518+ Best Language Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational language quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Language Quotes

Although I’m not fluent in sign language by a long way, I could have a fairly decent conversation. — Paul Theroux

I tend to be one who just speaks from my soul, and so what comes out sometimes is rather harsh. In that sense, I’m very much a part of the tradition of a Frederick Douglass or a Malcolm X who used hyperbolic language at times to bring attention to the state of emergency. — Cornel West

A monomaniac is a sick person whose mentality is perfectly healthy in all respects but one; he has a single flaw, clearly localized. At times, for example, he has an unreasonable and absurd desire to drink or steal or use abusive language; but all his other acts and all his other thoughts are strictly correct. — Emile Durkheim

It’s a difficult competition against silence, because silence is a perfect language, the only language which says with no words. — Eduardo Galeano

There is a very beautiful expression in the Hebrew language that’s borrowed from spoken Torah… ‘All is predicted, and permission is given at any point to change anything.’ I think I live by this idiom in the sense that there is always a goal; there is always something to look forward to in life and my creative search, and that goal is there. — Neri Oxman

In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it. — Jacques Derrida

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends of the far-off centuries fade and pass away. No one sees their influence upon culture; no one sees their educational power. — Douglas Hyde

Language is wine upon the lips. — Virginia Woolf

The language skill in the U.S. for the most part has been awful. Many Americans don’t learn any foreign language. — Stephen A. Schwarzman

I think there’s always some good reason to try and modernize most period things, because at the end of the day, they may have, I suppose, used a different language or a different etiquette, but ultimately, these are still people that loved and breathed and lived and ate and weed and pooed just like we do now. — Florence Pugh

Music is a simulation of something, but language is the greatest thing we possess. — John Lydon

Two of the chief defenders of the faith in the Old Testament and in the New – Moses and Paul – were both well-versed in the language, the thinking, and the philosophy of their cultures. — Ravi Zacharias

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. — Ezra Pound

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. — Robert Benchley

The relations between rhetoric and ethics are disturbing: the ease with which language can be twisted is worrisome, and the fact that our minds accept these perverse games so docilely is no less cause for concern. — Octavio Paz

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language. — Marlene Dietrich

I promised myself that I would write as well as I can, tell the truth, not to tell everything I know, but to make sure that everything I tell is true, as I understand it. And to use the eloquence which my language affords me. — Maya Angelou

Swearing is industry language. For as long as we’re alive it’s not going to change. You’ve got to be boisterous to get results. — Gordon Ramsay

I would say that jazz is my own language. — Amy Winehouse

I was always nervous before a television show, and I still am now. But ‘The Great British Bake Off’ is a happy show; there is no bad language, and although we do have drama, we deal with it calmly. — Mary Berry

‘I am’ is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that ‘I do’ is the longest sentence? — George Carlin

To me, music is entertainment – what else can it be? In fact, it’s the only language I know of that’s universal. — Ray Charles

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. — Eduardo Galeano

I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain. — Lily Tomlin

French is the language that turns dirt into romance. — Stephen King

The entire economy relies on the suspension of disbelief. So does a fairy story or an animated cartoon. This means that no matter how soberly the financial experts dress, no matter how dry their language, the economy they worship can only ever be as plausible as an episode of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants.’ — Charlie Brooker

Why, der language down dar in de far South is jus’ as different from ours in Maryland, as you can think. Dey laughed when dey heard me talk, an’ I could not understand ‘dem, no how. — Harriet Tubman

I’m a teacher and a writer; my life is words. When I see the denigration of language, it hurts me, and it’s easy to denigrate a word by trivializing it. — Elie Wiesel

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words. — Gwendolyn Brooks

Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will – like an instinct. — Edith Head

I don’t write just to be clever. But sometimes I do. And if you don’t have an understanding of the language, then the way in which it’s bent doesn’t actually register. It’s the old you-gotta-paint-like-them-before-you-can-paint-like-you thing. — Joss Whedon

In a way, writing is an incredible act of individualism, producing your language, and yet to use it from the heart of a crowd as opposed to as an individual performance is a conflicting thing. I do stand alone, and yet it’s not about being an individual or being ambitious. — Arundhati Roy

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. — Howard Schultz

As a medical doctor, I have known the face of adversity. I have seen much of death and dying, suffering and sorrow. I also remember the plight of students overwhelmed by their studies and of those striving to learn a foreign language. And I recall the fatigue and frustration felt by young parents with children in need. — Russell M. Nelson

You could imagine a language exactly like English except it doesn’t have connectives like ‘and’ that allow you to make longer expressions. An infant learning truncated English would have no idea about this: They would just pick it up as they would standard English. — Noam Chomsky

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. — Bono

Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

To create a past that seemed authentic but would be a fiction, you need an invented language. — Jeanette Winterson

Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common. — Hunter S. Thompson

The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything! — Maria Montessori

No matter how wonderful the story, it has to move on something, and that is language. The words that I use, the pace, the rhythm and cadences all need to be there. If they’re not there, the story is like a boat that just sits there and doesn’t move on the ocean. — Tim O’Brien

History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it. — Theodor W. Adorno

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech. — Aristotle

Language for me narrates the pictures in my mind. When I work on designing livestock equipment I can test run that equipment in my head like 3-D virtual reality. In fact, when I was in college I used to think that everybody was able to do that. — Temple Grandin

There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language. — Henri Bergson

From journalism I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there. — Isabel Allende

I do know where I’m going and it’s just a matter of finding the language to get there. — John Irving

The language of the heroic is something that has evolved over time. — Kehinde Wiley

People have tried to corner the market on being offended, corner the market on language and corner the market on opinion. Should I lose my job ’cause I offended somebody? No, of course not. Your life should never be affected by public opinion. — Patrice O’Neal

I thought Mia Hansen-Love was a true auteur, and I always wanted to work with her. Mia’s empathy for her characters and her ability to use the language of cinema to communicate real human depth is extraordinary. She’s a humanist. — Greta Gerwig

Sometimes I try to improve the language, the lines, or the delivery, but I don’t ad-lib because I think that makes it really hard for everybody else involved. — Harrison Ford

I admire people who dare to take the language, English, and understand it and understand the melody. — Maya Angelou

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words. — Hippocrates

To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions. — Dean Kamen

I had problems getting my words out. If people spoke directly to me, I understood what they said. But when the grownups got to yakking really fast by themselves, it just sounded like ‘oi oi.’ I thought grownups had a separate language. I’ve now figured out I was not hearing the hard consonant sounds. — Temple Grandin

A text conversation is a short exchange of often grossly truncated language that corresponds to a thought made all the more shallow by the process. — Henry Rollins

In much of computer science, I can easily ‘auto-grade’ your work and give you an instant meaningful feedback. I can’t do this when it comes to the subtlety of human thought, language, poetry, philosophy. — Sebastian Thrun

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach. — Abbie Hoffman

I think in general I’ve never dared compose in Spanish. First of all, it is such an intricate language. — Marc Anthony

I just don’t like big guys who speak cryptically and act like they understand the language better than me. — Robert Downey, Jr.

