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

"If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things." - Confucius

"I've never said I'm immortal. I do believe in correct language. I'm eternal; I'm not immortal." - Gough Whitlam

"If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things." - Confucius

"We must learn to speak the language women speak when there is no one there to correct us." - Helene Cixous

"Fashion is instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"Language disguises thought." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"... explore the idea of what the language that women speak would really be like if no one were there to correct them..." - Helene Cixous

"Whether man is disposed to yield to nature or to oppose her, he cannot do without a correct understanding of her language" - Jean Rostand

"Whether man is disposed to yield to nature or to oppose her, he cannot do without a correct understanding of her language." - Jean Rostand

"Psychobabble attempts to redefine the entire English language just to make a correct statement incorrect. Psychology is the study of why someone would try to do this." - Criss Jami

"You don't have to be Michelangelo to teach basic art, just as you don't have to be Shakespeare to be able to teach the correct use of language." - Charles De Lint

"If names are not correct, then language is not in accord with the truth of things. If language is not in accord with the truth of things, then affairs cannot be carried out successfully." - Confucius

"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

"Language always gives you away." - George Carlin

"Humor is a universal language." - Joel Goodman

"We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs." - Francois Fenelon

"If Language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant. If what is said is not what is meant, then what ought to be done, remains undone." - Confucius

"In the end, maybe the correct language would be how the fact of putting four edges around a collection of information or facts transforms it. A photograph is not what was photographed, it's something else." - Garry Winogrand

"Forming grammatically correct sentences is for the normal individual the prerequisite for any submission to social laws. No one is supposed to be ignorant of grammaticality; those who are belong in special institutions. The unity of language is fundamentally political." - Gilles Deleuze

"Architectural drawing is a language with conventions where the rules can be deliberately misused; a well-composed architectural drawing can both contain correct and incorrect arrangements of meaningful things." - Jimenez Lai

"After Olympia Press, in Paris, published the book, an American critic suggested that Lolita was the record of my love affair with the romantic novel. The substitution English language for romantic novel would make this elegant formula more correct." - Vladimir Nabokov

"No one complains of the rules of Grammar as fettering Language; because it is understood that correct use is not founded on Grammar, but Grammar on correct use. A just system of Logic or of Rhetoric is analogous, in this respect, to Grammar.." - Richard Whately

"Language comes first. It's not that language grows out of consciousness, if you haven't got language, you can't be conscious." - Alan Moore

"I want to start where language ends." - Antony Gormley

"Numbers constitute the only universal language." - Nathanael West

"Mastery of language affords one remarkable opportunities." - Alexandre Dumas

"Coffee is a language in itself." - Jackie Chan

"I was always influenced by language." - Helen Dunmore

"Smiles are the language of love." - David Hare

"Language is the dress of thought." - Samuel Johnson

"The eyes have one language everywhere." - George Herbert

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

"When the correct technique feels wrong, different and confusing there is change and grow" - Jeff Allen

"I am about to - or I am going to - die; either expression is correct." - Dominique Bouhours

"Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I'm not politically correct." - Kary Mullis

"To demarcate [words in way that changes the meaning] is simply to speak a different language than everyone else. And I do not accept semantic games like that. [...] We need to use words as they are actually used and understood. We can correct errors and inconsistencies and make distinctions. But we can't try to foist an alien language on people." - Richard Carrier

"When you are challenging the young, they can come back at you with language of tremendous power and they are no respecters of sacred cows, you know, the young. There's nothing politically correct about the average young Australian when it comes to use of language." - Tony Abbott

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

"Unfortunately, we're using the same language to talk about the language we'retalking about." - Donna Jo Napoli

"Poetry is either language lit up by life or life lit up by language" - Peter Porter

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

"Language is a weapon of politicians, but language is a weapon in much of human affairs." - Noam Chomsky

"When a language die we don't know what we lose with language." - Patricia Ryan

"I always tried to be correct, not politically correct." - Lee Kuan Yew

"Id rather be biblically correct than politically correct." - Mark Batterson

"Start being biblically correct, instead of politically correct." - Ted Cruz

"I'd rather be biblically correct than politically correct." - Mark Batterson

"Surely only correct understanding could lead to correct action." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"Sign language is my first language. English and Spanish are my second languages. I learned Spanish from my grandparents, sign language from my parents, and English from television." - Jack Jason

"If you have love, you can correct people without saying anything to them because love is a supreme intelligence." - Nirmala Srivastava

"True and lasting solution to correct ills can be found only by inner, collective transformation of human beings." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Pray that you will have good and correct attitudes about all your experiences - be they good or bad." - Dallin H. Oaks

