515 Total Quotes

Language Quotes

Ludwig Wittgenstein
One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.'
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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The idea is that being able to speak a second language becomes a magical power. We wanted to make it special as opposed to being embarrassed about it.
Brown Johnson
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Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides
Rita Brown
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William Shakespeare
Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal.
William Shakespeare
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Edgar Allan Poe
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Edgar Allan Poe
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The language is deliberately fuzzy. They want to try to take away any legal recognition for same-sex unions.
Brian Chase
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Excuse my language, but I'm talking some (trash),
Bruce Davis
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It can't be that simple. Rarely is constitutional language that open and shut.
A.E. Howard
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Albert Einstein
The words of language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The physical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images.
Albert Einstein
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 Confucius, ,
If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things
Confucius, ,
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People are definitely expecting (the Jan. 31 minutes) to show similar language to the previous meeting, which is they are coming toward the end but they are not there yet.
Adam Brown
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William Butler Yeats
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats
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Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.
Italo Calvino
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What they're likely to do is take away the mild and gradual language from the statement.
Adam Mesurier
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Abbie Hoffman
Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
Abbie Hoffman
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The proverbial German phenomenon of the verb-at-the-end about which droll tales of absentminded professors who would begin a sentence, ramble on for an entire lecture, and then finish up by rattling off a string of verbs by which their audience, for whom the stack had long since lost its coherence, would be totally nonplussed, are told, is an excellent example of linguistic recursion.
Douglas Hofstadter
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Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
Adlai Stevenson
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All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology.
Roland Barthes
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Alain Perrin
Language is not a problem,
Alain Perrin
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We might possess every technological resource . . . but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
Adrienne Rich
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Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
Benjamin Whorf
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We might hypothetically possess ourselves of every technological resource on the North American continent, but as long as our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be ''revolutionary'' but not transformative.
Adrienne Rich
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And some families from southern Egypt are still fluent in the language.
Aghason Paul
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The time for using language of threats is over, it's time for negotiation. We express our readiness for negotiations based on justice and a comprehensive compromise. We want to peacefully solve the problem.
Manouchehr Mottaki
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Vincent van Gogh
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to... The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent van Gogh
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Our language is polarized. Concrete words are usually the language of poets. Abstract words are usually the language of politicians.
Richard Shelton
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Will you, my countrymen, the descendants of these men, warmed by their blood, inheriting their language, and having the principles for which they struggled confided to your care, allow them to be violated in your hands?
Joseph Howe
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We speak five languages, ... The problem is, my second language is profanity.
Alan Nero
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Our local programming teams have done an extraordinary job creating great Spanish-language radio that has resulted in impressive audience growth. In San Jose alone, time spent listening for persons 12+ in spring 2005 surged 205 percent versus spring 2004. That's a clear indication that our stations are airing great programming that U.S. Hispanics have been looking for on the radio.
Alfredo Alonso
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When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.
Alan Perlis
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