Language Quotes

Immigration must be halted in the short-term so that our dole queues are not added to by, in many cases, unskilled migrants not fluent in the English language.

Pauline Hanson

Language is the light of the mind

John Stuart Mill

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

Marshall McLuhan

The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib.

Robert Burchfield

Language is a mixture of statement and evocation.

Elizabeth Bowen

Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.

William Hazlitt

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.

Claude Levi-Strauss

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

Penelope Lively

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

T S Eliot

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

Stephen King

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.

Marcellinus Ammianus

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

Charlemagne

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.

Benjamin Lee Whorf

Jazz is a feeling, more than anything else. It isn't music, it's language...

Enos Payne

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.

Confucius

My life is -- as if each person I know was born with a beautiful book with golden edges on each page -- and each of us can read the language of our own book -- containing our own unique values, ideas, insights and direction, yet we cannot read the language of anyone else's book, and they cannot read our book. And, then, you and I started talking and I discovered that while the words in your book are different from mine, the language of your book is exactly the same as mine -- and words flow and flow between us without effort. Then, I looked closer in my book and I saw beautiful, happy pictures of you and your family...and I smiled

Laura Teresa Marquez

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

William Arthur Ward

The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me.

Marilyn Hacker

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

Kahlil Gibran

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.

John Erskine

Krishna and His energy are fully present in the sound of the mantra, so even if we don't know the language or intellectually understand how it works, by coming in touch with Krishna we'll become happy, and our life will become sublime.

Unknown

I work in a meditative manner. My visual language is pulled from my unconscious and I express in my work what I cannot express with words.

Pat Gentenaar-Torley

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language

Ludwig Wittgenstein
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