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Bad Language Use Quotes


"One sacrifice has to be made: never use harsh or rude language. Foul language you can use; foul language doesn't hurt. Foul language is forgivable (though it is bad). But rude language cannot be forgiven." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"We use so much bad language that it forms a barrier between ourselves and the truth." - Tom Robbins

"Bad language or abuse, I never, never use, Whatever the emergency; Though, 'Bother it,' I may Occasionally say, I never use a big, big D-." - W. S. Gilbert

"Don't use the language of 'good' or 'bad' when talking about blood sugar numbers - these are data points, not judgments of your ability to manage your diabetes." - Adam Brown

"Do' use the language of "good" or "bad" when talking about blood sugar numbers - these are data points, not judgments of your ability to manage your diabetes." - Adam Brown

"Language uses us as much as we use language." - Robin Lakoff

"Great men, like nature, use simple language." - Luc De Clapiers

"Language makes infinite use of finite media." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"The language you use for your poems should be the language you use with your friends." - Robert Bly

"Make good use of bad rubbish." - Elisabeth Beresford

"I don't use Twitter for bad." - Kevin Hart

"Life doesn't exist inside language: too bad for me." - Kathy Acker

"I learned a new language for it all in the 90s. Which in some ways isn't bad... I mean getting people to think about what language actually means before they use it is a good thing. But it's become very clear the past nine years that some Americans truly resent thinking before they speak." - Adrian Matejka

"It's your language. I'm just trying to use it." - Victor Borge

"You cannot use butterfly language to communicate with caterpillars" - Timothy Leary

"It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions." - Peter Akinola

"Bad English was the second language of Israel and bad Hebrew, of course, remained the national language." - George Mikes

"The C language combines all the power of assembly language with all the ease-of-use of assembly language." - Mark Pearce

"Design is just language and the real issue is what you use that language to do." - Tibor Kalman

"Bad language or abuse, I never, never use, Whatever the emergency; Though 'Bother it' I may Occasionally say, I never use a big, big D : What, never? : No, never! : What never? : Well, hardly ever! : Hardly ever swears a big, big D Then give three cheers, and one cheer more, For the well-bred Captain of the Pinafore!" - Walter Raleigh

"I think the best writers use the language they use every day when they talk to friends. When we talk to each other, we tend to talk in short grabs rather than in long flowing sentences. I think that's not a bad way to write." - Morris Gleitzman

"Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language." - John Milius

"There are some people that aren't into all the words. There are some people who would have you not use certain words. Yeah, there are 400,000 words in the English language, and there are seven of them that you can't say on television. What a ratio that is. 399,993 to seven. They must really be bad. They'd have to be outrageous, to be separated from a group that large. All of you over here, you seven. Bad words. That's what they told us they were, remember? 'That's a bad word.' 'Awwww.' There are no bad words. Bad thoughts. Bad Intentions." - George Carlin

"If you care about being thought credible and intelligent, do not use complex language where simpler language will do." - Daniel Kahneman

"The functional language is a radically anti-historical language: operational rationality has little room and little use for historical reason." - Herbert Marcuse

"I tell my students to think of poems as language plus, language with value added beyond its everyday use." - Monica Youn

"Those who use language and have nothing but language to express themselves live in a cage that cannot feel comfortable." - Martin Walser

"Writing, or at least good writing, is an outgrowth of that urge to use language to communicate complex ideas and experiences between people. And that's true whether you're reading Shakespeare or bad vampire fiction-reading is always an act of empathy. It's always an imagining of what it's like to be someone else." - John Green

"They're both about the correct or proper way to do something. There is a correct and proper way to use words and there is a correct and proper way to behave with other people. And I behaved improperly with John and feel bad, so I compensate by obsessing with language, which is easier to control than behavior." - Peter Cameron

"I've never been one to throw clubs, break clubs, or use bad language on the golf course. I've played with golfers who've done that, and I really hate to see it. If I did something like that, my dad would come get the putter and hit me upside the head with it. I knew better." - Lucas Black

"I've done a lot of bad things. Use your imagination." - Katy Perry

"The job of the poet is to use language effectively, his own language, the only language which is to him authentic." - William Carlos Williams

