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"I feed on good soup, not beautiful language." - Moliere

"When it comes to telling children stories, they don't need simple language. They need beautiful language." - Philip Pullman

"When it comes to telling children stories, they do' need simple language. They need beautiful language." - Philip Pullman

"Infatuation is the language of a beautiful eye upon a sensitive heart." - Joseph R. Bartlett

"The two most beautiful words in the English language are: Check Enclosed." - Dorothy Parker

"Infatuation is the language of a beautiful eye upon a sensitive heart." - Joseph Bartlett

"Beautiful books are always written in a sort of foreign language." - Marcel Proust

"I think yes is the most beautiful and necessary word in the English language." - Sally Potter

"It's a beautiful lucid dream that has language that I can fiddle with." - Coleman Barks

"The most beautiful words in the English language are not 'I love you,' but 'It's benign." - Woody Allen

"The most beautiful words in the English language aren't "I love you" but "it's benign."" - Woody Allen

"And how does God speak to you?" "In the language of everything that is beautiful." - Mark Helprin

""What is the most beautiful word in the language?" The elderly lawyer quickly replied: "Home."" - Chauncey Depew

"Emacs is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful." - Neal Stephenson

"The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'." - Maxim Gorky

"The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so." - Gore Vidal

"My French is still good. That's a beautiful language and I'm happy to speak it." - Famke Janssen

"I think cinema has this beautiful component. It's a universal language." - Paolo Sorrentino

"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James

"Take Lisp, you know its the most beautiful language in the world - at least up until Haskell came along." - Larry Wall

"I have always felt cookbooks were fiction and the most beautiful words in the English language were 'room service." - Erma Bombeck

"Our language needs endless synonyms for beautiful; the eyes could see what the tongue cannot possibly describe." - Anne Rice

"Language is the most beautiful and destructive thing because it allows you to express yourself, but it totally confuses everything." - Nate Lowman

"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James

"I enjoy receiving and giving realistic fiction, for both children and adults, with strong characters, beautiful language, and humane visions." - Sharon Creech

"Books -where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas" - Langston Hughes

"To transform experience and thought into language and narrative - that is beautiful even if that beauty is in brokenness." - Alice Sebold

"I can see that 'Switched at Birth' is attracting audiences because of the diversity and the American Sign Language as well. American Sign Language is such a beautiful language, and people want more of that." - Sean Berdy

"Marian Palaia is a writer of startling grace and sensuous lyricism - reading her, you feel as if you've never heard language this beautiful and this true." - Jonis Agee

"Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyous words in the language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying." - Elise M. Boulding

"All German women are beautiful. It's not for nothing that we talk of the German "Frauleinwunder." You don't get this word in any other language." - Heidi Klum

"To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry." - John Andrew Holmes

"In JavaScript, there is a beautiful, elegant, highly expressive language that is buried under a steaming pile of good intentions and blunders." - Douglas Crockford

"There is a loving way with words and an unloving way. And it is only with the loving way that the simplicity of language becomes beautiful." - Margaret Wise Brown

"I want to learn how to speak Italian. For years, I'd wished I could speak Italian-a language I find more beautiful than roses :)" - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I'm trying always to leave out what I think is extraneous. And to find what I think is the most wonderful language to make a beautiful sentence." - Lynne Tillman

"[When asked for a list of the ten most beautiful words in the English language:] The ones I like... are 'cheque' and 'inclosed." - Dorothy Parker

"To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry." - Gaston Bachelard

"Every language is so full of its own proprieties that what is beautiful in one is often barbarous, nay, sometimes nonsense, in another." - John Dryden

"I'm shy, but sometimes my voice is so clear and strong. Your tongue moves, and the Arabic language is so beautiful." - Hakeem Olajuwon

"English dialogue is the best in the world. So dry and direct. The Italian language is beautiful, but it is too literary." - Bernardo Bertolucci

"I really want to adopt a child... I want to be called 'Mom.' It really is the most beautiful word in the English language." - Patti Stanger

"Foreign-language books are sometimes more beautiful when you can't tell what's being said. It's like you ruin it by reading." - Craig Thompson

"To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry." - John Holmes

"The difference between a contemporary liberal and a socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word in the English language is 'forbidden', whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is 'compulsory'." - John Mccarthy

