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Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence.
Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like.
Our own genomes carry the story of evolution, written in DNA, the language of molecular genetics, and the narrative is unmistakable.
Kenneth R. Miller
Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
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
Let's get into talking about how autism is similar animal behavior. The thing is I don't think in a language, and animals don't think in a language. It's sensory based thinking, thinking in pictures, thinking in smells, thinking in touches. It's putting these sensory based memories into categories.
If you aspire to be a leader of your own country, you must speak your own language, for God's sake.
Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.
Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
Though music transcends language, culture and time, and though notes are the same, Indian music is unique because it is evolved, sophisticated and melodies are defined.
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there's the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better 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 English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
Henry David Thoreau
Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.
I am intrigued with the shapes people choose as their symbols to create a language. There is within all forms a basic structure, an indication of the entire object with a minimum of lines that becomes a symbol. This is common to all languages, all people, all times.
I think one of the best words in the English language is 'compassion.' I think it holds everything. It holds love, it holds care... and if everybody just did something. We all make a difference.
Naturally, my body language changes given whatever environment I'm in.
No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.
The language of judicial decision is mainly the language of logic. And the logical method and form flatter that longing for certainty and for repose which is in every human mind. But certainty generally is illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Likewise, there is no evidence that texting teaches people to spell badly: rather, research shows that those kids who text frequently are more likely to be the most literate and the best spellers, because you have to know how to manipulate language.
John F. Kennedy
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