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Positive Quotes about Language

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The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Related topics: Wisdom Tradition Open Mind Habit Change

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

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If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

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

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

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

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

A riot is, at bottom, the language of the unheard.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

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

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

One truth is the swing of the sentence,
the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity
of the writer as he matches with the language.
- Don DeLillo

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary
language in our private thoughts is one of the main
obstacles to progress in philosophy.
- Bertrand Russell

Tears are the noble language of the eye.
- Robert Herrick

If language did not affect behavior,
it could have no meaning.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
- Alfred North Whitehead

If I have to do something, I feel I should do it perfectly,
and ofcourse, Hindi language is a problem.
- Soundarya

The problem and privilege we all have is being alive
in this century and able to read this language.
It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate.
- John Sladek

The only thing that exists is torment,
lyricism, and the magnificence of language.
- John Hawkes

Of all of our inventions for mass communication,
pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
- Walt Disney

Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of
precision relevant to a particular situation.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation
of what is possible in the musical language.
- Robert Fripp

Learning another language is not only learning different
words for the same things,
but learning another way to think about things.
- Flora Lewis

Instrumental music can spread the international language.
- Herb Alpert

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers,
is a salable one; in that of the curious,
a scarce one; in that of men of sense,
a useful and instructive one.
- Oswald Chambers

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand -
its elements are hunger,
envy, and death.
- Heinrich Heine

We have our own history, our own language,
our own culture.
But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people -
history has made us all South Africans.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.
- Ella Maillart

More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood
in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding
of the English language than any other single factor.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally,
especially when you put the costume on.
- Lucy Liu

Language is much closer to film than painting is.
- Sergei Eisenstein

No art form points like poetry to this originality
of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
- Thomas Harrison

If I remember correctly, a writer is someone who wants to convey information.
Language or writing is a code.
- Clifford Geertz

In the later books I am much more at home in the use
of language to describe things.
I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out.
- Robert Morgan

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
- Rita Mae Brown

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.
- Gail Godwin

The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration,
and feign innocence vis a vis language,
because language is never innocent.
- Juan Goytisolo

One of the most misleading representational techniques
in our language is the use of the word 'I.'
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and
poet of the English language,
lived in a time that was politically very conservative
and it's reflected in his writings.
- Alex Cox

When the French nation gradually came into existence
among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul,
a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.
- Lytton Strachey

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

Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas,
play with language, solve problems, use my imagination,
and draw on my own childhood.
- Jack Prelutsky

APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection.
It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past:
it creates a new generation of coding bums.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Ever since I was a kid, I just loved those comedians
on TV who would just have fun with the language.
- Alan Rudolph

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without
being a reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
- Fisher Ames

A programming language is low level when its programs
require attention to the irrelevant.
- Alan Perlis

It probably helps that my background is in the sciences
and I can speak the scientists' language.
- David Chalmers

All I know is that I operate by going out to each of
them and trying to learn the territory in which they operate.
My language to each of them has to suit their brain.
- Sam Mendes

I'm trying to use the language of today to express
a general existential crisis that I think the world and I are going through.
- Sean Lennon

Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values,
we believed, than in a flight underground.
We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
- John Charles Polanyi

Language changes very fast.
- John M. Smith


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