"We live in a world filled with language. Language imparts identity, meaning, and perspective to our human community. Writers are either polluters or part of the clean-up team. Just as the language of power and greed has the potential to destroy us, the language of reason and empathy has the power to save us. Writers can inspire a kinder, fairer, more beautiful world, or invite selfishness, stereotyping, and violence. Writers can unite people or divide them." - Mary Pipher

"Language cares." - Howard Nemerov

"The English language is direct, unapologetic, and wonderfully amoral. Italian has a beautiful sound, but you cannot help but feel that you are always dealing with ghosts from the past and the looming dark presence of the Vatican." - Chiara Barzini

"The Greeks understood the mysterious power of the below things. They are the ones who gave us one of the most beautiful words in our language, the word enthusiasm." - Louis Pasteur

"The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Don't worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language. Accuracy is the most effective style of all." - David Gerrold

"Our effectiveness depends on our capacity to be audacious and astute, clear and appealing. I would hope that we can create a language more fearless and beautiful than that used by conformist writers to greet the twilight." - Eduardo Galeano

"Each routine you read turns out to be pretty much what you expected. You can call it beautiful code when the code also makes it look like the language was made for the problem." - Ward Cunningham

"I'm in the back of a limousine with Charlie Chaplin and it's 1928. Charlie is beautiful; his body language seems to skip, and reel and rhyme, heartbreaking and witty at the same time. It seems to promise a better world." - Geoff Ryman

"Language, she said, was just our way to explain away the wonder and glory of the world. To deconstruct. To dismiss. She said people can't deal with how beautiful the world really is. How it can't be explained and understood." - Chuck Palahniuk

"There's no substitute for the love of language, for the beauty of an English sentence. There's no substitute for struggling, if a struggle is needed, to make an English sentence as beautiful as it should be." - Harper Lee

"The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Do' worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language. Accuracy is the most effective style of all." - David Gerrold

"I'm in the back of a limousine with Charlie Chaplin and it's 1928. Charlie is beautiful; his body language seems to skip, and reel and rhyme, heartbreaking and witty at the same time. It seems to promise a better world." - Geoff Ryman

"Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language." - Aldo Leopold

"As for the French language, it's probably one of the most beautiful in the world. I speak a little bit and I can follow conversations, but I think it will take time to improve myself." - Charlene Princess Of Mon

"Singing beautiful melodies is one thing, but to deliver the text so that the people understand it, even in a foreign language, has to be worked at very hard." - Maureen Forrester

"I love the Italian culture - it's a beautiful culture. I love the language, the Italian people, their music, their attitudes... I just love it! Sometimes I think I'm an Italian trapped in a Spanish woman's body." - Penelope Cruz

"I read the Bible to myself; I'll take any translation, any edition, and read it aloud, just to hear the language, hear the rhythm, and remind myself how beautiful English is." - Maya Angelou

"In writing, I want to be remembered for telling good stories in beautiful and powerful language, using the poetry of words to reflect the thematic concerns of compelling stories." - Kim Edwards

"The technology that threatens to kill off books as we know them - the 'physical book,' a new phrase in our language - is also making the physical book capable of being more beautiful than books have been since the middle ages." - Art Spiegelman

"With the requests of some he complied, and has published a discourse, delivered before the Society for recovering drowned persons, which may be justly pronounced one of the most beautiful and interesting sermons in the English language." - John Strachan

"There is something false in this search for a purely feminine writing style. Language, such as it is, is inherited from a masculine society, and it contains many male prejudices. We must rid language of all that. Still, a language is not something created artificially; the proletariat can't use a different language from the bourgeoisie, even if they use it differently, even if from time to time they invent something, technical words or even a kind of worker's slang, which can be very beautiful and very rich. Women can do that as well, enrich their language, clean it up." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Logic, like language, is partly a free construction and partly a means of symbolizing and harnessing in expression the existing diversities of things; and whilst some languages, given a man's constitution and habits, may seem more beautiful and convenient to him than others, it is a foolish heat in a patriot to insist that only his native language is intelligible or right." - George Santayana

"My attempt has been really to, beyond making a record of contemporary life, which is what you inevitably do, is trying to make beautiful books - books that are in some way beautiful, that are models of how to use the language, models of honest feeling, models of care." - John Updike

"Beautiful blueberries." - Christopher Mccandless

"The beautiful attracts the beautiful." - Leigh Hunt

"Music is a language, a universal language." - Sun Ra

"Fashion is instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"All language is political ..." - Robin Lakoff

