Language Quotes

Tears are the silent language of grief.

Voltaire

Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs - that can undermine any tale you're telling.

Pam Brown

Ones language is a spiritual location. It houses your soul. If you were born in America all essential communication, your deepest conversations with yourself, will be in English. ... Your English is the principal instrument of your humanity.

Saul Bellow

My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.

Al Pacino

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.

Thomas Carlyle

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth

George Carlin

The meaning of quality in photography's best pictures lies written in the language of vision. That language is learned by chance, not system.

Walker Evans

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.

Vincent Van Gogh

You know what they say - the sweetest word in the English language is revenge.

Peter Hill Beard

The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.

J. Michael Straczynski

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

Walt Disney

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

William Butler Yeats

Holy shadows of the dead, Im not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people, to fight one another. I do not feel happy for this victory of mine. On the contrary, I would be glad, brothers, if I had all of you standing here next to me, since we are united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions.

Alexander III

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

Aphra Behn
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