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"Shakespeare language is fantastic, and to be honest, you dont need to do anything to Shakespeare." - Sam Heughan

"Shakespeare language is fantastic, and to be honest, you don't need to do anything to Shakespeare." - Sam Heughan

"The way Shakespeare wrote Fallstaff is with a heightened language and everything." - Ray Stevenson

"I am Irish by race but the English have condemned me to talk the language of Shakespeare." - Oscar Wilde

"At the roots, people are still people. That's why Shakespeare is so popular no matter what the language." - Vint Cerf

"Shakespeare is a wonderful language to speak, but it's also a world to get your mind into thematically." - Orlando Bloom

"Actually, the language in Shakespeare is wonderfully musical. You need to hear the music to connect with the words." - Mandy Patinkin

"A marvellous power of expression over language often distinguishes genius; but Shakespeare in his phrases seems independent of the bonds of language as of the bonds of metre." - George Edward Woodberry

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

"'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'" - Sarah Palin

"When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language." - D H Lawrence

"It's like saying French shouldn't be taught because you don't understand it because it's new. Shakespeare is just like learning a new, exciting language." - Samuel Barnett

"Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square." - Alex Cox

"What we know is that Shakespeare wrote perhaps the most remarkable body of passionate love poetry in the English language to a young man." - Stephen Greenblatt

"Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings." - Alex Cox

"There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them." - Kenneth Branagh

"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

"Anything well written with good language and clarity and honesty is worth doing. It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare." - Michael Moriarty

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

"Language is fossil Poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Language is always evolving. It's difficult to read Shakespeare now because language has shifted. Similarly, kids these days can get to the point really quick in about 140 characters or less because of these new tools." - Erik Qualman

"Language is always evolving. It's difficult to read Shakespeare now because language has shifted. Similarly, kids these days can get to the point really quick in about 140 characters or less because of these new tools." - Erik Qualman

"There's a specificity of language that's required in Shakespeare that most drama students in England deal with - a specificity of language that is somehow not as clear in a lot of American schools." - James Avery

"Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespeare and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon." - George Bernard Shaw

"The way Shakespeare wrote Fallstaff is with a heightened language and everything. That's the genuis of having Ken Branagh here as well. Shakespeare doesn't require you to have a doctorate in his language or whatever to understand him. It just has to be directed and played right. It's all about scale and presence and getting these huge, epic stories across." - Ray Stevenson

"Could Shakespeare give a theory of Shakespeare?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

"Abstraction is an esoteric language." - Eric Fischl

"Anguish is the universal language" - Alice Fulton

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

"Humor is a universal language." - Joel Goodman

"Language is a living thing" - Gilbert Highet

"Language is the only homeland." - Czeslaw Milosz

"Irish is a leprechaun language." - Sammy Wilson

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

"Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes." - Desmond Tutu

"A lot of people have a fear of Shakespeare. Even actors do. People are like, "Oh, I won't go and see Shakespeare because the language is so hard," but it is. When you read it on the page, you go, "What?! What does that mean?!" If you go to a Shakespeare play and you've never been, you sit there and go, "I'm an idiot! I don't get it!"" - Hugo Weaving

"Obviously we had to study Shakespeare at school, but to be honest, I was not a fan. I found the language very difficult, and I didn't enjoy watching it or studying it. I auditioned five times for the Royal Shakespeare Company early on in my career, and I didn't even get past the first rounds." - Samuel Barnett

"Shakespeare is absolutely big in Africa. I guess he's big everywhere. Growing up, Shakespeare was the thing. You'd learn monologues and you'd recite them. And just like hip-hop, it made you feel like you knew how to speak English really well. You had a mastery of the English language to some extent." - Ishmael Beah

"It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race." - Lafcadio Hearn

"I'm one of those people that feels that Americans that shouldn't do Shakespeare... The rhythms of the English language and the mannerisms of the English speech seems to work effortlessly with William Shakespeare, but when Americans do it, something seems stuck." - Nicolas Cage

"Most authors have one idea per book. Shakespeare had two per sentence." - Lauren Hutton

