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My attempt has been really to, beyond making a record of contemporary life, which is what you inevitably do, is trying to make beautiful books - books that are in some way beautiful, that are models of how to use the language, models of honest feeling, models of care.
Language is a mixture of statement and evocation.
We inhabit a language rather than a country.
Emile M. Cioran
In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
People are under the impression that dictionaries legislate language. What a dictionary does is keep track of usages over time.
Because Shakespeare's language is so expansive, we're under this misconception that it's difficult. But I discovered that it's easy because it's so brilliantly written. The words are perfect, and the language is intelligent and very emotional.
A marvellous power of expression over language often distinguishes genius; but Shakespeare in his phrases seems independent of the bonds of language as of the bonds of metre.
George Edward Woodberry
Representative institutions are as much a part of the true Briton as his language and his literature.
Music is a simulation of something, but language is the greatest thing we possess.
Indeed, children thrown together in a community that doesn't have a language of its own will invent one in order to communicate with each other.
Language mavens commonly confuse their own peeves with a worsening of the language.
One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received from my mother was her love of literature and language. With their boundless energy, libraries open the door to these worlds and so many others. I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer.
I have learned to interface - what I think would be the contemporary term - with various different lexicons, and people speak very different languages. I've learned to speak in a lot of tongues, and I can live with the bellicose language of some fervent, fire-breathing Christians, sure.
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.
Alfred North Whitehead
If you want to talk about something new, you have to make up a new kind of language.
I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence.
Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language, that is in the philosophical debate. Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.
Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.
Marilyn vos Savant
As a graduate student, I wrote a long paper connecting the dots between mathematical models of learning and language development in children. It was published in a major journal.
Consciousness surely does not depend on language. Babies, many animals, and patients robbed of speech by brain damage are not insensate robots; they have reactions like ours that indicate that someone's home.
Look at almost any passage, and you'll find that a paragraph has five or six metaphors in it. It's not that the speaker is trying to be poetic, it's just that that's the way language works.
We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
Joyce Carol Oates
Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' had a formative effect on me. I think it's one of those works that if you encounter it very early you're doubly enchanted by the beauty of the language and the strangeness of the vision. It stays with you.
Although I'm not fluent in sign language by a long way, I could have a fairly decent conversation.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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