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Chinese Language Quotes


"I must stick with Chinese language films." - Zhang Yimou

"Twitter is most suitable for me. In the Chinese language, 140 characters is a novella," - Ai Weiwei

"My shirt and my hat always say 'World Champion' in some language. English, Spanish, Chinese, 'Star Wars' language, which is also known as Aurebesh, mermaid language." - Judah Friedlander

"Charlie Studd has written me a delightful letter... He thinks the Chinese language was invented by the devil to prevent the Chinese from ever hearing the Gospel properly." - Ion Keith-Falconer

"In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language." - Hu Shih

"If you watch a Chinese movie with subtitles, it's just like watching an Arabic movie with Chinese subtitles. That explains why you can't take Chinese language movies and expect them to go abroad." - Bruno Zheng Wu

"Teach your children or your grandchildren Chinese. It is going to be the most important language of their lifetimes." - Jim Rogers

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

"The two ethnic groups that remain fundamentally different from the Han Chinese - in terms of history, culture, language, religion and physical appearance - are the Uighurs and Tibetans. In these two groups, the Han Chinese come face to face with difference." - Martin Jacques

"Chinese language tends to be quick, economical. To know what people are saying, you always need to know what the context is." - Gish Jen

"I took Japanese in high school. I'm Chinese, though, and I just fell in love with the language and the culture." - Matthew Moy

"After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country." - Hu Shih

"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

"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. It's the same in religion." - Huston Smith

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

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

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

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

"Abstraction is an esoteric language." - Eric Fischl

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

"Language is a social event." - Richard Rodriguez

"Sometimes language is not enough." - Justin Adams

"Language is a living thing" - Gilbert Highet

"Christians have their own language." - Mike Warnke

"Flowers are Love's truest language." - Park Benjamin, Sr.

"Loose language suggests loose thought." - Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)

"Music is the universal language." - Swizz Beatz

"In language clarity is everything." - Confucius

"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language." - Gaston Bachelard

"People do not think in English or Chinese or Apache; they think in a language of thought. This language of thought probably looks a bit like all these languagesBut compared with any given language, mentalese must be richer in some ways and simpler in others." - Steven Pinker

"Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language." - Eric Allin Cornell

"People who share the same language, French or Chinese or whatever, have the same vocal cords and emit sounds which are basically the same, as they come from the same throats and lungs." - Pierre Schaeffer

"[Bebop is] Chinese music." - Louis Armstrong

"Chinese people age overnight." - Karl Pilkington

"There is a language beyond human language, an elemental language, one that arises from the land itself." - Linda Hogan

"As humans we speak one language..." - Avril Lavigne

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

"Music is the language spoken by angels." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"All language is a longing for home." - Rumi

"There is no language without deceit." - Italo Calvino

"Language betrays, in order to mean." - Terence Mckenna

"Language is a weapon, keep it honed!" - Kurt Tucholsky

"Men's language is as their lives." - Seneca the Younger

"Simple is the language of truth." - Seneca the Younger

"Music is a kind of harmonious language." - Gioachino Rossini

"Speak with the language of love." - Rumi

"Usage is the best language teacher." - Quintilian

"All words, in every language, are metaphors." - Marshall Mcluhan

"I can understand bitchiness in any language." - Richelle Mead

"Language is a machine for making falsehoods." - Iris Murdoch

"Dreams are the language of God." - Paulo Coelho

"Language is the medium of our thoughts." - Frederick Lenz

"Our language is the reflection of ourselves." - Cesar Chavez

"Language is the source of misunderstandings." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"JS will be a real functional language." - Douglas Crockford

"Everyone smiles in the same language." - George Carlin

"The language of truth is unvarnished enough." - Seneca the Younger

"Color is a language, like music." - Vlady Kibalchich Russakov

"Accounting is the language of business." - Warren Buffett

"Faire language grates not the tongue." - George Herbert

"Conduct is more convincing than language." - John Woolman

"Sometimes, language is the sound of longing" - Simon Van Booy

"Every man prays in his own language." - Duke Ellington

"Poetry is the memory of language" - Jacques Roubaud

"Cultures are virtual realities made of language." - Terence Mckenna

"The language of God is Mystery." - Kedar Joshi

"Politically correct is the language of cowardice." - Billy Connolly

"Musicians are not so concerned with language." - Ry Cooder

"Language is butchered by the media" - Don Watson

"Ridicule is the language of the devil." - Thomas Carlyle

"All language is but a poor translation." - Franz Kafka

"C is the assembly language of Tcl." - Karl Lehenbauer

"A language is everything you do." - Margaret Atwood

"High thoughts must have high language." - Aristophanes

"I've always loved rhyming. I love language." - Mos Def

"Language does not make one an elite." - Irrfan Khan

"God doesn't need verbal language for communication." - Mary C. Neal

"Language is a virus from outer space." - William S Burroughs

"Body language is more powerful than words." - Ricky Gervais

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams." - Paul Gauguin

"Silence is God's language, and it's a very difficult language to learn." - Thomas Keating

"Thinking about language, while thinking _in_ language, leads to puzzles and paradoxes." - James Gleick

"Those who read in a second language write and spell better in that language." - Stephen D. Krashen

"Learning to read in one language helps us read a second language." - Stephen D. Krashen

