I stayed in tune with the food, music and language.
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.
Speech happens to not be his language.
Madame de Stael
What I take from writers I like is their economy - the ability to use language to very effective ends.
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.
Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
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.
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.
Every language has its own music.
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.
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.
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.
Two of the saddest words in the English language are, 'What party?' And L.A. is the 'What party?' capital of the world.
While women across the globe have many differences - language, culture, environment - our similarities are undeniable, and the impact of abuse and oppression affects us all.
Part of being out there, campaigning, talking to people, is being able to read body language.
I want a language that speaks the truth.
Image is an international language.
I love the Italian culture - it's a beautiful culture. I love the language, the Italian people, their music, their attitudes... I just love it! Sometimes I think I'm an Italian trapped in a Spanish woman's body.
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.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
I dislike pastiche; it attracts attention to the language only.
Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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