Language is an intrinsic part of who we are and what has, for good or evil, happened to us. — Alice Walker

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. — Martin Buber

I’m not called Jude Law, I have three names; I’m called ‘Hunk Jude Law’ or ‘Heartthrob Jude Law’. In England anyway, that’s my full name. That’s the cheap language that’s thrown around, that sums you up in one little bracket. It doesn’t look at your life. But if one looks beyond, there is actually a little bit more. — Jude Law

I’m always interested in how people use language to not say what they mean. — Greta Gerwig

Painting is a language of its own. You cannot interpret one form of expression with another form of expression. — Marcel Duchamp

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

Coffee is a language in itself. — Jackie Chan

Language is the friendliest of the things from which we cannot escape. — Mason Cooley

I read ‘The Young Landlords’ and felt almost a chemical change. What I realized while reading that book was that I could write in my voice, use my tongue, my language, my style, and write a story. — Jason Reynolds

A different language is a different vision of life. — Federico Fellini

I should be learning another language and working out more, but I’m just always saying, ‘Ah, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow.’ — Melissa McCarthy

We need words to name and designate things. But we have only a static language with which to express ourselves. — Piet Mondrian

When we have any function, whether it’s language or vision or cognitive functions like memory, we aren’t dealing with a straight line to the brain that says ‘This is what I do.’ The brain builds a network of connections, a network of neurons that have a particular role in that function. — Maryanne Wolf

Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language. — Marshall McLuhan

For me, as an immigrant who didn’t speak the language, when I would have struggles as a kid, my dad would say, ‘Once you are able to communicate with people, they’re able to connect with you beyond your otherness.’ That is really the message I’ve carried throughout my life. — Ilhan Omar

The public discourse online is not done through the polite language of debate. — Hozier

Before playing with his equals, the child is influenced by his parents. He is subjected from his cradle to a multiplicity of regulations, and even before language he becomes conscious of certain obligations. — Jean Piaget

Before the rise of the nation-state, between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, the world was mostly tribal. Tribes were united by language, religion, blood, and belief. They feared other tribes and often warred against them. — Robert Reich

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. — Yo-Yo Ma

Text input is certainly useful, but images and speech are a much more natural way for humans to express their queries. Infants learn to see and speak well before they learn to type. The same is true of human evolution – we’ve had spoken language for a long time compared to written language, which is a relatively recent development. — Andrew Ng

Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman. — Ezra Taft Benson

In the language of politics, there is only one translation for the phrase ‘hope and change,’ to wit: ‘big, fat government.’ — P. J. O’Rourke

Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second, and you can hop from one place to another. It’s a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream. — Federico Fellini

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

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. — Dayananda Saraswati

‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ had a formative effect on me. I think it’s one of those works that if you encounter it very early you’re doubly enchanted by the beauty of the language and the strangeness of the vision. It stays with you. — Ben Okri

I think there are so many ways to become interested in music. I believe signs of sustained interest gives a sense of the right time. Music, if thought of as a language, would perhaps indicate that as early as possible is not so bad. I do believe that a really nurturing first teacher that makes the child love something is crucial. — Yo-Yo Ma

When everyone at school is speaking one language, and a lot of your classmates’ parents also speak it, and you go home and see that your community is different -there is a sense of shame attached to that. It really takes growing up to treasure the specialness of being different. — Sonia Sotomayor

Most patients enter a doctor’s office or hospital as if it were a Mayan temple, representing an ancient and mysterious culture with no language in common with the visitor. — Tom Brokaw

We inhabit a language rather than a country. — Emil Cioran

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. — Terry Pratchett

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. — Drew Barrymore

Rhetoric, which is the use of language to inform or persuade, is very important in shaping public opinion. We are very easily fooled by language and how it is used by others. — Ray Comfort

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. — Carlos Santana

In the language of poetry, where every word is weighed, nothing is usual or normal. Not a single stone and not a single cloud above it. Not a single day and not a single night after it. And above all, not a single existence, not anyone’s existence in this world. — Wislawa Szymborska

Some people think fashion is frivolous but it’s not… it’s just that some ideas come and go quickly, and that’s the nature of the language of fashion. — Douglas Coupland

Reality is very, very contradictory, and so I try to write just perfecting what I see, what I read, what I feel, in a feel-thinking way. Not only giving ideas, or receiving ideas, or trying to explain something, but mainly feel-thinking, a feel-thinking language able to tie the heart and the mind, which have been divorced. — Eduardo Galeano

We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it; if He comes to a little child, he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child. — Joseph Smith, Jr.

I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with. — Salma Hayek

When I was a college student and I got interested in linguistics the concern among students was, this is a lot of fun, but after we have done a structural analysis of every language in the world what’s left? It was assumed there were basically no puzzles. — Noam Chomsky

Twittering and blogging and all that is fine, but there is no idea of how to phrase something beautifully; how to use language to create an emotion. It’s just passing information and sometimes very superficial information. — Isabel Allende

Self-control is one mark of a mature person; it applies to control of language, physical treatment of others, and the appetites of the body. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

I don’t think people are going to talk in the future. They’re going to communicate through eye contact, body language, emojis, signs. — Kanye West

There’s something about studying body language and non-spoken emotion – I know the innate response. But to really study it like a science would be fun. — Shia LaBeouf

One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received from my mother was her love of literature and language. With their boundless energy, libraries open the door to these worlds and so many others. I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer. — Caroline Kennedy

I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry. — Chinua Achebe

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language… one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. — George Orwell

The English language started out as a distortion in my life, but nothing remains the same, and so the distortion is now just normal. That is one of the things that will happen to all distortions: They become normal and turn into something else. — Jamaica Kincaid

When the Warriors are on, my wife keeps away from me. I’m a rabid fan, and my language sometimes is not too good. — Jerry West

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication. — Abraham Maslow

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language. — William Osler

That term, ‘David and Goliath,’ has entered our language as a metaphor for improbable victories by some weak party over someone far stronger. — Malcolm Gladwell

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. — Doug Larson

Hip-hop culture is probably one of the most powerful things to come out of America in a long time – everything from the music to the art to the dance to the language. — will.i.am

Body language and tone of voice – not words – are our most powerful assessment tools. — Christopher Voss

Music goes further than any border, any language. — J Balvin

There’s a lot of things that go on when you’re on tour that cannot be controlled. I’m not even talking about myself, but of course there’s sexual activity and drugs, fighting and language; it is certainly not a place to raise a family. — Peter Steele

I know now that gang warfare is not the Middle East or Northern Ireland. There is violence in gang violence, but there is no conflict. It is not ‘about something.’ It is the language of the despondent and traumatized. — Greg Boyle

The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect. — Carl Sandburg

All the kids are learning different languages. I asked them what languages they wanted to learn, and Shi is learning Khmai, which is a Cambodian language; Pax is focusing on Vietnamese, Mad has taken to German and Russian, Z is speaking French, Vivienne really wanted to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language. — Angelina Jolie

I’m not one of those people who believes in going endlessly around finger wagging and ticking people off for occasional colourful use of language. — Boris Johnson

My language is a feel-thinking language, feeling and thinking at once, that is why it is a celebration of life, and at once it is a denunciation of everything that is not allowed in life to be real life, it’s plenitude. — Eduardo Galeano

