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Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

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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

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 language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

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The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


 

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

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

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

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

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

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

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

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

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

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

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

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

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

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

Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally,
especially when you put the costume on.
- Lucy Liu

The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English
language as in the French.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Tears are the noble language of the eye.
- Robert Herrick

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

The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language
and offers no other signs.
- Arthur E. Waite

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

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists:
his attitude toward language.
- Joseph Brodsky

I try for a poetic language that says,
This is who we are, where we have been,
where we are.
This is where we must go.
And this is what we must do.
- Mari Evans

In the best fiction, the language itself can become almost invisible.
- Robert Morgan

The radio was my big influence.
Comedy came from the instinctual feel I had for language.
- Dominic Chianese

So, not for lack of love of language,
but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation,
I decided to make films without words.
- Godfrey Reggio

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

The first of these phases is that of grammar,
invented by the Greeks and carried on unchanged by the French.
It never had any philosophical view of a language as such.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Playing golf is like learning a foreign language.
- Henry Longhurst

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

My language is what I use, and if I lost that,
I wouldn't be able to say anything.
- Howard Hodgkin

I love to laugh, it's my main thing.
I love to abuse the English language.
- Dan Fogelberg

Numbers constitute the only universal language.
- Nathanael West

Nothing exists except through language.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

Even if I think in English, it's more a language of acting than French.
- Sophie Marceau

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

I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive.
- Theodore Bikel

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

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

A language presupposes that all the individual users possess the organs.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

I said in sharp language that that practice was wrong.
- Ken Starr

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

Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in
reference to the structure of language.
- Kenneth L. Pike

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

I dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact
that math is the language of the universe.
- Lucas Grabeel

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

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful,
ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
- John Andrew Holmes

Poetry is one of the destinies of speech...
One would say that the poetic image,
in its newness,
opens a future to language.
- Gaston Bachelard

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

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

If French is no longer the language of a power,
it can be the language of a counter power.
- Lionel Jospin

Music is a language, you see, a universal language.
- Sun Ra

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language.
That is our country, our fatherland -
and no other.
- Emile M. Cioran

The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive.
He's such a master.
He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking,
which gives him a great freedom.
- Max von Sydow

Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way,
their sense of language and their vision.
- Jim Jarmusch


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