Language Quotes

"The nine most terrifying words in the ...

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" β€” Ronald Reagan
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If language is man's great...

If language is man's greatest invention, then philosophy is man's greatest curse. - Me
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"Think as a wise man but c...

"Think as a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. " -William Yeats
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"I can't relate to lazy people. We don't sp...

"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
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"There are 1,010,300 words in the English language, ...

"There are 1,010,300 words in the English language, but I could never find a combination of words to accurately describe how much I want to hit you with a chair."
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When a language dies, maste...

When a language dies, master keys to cultural treasures are lost forever ~Infinite Radius
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The ability to speak several languages is...

The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless. - Unknown
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"Philosophy is a battle against the...

"Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language." β€” Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"The great thing about human langua...

"The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand." β€” Lewis Thomas
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"The limits of my language are the limi...

"The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for." -Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein
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"A language is a di...

"A language is a dialect with an army and navy." - Max Weinreich
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"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap betwee...

"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 spurting out ink." β€” George Orwell
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β€œAt grief so deep the tongue must wag in va...

β€œAt grief so deep the tongue must wag in vain; the language of our sense and memory lacks the vocabulary of such pain.” – Dante, Inferno.
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If you're looking for self-help, why would you read a book written by somebody else? That...

If you're looking for self-help, why would you read a book written by somebody else? That's not self-help, that's help. There's no such thing as self-help. If you did it yourself you didn't need help. Try to pay attention to the language we've all agreed on. -George Carlin.
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"Music is the only language i...

"Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing." β€” John Erskine
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"If we spoke a different languag...

"If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world." -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Music expresses the highest phil...

Music expresses the highest philosophy in a language reason does not understand. - Arthur Schopenhauer
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When you lose a lan...

When you lose a language, you lose a master key ~Infinite Radius
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Political language....is designed to make lies so...

Political language....is designed to make lies soumd truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell.
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"I am the leader of one country which has two alphabets, three languages,...

"I am the leader of one country which has two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities, six republics, surrounded by seven neighbours, a country in which live eight ethnic minorities." - Josip Broz Tito.
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"If the English language made an...

"If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur." β€” Doug Larson
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"I try not to use it (The 'C Word') because I agree with the Feminist argument...

"I try not to use it (The 'C Word') because I agree with the Feminist argument that it degrades women to use part of their anatomy as the foulest insult in the language. I agree. In principal. But how are you supposed to drive!" Jeremy Hardy.
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Language is fossil p...

Language is fossil poetry..... Ralph Waldo Emerson Lake & Palmer
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"By and large, langua...

"By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth." -G. Carlin
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β€œAll language is...

β€œAll language is but a poor translation.” β€”Franz Kafka
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β€œThere are no two words in...

β€œThere are no two words in the entire English language more harmful than β€˜good job’”
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"It's not migrants who make me feel like a stra...

"It's not migrants who make me feel like a stranger in my own country, it's people who speak an entirely different language in English" Jeremy Hardy.
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"The nine most terrifying words in the...

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."-Ronald Reagan
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β€œThe language of love ...

β€œThe language of love is universal, but violence is more commonly spoke.”
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β€œTrue creativity oft...

β€œTrue creativity often starts where language ends.” β€”Arthur Koestler
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β€œSo avoid using the word β€˜very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t...

β€œSo avoid using the word β€˜very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.” Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society
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β€œSo avoid using the word 'very' because it's lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exha...

β€œSo avoid using the word 'very' because it's lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don't use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do.” β€” Robin Williams, Dead Poet Society
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"We die. That may be the meaning of ...

"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives." --Toni Morrison
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"If the English language made an...

"If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur." β€” Doug Larson
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"Better to be a good pers...

"Better to be a good person using bad language, than a quiet well-mannered bitch."
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"The great thing about human langua...

"The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand." β€” Lewis Thomas
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β€œThe nine most terrifying words in the E...

β€œThe nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." -Ronald Reagan 1989
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β€œA gentle answer turns away wrath, but ...

β€œA gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Careful about your language around here.” - King Solomon
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"Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to expres...

