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Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.
What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language.
I just don't like big guys who speak cryptically and act like they understand the language better than me.
Robert Downey, Jr.
The language you are about to hear... is disturbing.
The way I make art - the way a lot of people make art - is as an extension of language and communication, where references are incredibly important.
As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody's individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.
My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.
Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
It is really hard to completely re-learn how to express yourself without using words. When you take away speech, you have to re-invent the way you express yourself. You have to exaggerate your body language and your facial expressions.
About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, 'Looks like you're writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you'll get more money.'
Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics.
When I started out as a music journalist, at the end of the 1980s, it was generally assumed that we were living through the lamest music era the world would ever see. But those were also the years when hip-hop exploded, beatbox disco soared, indie rock took off, and new wave invented a language of teen angst.
The most powerful words in English are 'Tell me a story,' words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself.
As we embrace the American dream and the freedoms it represents, we must also ensure that those who wish to enjoy those freedoms become a part of our society and learn to speak our language.
The power of real debate is in the language and intellectual honesty of the debaters, alongside the engagement of spectators.
To experience sublime natural beauty is to confront the total inadequacy of language to describe what you see. Words cannot convey the scale of a view that is so stunning it is felt.
Even in the deepest love relationship - when lovers say 'I love you' to each other - we don't really know what we're saying, because language isn't equal to the complexity of human emotions.
Every culture has contributed to maths just as it has contributed to literature. It's a universal language; numbers belong to everyone.
Remember the movie 'The Matrix,' where virtual information popped up to help inform physical day-to-day reality? Such things won't always be the stuff of Hollywood. If the Internet is accessible via contact lenses, biographies will appear next to the faces of the people we talk to, and we will see subtitles if they speak a foreign language.
Yankees don't understand that the Southern way of talking is a language of nuance. What we can do in the South is we can take a word and change it just a little bit and make it mean something altogether different.
As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be.
I dislike Allegory - the conscious and intentional allegory - yet any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language.
J. R. R. Tolkien
My least favorite phrase in the English language is 'I don't care.'
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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