A lot of young people don’t have a lot of faith in politicians. You can’t depend on what they say. They talk in circles. They don’t speak the kind of language that has truth to them. I’m speaking differently. — Maxine Waters

To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery. — Charles Baudelaire

Language is a virus from outer space. — William S. Burroughs

I think, in a way, I invented the term ‘fight club’ and that these things have always existed, but they never really had a label. Nobody had a language to apply to them. I created that language in two words and I’ve been paid a great deal of money for inventing two words and labeling something that has always been around. — Chuck Palahniuk

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language. — Alfred North Whitehead

It is of no use to commit whole pages to memory, merely to recite them once without hesitation; you must think of the meaning more than the words – of the ideas more than the language. — Dorothea Dix

Shakespeare’s language does not require a British accent. It requires a facility with language, and that’s all. — Joss Whedon

I did three DVD’s for ‘Baby Einstein,’ teaching babies how to sign. It really helps a parent communicate because babies can’t talk. But it has been proven that they can communicate using their hands to communicate. So sign language is a great tool in that way. — Marlee Matlin

It is hardly an exaggeration to say that oral teachers and sign teachers found it difficult to sit down in the same room without quarreling, and there was intolerance upon both sides. To say ‘oral method’ to a sign teacher was like waving a red flag in the face of a bull, and to say ‘sign language’ to an oralist aroused the deepest resentment. — Alexander Graham Bell

When the child begins to think and to make use of the written language to express his rudimentary thinking, he is ready for elementary work; and this fitness is a question not of age or other incidental circumstance but of mental maturity. — Maria Montessori

Two of the hardest words in the language to rhyme are life and love. Of all words! — Stephen Sondheim

To be a great painter means to be a great poet: someone who transcends the limits of his language. — Octavio Paz

I get along with all the women singers, but especially Dolly Parton. We talk the same hillbilly language. — Loretta Lynn

Somehow I started introducing writing into my drawings, and after a time, the language took over and I started getting very involved with the handwriting and then the look of the handwriting. — Patti Smith

Every actor you work with has a different method, same with the director. You have to figure out what your shared language is and how to best support each other, and also take care of yourself. — Kerry Washington

The novelist’s obsession, moment by moment, is with language: finding the right next word. — Philip Roth

The world of sports knows no religious, racial or political differences. Athletes, from whatever land they come, speak the same language. The lessons of competition are lessons for life. — Robert Kennedy

Actors always start with the voice and language. That’s wrong. They should start with the body. The body is an actor’s most important resource. — Robert Wilson

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object. — Patrick Henry

Anyone that was raised with a Germanic language will agree that our tone is strong, especially once translated into English. — Yolanda Hadid

The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God. — Charles Stanley

I think it’s important and I think it’s true that our life experience is going to be about our attitude, our thoughts, our beliefs, our speech and our actions. We can transform our life experience simply by changing our language. — Jason Mraz

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand – its elements are hunger, envy, and death. — Heinrich Heine

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.’ — Demetri Martin

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. — George Carlin

A playlist can be very versatile, almost like a programming language. — Daniel Ek

You learned the concept ‘pain’ when you learned language. — Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tears are the silent language of grief. — Voltaire

I did read Indian scriptures when we could get the English versions, but the problem was I never took the time to learn the language. Really, what it comes down to is that I knew the emotion of faith; I knew what my parents were trying to teach me, but we always said ‘No’ when my mom was trying to teach us Punjabi. — Nikki Haley

What I take from writers I like is their economy – the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words – that’s magical. — Mos Def

It’s my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. — Lily Tomlin

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. — Henry James

If you want to influence people, you want them to accept your suggestions, you don’t say, ‘You don’t know how to use the English language,’ or ‘How could you make that argument?’ It will be welcomed much more if you have a gentle touch than if you are aggressive. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Two of the saddest words in the English language are, ‘What party?’ And L.A. is the ‘What party?’ capital of the world. — Carrie Fisher

I think I developed language skills to deal with threat. It’s the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun. — Barbara Kruger

We’ve got so many different cultural groups in my family that I’ve had to learn to accommodate them in different ways. My father speaks different to my mum. My mum speaks different to my grandmother. Everybody speaks different, so you find you start tweaking your language to be more accessible to people. — Trevor Noah

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. — Tori Amos

As an attorney, I could be rather flamboyant in court. I did not act as though I were a black man in a white man’s court, but as if everyone else – white and black – was a guest in my court. When trying a case, I often made sweeping gestures and used high-flown language. — Nelson Mandela

Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. — George Orwell

It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. — Franklin P. Jones

A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes. — Christian Louboutin

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it. — James Baldwin

I like the language in Proust but not the context. — Karl Lagerfeld

Speech happens to not be his language. — Madame de Stael

Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things. But to use and apply that language, we must be able fully to appreciate, to feel, to seize the unseen, the unconscious. — Ada Lovelace

The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think. — Maya Angelou

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. — W. H. Auden

I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key. — Gustave Flaubert

One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word ‘I.’ — Ludwig Wittgenstein

I am not going to be a mouthpiece for language that I detest. — Jordan Peterson

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation. — Noam Chomsky

Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world. — Noam Chomsky

Growing up as a little, introverted boy, dance was the only way I could communicate. For me, it’s the greatest language – no words. Sharing people’s stories through the art of movement is magical. — Alyssa Edwards

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides. — Rita Mae Brown

One of my big philosophies is that fighting is the sport that crosses all borders. I don’t care what color you are, what country you come from or what language you speak, fighting is in our DNA. We get it and we like it. — Dana White

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. — Viggo Mortensen

As long as somebody finances you, can make a film and get it seen any place and in any language; then, hopefully, it’s a success. — Clint Eastwood

The very large brain that humans have, plus the things that go along with it – language, art, science – seemed to have evolved only once. The eye, by contrast, independently evolved 40 times. So, if you were to ‘replay’ evolution, the eye would almost certainly appear again, whereas the big brain probably wouldn’t. — Richard Dawkins

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. — Herbie Hancock

Money has a language of its own. — Robert Kiyosaki

Our religion is itself profoundly sad – a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man’s own language – so long as he knows anguish and is a painter. — Charles Baudelaire

Man’s ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate. — Paul Tillich

Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee. — Ben Jonson

If you spend 72 hours in a place you’ve never been, talking to people whose language you don’t speak about social, political, and economic complexities you don’t understand, and you come back as the world’s biggest know-it-all, you’re a reporter. Either that or you’re President Obama. — P. J. O’Rourke

Wherever I go throughout the world – no matter the language, no matter the culture – I thrill to hear the testimonies of the Saints. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

When I first arrived in the country, I really didn’t speak much of the language. I knew two words coming here, and they were ‘Hello’ and ‘Shut up.’ — Ilhan Omar

Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man. — Martin Heidegger

I would say colonialism is a wonderful thing. It spread civilization to Africa. Before it they had no written language, no wheel as we know it, no schools, no hospitals, not even normal clothing. — Ian Smith

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. — Temple Grandin

Finality is not the language of politics. — Benjamin Disraeli

I love the American openness and use of language; I just don’t know how to be that way. — Yolanda Hadid

