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I want to keep talking about my people and my country in my own language.
My first audition happened to be for 'Kindergarten Cop,' and I took that role. I was only starting to learn English at that point. Spanish is my first language, so they made me a speaking character in the movie. I didn't really know I was shooting a movie. I was just having a lot of fun with 30 kids my own age.
I meet people overseas that know five languages - that the only language I'm comfortable in is English.
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
Language is an intrinsic part of who we are and what has, for good or evil, happened to us.
Language is a weapon of politicians, but language is a weapon in much of human affairs.
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.
Language is one component of the human cognitive capacity which happens to be fairly amenable to enquiry. So we know a good deal about that.
A text conversation is a short exchange of often grossly truncated language that corresponds to a thought made all the more shallow by the process.
You could imagine a language exactly like English except it doesn't have connectives like 'and' that allow you to make longer expressions. An infant learning truncated English would have no idea about this: They would just pick it up as they would standard English.
I'm afraid the Internet is filled with people using really very intemperate language.
Money has a language of its own.
I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.
I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.
A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
China is starting an English-speaking television network around the world, Russia is, Al Jazeera. And the BBC is cutting back on its many language services around the world.
The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.
J. Michael Straczynski
Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
Language is the friendliest of the things from which we cannot escape.
History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.
Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies.
War is what happens when language fails.
I love the German and the Swiss people for their many fine traits of character. I love their language that is so exacting and yet so expressive.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Scientists in different disciplines don't speak the same language. They publish in different journals. It's like the United Nations: You come together, but no one speaks the same language, so you need some translators.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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