"Verbing weirds language." - Bill Watterson

"Mathematics is a language" - J. Willard Gibbs

"language is never neutral" - Paulo Freire

"Language disguises thought." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Language changes very fast." - John M. Smith

"BASIC - A programming language." - Anonymous

"Music is a language." - Youssou Ndour

"...language is never innocent." - Roland Barthes

"Language is fossil Poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I love body language." - Anton Corbijn

"Lexicographers are language reporters." - Erin Mckean

"Language changes very fast." - John Maynard Smith

"I remember learning German - so beautiful, so strange - at school in Australia on the other side of the earth. My family was nonplussed about me learning such an odd, ugly language and, though of course too sophisticated to say it, the language of the enemy. But I liked the sticklebrick nature of it, building long supple words by putting short ones together. Things could be brought into being that had no name in English - Weltanschauung, Schadenfreude, sippenhaft, Sonderweg, Scheissfreundlichkeit, Vergangenheitsbewaltigung." - Anna Funder

"Rama, the ancient idol of the heroic ages, the embodiment of truth, of morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, and above all, the ideal king, this Rama has been presented before us by the great sage Valmiki. No language can be purer, none chaster, none more beautiful, and at the same time simpler, than the language in which the great poet has depicted the life of Rama." - Swami Vivekananda

"Basic would never have surfaced because there was always a language better than Basic for that purpose. That language was Joss, which predated Basic and was beautiful. But Basic happened to be on a GE timesharing system that was done by Dartmouth, and when GE decided to franchise that, it started spreading Basic around just because it was there, not because it had any intrinsic merits whatsoever." - Alan Kay

"Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language. They made everything Black ugly and evil. Look in your dictionaries and see the synonyms of the word Black. It's always something degrading and low and sinister. Look at the word White, it's always something pure, high and clean. Well I want to get the language right tonight. I want to get the language so right that everyone here will cry out: 'Yes, I'm Black, I'm proud of it. I'm Black and I'm beautiful!'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I subject my sentences and the words to a kind of Grand Inquisition. I'm trying always to leave out what I think is extraneous. And to find what I think is the most wonderful language to make a beautiful sentence. Not beautiful in the sense of "oh it's flowy" but in the sense that it really does what it's supposed to do, it what I want it to say." - Lynne Tillman

"40 Words for Sorrow is brilliant-one of the finest crime novels I've ever read. Giles Blunt writes with uncommon grace, style and compassion and he plots like a demon. This book has it all-unforgettable characters, beautiful language, throat-constricting suspense." - Jonathan Kellerman

"When I think of anything properly describable as a beautiful idea, it is always in the form of music. I have written and printed probably 10,000,000 words in English but all the same I shall die an inarticulate man, for my best ideas beset me in a language I know only vaguely and speak only as a child." - H L Mencken

"As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs. And as long as we have our films, we can preserve signs in their old purity. It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people." - George Veditz

"Now that our sexual experience is increasingly available to us as a subject for contemplation, we have to extend our language to express our new consciousness until we have as many words for sexuality as the Eskimo has for snow, that pervasive, beautiful, and mortal climate in which we all live." - Jane Rule

"We had our moment [with Marc Anthony] in the third or fourth year that we were married, when we did everything together: We did "El Cantante," we did the tour, we made all the music together, he produced my album [2007's Spanish-language "Como Ama una Mujer"]. That was a really beautiful time for us." - Jennifer Lopez

"The stars are forth, the moon above the tops Of the snow-shining mountains-beautiful! I linger yet with nature, for the night Hath been to me a more familiar face Than that of man, and in her starry shade Of dim and solitary loveliness I learned the language of another world." - Lord Byron

"If psychedelics are exopheromones that dissolve the dominant ego, then they are also enzymes that synergize the human imagination and empower language. They cause us to connect and reconnect the contents of the collective mind in ever more implausible, beautiful, and self-fulfilling ways." - Terence Mckenna

"Sign is a live, contemporaneous, visual-gestural language and consists of hand shapes, hand positioning, facial expressions, and body movements. Simply put, it is for me the most beautiful, immediate, and expressive of languages, because it incorporates the entire human body." - Myron Uhlberg

"The Greeks bequeathed to us one of the most beautiful words in our language-the word 'enthusiasm'-en theos-a god within. The grandeur of human actions is measured by the inspiration from which they spring. Happy is he who bears a god within, and who obeys it." - Louis Pasteur

