Language Quotes

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

George Eliot

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

J Michael Straczynski

I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.

Lily Tomlin

Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.

Humphrey Davy

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education -- sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.

E. B. White

Language achieves soul only when it's applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.

Vanna Bonta

We inhabit a language rather than a country.

Emil Cioran

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

Claude Levi-Strauss

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 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

Language is a mixture of statement and evocation.

Elizabeth Bowen

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

Benjamin Lee Whorf

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

Robert Burchfield

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

Marshall McLuhan

Language is the light of the mind

John Stuart Mill

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

George Carlin

There is in a word, in a verb, something sacred which forbids us from using it recklessly. To handle a language cunningly is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.

Charles Baudelaire

Go around listen to how many times a day you say, "I love" instead of, "I hate." Isn't it interesting that children, as they learn the process of language, always learn the word "no" years before they learn the word "yes"? Ask linguists where they hear it. Maybe if they heard more of "I love, I love, I love" they'd hear it sooner and more often.

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

Knowing English is important, but for us Venezuelans I think it would also be important to know Portuguese. For that reason, we should evaluate the possibility of it being taught in our schools.

Hugo Rafael Chvez Fras

Without a knowledge of languages you feel as if you dont have a passport.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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

To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language.

William Cullen Bryant

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

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