"Saying slavery was the cause of secession isn't politically correct; it's correct correct." - Larry Wilmore

"I am somewhat uncertain whether there is a definite factual question as to whether natural language handles truth-value gaps ... Nor am I even quite sure that there is a definite question of fact as to whether natural language should be evaluated by the minimal fixed point or another, given the choice of a scheme for handling gaps. We are not at the moment searching for the correct scheme." - Saul Kripke

"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

"God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation." - Thomas Keating

"As was his language so was his life." - Seneca the Younger

"Language is the close-fitting dress of thought." - Richard Chenevix Trench

"Language, as we know, is full of illogicalities." - Gunnar Myrdal

"Empathy is even better than talking in one language" - Rumi

"Being a pianist allows me to play in any language." - Dino Kartsonakis

"Language instruction should start in the first grade. Writing, also." - Nikki Giovanni

"Donald Trump's language has been atrocious, his behavior toward women." - Bernie Sanders

"Language upon a silvered tongue affords enchantment enough." - Salman Rushdie

"Language was not given to man: he seized it." - Louis Aragon

"The language of priorities is the religion of socialism." - Aneurin Bevan

"Language cares." - Howard Nemerov

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

"Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand." - Aphra Behn

"Any friendship or relationship is about a language." - Gina Bellman

"Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket." - William Golding

"Language is me, in a way. Really, I feel it." - Orhan Pamuk

"There is a pride in speaking this language." - Bernard Pivot

"I have a funny accent in every language." - Carmen Busquets

"I feel that I speak the musical language." - Marsha Norman

"Never impose your language on people you wish to reach." - Abbie Hoffman

"Like night dreams, stores often use symbolic language, therefore bypassing the ego and persona, and traveling straight to the spirit and soul who listen for the ancient and universal instructions imbedded there. Because of this process, stories can teach, correct errors, lighten the heart and the darkness, provide psychic shelter, assist transformation and heal wounds." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"...These politically correct language initiatives are misguided and harmful. They create highly entitled professional "victims" who expect to be free from any offense, and they engender a stifling atmosphere where all individuals walk on eggshells lest they might commit a linguistic capital crime." - Gad Saad

"A monomaniac is a sick person whose mentality is perfectly healthy in all respects but one; he has a single flaw, clearly localized. At times, for example, he has an unreasonable and absurd desire to drink or steal or use abusive language; but all his other acts and all his other thoughts are strictly correct." - Emile Durkheim

"You know, I was a kid who had difficulty speaking English when I first immigrated. But in my head, when I read a book, I spoke English perfectly. No one could correct my Spanish. And I think that I retreated to books as a way, you know, to be, like, masterful in a language that was really difficult for me for many years." - Junot Diaz

"If the rules of a language are followed, words usually make sense. But these very rules can stir the impulse to rebel. We're obliged to keep trying to convey meaning through correct sentences. After a while, the good-soldier rigidity of polished prose can begin to seem dull, and it gets harder to resist the temptation of nonsense." - Joanna Scott

"Some persons never attain to the happy art of perspicuous expression, and it is equally true that some persons, thro' a mental defect of their own, will judge the most correct and certain language of others to be indefinite and ambiguous." - Oliver Ellsworth

"Dance is so important in the world. It needs no language. Our bodies speak a language of its own." - Ibrahim Farah

"We like to pile language on language. Hunter [ S. Thompson] was an influence on me, no doubt about it." - P. J. O'Rourke

"I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand." - Edward Appleton

"We probably, as primitive people, made music before we actually had a language, and that's where language comes from." - Debbie Harry

"If you decide to design your own language, there are thousands of sort of amateur language designer pitfalls." - Guido Van Rossum

"Language is an archaeological vehicle... the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history." - Russell Hoban

"Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them." - Bill Ayers

"A correct execution of an adagio is the ne plus ultra of our art; and I look on it as the touch-stone of the dancer." - Carlo Blasis

"Okay, Libya. President Obama supported the uprising, correct?... No, that's a different one. I've got to go back, got all this stuff twirling around in my head." - Herman Cain

"Discipline of others isn't punishment. You discipline to help, to improve, to correct, to prevent, not to punish, humiliate, or retaliate." - John Wooden

"I felt like I was definitely robbed, and I refuse to give any politically correct bullshit ass comment. I was the best new artist this year." - Kanye West

"The role of the educator is one of tranquil possession of certitude in regard to the teaching of not only contents but also of 'correct thinking.'" - Paulo Freire

