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I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.
I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.
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.
A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
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.
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
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.
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.
Language is a mixture of statement and evocation.
In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
We inhabit a language rather than a country.
Emile M. Cioran
Because Shakespeare's language is so expansive, we're under this misconception that it's difficult. But I discovered that it's easy because it's so brilliantly written. The words are perfect, and the language is intelligent and very emotional.
Music is a simulation of something, but language is the greatest thing we possess.
I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence.
People are under the impression that dictionaries legislate language. What a dictionary does is keep track of usages over time.
I have learned to interface - what I think would be the contemporary term - with various different lexicons, and people speak very different languages. I've learned to speak in a lot of tongues, and I can live with the bellicose language of some fervent, fire-breathing Christians, sure.
Representative institutions are as much a part of the true Briton as his language and his literature.
A marvellous power of expression over language often distinguishes genius; but Shakespeare in his phrases seems independent of the bonds of language as of the bonds of metre.
George Edward Woodberry
Indeed, children thrown together in a community that doesn't have a language of its own will invent one in order to communicate with each other.
Language mavens commonly confuse their own peeves with a worsening of the language.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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