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Gay Language Quotes


"To stop challenging someone from using anti-gay language simply because they persist in using anti-gay language strikes me as a defeatist approach." - Mallory Ortberg

"Fashion is instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"Just because I'm in favor of gay rights doesn't mean that I'm gay or doesn't mean I'm some kind of 'sissy' or something. That's the language that you hear in locker rooms." - Scott Fujita

"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

"It doesnt matter if youre black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language... every single person is significant and is meaningful." - Michael Franti

"It doesn't matter if you're black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language... every single person is significant and is meaningful." - Michael Franti

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

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

"Touch is the first language we speak." - Stephen Gaskin

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

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

"My subconscious speaks in a foreign language." - Deb Caletti

"Nature is a language - can't you read?" - Steven Morrissey

"Language is the inventory of human experience." - L. W. Lockhart

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

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

"Language is the light of the mind" - John Stuart Mill

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

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

"A proverb is an ornament to language." - Proverbs

"Everyone smiles in the same language." - Anonymous

"Instrumental music can spread the international language." - Herb Alpert

"Japanese is a very difficult language." - David Anders

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

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

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

"Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart." - Sivananda

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

"Precise language is not the problem. Clear language is the problem." - Richard P Feynman

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

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

"There is the English language and then there's the Trump language." - David Brooks

"We always translate the other person's language into our own language." - Milton H. Erickson

"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

"Feeling so gay, feeling so gay." - David Bowie

"Respect gay couples but no gay adoptions." - Mike Huckabee

"Homophobia is gay." - Frank Iero

"Gay as a daffodil." - Freddie Mercury

"Most priests are gay." - Madonna Ciccone

"Being gay is immutable." - Andrew Solomon

"I'm Israeli and gay." - Gideon Raff

"I am not gay." - Roberto Cavalli

"I'm not gay." - Matthew Morrison

"No, I'm not gay." - Eric Stonestreet

"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

"Le langage est une peau: je frotte mon langage contre l'autre. Language is a skin; I rub my language against another language." - Roland Barthes

"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

"A man reacheth not to excellence with one language." - Roger Ascham

"To change your language you must change your life." - Derek Walcott

"Sunday, the day for the language of leisure." - Elfriede Jelinek

"I can ask for cigarettes in every language" - David Bowie

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

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

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

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

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

"A data structure is just a stupid programming language." - Bill Gosper

"Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast." - Max Muller

"Duty is the sublimest work in the English language." - Robert E Lee

"Poetry is a language pared down to its essentials." - Ezra Pound

"A garden is not a picture, but a language." - Henry Mitchell

"God only speaks to those who understand the language" - Albert Hofmann

"Sometimes the government has to answer questions with ambiguous language." - Jason Kenney

"I think the one thing humans are is language wizards." - Howard Rheingold

"A filthy mouth will not utter decent language." - Proverbs

"As was his language so was his life." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"The language of truth is unadorned and always simple." - Marcellinus Ammianus

"The greatest enemy of clear language is insincerity." - George Orwell

"A riot is the language of the unheard." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Language cares." - Howard Nemerov

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

"Writers let themselves be enticed by the language." - Peter Bichsel

"Net - the biggest word in the language of business." - Herbert Newton Casson

"You need language for thought, and you need language to anticipate death. There is no abstract thought without language and no anticipation. I think the anticipation of death without language would be impossible." - David Cronenberg

"A lot of innovation in language comes from poetry." - Jim Jarmusch

"I think there's some pretty amazing language in the Bible." - Win Butler

"The art of communication is the language of leadership." - James Humes

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

"A programming language is like a natural, human language in that it favors certain methaphors, images, and ways of thinking." - Seymour Papert

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

"Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate." - Arnold Bennett

"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

"Language should fulfill your individual existence as a wholesome human being... Language should be more than just getting by." - Chogyam Trungpa

"I sat staring, staring, staring - half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect." - Emily Carr

"I am not gay. I never have been gay." - Larry Craig

"The sorrowful dislike the gay, and the gay the sorrowful." - Horace

"She wasn't only gay, she was a gay elf." - Maureen Johnson

"Being gay is natural. Hating gay is a lifestyle choice." - John Fugelsang

"I'm for gay marriage, because I'm for gay divorce." - Melissa Etheridge

"The English language has about 450,000 commonly used words, but more may be needed. What to you call someone who has lost a sibling or had a miscarriage? Or a gay person whose partner has died? Or an elderly person who has lost every friend and relative? So many heartaches can't be found in the dictionary." - Jeffrey Zaslow

"Honestly, I'm cool with everyone, and people pick up on that. I'd say, 'I'm not gay, but it's all good.' It's kind of like going to Paris when you don't know the language; some Americans get into trouble over there, but I'm just like, 'Sorry, I don't speak French." - Dylan Mcdermott

