Language Quotes

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.

Martin Luther King Jr

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

We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.

Joyce Carol Oates

No language is rude that can boast polite writers.

Aubrey Beardsley

We thus make a fundamental distinction between the competence (the speaker-hearer's knowledge of his language) and performance (the actual use of language in concrete situations).

Noam Chomsky

Semantics, or the study of meaning, remained undeveloped, while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to occupy the central place in the scientific study of language.

Roman Jakobson

The best part of human language, properly so called, is derived from reflection on the acts of the mind itself.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The benefits of science are not only material ones. The truths that science teaches are of common interest the world over. The language of science is universal, and is a powerful force in bringing the peoples of the world closer together.

Arthur Holly Compton

The greatest guarantee for the preservation of a persons identity is language and faith, and all Armenians must carry these two values.

Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian

slang the home-made language of the ruled, not the rulers, the acted upon, the used, the used up. It is demotic poetry emerging in flashes of ironic insight.

Anthony Burgess

In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before his birth.

Jacques Lacan

No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby-so helpless and so ridiculous.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Language is a gift that puts lyrics to the music of our lives. Without spoken language we wouldnt be able to say, I love you. Wed have to say uuurrrgghh or hold up a sign. And whether its one persons gentle English or anothers muddy, arrogant French, its our language that makes us unapproachable and difficult to understand.

Derren Victor Brown

Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.

Robert E. Lee

Visual journaling allows us to access our inner language of imagery and express it both verbally and visually, while exploring the connection between image and word.

Michael Bell
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