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Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
Judith Martin

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

I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.
Coco Chanel

I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever, by using the many gifts of the English language to intrigue and hook a reader.
Dick Schaap

Even if people are suspicious of the motives I think that learning and speaking two languages can only be a good thing for people.
Stephen Harper

If the whole of the english language could be condensed into one word, it would not suffice to express the utter contempt those invite who are so deluded as to be disciples of such an imposture as Darwinism.
Francis Morris

'Two peoples separated by a common language' - About the Americans and English
George Bernard Shaw

On his own history with mathematics, and connection with John Nash: 'I had a bit of a hiccup in the third year of high school. The school I was at hired a non-English speaking Hungarian who was a professional of some great standing in Eastern Europe. But he hadn't learned the English language yet. He probably is a great asset to the teaching staff now, but we were his first class. That was when mathematics and I parted ways.

'There's a lot of mathematics in music. It's all in groups of eight, mate, y'know. The one thing that I may have in common with John is that the subject matter I do know, the driving part of my life, my work life, there's a point where structure and scaffolding is left behind and intuition takes over. That's the difference between John and the next 100 mathematicians. He's fully prepared to leave the scaffolding behind and get into the ether of the equation and find the answer quicker. The bane of his existence, however, is finding the proof.'
Russell Crowe

Language is a wonderful thing. It can be used to express thoughts, to conceal thoughts, but more often, to replace thinking.
Kelly Fordyce

Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks.
Jimmy Breslin

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

Two million dollars gate at one fight! That's some cabbage in any man's language.
Wilfrid Diamond

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language
Gail Godwin

Where nature's end of language is declined,
And men talk only to conceal the mind
Edward Young

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

He attempts to use language which he does not know
Persius

To have another language is to possess a second soul.
Charlemagne

Language has not the power to speak what love indites: The soul lies buried in the ink that writes
John Clare

A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
Simone Weil

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

But here's old Ken - he's been crass, he's been insensitive and thuggish and brutal in his language - but I don't think actually if you read what he said, although it was extraordinary and rude, I don't think he was actually anti-Semitic.
Boris Johnson

Language tethers us to the world; without it we spin like atoms
Penelope Lively

Two nations divided by a common language.
Winston Churchill

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

The eyes have one language everywhere.
George Herbert

Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
J G Ballard

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 do swear a lot, but the advantage is that having played abroad, I can choose a different language from the referee's.
Jurgen Klinsmann

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

I believe that there is a devil. Those who disagree with me in this may translate my language. All I ask is that they admit the vital truth on which I insist.
Anthony Comstock

On contract clauses: 'There's all this language where you can't jump out of a plane or ride motorcycles. You have to go home and just sit there.'
Ben Affleck

Language is the dress of thought.
Samuel Johnson

The language and concepts contained herein are guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business
Frank Zappa

I wonder what language truck drivers are using,
now that everyone is using theirs?
Beryl Pfizer

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

[on understanding] The definition is this: to understand something is to know what it means, to know what its significance is. To understand a sentence is to know what it means, to understand a language is to know what its words and sentences mean, to understand a phenomenon more generally is to know its significance.
Tim Crane

In language, the ignorant have prescribed laws to the learned. (Maxims, 1830)
Richard Duppa

The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.
J Michael Straczynski

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

A common language is the most obvious binding element in any society.
Michael Howard

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Joseph Roux

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
Gaston Bachelard

Nothing knits man to man, the Manchester School wisely taught, like the frequent passage from hand to hand of cash (The Language of Art)
Walter Sickert

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
Larry Wall

Comedy is something that we can all share, no matter what language we speak or our background, it has the power to unite us all.
Paul Goodman

Our thirty year old belief that there is only one kind of computer is the basis for our belief that there is only one kind of programming language.
John Backus

Saddam Hussein also challenged President Bush to a debate. The Butcher of Baghdad vs. the Butcher of the English language.
Jay Leno

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.
Sam Rayburn

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
Jean Baudrillard

Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth
Anna Brownell Jameson



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