"Shakespeare, I come !" - Theodore Dreiser

"Our myriad-minded Shakespeare." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"That Shakespeare wanted Art." - Ben Jonson

"Shakespeare is universal." - Harold Bloom

"I think all experience is, in some way, shape or form, filtered down to help you, in your present moment. With Shakespeare, you're trying to act with a fairly archaic language, although in certain aspects, it's deeply modern." - Joseph Fiennes

"First of all, there was a volcano of words, an eruption of words that Shakespeare had never used before that had never been used in the English language before. It's astonishing. It pours out of him." - Stephen Greenblatt

"Particularly for English people, Shakespeare is always at the forefront of both drama and the English language. He's always been there. I can't remember starting school and not learning about him." - Jamie Campbell Bower

"I'm an infant with Shakespeare; I'm kind of learning how to walk. I am trying to decipher the code, you know? I do my research. And I get a clear understanding of what the language is. It is a tremendous process I have to go through as I am sure all actors do, finding the gems hidden in his language." - Ruben Santiago-Hudson

"A woman who utters such disgusting and depressing noise has no right to be anywhere, no right to live. Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech, that your native language is the language of Shakespeare and Milton and The Bible. Don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon." - Rex Harrison

"I'm an infant with Shakespeare; I'm kind of learning how to walk. I am trying to decipher the code, you know? I do my research. And I get a clear understanding of what the language is. It is a tremendous process I have to go through as I am sure all actors do, finding the gems hidden in his language." - Ruben Santiagohudson

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

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

"Typography is what language looks like." - Ellen Lupton

"Your body language shapes who you are" - Amy Cuddy

"Music is the language of heaven." - Levon Helm

"Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification" - Robert Smithson

"Eighty percent of language lies to us." - Deena Metzger

"Usage is the best language teacher." - Quintilian

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

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

"The language of truth is simple." - Euripides

"The English language is nobody's special property." - Derek Walcott

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

"The greatest single programming language ever designed" - Alan Kay

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

"Math is the language of the universe." - Lucas Grabeel

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

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

"Poetry is the memory of language" - Jacques Roubaud

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

"Each actor requires a different language." - Oliver Stone

"Language is butchered by the media" - Don Watson

"Off oure language he was the lodesterre." - John Lydgate

"Story is the language of the heart." - John Eldredge

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

"Laughter is the language of the soul." - Pablo Neruda

"Every language has its own music." - Sid Caesar

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

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

"Mastery of language affords remarkable power." - Frantz Fanon

"High thoughts must have high language." - Aristophanes

"I see tendencies, I see body language." - Michael Chang

"True creativity often starts where language ends." - Arthur Koestler

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

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

"Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When Shakespeare doesn't feel like Shakespeare, it's the best." - Thea Sharrock

"You travel the world, you go see different things. I like to see Shakespeare plays, so I'll go - I mean, even if it's in a different language. I don't care, I just like Shakespeare, you know. I've seen Othello and Hamlet and Merchant of Venice over the years, and some versions are better than others. Way better. It's like hearing a bad version of a song. But then somewhere else, somebody has a great version." - Bob Dylan

"Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy's child!" - John Milton

"Shakespeare is an intellectual miracle." - Thomas Chalmers

"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

"Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you." - Dane Rudhyar

"Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation." - Toni Morrison

"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

"We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has" - Deborah Tannen

"Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If you will scoff at language study how, save in terms of language, will you scoff?" - Mario Pei

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

"A man who has a language consequently possesses the world expressed and implied by that language." - Frantz Fanon

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

"A writer can have only one language, if language is going to mean anything to him." - Philip Larkin

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

"Learning a language represents training in the delusions of that language." - Frank Herbert

"The poetical language of an age should be the current language heightened." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"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

"Gene Wolfe is the greatest writer in the English language alive today. Let me repeat that: Gene Wolfe is the greatest writer in the English language alive today! I mean it. Shakespeare was a better stylist, Melville was more important to American letters, and Charles Dickens had a defter hand at creating characters. But among living writers, there is nobody who can even approach Gene Wolfe for brilliance of prose, clarity of thought, and depth in meaning" - Michael Swanwick