"Let me stop there, but my God, how beautiful Shakespeare is, who else is as mysterious as he is; his language and method are like a brush trembling with excitement and ecstasy. But one must learn to read, just as one must learn to see and learn to live." - Vincent Van Gogh

"We are like people living in a country whose language they know so little that, with all manner of beautiful and profound things to say, they are condemned to the banalities of the conversation manual. Their brain is seething with ideas, and they can only tell you that the umbrella of the gardener's aunt is in the house." - W Somerset Maugham

"Music was language in our house. It was air.....I feel certain that if I absorbed any lessons at all in the first months and years of my life, they must have been about the work that went into making a beautiful sound." - Renee Fleming

"Rumi is perhaps the greatest mystical poet who ever lived, one of the greatest poets of the Persian language. He was able to express practically all aspects of the spiritual life and our existential situation in the world today as human beings in beautiful Persian poetry." - Seyyed Hossein Nasr

"My wife spoke perfect Italian and she was very beautiful and very suave Italian men were crowding around her, talking all the time and if I was to even understand what was going on, I had to learn the language fast." - Clive James

"Somebody once said that the Irish derived the greatest benefit from the English language. They court it like a beautiful woman. They make it bray with donkey laughter, they fling it at the sky like paint pots full of rainbow colors." - Malachy Mccourt

"The Greeks have given us one of the most beautiful words of our language, the word enthusiasm - a God within. The grandeur of the acts of men are measured by the inspiration from which they spring. Happy is he who bears a God within." - Louis Pasteur

"Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things." - Elise Boulding

"There are some beautiful books out there. But the ones that leave me cold are the ones where I feel-it's that postmodern thing-it's more experimentation with language than it is a deep compassionate falling into another human being's experience." - Andre Dubus

"If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry." - Jim Jarmusch

"Brian Turner writes as only a soldier can, of terror and compassion, hurt and horror, sympathy and desire. He takes us into the truth and trauma of the Iraq war in language that is precise, delicate and beautiful, even as it tells of a suicide bomber, a skull shattered by a bullet, a blade in a bloodgroove." - Andrew Himes

"There are some beautiful books out there. But the ones that leave me cold are the ones where I feel - it's that postmodern thing - it's more experimentation with language than it is a deep compassionate falling into another human being's experience." - Andre Dubus Iii

"But I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry." - Chinua Achebe

"I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry." - Chinua Achebe

"I would love with all my heart to be able to speak Greek, classical or modern or both. It is a beautiful language, both aurally and in terms of the intricacy of its construction. I took four semesters of Ancient Greek in college, but it's all rusted away now - and I never learned to speak it anyway." - Sarah Monette

"Beautiful makeup, starts with beautiful skin." - Shu Uemura

"The mirror to the beautiful is beautiful." - Said Nursi

"Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity" - Pindar

"Beautiful things should belong to beautiful souls." - Muriel Barbery

"Lines don't make beautiful women less beautiful" - Isabel Wolff

"Even the word beautiful is beautiful." - Laura Dear

"The beautiful word begets the beautiful deed." - Thomas Mann

"Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity." - Pindar

"Beautiful thoughts, build a beautiful soul." - Wayne Dyer

"Poetry is the art of using language to transcend language," - Laurence Overmire

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

"The language of the heart is mankind's main common language." - Suzy Kassem

"Humans are language machines, computers are language machines." - Howard Rheingold

"Language is the archives of history...Language is fossil poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Whatever Language Pakistan understands India should teach in that language" - Narendra Modi

"Gone. The saddest word in the language. In any language." - Mark Slouka

"Music is a language, you see, a universal language." - Sun Ra

"I love language, and I love the failure of language." - Nate Lowman

"The language of the poem is the language of particulars." - Mary Oliver

"Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening." - Jeanette Winterson

"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." - George Orwell

"Poetry is language in orbit." - Seamus Heaney

"Language cannot say everything, fortunately." - Mason Cooley

"Silence is God's first language." - John of the Cross

"Nothing exists except through language." - Hans-Georg Gadamer

"Music is a universal language." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"Fashion is an instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"Language always gives you away." - George Carlin

"Abstraction is an esoteric language." - Eric Fischl

"Anguish is the universal language" - Alice Fulton

"Photography is my only language." - Andre Kertesz

"A language Older Than Words" - Derrick Jensen

"Hands have their own language." - Simon Van Booy

"Humor is a universal language." - Joel Goodman

"Language is a social event." - Richard Rodriguez

"Sometimes language is not enough." - Justin Adams



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