Language Quotes

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.


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

Leadership is an interactive conversation that pulls people toward becoming comfortable with the language of personal responsibility and commitment.

John G Agno

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


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

The gun and the language of the gun must end.

Saddam Hussein

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

Kahlil Gibran
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