"I want to find a language that transforms language itself into steel for the spirit-a language to use against these sparkling insects, these jets." - Mahmoud Darwish

"Words are our life. We are human because we use language. So I think we are less human when we use less language." - Carol Shields

"I use the language I use to my friends. They wouldn't believe me if I used some high-flown literary language. I want them to believe me." - Adrian Mitchell

"Bad writing is bad not just because the language is humdrum, but the quality of the observation is so poor." - Christopher Isherwood

"It is not often that we use language correctly; usually we use it incorrectly, though we understand each others meaning." - Saint Augustine

"I don't use any of the terminology like 'left wing' and 'right wing.' I use language like 'godly' and 'holiness.'" - Phil Robertson

"A poem is a form of refrigeration that stops language going bad." - Peter Porter

"If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person." - Frank Luntz

"Certain things were deemed to be offensive. It was usually bad language." - Timothy West

"I don't use coarse language very often. I have a larger vocabulary than that." - John Mccain

"...For the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured language lies." - Alfred the Great

"We should constantly use the most common, little, easy words which our language affords." - John Wesley

"Requirements in mathematical language are no use unless they are easier to read than the code." - David Parnas

"Independent India's leaders will neither use a foreign language nor rule from a remote place." - Vallabhbhai Patel

"The mystery lies in the use of language to express human life." - Eudora Welty

"There is your audience. There is the language. There are the words that they use." - Eugene Schwartz

"The use of language is all we have to pit against death and silence." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Words have power. Use the language of leadership versus the vocabulary of a victim." - Robin S. Sharma

"Even though we can't communicate using the same language, we use music instead." - Kim Jong-hyun

"Watch your mouth: The language we use creates the reality we experience." - Michael Hyatt

"You don't need to use the language of God to ask where the restrooms are." - Etgar Keret

"I think fiction goes to poetry for the intensity of its use of language." - Edward Hirsch

"They gave us the language but it is only we who know how to use it" - Hanif Kureishi

"In the commerce of language use only coin of gold and silver." - Joseph Joubert

"The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating." - John M Ford

"My use of language is part and parcel of my message." - Theo Van Gogh

"If you have the language gift, you can use it as a tool." - Nicola Griffith

"I appreciate people who try and use language in an interesting way." - Jarvis Cocker

"Senator, we just don't use that kind of language on the floor of the Senate." - Mike Mansfield

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

"I try to write about how we live today, how we use language, technology, our bodies." - Dana Spiotta

"I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out." - Terry Brooks

"I am attached to the French language. I will defend the ubiquitous use of French." - Francois Hollande

"Bilingual-education advocates say it's important to teach a child in his or her family's language. I say you can't use family language in the classroom - the very nature of the classroom requires that you use language publicly." - Richard Rodriguez

"I thought why not write a kind of mystery, murder, thriller book, but use romance language where the language plays completely against the very dark subject matter, that very strange murderous plot, but use that Harlequin Romance language." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I believe that we must use language. If it is used in a feminist perspective, with a feminist sensibility, language will find itself changed in a feminist manner. It will nonetheless be the language. You can't not use this universal instrument; you can't create an artificial language, in my opinion. But naturally, each writer must use it in his/her own way." - Simone De Beauvoir

"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation, even among people who should and do know better." - George Orwell

"If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation even among people who should and do know better." - George Orwell

"Language is our way of communicating what we want and who we are. By using bad language, we diminish the divine spark within us that defines our humanity." - Laura Schlessinger

"Is there no room for art in the spoken language? What is the use of creating an unnatural language to the exclusion of the natural one?" - Swami Vivekananda

"There's almost no content in terms of language at all. I don't like using language to convey meaning. I'd rather use images and music." - Philip Glass

"We thus make a fundamental distinction between competence (the speaker-hearer's knowledge of his language) and performance (the actual use of language in concrete situations)." - Noam Chomsky

"I would never use obscene language in the office. Certainly not. I kept my obscene language for the home, where it belongs." - Harold Pinter

"I'm a firm believer that language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other people's lives." - Ntozake Shange

"I do not use the language of my people. I can take liberties with certain themes which the Arabic language would not allow me to take." - Tahar Ben Jelloun

"To use the past to justify the present is bad enough-but it's just as bad to use the present to justify the past." - Amitav Ghosh