"Will we allow the decline of our language-the language of Shakespeare, Shaw and Steinbeck? Will we abuse our precious gift of communication? Will we bite our mother tongue with the teeth of indifference, crushing the taste buds of clarity and, without prompt application of the antiseptic of education, causing the gangrene of strained metaphors? Stand up, America, and let me hear your answer: Ain't no way, dude!" - Mike Nichols

"One of the benefits of being a mature well-educated woman is that you're not afraid of expletives. And you have no fear to put a fool in his place. That's the power of language and experience. You can learn a lot from Shakespeare." - Judi Dench

"English literature is a glorious inheritance which is open to all - there are no barriers, no coupons, and no restrictions. In the English language and in its great writers there are great riches and treasures, of which, of course, the Bible and Shakespeare stand along on the highest platform." - Winston Churchill

"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

"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

"Some people think that English poetry begins with the Anglo-Saxons. I don't, because I can't accept that there is any continuity between the traditions of Anglo-Saxon poetry and those established in English poetry by the time of, say, Shakespeare. And anyway, Anglo-Saxon is a different language, which has to be learned." - James Fenton

"I am so far as I am aware not at all influenced by dramatists, expect for Shakespeare, who I have to say, it is impossible not to be influenced by if you hold language to be the major element of theatre." - Howard Barker

"New fathers, political prisoners, traumatised presidential aides, resolute schoolboys, MEPs addressing unfriendly chambers - we all find that Shakespeare has magically anticipated our precise circumstances. How he was possible, I still don't understand; but there isn't a day I'm not grateful that he speaks to me in my own language." - Daniel Hannan

"I feel more Irish than English. I feel freer than British, more visceral, with a love of language. Shot through with fire in some way. That's why I resist being appropriated as the current repository of Shakespeare on the planet. That would mean I'm part of the English cultural elite, and I am utterly ill-fitted to be." - Kenneth Branagh

"After I'd been in college for a couple years I'd read Shakespeare and Frost and Chaucer and the poets of the Harlem Renaissance. I'd come to appreciate how gorgeous the English language could be. But most fantasy novels didn't seem to make the effort." - Patrick Rothfuss

"Why are we reading a Shakespeare play or 'Huckleberry Finn?' Well, because these works are great, but they also tell us something about the times in which they were created. Unfortunately, previous eras and dead authors often used language or accepted as normal sentiments that we now find unacceptable." - Jane Smiley

"All women speak two languages: ?the language of men ?and the language of silent suffering.? Some women speak a third, ?the language of queens." - Mohja Kahf

"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

"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

"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

"With this same key Shakespeare unlocked his heart, once more! Did Shakespeare? If so, the less Shakespeare be!" - Robert Browning

""With this same key Shakespeare unlocked his heart" once more! Did Shakespeare? If so, the less Shakespeare he!" - Robert Browning

"Shakespeare-whetting, frustrating, surprising and gratifying." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Shakespeare must be a black girl." - Maya Angelou

"Shakespeare has had neither equal nor second." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"I was Byron and Shakespeare formerly." - John Clare

"Shakespeare wrote, Einstein thought, Ataturk built." - William J Clinton

"Shakespeare; the only man I'd ever love..." - Emilie Autumn

"I hate Shakespeare. I think Shakespeare's rubbish." - Allen Carr

"Oh how Shakespeare would have loved cinema!" - Derek Jarman

"Shakespeare was such a splendid vulgarian." - Gene Weingarten

"I played every bad guy in Shakespeare." - Alton Brown

"Shakespeare wrote, Einstein thought, Ataturk built." - Bill Clinton

"Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral." - Christopher Eccleston

"Shakespeare feels very natural to me." - Bebe Neuwirth

"Someday I'd love to do Shakespeare." - Christine Taylor

"I hate Shakespeare. I think Shakespeare's rubbish." - Allan Carr

"I think Shakespeare is everybody's treasure." - Anne Fortier

"I've never been that keen on Shakespeare." - Joan Collins

"I have grown up loving Shakespeare." - Ralph Fiennes

"My parents are big Shakespeare fans." - Ellie Kendrick



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