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102 Language Quotes

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.

Walt Whitman Quotes

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Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.

Robert Benchley Quotes

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

Benjamin Lee Whorf Quotes

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No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Henry Brooks Adams Quotes

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I stand and listen to people speaking french in the stores and in the street. It's such a pert, crisp language, elegant as ruffling taffeta.

Belva Plain Quotes

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

Penelope Lively Quotes

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I can remember the lush spring excitement of language in childhood. Sitting in church, rolling it around my mouth like marbles--tabernacle and pharisee and parable, tresspass and Babylon and covenant.

Penelope Lively Quotes

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Language helps form the limits of our reality.

Dale Spender Quotes

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And who in time knows whither we may vent the treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores this gain of our best glories shall be sent, 't unknowing Nations with our stores? What worlds in the yet unformed Occident may come refined with the accents that are ours?

Samuel Daniel Quotes

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For every man there is something in the vocabulary that would stick to him like a second skin. His enemies have only to find it.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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Language is a mixture of statement and evocation.

Elizabeth Bowen Quotes

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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 Quotes

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If language had been the creation not of poetry but of logic, we should only have one.

Friedrich Hebbel Quotes

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If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world.

Heinrich Heine Quotes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes, and thanks to words, we have sunk to the level of the demons.

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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Language is memory and metaphor.

Storm Jameson Quotes

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Look wise; say nothing and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.

William Osler Quotes

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Spoken language is merely a series of squeaks.

Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

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Language is the roadmap of a culture. It tells you where its people came from and where they are going.

Rita Mae Brown Quotes

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Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.

Andrea Dworkin Quotes

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For I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me.

Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

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Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought.

Elizabeth Bowen Quotes

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The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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