I learned my English from Keith Spurgeon. He had some small children, and I was young, too, and so we spoke the language together, and it was fantastic. — Johan Cruyff

Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered. — Leonard Cohen

Proust writes, he remembers, physically. He depends on his body to give him the information that will bring him to the past. His book is called ‘In Search of Lost Time,’ and he does it through the senses. He does it through smell. He does it through feeling. He does it through texture. It is all physically driven, that language. — Twyla Tharp

Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator. — George Santayana

As Bromberger observed, rules are understood to be elements of the computational systems that determine the sound and meaning of the infinite array of expressions of a language; the information so derived is accessed by other systems in language use. — Noam Chomsky

Malcolm X found the language that communicated across the board, from college professor to floor sweeper, all at the same time, without demeaning the intellect of either. — John Henrik Clarke

I’m one of those people that feels that Americans that shouldn’t do Shakespeare… The rhythms of the English language and the mannerisms of the English speech seems to work effortlessly with William Shakespeare, but when Americans do it, something seems stuck. — Nicolas Cage

Music is a great energizer. It’s a language everybody knows. — Bill Hicks

I never felt any attraction towards violence. I never tried to express myself through violence. Violence is a language. — Elie Wiesel

He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish. — Jose Rizal

My family are from Liverpool, so I have some twang there – I have a Midlands accent, and I was raised about an hour north of London, so my voice is a mess. Although, to American ears, it sounds like the crisp language of a queen’s butler. — John Oliver

I do not believe in a universal religion any more than I believe in a universal language. My feeling is that people have to make their own religion as they have to make their arts and their parishes, and that they must find their own salvation; the salvation mongers are of not much avail. — George A. Moore

My language and my sensibility are yearning to admit a kind of religious or transcendent dimension. But then there’s the reality: there’s no Heaven, no afterlife of the sort we were promised, and no personal God. — Seamus Heaney

I have a vocabulary in clothing. It’s like a whole language. — Tracee Ellis Ross

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

You only have to look at London, where almost half of all primary school children speak English as a second language, to see the challenges we now face as a country. This isn’t fair to anyone: how can people build relationships with their neighbours if they can’t even speak the same language? — Theresa May

There are millions of people living Thoreau’s life of quiet desperation, and they do not have the language to escape from that desperation. — David Whyte

In general, every country has the language it deserves. — Jorge Luis Borges

Italian was my first foreign language. I speak it better than English. — Iman

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it. — Thomas Carlyle

The luster of an experience can actually go up with time. So, learning to play a new instrument, learning a new language – those sorts of things will pay dividends for years or decades to come. — Dan Buettner

A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it. — William Hazlitt

I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don’t speak the language! — Alec Baldwin

The eyes have one language everywhere. — George Herbert

When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it’s the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone’s talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false ‘intelligence’ and selected ‘leaks.’ — Brian Eno

The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force in the settlement of disputes between states; the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion; the safeguarding of international peace and security. — Haile Selassie

If you aspire to be a leader of your own country, you must speak your own language, for God’s sake. — Vladimir Putin

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers. — Cesar Chavez

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world. — Erich Fromm

I don’t see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests. — Thom Yorke

Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye. — William Gibson

The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. — T. S. Eliot

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. — Christopher Morley

In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country’s fate, you alone are my comfort and support, oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language! — Ivan Turgenev

When I was in high school and college, I thought everybody could think in pictures. And my first inkling to my thinking was even different was when I was in college and I read an article about, you know, some scientist said that the caveman could not have designed tools until they had language. — Temple Grandin

True creativity often starts where language ends. — Arthur Koestler

Reading or written language is a cultural invention that necessitated totally new connections among structures in the human brain underlying language, perception, cognition, and, over time, our emotions. — Maryanne Wolf

I’m a professor of media studies as well as humanities, and I’m an evangelist of popular culture, but when there’s only media, then there’s going to be a slow debasement of language, and that’s what I think we’re fighting. — Camille Paglia

There were times, especially when I was traveling for ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, ‘Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language.’ — Elizabeth Gilbert

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. — Hillary Clinton

As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scene. — Jacques Derrida

Language failed me very often, but then, the substitute for me was silence, but not violence. — Elie Wiesel

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. — Werner Heisenberg

We have language and they do not. Chimps communicate by embracing, patting, looking – all these things. And they have lots of sounds. But they cannot sit and discuss. They cannot teach about things that are not present, as far as we know. — Jane Goodall

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. — George Orwell

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. — David Mamet

Although spoken English doesn’t obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn’t know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage. — Marilyn vos Savant

It’s always been easy with Mark, he’s a rock fan and we speak the same language. He’s a big Beatles fan too. We worked a lot via CLI calls, though only meeting up once every couple of months. — Phil Collins

Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings. — Umberto Eco

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. — Bertrand Russell

And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God’s language – it’s better, it’s finer, it’s language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives. — Stephen King

The ballet needs to tell its own story in such a way it can be received without having to be translated into language. — Twyla Tharp

We need to keep switching up the language around climate change. — Cate Blanchett

Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language. — Alfred North Whitehead

When we automated away the elevator operator function, who knew that all the descendants of those operators would become social media marketers, machine learning engineers, and all these other jobs that we didn’t even have a language to describe back then. — Andrew Ng

Yes, I would agree that America, just like Spain was in the 17th Century, is the main empire of the world and they are the ones who, on the surface, are the most pushy: pushing their language, pushing their culture – or what there is of it – pushing by force their system on others. — Viggo Mortensen

I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance. — Stephen Fry

I didn’t know the technical language of filmmaking, so I said, ‘OK, I’m going to do my own storyboard,’ because I had to explain to the crew and the technical people what I wanted. — Robert Redford

We use so much bad language that it forms a barrier between ourselves and the truth. — Tom Robbins

I don’t know the rules of grammar… If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular. — David Ogilvy

I had a lot of challenges starting school, and my dad says I would come home every day crying and feeling bad about the problems I was having with some of the kids. And he would tell me to work hard on learning the language. — Ilhan Omar

No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn’t understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language. — Jacques Derrida

Art should not be bound by barriers or language. The Hindi film industry is a testament to that. We speak only Hindi, but we premiere in Germany and Japan. Our films do phenomenally well there. We transcend the barriers of language and culture. We welcome you in. I think that’s what art should be, and I hope America reaches that place. — Priyanka Chopra

I grew up listening to people speaking broken English. I probably picked that up. And I probably speak English almost as a second language. — Christopher Walken

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help. — Ronald Reagan

Spanish is my first language. — Jessie Reyez

I think we’re still in a muddle with our language, because once you get words and a spoken language it gets harder to communicate. — Jane Goodall

To what better purpose can a man’s energy be devoted, and his talents, than the resuscitation of his country’s language? — George A. Moore

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language. — Conan O’Brien

I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical. — Joel Osteen

Music is the universal language of mankind. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Study a foreign language if you have opportunity to do so. You may never be called to a land where that language is spoken, but the study will have given you a better understanding of your own tongue or of another tongue you may be asked to acquire. — Gordon B. Hinckley

