Language Quotes

FEAR is an acronym in the English language for "False Evidence Appearing Real"

Neale Donald Walsch

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

Speech happens to not be his language

Madame de Stael

How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love!

Eileen Elias Freeman

The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether their be any who understand it or not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign language

Dave Barry

Although feminism speaks the language of liberation, self-fulfillment, options, and the removal of barriers, these phrases invariably mean their opposites and disguise an agenda at variance with the ideals of a free society.

Michael Levin

Music is the universal language of mankind

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Language is fossil poetry

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

Barack Obama

Prayer is the language of a man burdened with a sense of need.

E.M. Bounds

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

Leonard Cohen

As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.

George Will

Language is memory and metaphor

Storm Jameson

Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.

Roland Barthes
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