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Look at the coded language the Right is using against President Barack Obama. Openly calling him a liar in Congress, saying he is 'not a Christian, he was not born here, he is not one of us.' That makes addressing such issues trickier for the first African-American in the White House.
I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.
At least for the people who send me mail about a new language that they're designing, the general advice is: do it to learn about how to write a compiler.
Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart.
Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel.
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
Rap and spoken word have reawakened the country to poetry in itself. Texting and Twitter encourage creative uses of casual language, in ways I have celebrated widely. But we've fallen behind on savoring the formal layer of our language.
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.
The problems of language here are really serious. We wish to speak in some way about the structure of the atoms. But we cannot speak about atoms in ordinary language.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
I'm a person of faith, and the language that I use to define my faith, the symbols and metaphors that I rely upon to express my faith, are those provided by Islam because they make the most sense to me.
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.
As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be.
I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is.
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
I'm very sensitive to the English language. I studied the dictionary obsessively when I was a kid and collect old dictionaries. Words, I think, are very powerful and they convey an intention.
Language is the house of the truth of Being.
My least favorite phrase in the English language is 'I don't care.'
Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future.
I just don't like big guys who speak cryptically and act like they understand the language better than me.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Sloppy language leads to sloppy thought, and sloppy thought to sloppy legislation.
Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
Realistically, English is a universal language; it's the number one language for music and for communicating with the rest of the world.
Every two weeks, a language dies. The world is diminished when it loses its human sayings, just as when it loses its diversity of plants and beasts.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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