"To use the past to justify the present is bad enough-but it's just as bad to use the present to justify the past." - Amitav Ghosh

"Radio in England is nonexistent. It's very bad English use of a media system, typically English use." - David Bowie

"I would guess that the decision to create a small special purpose language or use an existing general purpose language is one of the toughest decisions that anyone facing the need for a new language must make." - Guido Van Rossum

"You know, they were returning to the language of the people and trying to use musical language, particularly as Copland did to create a musical language in which all Americans would feel that they had a stake." - Michael Tilson Thomas

"Everybody has a language or code that they use with their wife or their girlfriend or boyfriend or what have you. It's a language aside from the language they have with strangers." - Ben Gibbard

"If the president is going to use so much language of theology and the Bible, then let's use that language for a serious discussion about the war in Iraq. And that was never done." - Jim Wallis

"I remember reading once that some fellows use language to conceal thought; but it's been my experience that a good many more use it instead of thought." - George Horace Lorimer

"Bad writers are those who try to express their own feeble ideas in the language of good ones." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"He left Chainsaw behind, much to her irritation. Ronan didn't want her to learn any bad language." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Women are the simple, and poets the superior, artisans of language... the intervention of grammarians is almost always bad." - Remy De Gourmont

"With today's movies, if we took out all the bad language, we'd go back to silent films." - Bob Hope

"I don't want to do an edgy show, I didn't want bad language. I think edginess is the new hackiness." - Zach Galifianakis

"Besides, including is a fatal error on machines that don't have it yet. Bad language design, there... :-)" - Larry Wall

"Consider the way you speak and your use of language; it's a reflection of your warrior spirit." - Frederick Lenz

"Language is a poor enough means of communication as it is. So we should use all the words we have." - Caitlin R. Kiernan

"The most incomprehensible talk comes from people who have no other use for language than to make themselves understood." - Karl Kraus

"I'd come to realize that all our troubles spring from our failure to use plain, clear-cut language." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"If I were to pick a language to use today other than Java, it would be Scala" - James Gosling

"My language is what I use, and if I lost that, I wouldnt be able to say anything." - Howard Hodgkin

"If you are a thinker, you will change the language. You will not use words the way others do." - Gertrude Stein

"Language is the tool of my trade -and I use them all - all the Englishes I grew up with" - Amy Tan

"There is no way to use non-Christian language and logic to arrive at Christian utterances, conclusions, and behavior." - Greg L. Bahnsen

"Good talkers are people who use interesting language and have a lot of energy in speech and who also listen." - Grace Paley

"Aaron Sorkin very sticky about using precise language. It's in his contract: you have to use what he writes!" - Martin Sheen

"I don't use those terms [like Uncle Tom], and I would never speak in that kind of language." - Jill Stein

"I learned to use language like my mother did. I would simulcast, give you the program in your own tongue." - Trevor Noah

"If you want to program in C, program in C. It's a nice language. I use it occasionally... :-)" - Larry Wall

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

"The price a world language must be prepared to pay is submission to many different kinds of use." - Chinua Achebe

"Philosophy may in no way interfere with the actual use of language; it can in the end only describe it." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand." - Toyo Ito

"What I take from writers I like is their economy - the ability to use language to very effective ends." - Mos Def

"Language, after all, is only the use of symbols, and Art also can only affect us through symbols." - George Henry Lewes

"We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us." - Eric Hoffer

"Of course language manifests a belief only if we use its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness." - Michael Polanyi

"The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression." - Eugene Wigner

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

"My language is what I use, and if I lost that, I wouldn't be able to say anything." - Howard Hodgkin

"Drug use makes you snappy, and you get very bad-tempered and have terrible hangovers." - Mick Jagger

"Kindness is not a bad religion, no matter what name you use for God." - Barbara Brown Taylor

"There are no bad drugs. There's simply stupid people who don't know how to use them." - Timothy Leary

"No book so bad but some part may be of use." - Pliny The Elder

"Channeling is just bad ventriloquism. You use another voice, but people can see your lips moving." - Penn Jillette

"You've got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in 7-Eleven." - Dennis Miller

"Big minds have big ideas. Small minds use big ideas to justify bad ideas." - Walter Darby Bannard