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. — Jesse Jackson

Autistic children are very difficult to take care of, especially severely autistic ones. When I was 4, I had almost no language; when I was 3, I had none at all. — Temple Grandin

Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all. — Walt Whitman

I am accused of using hard language. I admit the charge. I have not been able to find a soft word to describe villainy or to identify the perpetrator of it. The man who makes a chattel of his brother – what is he? The man who keeps back the hire of his laborers by fraud – what is he? — William Lloyd Garrison

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. — Michio Kaku

All the academy will tell you that the language that is familiar to you is not appropriate. and that’s not to say that there shouldn’t be a standard, but when I come to school with my friends’ language, my grandmother’s language, the language in my mouth – you’re going to tell me that’s improper? — Jason Reynolds

People often cover their mouths when lying. A hand on the mouth or even a touch of the lips shows you that they are lying because this unconscious body language represents a closing off of communication. — Travis Bradberry

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. — George Orwell

I’m left-brained, so I’m all about a mathematical approach to language. I’ve always been interested in that. — Bo Burnham

Of course, there are those critics – New York critics as a rule – who say, ‘Well, Maya Angelou has a new book out and of course it’s good but then she’s a natural writer.’ Those are the ones I want to grab by the throat and wrestle to the floor because it takes me forever to get it to sing. I work at the language. — Maya Angelou

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives. — Toni Morrison

Action is a universal language, so everyone understands a punch and a kick. — Tiger Shroff

I think we’ve lost the idea that politicians are part of the humanities. And we think of them as part of a natural science tradition, and we don’t expect them to have the contact with literature, with history, with the richness of descriptive language that the humanities have always stood for. And I think that’s a great loss. — Martha Nussbaum

After we become literate, we literally ‘think differently’ about language: images of brain activation between literate and nonliterate humans bear this out. — Maryanne Wolf

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. — Ludwig Wittgenstein

Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else. — William Hazlitt

The child, merely by going on with his life, learns to speak the language belonging to his race. It is like a mental chemistry that takes place in the child. — Maria Montessori

Music transcends language. BTS communicates with our fans by staying true to ourselves and believing in music every day. — RM

Animals praise a good day, a good hunt. They praise rain if they’re thirsty. That’s prayer. They don’t live an unconscious life, they simply have no language to talk about these things. But they are grateful for the good things that come along. — Mary Oliver

We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement. — Vladimir Putin

In order for sensation to accede to the objectivity of things, it must itself be changed into a thing. The agent of change is language: the sensations are turned into verbal objects. — Octavio Paz

Language is the house of the truth of Being. — Martin Heidegger

There’s a melody in everything. And once you find the melody, then you connect immediately with the heart. Because sometimes English or Spanish, Swahili or any language gets in the way. But nothing penetrates the heart faster than the melody. — Carlos Santana

There are many deaf people who couldn’t imagine living in a marriage without someone who doesn’t speak their language. For me, I believe that hearing or deaf is fine as long as both parties are willing to communicate in each other’s language. But if there’s no communication, then the marriage, I believe, will be difficult if not doomed. — Marlee Matlin

The Semantic Web isn’t inherently complex. The Semantic Web language, at its heart, is very, very simple. It’s just about the relationships between things. — Tim Berners-Lee

It’s really sad for me that in the United States the Latino community is losing its culture and language, especially among kids born here – a lot of them can’t even speak our language. — Romeo Santos

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.

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. — Albert Einstein

The world of science and the world of literature have much in common. Each is an international club, helping to tie mankind together across barriers of nationality, race and language. I have been doubly lucky, being accepted as a member of both. — Freeman Dyson

Somebody said to me that I speak English almost like somebody for whom English is not their first language. — Christopher Walken

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. — Eric Hoffer

But I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry. — Chinua Achebe

Our world isn’t made of earth, air and water or even molecules and atoms; our world is made of language. — Tom Robbins

Part of what confuses people in times of upheaval is that you’re getting so many different points of view and directions and so and so, how to do this and do that. And a lot of it is written in a language that honestly most people cannot understand. — Alice Walker

There was a whole language that I could never make function for myself in relationship to painting and that was attitudes like tortured, struggle, pain. — Robert Rauschenberg

On the day of the show, I sit down with someone that speaks very good English and someone who speaks the local language very well and work out what I’m going to say. — Phil Collins

Hip hop is usually a bunch of guys talking to a bunch of guys, in my experience. It’s homosocial, not homosexual, in that it’s almost always all one gender in a room where it’s being created. That locker-room environment has an impact on the language. I think the music suffers ’cause it allows an almost cartoonish level of misogyny. — John Legend

Every country can be defined through their food, their music and their language. That’s the soul of a country. — Quincy Jones

Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history. — Octavio Paz

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. — Gore Vidal

The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people. — Maria Montessori

Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health. — George Herbert

Everyone knows English is my second language and my vocabulary is not as broad as it is in Spanish, and because of this, sometimes I use the wrong words to express myself. — Juan Pablo Galavis

Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies. — Theodor W. Adorno

If a child from an Amazonian hunter-gatherer tribe comes to Boston, is raised in Boston, that child will be indistinguishable in language capacities from my children growing up here, and vice versa. — Noam Chomsky

A riot is the language of the unheard. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The art of communication is the language of leadership. — James Humes

I believe that laughter is a language of God and that we can all live happily ever laughter. — Yakov Smirnoff

We have found that companies need to speak a common language because some of the suggested ways to harness disruptive innovation are seemingly counterintuitive. If companies don’t have that common language, it is hard for them to come to consensus on a counterintuitive course of action. — Clayton M. Christensen

The opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics are mass satanic rituals disguised as a celebration of Britain and sport. Their medium is the language of symbolism. — David Icke

My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature’s laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided. — Edward Tufte

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers. — George Orwell

My first language was shy. It’s only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness. — Al Pacino

As a scholar I am interested in the philosophy of language, semiotics, call it what you want, and one of the main features of the human language is the possibility of lying. — Umberto Eco

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. — Lily Tomlin

Every device there is in language is there to be used, if you will. Poets have got to enjoy themselves sometimes, and the twistings and convolutions of words, the inventions and contrivances, are all part of the joy that is part of the painful, voluntary work. — Dylan Thomas

Words are things, but things which mean. We cannot do away with meaning without doing away with signs, that is, with language itself. Moreover, we would have to do away with the universe. All the things man touches are impregnated with meaning. — Octavio Paz

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language. — James Earl Jones

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs. — Thomas Hardy

The language of all the interpretations, the translations, of the Judaic Bible and the Christian Bible, is musical, just wonderful. I read the Bible to myself; I’ll take any translation, any edition, and read it aloud, just to hear the language, hear the rhythm, and remind myself how beautiful English is. — Maya Angelou

I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you. — Kobe Bryant

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. — Lewis Grizzard

Chimps can do all sorts of things we thought that only we could do – like tool-making and abstraction and generalisation. They can learn a language – sign language – and they can use the signs. But when you think of our intellects, even the brightest chimp looks like a very small child. — Jane Goodall

I think U.S. and Chinese businesses need a common language and dialogue. — Jack Ma

I sat staring, staring, staring – half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born. — Emily Carr