"Listen to everything, forget much, correct little." - Pope John Xxiii

"What goes unnamed remains hard to correct." - Gregory Maguire

"You look wise, pray correct that error." - Charles Lamb

"correct English is the slang of prigs ..." - George Eliot

"A child correct behind and not before." - George Herbert

"Perfectly correct chess exists only in theory." - Garry Kasparov

"Self awareness allows you to self-correct." - Bill Hybels

"Whatever purifies you is the correct road." - Rumi

"I couldn't care less about politically correct." - Charlie Daniels

"Assumptions are usually presumptuous but often correct." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Politicians really worry about being politically correct." - Nikki Sixx

"A loafer always has the correct time." - Kin Hubbard

"I write, and I feel how the correct and precise use of words is sometimes like a remedy to an illness. Like a contraption for purifying the air, I breathe in and exhale the murkiness and manipulations of linguistic scoundrels and language rapists of all shades and colors. I write and I feel how the tenderness and intimacy I maintain with language, with its different layers, its eroticism and humor and soul, give me back the person I used to be, me, before my self became nationalized and confiscated by the conflict, by governments and armies, by despair and tragedy." - David Grossman

"Eve talking to someone on her computer and having trouble with the language translator....."I have two like crimes. Your data and your input on Leclerk would be very helpful"Marie pursed her lips and humor danced in her eyes."It says you would like to have sex with me. I don't think that is correct""Oh, for Christ sake" Eve slammed a fist against the machine....." - Nora Roberts

"If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything." - Confucius

"Political correctness is a concept invented by hard-rightwing forces to defend their right to be racist, to treat women in a degrading way and to be truly vile about gay people. They invent this idea of people who are politically correct, with a rigid, monstrous attitude to life so they can attack. But we have all had to learn to modify our language. That's all part of being a decent human being." - Clare Short

"I am adding another language to the spoken language, and I am trying to restore to the language of speech its old magic, its essential spellbinding power, for its mysterious possibilities have been forgotten." - Antonin Artaud

"Religious law is like the grammar of language. Any language isgoverned by such rules; otherwise it ceases to be a language. But within them, you can say many different sentences and write many different books." - Jonathan Sacks

"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 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

"Here the term 'language-game' is meant to bring into prominence the fact that the speaking of language is part of an activity, of a form of life." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

"Spoken language clearly differentiates Homo sapiens from all other creatures. None but humankind produces a complex spoken language, a medium for communication and a medium for introspective reflection." - Richard Leakey

"Language, - human language, - after all is but little better than the croak and cackle of fowls, and other utterances of brute nature, - sometimes not so adequate." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

"The top 10 verbs in the English language are all irregular, even though irregular verbs make up only 3 per cent of the language." - Erez Lieberman Aiden

"The moment of inspiration can come from memory, or language, or the imagination, or experience - anything that makes an impression forcibly enough for language to form." - Carol Ann Duffy

"I think we're still in a muddle with our language, because once you get words and a spoken language it gets harder to communicate." - Jane Goodall

"If you learn the language of loss early, I think you seek out others who have experienced the same thing, who speak that same language of loss." - Anderson Cooper

"If language is intimately related to being human, then when we study language we are, to a remarkable degree, studying human nature." - Charlton Laird

"It is not the responsibility of the language to force good looking code, but the language should make good looking code possible." - Yukihiro Matsumoto

"So, not for lack of love of language, but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation, I decided to make films without words." - Godfrey Reggio

"Morality, like language, is an invented structure for conserving and communicating order. And morality is learned, like language, by mimicking and remembering." - Jane Rule

"Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language." - Marshall Mcluhan

"After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?" - Russell Hoban

"The quickest way to correct the other fellow's attitude is to correct your own." - King Vidor

"We do not correct the man we hang; we correct others by him." - Michel De Montaigne

"If you correct your hidden deeds subsequently, Allaah will correct your outward deeds." - Ibn Taymiyyah

"Do something: You can always correct something but you can never correct nothing." - Dale C. Bronner

"You can never understand one language until you understand at least two." - Geoffrey Willans

"The four most expensive words in the English language are, 'This time it's different.'" - John Templeton

"Music is what we need when language fails us, but we cannot remain silent." - Cornel West

"Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement." - Christopher Fry

"Dance is the pure language of the soul - it's been with us from the very beginning." - Patrick Swayze

"Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally." - Christian Louboutin

"No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about." - Benjamin Lee Whorf

"I'm so far gone that I'm telling the truth. It sounds like a foreign language." - Richard Peck

"Those wounds stay with you, and you turn them into a language and a purpose." - Bruce Springsteen



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