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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.
What I take from writers I like is their economy - the ability to use language to very effective ends.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
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.
Speech happens to not be his language.
Madame de Stael
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.
Every language has its own music.
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.
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.
Fools, most linguists. Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another and say damn all in that.
John le Carre
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.
French is a foreign language, but I've been speaking it since I was 18 so it's second nature to me.
Kristin Scott Thomas
When you work in a different language you are not so attached to the words.
Part of being out there, campaigning, talking to people, is being able to read body language.
It is much easier to learn another language when you are young, enthusiastic and unembarrassed.
I did my first movie, 'The Mambo Kings,' in America without speaking the language. I learned the lines phonetically. I had an interpreter actually just to understand directions from my director.
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.
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.
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 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 want a language that speaks the truth.
John F. Kennedy
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