And, indeed, though they differ concerning other things, yet all agree in this: that they think there is one Supreme Being that made and governs the world, whom they call, in the language of their country, Mithras. — Thomas More

Our language, history, and civilization shine out across every continent. — Emmanuel Macron

Should such an ignorant people lead the world? How did it come to this in the first place? 82 percent of us don’t even have a passport! Just a handful can speak a language other than English. — Michael Moore

In the French language, there is a great gulf between prose and poetry; in English, there is hardly any difference. It is a splendid privilege of the great literary languages Greek, Latin, and French that they possess a prose. English has not this privilege. There is no prose in English. — Victor Hugo

The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being. — Martin Heidegger

It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish. — Douglas Hyde

We are a unique ape. We have language. Other animals have systems of communication that fall far short of that. They don’t have the same ability to communicate complicated conditionals and what-ifs and talk about things that are not present. — Richard Dawkins

The most advanced minds as well as the least advanced are obliged to use the same words. If we adopt new words, it will be even more difficult – if not impossible – to make ourselves understood. The new man must therefore express himself in conventional language. — Piet Mondrian

Some advice: keep the flame of curiosity and wonderment alive, even when studying for boring exams. That is the well from which we scientists draw our nourishment and energy. And also, learn the math. Math is the language of nature, so we have to learn this language. — Michio Kaku

Abstract painting seeks to be a pure pictorial language, and thus attempts to escape the essential impurity of all languages: the recourse to signs or forms that have meanings shared by everyone. — Octavio Paz

Rappers are the white authors of our generation. They know me, my language, my codes, my family, my block. — Jason Reynolds

I was reading The Bible a lot through my 20s, mostly the Old Testament, just because I was knocked out by the language and the stories. I felt that the God being talked about there, who was this insane, vindictive patriarch – it was kind of thrilling, and titillated something in me at the time. — Nick Cave

The limits of my language means the limits of my world. — Ludwig Wittgenstein

It cannot be said that the Constitution formed ‘the people of the United States,’ for all time, into a corporation. It does not speak of ‘the people’ as a corporation, but as individuals. A corporation does not describe itself as ‘we,’ nor as ‘people,’ nor as ‘ourselves.’ Nor does a corporation, in legal language, have any ‘posterity.’ — Lysander Spooner

October of 2011, Occupy protestors descended upon McPherson Square, and they decided to stay. Despite the clear language of the law, these protestors camped at McPherson Square with the definition of camping being sleeping or preparing to sleep. — Trey Gowdy

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone. — Paul Tillich

I just love language. I mean, I love it. I love stage directions. Any opportunity to write. I hadn’t written in so long, I get very crazy and miserable. I – it’s like not seeing my kids: I can’t do it for very long. — Joss Whedon

I miss aspects of being in the Arab world – the language – and there is a tranquility in these cities with great rivers. Whether it’s Cairo or Baghdad, you sit there and you think, ‘This river has flown here for thousands of years.’ There are magical moments in these places. — Zaha Hadid

I don’t separate architecture, design, or culture. What’s more important is a language of creativity that carries meaning. — Neri Oxman

I have a one-question language test that people who have lived abroad do better on than those who studied in a classroom. Try my test yourself: In a foreign language you’ve studied, how do you say ‘doorknob’? — Nicholas Kristof

I have abused language. I love it, and I abuse it… I don’t write just to be clever. But sometimes I do. And if you don’t have an understanding of the language, then the way in which it’s bent doesn’t actually register. — Joss Whedon

An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language. — Henri Matisse

Big stuff and little: learning how to order breakfast in a country where I don’t speak the language and haven’t been before – that’s really satisfying to me. I like that. — Anthony Bourdain

I boldly assert, in fact I think I know, that a lot of friendships and connections absolutely depend upon a sort of shared language, or slang. Not necessarily designed to exclude others, this can establish a certain comity and, even after a long absence, re-establish it in a second. — Christopher Hitchens

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. — Deepak Chopra

Opinions of language are as interesting as opinions of arithmetic. — P. J. O’Rourke

A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible. — Ada Lovelace

Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone. — Paul Tillich

I became aesthetically obsessed with language. And ‘literary artist’ – poet and novelist – is a calling. You are called to it the way preachers are called to preaching the gospel. — Jim Harrison

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. — Henry David Thoreau

The government that governs from afar absolutely requires that the truth and the facts reach its knowledge by every possible channel, so that it may weigh and estimate them better, and this need increases when a country like the Philippines is concerned, where the inhabitants speak and complain in a language unknown to the authorities. — Jose Rizal

To be successful in my native France, where people speak the same language and understand me, is nothing. — Edith Piaf

When language fails, violence becomes a language; I never had that feeling. — Elie Wiesel

We encrypt ‘Drag Race’ with the secret language that kept gay people linked for many years before the ’80s. — RuPaul

I want do a Mandarin language movie. It’ll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next. — Quentin Tarantino

I am glad that Zimbabwe and China speak the same language on many issues. We share the same conviction that only a fair, just, and non-prescriptive world order, based on the principles of the charter of the United Nations, can deliver the development we all need. — Robert Mugabe

Every high school and college graduate in America should, I think, have some familiarity with statistics, economics and a foreign language such as Spanish. Religion may not be as indispensable, but the humanities should be a part of our repertory. They may not enrich our wallets, but they do enrich our lives. They civilize us. They provide context. — Nicholas Kristof

Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it. — Ludwig Wittgenstein

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland – and no other. — Emil Cioran

America’s strength is not our diversity; our strength is our ability to unite people of different backgrounds around common principles. A common language is necessary to reach that goal. — Ernest Istook

While a people preserves its language; it preserves the marks of liberty. — Jose Rizal

Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening. — Jeanette Winterson

I’ve always felt, even as a songwriter, that the rhythm of speech is in itself a language for me. — Cyndi Lauper

Do you know why language manifests itself the way it does in my work? It’s because I understand short attention spans. — Barbara Kruger

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. — William Butler Yeats

I wrote the text of the resignation. I cannot say with precision when, but at the most two weeks before. I wrote it in Latin because something so important you do in Latin. Furthermore, Latin is a language in which I know well how to write in a more appropriate way. — Pope Benedict XVI

Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work. — Carl Sandburg

Of my English friends, I should find language too poor to speak the just praise and the excellence which shines in their characters and lives. — Dorothea Dix

I was that weird eight-year-old who was really interested in Shakespeare and understood it and appreciated the language. — Zendaya

Human language is the new UI layer, bots are like new applications, and digital assistants are meta apps. Intelligence is infused into all of your interactions. — Satya Nadella

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language. — Ludwig Wittgenstein

My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language. — Edward Gibbon

I’ve always loved rhyming. I love language. — Mos Def

When I wrote ‘The Giver,’ it contained no so-called ‘bad words.’ It was set, after all, in a mythical, futuristic, and Utopian society. Not only was there no poverty, divorce, racism, sexism, pollution, or violence in the world of ‘The Giver’; there was also careful attention paid to language: to its fluency, precision, and power. — Lois Lowry

This I have observed: There are no language barriers in the Church. There is a mighty power that transcends the power of messages conveyed by words alone, and this is the power of messages communicated by the Spirit to our hearts. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