"It's very easy, when things like the gay marriage write-in happen, to get sick of how people view language and say, "ah, come on it's just a dictionary." But then you hear from people who say if you take out "retarded" it won't exist anymore, and there will be no slurs for people to call my child. And that's just heartrending." - Kory Stamper

"People that are much younger in areas that are much more, kind of, disenfranchised, I guess, as far as the gay movement goes, they still have a language that they've discovered around things. And they have a vocabulary to use, and they have a way to express themselves even when they're not accepted." - Amy Ray

"(About gay cruising) My gays had to school me, and they said there's a whole system and a language to the tapping. One tap means you're a top, two means you're a bottom.....I don't know, it's very elaborate. Very elaborate." - Kathy Griffin

"And I found out about the wonderful world of sign language. I suddenly realized: If we as a society recognize Jewish culture, gay culture and Latino culture, we must recognize that this is a coherent culture, too. I think deafness is a disability for social constructionist reasons." - Andrew Solomon

"Honestly, I'm cool with everyone, and people pick up on that. I'd say, 'I'm not gay, but it's all good.' It's kind of like going to Paris when you don't know the language; some Americans get into trouble over there, but I'm just like, 'Sorry, I don't speak French.'" - Dylan Mcdermott

"The huge difference in my lifetime is that you can just go up to somebody and make a pass. You couldn't do that in the 1950s if you were gay. There were secret handshakes, a secret language. There was nowhere you could go to be romantic outside of people's houses." - Ian Mckellen

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; Love's the cloudless summer sun, Nature gay adorning." - Robert Burns

"I'm gay. I know things." - P C Cast

"The Gay Science, section 108" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Everybody in Berlin is gay!" - Tracey Ullman

"Gay rights are human rights." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm not against gay people." - Manny Pacquiao

"I'm gay. It's pretty unfortunate." - Louis Tomlinson

"I am a gay American." - James Mcgreevey

"In terms of language, English is very dominant vis-A-vis African language. That in itself is a power relationship - between languages and communities - because the English language is a determinant of the ladder to achievement." - Ngugi wa Thiong'o

"Language and culture cannot be separated. Language is vital to understanding our unique cultural perspectives. Language is a tool that is used to explore and experience our cultures and the perspectives that are embedded in our cultures." - Buffy Sainte-Marie

"Just remember, the language of gesture is more effective than the spoken word. Body language is very powerful. Bring the balance within you and project that balance." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Regardless of whether one is dealing with assembly language or compiler language, the number of debugged lines of source code per day is about the same!" - Fernando J. Corbato

"The body is a very low level machine language. The language of the soul, of the mind, is much more evolved." - Frederick Lenz

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

"It's not that Perl programmers are idiots, it's that the language rewards idiotic behavior in a way that no other language or tool has ever done." - Erik Naggum

"When a Japanese manufacturer was asked by his North American counterpart, What is the best language in which to do business?" the man responded: "My customer's language" - Leonard Sweet

"We're very concerned with language and how language works. We're trying to engage people rather than dictate how they should be thinking." - Neville Brody

"It's no big deal about how you get language to evolve. You cause language to evolve by saying new and intelligent things to each other." - Terence Mckenna

"There is a great beauty in every language and there is a great language in every beauty! Be silent and listen to them!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"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

"Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language." - Cicero

"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 do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is an language I do not understand." - Edward Appleton

"What is music? Music is language. A human being wants to express ideas in this language, but not ideas that can be translated into concepts..." - Anton Webern

"Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language, English, which is the language of success in America." - Ernest Istook

"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

"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

"For them [LGBT group], language has to say exactly what it means. "Why aren't you proud of being gay?" they wanted to know. "Why are you so dark? Why are you so morbid? Why are you so sad? Don't you realize, we're all okay? Let's celebrate that fact." But that is not what writers do. We don't celebrate being "okay." If you want to be okay, take an aspirin." - Richard Rodriguez

"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

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

"The most damaging phrase in the language is: `It's always been done that way.'" - Grace Hopper

"Everyone wants a hug and kiss. It translates into any language." - Georgette Mosbacher

"I could teach you how to speak my language, Rosetta Stone." - Drake

"Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public." - George W. Crane

"FEAR is an acronym in the English language for 'False Evidence Appearing Real'." - Neale Donald Walsch

"It is the language of nature to which one has to listen." - Vincent Van Gogh

"In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language." - Henry David Thoreau

"Rhythm is our universal mother tongue. It's the language of the soul." - Gabrielle Roth

"Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas." - Samuel Johnson

"No literature is complete until the language it was written in is dead." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry." - Mark Twain

"Computer language design is just like a stroll in the park. Jurassic Park, that is." - Larry Wall



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