"Faith talks in the language of God. Doubt talks in the language of man." - E. W. Kenyon

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

"The world speaks of holy things in the only language it knows, which is worldly language." - Frederick Buechner

"Photography is and is not a language; language also is and is not a photography." - William J. Mitchell

"Speak the language of high intelligence, and thus you speak the language of God." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Children must master the language of things before they master the language of words." - Friedrich Frobel

"Unlearn'd, he knew no schoolman's subtle art, No language, but the language of the heart." - Alexander Pope

"The jargon of authenticity ... is a trademark of societalized chosenness, ... sub-language as superior language." - Theodor Adorno

"Language designed to impress builds a gulf. Language to express builds a bridge." - Jim Rohn

"French is the language of diplomacy. Spanish is the language of bureaucracy." - Ernest Hemingway

"The language marches in step with the executioners. Therefore we must get a new language." - Tomas Transtromer

"When language fails, violence becomes a language; I never had that feeling." - Elie Wiesel

"I'm very proud I'm Chinese and represent the Chinese community." - Patrick Chan

"My great grandmother was Chinese ." - Michael Craig-Martin

"The official language of the State of Illinois shall be known hereafter as the American language, and not the English language." - Frank Church

"In a language, in the system of language, there are only differences. Therefore, a taxonomical operation an undertake the systematic, statistical, and classificatory inventory of a language." - Jacques Derrida

"Music is the language of God. God's language, music, is not like mathematics or geometry. It is a language of love. If we love music, that is enough." - Sri Chinmoy

"A careful blending of sarcasm, irony, and teasing, bickering has its own distinctive cadence and rhythm and is as difficult to master as French, Spanish, or any elective second language. Like Chinese, the fine points of bickering can be discerned in the subtle rise and fall of the voice. If not practiced properly, bickering can be mistaken for its less sophisticated counterpart: whining." - Linda Sunshine

"The Chinese had gunpowder, but it didn't occur to them to put it in a gun. They possessed the compass but didn't go anywhere. They invented paper, printing, and a written form of their language, but hardly anyone in China was taught to read." - P. J. O'Rourke

"I did want to become a novelist, but the program at Waseda was pretty intense in terms of language requirements - two hours of English and four hours of Chinese. I thought, what do I need this for? So I stopped going to class." - Hirokazu Koreeda

"The same binome is printed in as many as half-a-dozen or more different combinations of characters that have been used throughout history lo write it out. This indicates powerfully the primacy of sound over written form as the ultimate determinant of Chinese language." - Victor H. Mair

"My parents are European immigrants. And I think as Europeans there are so many languages in close proximity that it's part of the culture to try to learn at least one other language. So my parents really encourage it in the house. Chinese would be really great to learn - like Mandarin or Cantonese. Portuguese would be incredible." - Stana Katic

"There is no language that love does not speak." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Music begins where the possibilities of language end." - Jean Sibelius

"Jazz music is a language of the emotions." - Charles Mingus

"To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language." - Thomas Jefferson

"For me, myth is the 'common' language of us all." - Janet Morris

"Act averse to nasty language and partial to fruity tea." - Al Swearengen

"I can read your body language like a conversation" - Dom Kennedy

"The most important word in the English language is hope." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I want to understand you, I study your obscure language." - Alexander Pushkin

"i couldn't speak the language of his feelings" - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I went with my very being toward language." - Paul Celan

"The German language is the organ among the languages." - Jean Paul

"To possess another language is to possess another soul." - John Le Carre

"Mathematics is not a language, it's an adventure" - Paul Lockhart

"Movement is the universal language of personal freedom." - Louis Chevrolet

"Music is the language of the heart without words." - Shinichi Suzuki

"Love is language that cannot be said, or heard." - Rumi

"The one overall structure in my plays is language" - Edward Bond

"My language is the sum total of myself." - Charles Sanders Peirce

"English is my second language. Laughter is my first." - Paul Krassner

"Close the language-door, and open the love-window" - Rumi

"Language is a very difficult thing to put into words." - Voltaire

"Language is the spiritual exhalation of the nation." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"Language is generated by the intellect and generates the intellect." - Peter Abelard

"Painting is literature in colors. Literature is painting in language." - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

"American is a very difficult language mixed with English." - Anonymous

"Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see" - Anonymous

"poets are born knowing the language of angels" - Madeleine L'Engle

"JavaScript is the world's most misunderstood programming language." - Douglas Crockford

"Language is a virus, money is a nasty disease." - Jonathan Barnbrook

"One must not be shy where language is concerned." - Ann Patchett

"Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions." - Thomas Leonard

"We should never lower our dignity by lowering our language." - Ted E. Brewerton

"My cat speaks sign language with her tail." - Robert A M Stern

"Learn the Arabic language; it will sharpen your wisdom." - Umar

"The only true language in the world is a kiss." - Alfred De Musset

"The misuse of language induces evil in the soul." - Socrates

"Only where there is language is there world." - Adrienne Rich

"For prayer is the language of the heart ..." - Grace Aguilar

"Anthony Doerr again takes language beyond mortal limits." - Elissa Schappell

"RIBALDRY, n. Censorious language by another concerning oneself." - Ambrose Bierce

"If only...the saddest words in the English language." - Kristan Higgins

"Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula." - Ferdinand De Saussure



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