Language Quotes

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

George Eliot

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

Stephen King

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

T S Eliot

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

Penelope Lively

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

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

Peter Hill Beard

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

William Cullen Bryant

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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