Language Quotes

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

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

John Erskine

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.

Elise Boulding

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.


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

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language

James Earl Jones
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