I’ve always been very tied to language. — Barbara Kruger

Legislative language is governed by a law of etymology that is also the ancient code of the bureaucracy: It doesn’t have to be right, it just has to be close enough for government work. If they understand what you mean, it doesn’t matter what you say or how you say it. — Molly Ivins

As advertising blather becomes the nation’s normal idiom, language becomes printed noise. — George Will

Bollywood is not a stepping stone to the West. I am extremely picky and in no hurry to sign a Hollywood film. I am only greedy for great roles; language and country is no barrier. And yes, I’ll always be a Hindi film star first. — Priyanka Chopra

I think maybe since there isn’t a great deal of access to the mainstream media and people don’t understand the language of mainstream media, if you put music out there with lyrics that are loosely political, people absorb some of it and spit it back out. — Thom Yorke

You should not translate for more than two hours at a time. After that, you lose your edge, the language becomes clumsy, rigid. — Tom Stoppard

I don’t hate language. I have my own language, but I also enjoy the English language. Obviously, you don’t read a lot of literature and not care about language. — Twyla Tharp

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

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. — William Arthur Ward

Typically, when you read, you have more time to think. Reading gives you a unique pause button for comprehension and insight. By and large, with oral language – when you watch a film or listen to a tape – you don’t press pause. — Maryanne Wolf

English is my first language, but musically speaking, I write my music in Spanish. — Romeo Santos

Less is always more. The best language is silence. We live in a time of a terrible inflation of words, and it is worse than the inflation of money. — Eduardo Galeano

I read the Bible to myself; I’ll take any translation, any edition, and read it aloud, just to hear the language, hear the rhythm, and remind myself how beautiful English is. — Maya Angelou

Poetry, at its best, is the language your soul would speak if you could teach your soul to speak. — Jim Harrison

I meet people overseas that know five languages – that the only language I’m comfortable in is English. — Bill Gates

Good music is very close to primitive language. — Denis Diderot

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language. — John Donne

Every different director has another language – for instance, Hitchcock does not like any bright color ever, unless the story says ‘there goes the girl in a red dress.’ — Edith Head

The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way. — Thornton Wilder

The body is a universal language. Because if you spoke French, and I speak English, but I move like this or do certain movements, I can still make you smile and laugh. — Tiffany Haddish

In October 1920 I went to Leeds as Reader in English Language, with a free commission to develop the linguistic side of a large and growing School of English Studies, in which no regular provision had as yet been made for the linguistic specialist. — J. R. R. Tolkien

When I first started coaching, one of the worst things that I think I heard was ‘It will be O.K.’ I would wonder, ‘How the hell is it going to be O.K.?’ The worst word in the English language is ‘hope.’ — Bobby Knight

Comics, in a sense, the style, the images – it’s almost like music. They say music is a universal language, but when the eyes behold something, a figure, somebody moving; it’s real, and it cannot be denied. — John Lewis

All mathematics is is a language that is well tuned, finely honed, to describe patterns; be it patterns in a star, which has five points that are regularly arranged, be it patterns in numbers like 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 that follow very regular progression. — Brian Greene

Language just gradually came in, one or two stressed words a time. Before then, I would just scream. I couldn’t talk. I couldn’t get my words out. So the only way I could tell someone what I wanted was to scream. If I didn’t want to wear a hat, the only way I knew to communicate was screaming and throwing it on the floor. — Temple Grandin

I do not share the wish to see my language dead and decently buried. — Douglas Hyde

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself. — Steve Wozniak

Do you know what would hold me together on a battlefield? The sense that I was perpetuating the language in which Keats and the rest of them wrote! — Wilfred Owen

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words. — George Eliot

You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear. — Greg Boyle

In ‘Expendables 2,’ there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay. For this reason, many young people wouldn’t be able to watch this. But I don’t play in movies like this. Due to that, I said, ‘I won’t be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased.’ — Chuck Norris

Open Graph is a language for structuring content and sharing that goes on in other apps, and we’re continuing to build it out longer term. But we found we need to build more specific experiences around categories like music or movies. Where we’ve taken the time to build those specific experiences, stuff has gone quite well. — Mark Zuckerberg

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. — Nelson Mandela

Part of being out there, campaigning, talking to people, is being able to read body language. — Gary Johnson

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. — Keith Haring

As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again. — Josef Albers

Dance music is no longer a simple Donna Summer beat. It’s become a whole language that I find fascinating and exciting. Eventually, it will lose the dance tag and join the fore of rock. — David Bowie

As soon as you have a language that has a past tense and a future tense you’re going to say, ‘Where did we come from, what happens next?’ The ability to remember the past helps us plan the future. — Margaret Atwood

We think coding should be required in every school because it’s as important as any kind of second language. — Tim Cook

We can’t get at crime unless we know what language it speaks. Otherwise, we are just suppressing the cough, not curing the disease. — Greg Boyle

You know I very much respect Yvonne Rainer, she is very important – in American dance, the entire development of modern dance, and creating a wonderful physical language. — Marina Abramovic

The object of poetic activity is essentially language: whatever his beliefs and convictions, the poet is more concerned with words than with what these words designate. — Octavio Paz

Lyrics have to be underwritten. That’s why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it. — Stephen Sondheim

Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed. — Galileo Galilei

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. — Yakov Smirnoff

Sports is like rock ‘n’ roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions. — Phil Knight

All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature. — Rudolf Steiner

I thought that strange syntax was the language of story books. I didn’t realize those were poor translations… English from Edwardian times. — Sandra Cisneros

My mother introduced to me as a child the world of language: the way in which translation can be a system by which you can understand others. — Kehinde Wiley

Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket. — William Golding

What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language. — Jane Goodall

The language you are about to hear… is disturbing. — Dave Chappelle

The only way to learn a language properly, in fact, is to marry a man of that nationality. You get what they call in Europe a ‘sleeping dictionary.’ Of course, I have only been married five times, and I speak seven languages. I’m still trying to remember where I picked up the other two. — Zsa Zsa Gabor

Language is the dress of thought. — Samuel Johnson

Language is a weapon of politicians, but language is a weapon in much of human affairs. — Noam Chomsky

For me, the reputation for teaching language in general, and East European languages most particularly, gave Glasgow University, and by reflection the country, a distinction. — Tom Stoppard

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly. — T. S. Eliot

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language. — Walt Disney

Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they’ll say, ‘God, he said exactly what I was thinking.’ And when they begin to respect you, they’ll follow you to the death. — Lee Iacocca

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images. — Niels Bohr

My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language. — James Thurber

Music truly is the universal language. — Herbie Hancock

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. — Gore Vidal

I feed on good soup, not beautiful language. — Moliere

To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language. — William Cullen Bryant

I have been adopted by the millennials, and I’m enjoying every minute of it! I’m learning a new language. — Maxine Waters

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. — Gustave Flaubert

It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language… every single person is significant and is meaningful. — Michael Franti

What is Americanization? It manifests itself, in a superficial way, when the immigrant adopts the clothes, the manners and the customs generally prevailing here. Far more important is the manifestation presented when he substitutes for his mother tongue the English language as the common medium of speech. — Louis D. Brandeis

