Language Quotes

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Into this neutral air Where blind skyscrapers use Their full height to proclaim The strength of Collective Man, Each language pours its vain Competitive excuse.

Wystan Hugh Auden

War is what happens when language fails.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

The young cult of sociology, needing a language, invented one. There are many dead languages, but the sociologists' is the only language that was dead at birth.

Russell Baker

However well equipped our language, it can never be forearmed against all possible cases that may arise and call for description: fact is richer than diction.

John Langshaw Austin

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.

Francis Bacon

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

Peter Hill Beard

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

Aphra Behn

Careful and correct use of language is a powerful aid to straight thinking, for putting into words precisely what we mean necessitates getting our ownminds quite clear on what we mean.

Dr. William Ian Beardmore Beveridge

Flowers are Love's truest language.

Park Benjamin, Sr.

"Equestrian," by the by, is the gayest word in the English language. In fact, I thought Brokeback Mountain should have been called "Two Equestrians."

Lewis Niles Black

We know enough of our own history by now to be aware that people exploit what they have merely concluded to be of value, but they defend what they love. To defend what we love we need a particularizing language, for we love what we particularly know.

Wendell Berry

I could teach you how to speak my language, Rosetta Stone.

Drake

Our language is the product of extraordinary thought and philosophical greatness. There is a lifetime and more of study here, which would turn our impoverishing certitudes into humanizing doubts.

Allan David Bloom

Proceeding from the simple fact that I think, I tried to find out how a musical language could be built from scratch.

Pierre Boulez

The idea of an Afrikaner people as a cultural entity and religious group with a special language will be retained in South Africa as long as civilisation stands.

Pieter Willem Botha

Because you could not translate the word apartheid into the more universal language of English, the wrong connotation was given to it.

Pieter Willem Botha

To be universal you've got to stain the consciousness of the people. You've got to dig out a truth that everybody knows, but they don't want to hear, then tell it in a manner that's so articulate and so aesthetically indignant, so beautiful, that they've got to accept it back in their lives again. That's what I want to do. Touch something universal in your own language.

James Dean Bradfield

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