"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
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"Kindness is the language ...

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain
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"Music is the only language i...

"Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing." β€” John Erskine
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"The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom And his language ...

"The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom And his language shall be spoken in judgment Blessed is he who suffers temptation Since he, with approval, shall receive the crown of life." -Lilium
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English is not a language, it's thr...

English is not a language, it's three languages wearing a trench coat pretending to be one. - Gugulethu Mhlungu
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"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap betwee...

"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 spurting out ink." β€” George Orwell
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"The English language was carefully, ca...

"The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes and a German dictionary." β€” Dave Kellett
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"Kindness is the langua...

"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear" Mark Twain
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β€œPolitical language … is designed to make lies so...

β€œPolitical language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell
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"So avoid using the word β€˜very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted...

"So avoid using the word β€˜very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays." ― N.H. Kleinbaum
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Language is just t...

Language is just the random utterances of the long long dead.
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"I don't mind what language an opera ...

"I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand." β€” Sir Edward Appleton
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"In the language of love when a dictation of the heart comes o...

"In the language of love when a dictation of the heart comes out,it must always be written in the notebook of the soul and with a pencil that never manage to erase it feeling" (William Ventura)
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"Drawing on my fine comman...

"Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing." ~Robert Benchley
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"Silence is never-ending speech. Vocal speech obstructs the other speech of silence....

"Silence is never-ending speech. Vocal speech obstructs the other speech of silence. In silence one is in intimate contact with the surroundings. Language is only a medium for communicating one's thoughts to another. Silence is ever speaking." -Ramana Maharshi
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"I don't mind what language an opera ...

"I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand." β€” Sir Edward Appleton
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We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotion...

We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. - Alan Watts
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It’s my belief we developed l...

It’s my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain -- Lily Tomlin
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A warm smile is the u...

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward
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β€œBut if thought corrupts lan...

β€œBut if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” ― George Orwell, 1984
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”For last year’s words belong to last year’s lang...

”For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
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"England and America are two ...

"England and America are two countries separated by a common language." β€” George Bernard Shaw
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β€œI wish life was not so short,' he thought. ...

β€œI wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
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"We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotion...

"We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society." - Alan Watts
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"A crowd is not the sum of the individuals who compose it. Rat...

"A crowd is not the sum of the individuals who compose it. Rather it is a species of animal, without language or real consciousness, born when they gather, dying when they depart." -Gene Wolfe
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"The only language i...

"The only language is feelings." β€” Christmas isn't real, Bill Wurtz
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β€œKindness is the language ...

β€œKindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain
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"Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to t...

"Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œWe feel free because we lac...

β€œWe feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom.” - Slavoj Ε½iΕΎek
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"Kindness is a language wh...

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." (~Mark Twain)
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β€œWe seldom realize that our most private thoughts and emotions are not...

β€œWe seldom realize that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” ― Alan Watts
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Language... has created the word β€˜loneliness’ to expres...

Language... has created the word β€˜loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word β€˜solitude’ to express the glory of being alone. β€”Paul Tillich
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"Prayers without accordant action are silent lies told to ...

"Prayers without accordant action are silent lies told to oneself, heard by no God, amounting to nothing. Action is the language of truth, the prayers of the Saints." - Mark Ruffalo
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"Kindness is a language t...

"Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see" - MarkTwain
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"The nine most terrifying words in the ...

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help." - Ronald Reagan
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β€œAs long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the r...

β€œAs long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, & the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, & get as near the heart of the world as I can.” ―John Muir
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β€œIf names cannot be correct, then language is not in accordance wit...

β€œIf names cannot be correct, then language is not in accordance with the truth of things; and if language is not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success.” -- Confucius
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"A riot is t...

"A riot is the language of the unheard" -MLK
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"Poetry is language at...

"Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful." - Rita Dove
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"What makes us human, I think, is an abil...

"What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language." -Jane Goodall
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"Make friends with people who aren't your age. Hang out with people whose fir...

"Make friends with people who aren't your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn't the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn't come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow." – Unknown
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"Language is the sourc...

"Language is the source of misunderstandings." β€” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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