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102 Language Quotes

The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.

Angela Carter Quotes

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Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of humn thought.

Helen Keller Quotes

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Our native language is like a second skin, so much a part of us we resist the idea that it is constantly changing, constantly being renewed.

Casey Miller Quotes

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Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have a different effect.

Blaise Pascal Quotes

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The most precious things in speech are pauses.

Ralph Richardson Quotes

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Language is wine upon the lips.

Virginia Woolf Quotes

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Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

William Butler Yeats Quotes

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Like a diaphanous nightgown, language both hides and reveals.

Karen Elizabeth Gordon Quotes

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Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.

Anna Jameson Quotes

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To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.

Joseph Conrad Quotes

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Icky icky icky icky fKANG zoop-boing n zowzyin...

C. Truesdell Quotes

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Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

Hermann Weyl Quotes

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Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.

Rita Mae Brown Quotes

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Words are loaded pistols.

Jean-paul Sarte Quotes

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It was greek to me.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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No language is rude that can boast polite writers.

Aubrey Beardsley Quotes

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The language of truth is simple.

Euripides Quotes

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Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.

Noam Chomsky Quotes

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The individual's whole experience is built upon the plan of his language.

Henri Delacroix Quotes

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A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.

Gaston Bachelard Quotes

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Language. I loved it. And for a long time I would think of myself, of my whole body, as an ear.

Maya Angelou Quotes

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The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearne, but it is still nonsense.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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We defend ourself with descriptions and tame the world by generalizing.

Iris Murdoch Quotes

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