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. — Mos Def

I have never sat down and studied the Bible, never consciously echoed its language, and am, in reality, as ignorant of it as most brought-up Christians. All of the Bible that I use in my work is remembered from childhood and is the common property of all who were brought up in English-speaking communities. — Dylan Thomas

Hip-hop saved me. It gave me permission to use language in a certain way. It validated my community and my friends. It gave our slang a certain elegance. — Jason Reynolds

Language is one component of the human cognitive capacity which happens to be fairly amenable to enquiry. So we know a good deal about that. — Noam Chomsky

You know what a lima bean does when it’s attacked by spider mites? It releases this volatile chemical that goes out into the world and summons another species of mite that comes in and attacks the spider mite, defending the lima bean. So what plants have – while we have consciousness, toolmaking, language, they have biochemistry. — Michael Pollan

The more comprehensive your language is, the more likely people are to believe everything you’re saying. It really just comes from the power of knowing you’re the smartest person in the room, and if you aren’t, you’re definitely going to sound like it. — Iliza Shlesinger

Since Hiroshima and the Holocaust, science no longer holds its pristine place as the highest moral authority. Instead, that role is taken by human rights. It follows that any assault on Jewish life – on Jews or Judaism or the Jewish state – must be cast in the language of human rights. — Jonathan Sacks

I’ve been alienating my public since I was 20 years old. When ‘American Buffalo’ came out on Broadway, people would storm out and say, ‘How dare he use that kind of language!’ Of course I’m alienating the public! That’s what they pay me for. — David Mamet

Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear. — Ezra Pound

When I reached America, there was so much space and colour. The possibilities seemed endless. At least that’s how I felt at 18. But of course, I didn’t have to take the usual immigrant route of battling to find a job and a home in a strange country. I could play tennis. I spoke the language, and I was making money. It was easy, really. — Martina Navratilova

In my case, everything starts from Marcel Duchamp and the new expressive possibilities he gave us with his ready-mades. I transferred his artistic language into today’s world, choosing, for example, to use pedestrian-crossing stripes as a symbol. — Virgil Abloh

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit. — Jeremy Taylor

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body. — Martha Graham

Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon’s unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals. — Walt Disney

You know, you can make a small mistake in language or etiquette in Britain, or you could when I was younger, and really be made to feel it, and it’s the flick of a lash, but it would sting, and especially at school where there’s not much privacy, and so on. You could, yes, undoubtedly be made to feel crushed. — Christopher Hitchens

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe. — Adrienne Rich

The English Bible – a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power. — Thomas Babington Macaulay

I’m afraid the Internet is filled with people using really very intemperate language. — Richard Dawkins

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. — Jimmy Carter

War is what happens when language fails. — Margaret Atwood

I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence. — Alan Rickman

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. — Thomas Friedman

Silence is ever speaking; it is the perennial flow of language. — Ramana Maharshi

I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

I think the first little jolt I got was reading Gerard Manley Hopkins – I liked other poems… but Hopkins was kind of electric for me – he changed the rules with speech, and the whole intensity of the language was there and so on. — Seamus Heaney

Middle English is an exciting field – almost uncharted, I begin to think, because as soon as one turns detailed personal attention on to any little corner of it, the received notions and ideas seem to crumple up and fall to pieces – as far as language goes, at any rate. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language. — Hilaire Belloc

I wanted to be cast because I’m an actor and not because of how I look or where I’m from. I’m brown. I want to be able to play a Spanish girl some day or a Mexican girl and learn the language. That’s what actors do: we act. — Priyanka Chopra

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles. — Henry David Thoreau

A mind enclosed in language is in prison. — Simone Weil

One thing I wish I’d been told in school is that my language is valid. — Jason Reynolds

I was gonna try to go to grad school to teach foreign language. — Katya Zamolodchikova

I left school at sixteen – I was fed up and restless. The only thing that interested me at school was English language and literature, but I didn’t have Latin, and so couldn’t go on to university. So I went to a few drama schools, not studying seriously; I was mostly in love at the time and tied up with that. — Harold Pinter

We use language that has been designed to keep order, and to keep people in line. — Maxine Waters

The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language. — Ludwig Wittgenstein

Perhaps I abandoned criticism because I am full of contradictions, and when you write an essay, you are not supposed to contradict yourself. But in the theater, by inventing various characters, you can. My characters are contradictory not only in their language but in their behavior as well. — Eugene Ionesco

I spend my days kneeling in the muck of language, feeling around for gooey verbs, nouns, and modifiers that I can squash together to make a blob of a sentence that bears some likeness to reason and sense. — P. J. O’Rourke

Ours is a fully democratic government, which in our language we call a people’s government. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

England and America are two countries separated by the same language. — George Bernard Shaw

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. — John Updike

The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. — Edward Gibbon

Whoever realizes that the six senses aren’t real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas. — Bodhidharma

I’m open to reading almost anything – fiction, nonfiction – as long as I know from the first sentence or two that this is a voice I want to listen to for a good long while. It has much to do with imagery and language, a particular perspective, the assured knowledge of the particular universe the writer has created. — Amy Tan

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience. — Dale Carnegie

The next time you need to win someone over to your way of thinking, try nodding your head as you speak. People unconsciously mirror the body language of those around them in order to better understand what other people are feeling. — Travis Bradberry

We know from research that the reading circuit is not given to human beings through a genetic blueprint like vision or language; it needs an environment to develop. Further, it will adapt to that environment’s requirements – from different writing systems to the characteristics of whatever medium is used. — Maryanne Wolf

I could speak Spanish fluently growing up, but I’m so out of practice, and I have such a tremendous respect for songwriting in the Spanish language. — Miguel

In legal language, a covenant generally denotes an agreement between two or more parties. But in a religious context, a covenant is much more significant. It is a sacred promise with God. He fixes the terms. — Russell M. Nelson

The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects – things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The vehicle of expression is language – either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors. — Aristotle

Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures. — Vincent Van Gogh

Power doesn’t just exist. It is threaded through different mechanisms of control. I’m interested in those complexities. But I want to address that in very forthright language and sometimes with images. — Barbara Kruger

Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else. — C. S. Lewis

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain

I do that in whatever language of the country I’m in, because the audience appreciate it. — Phil Collins

The games I’m playing have much more to do with using the language of power and the vocabulary of power to construct new sentences. It’s about pointing to empire and control and domination and misogyny and all those social ills in the work, but it’s not necessarily taking a position. Oftentimes, it’s actually embodying it. — Kehinde Wiley

Normally, when someone we love is turning away from a struggle, we self-protect by also turning away. That’s definitely my first response. I think change is more likely to happen if both partners have common language and a shared lens to see problems. — Brene Brown

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it. — Billy Sunday

These poor women in academia have to talk this silly language that nobody can understand in order to be accepted, they think. — Gloria Steinem

How can we reinterpret 3-D printing in a way that suggests a new design language? — Neri Oxman

In the first three years of life, the foundations of physical and also of psychic health are laid. In these years, the child not only increases in size but passes through great transformations. This is the age in which language and movement develop. The child must be safeguarded in order that these activities may develop freely. — Maria Montessori

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