"I feel bad for people in wheelchairs and people who have to use crutches." - Rj Mitte

"Computers must be female. No one but the creator understands their internal logic. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else. The message Bad command or file name is about as informative as, If you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for later retrieval. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it." - Anonymous

"I don't know the rules of grammar... If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular." - David Ogilvy

"Language both reflects and shapes society. Culture shapes language and then language shapes culture. Little wonder that the words we use to talk to each other, and about each other, are the most important words in our language: they tell us who I am, they tell us who you are, they tell us who 'they' are." - Rosalie Maggio

"Every language having a structure, by the very nature of language, reflects in its own structure that of the world as assumed by those who evolved the language. In other words, we read unconsciously into the world the structure of the language we use." - Alfred Korzybski

"Religion is much more than language, but to be Christian does mean speaking Christian for most people. The language many of us use has contributed to the crisis in Christianity in North America. Traditional Christian language is becoming less familiar to millions of people. The language is frequently misunderstood by people." - Marcus Borg

"This language is from the head. It is a way of mentally classifying people into varying shades of good and bad, right and wrong. Ultimately, it provokes defensiveness, resistance, and counterattack. It is a language of demands." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"It's no use just by shouting out that it is bad or it's good. If someone feels bad about something, they should go and support the reins themselves." - Mithun Chakraborty

"Do you always think this much, Charlie?" "Is that bad?" "Not necessarily. It's just that sometimes people use thought to not participate in life." "Is that bad?" "Yes." - Stephen Chbosky

"Among other things, I use a Samsung mobile phone, a very bad quality video camera, and an old Olympus with extremely bad Sigma lenses." - Alison Jackson

"Even when bad things happen you have to try to use those bad things in a positive manner and really just take the positive out of it." - Natalie Du Toit

"We're trying to be very careful and precise in our use of language, because I think the language we use and the images we project really do have resonance. It's the reason why I don't use the term jihadist to refer to terrorists. It gives them the religious legitimacy they so desperately seek, but I ain't gonna give it to them." - John O Brennan

"Use your energy for good and it will be replenished with more good energy, use you energy for bad and your energy will be drained." - Michael Dolan

"A word may become so defiled by bad use that it will take a century before it can be purifed, and brought into use again." - Olive Schreiner

"If you can't use dividends, it's not a bad thing to give it back to your shareholders. They'll use it somewhere else." - Jamie Dimon

"Use your energy for good and it will be replenished with more good energy, use you energy for bad and your energy will be drained." - Mike Dolan

"We made bad use of immortality, and so ended up dying; Christ made good use of mortality, so that we might end up living." - Saint Augustine

"Of course you can use the products of science to do bad things, but you can use them to do good things, too." - Richard Dawkins

"God has to speak to each person in their own language, in their own idioms. Take Spanish, Chinese. You can express the same thought, but to different people you have to use a different language. Its the same in religion." - Huston Smith

"I curse all negative purism that tells me not to use a word from another language that either expresses something that my own language cannot or does that in a more delicate manner." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"People use location as a language in films, and Quentin uses action as a language in his films. There's really not a lot of violence. It's more of an emotional beat than it is a physical beat" - Lucy Liu

"Rhetoric is rooted in an essential function of language itself, a function that is wholly realistic and continually born anew: the use of language as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation in beings that by nature respond to symbols." - Kenneth Burke

"An ear will never do you wrong, but I know writers who... most of the language they use is just extracted language from other languages they've read. I am a big-time reader, but I mix and match." - Junot Diaz

"I have difficulties with contemporary language. Big difficulties. I counted, you know, something like 160 words have disappeared from the English language because of the use of the word "like." "I'm like, he's like" - not "thought," not "as if ."" - Toni Morrison

"Unless I'm writing in the Igbo language, I use a language developed elsewhere, which is English. That affects the way I write. It even affects to some extent the stories I write." - Chinua Achebe

"Censors can make a case for zero tolerance in language. They can make the argument that since we don't allow our children to use that language in schools, we also shouldn't give them stories in which it is used." - Chris Crutcher

"In some countries, of course, Spanish is the language spoken in public. But for many American children whose families speak Spanish at home, it becomes a private language. They use it to keep the English-speaking world at bay." - Richard Rodriguez



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