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Although I'm not fluent in sign language by a long way, I could have a fairly decent conversation.
There's a richness to the old works if you look before the 1950s. The chord progressions and the language was more complicated, especially in the jazz and classical world.
Music is the language of the heart, and conservatives always screw it up.
Watch how you communicate with a woman. Because you're always communicating, even when you're not talking - with your body language, your facial expressions, your eyes.
I've traveled around the world, and what's so revealing is that, despite the differences in culture, politics, language, how people dress, there is a universal feeling that we all want the same thing. We deeply want to be respected and appreciated for our differences.
I change the language with which I use my voice. In opera, I know I have an orchestra behind me; I have to communicate to people very far from me.
Nothing exists except through language.
Speech happens to not be his language.
Madame de Stael
I'm very comfortable in Argentina. I was raised there as a baby and stayed there until I was 11 years old, so the first decade of my life or my formative years were spent in Argentina. I stayed in tune with the food, music and language.
The only language that the Japanese whaling industry understands is economics.
Half of us are partly German! Half our language and culture, generally, in Anglo-Saxon terms, is German.
The things I see now on TV and in movies are so outlandish. Kids doing rude things with pies! And the language that they use! It's being outrageous for the sake of being outrageous. I can't watch it. It turns me off.
Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language.
Arabs respect only the language of force.
What I take from writers I like is their economy - the ability to use language to very effective ends.
It's a difficult competition against silence, because silence is a perfect language, the only language which says with no words.
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.
Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
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.
Fools, most linguists. Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another and say damn all in that.
John le Carre
I feel more Irish than English. I feel freer than British, more visceral, with a love of language. Shot through with fire in some way. That's why I resist being appropriated as the current repository of Shakespeare on the planet. That would mean I'm part of the English cultural elite, and I am utterly ill-fitted to be.
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.
I want a language that speaks the truth.
One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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