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"Usage is the best language teacher." - Quintilian

"Language usage always has a political context." - Jackson Katz

"Language is more fashion than science, and matters of usage, spelling and pronunciation tend to wander around like hemlines." - Bill Bryson

"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation, even among people who should and do know better." - George Orwell

"If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation even among people who should and do know better." - George Orwell

"Language becomes a prison house only poets can escape...if we do not reject any strict distinctions between ordinary usage and figures of speech." - Arthur Quinn

"Language becomes a prison house only poets can escape... if we do not reject any strict distinctions between ordinary usage and figures of speech." - Arthur Quinn

"Language cares." - Howard Nemerov

"I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way." - Kathy Acker

"That's one of the ways language evolved, by some very obscure form becoming common usage. And I must say that I'm very intrigued by use of language and slang, and criminal underground terms." - Ricky Jay

"Language pedants hew to an oral tradition of shibboleths that have no basis in logic or style, that have been defied by great writers for centuries, and that have been disavowed by every thoughtful usage manual." - Steven Pinker

"It's difficult for me to feel that a solid page without the breakups of paragraphs can be interesting. I break mine up perhaps sooner than I should in terms of the usage of the English language." - A E Van Vogt

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

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

"Verbing weirds language." - Bill Watterson

"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

"It is difficult to disturb the common usage of Korean that is bent to the perspective of a male-oriented society. Korean society is based on both a politics and history that have been disguised as a solid society of solid male poems, a solid written language, fixed rules of how to write literature, and a narrative language." - Kim Hyesoon

"Usage ain't always a matter of ought." - Roy Blount Jr

"Usage is like oxygen for ideas." - Matt Mullenweg

"Those who sniff decay in every shift of sense or alteration of usage do the language no service. Too often for such people the notion of good English has less to do with expressing ideas clearly than with making words conform to some arbitrary pattern." - Bill Bryson

"My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc." - David Bohm

"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

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

"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

"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

"Language is a living thing" - Gilbert Highet

"Christians have their own language." - Mike Warnke

"Music is the universal language." - John Wilson

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

"My programming language was solder." - Terry Pratchett

"Nothing exists except through language." - Hansgeorg Gadamer

"Language is the only homeland." - Czeslaw Milosz

"Irish is a leprechaun language." - Sammy Wilson

"Language is a social art." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"Music is the universal language." - Swizz Beatz

"French was my first language." - Bob Cousy

"My first language is Gaelic." - Enya

"Metaphor is embodied in language." - Dennis Potter

"Image is an international language." - Marjane Satrapi

"In language clarity is everything." - Confucius

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

"Visual art is a foreign language I'm fluent at, but my native language is language." - Julia Glass

"While self-interest arising from the enjoyment of meat eating is obviously one reason for its entrenchment, and inertia another, a process of language usage engulfs discussions about meat by constructing the discourse in such a way that these issues need never be addressed. Language distances us from the reality of meat eating, thus reinforcing the symbolic meaning of meat eating, a symbolic meaning that is intrinsically patriarchal and male-oriented. Meat becomes a symbol for what is not seen but is always there-patriarchal control of animals and of language." - Carol J. Adams

"Staled by frequence, shrunk by usage into commonest commonplace!" - Alfred Tennyson

"What enriches language is its being handled and exploited by beautiful minds-not so much by making innovations as by expanding it through more vigorous and varied applications, by extending it and deploying it. It is not words that they contribute: what they do is enrich their words, deepen their meanings and tie down their usage; they teach it unaccustomed rhythms, prudently though and with ingenuity." - Michel De Montaigne

"How can we appraise a proposal if the terms hurled at our ears can mean anything or nothing, and change their significance with the inflection of the voice? Welfare state, national socialism, radical, liberal, conservative, reactionary and a regiment of others ... these terms in today's usage, are generally compounds of confusion and prejudice. If our attitudes are muddled, our language is often to blame. A good tonic for clearer thinking is a dose of precise, legal definition." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The usage of the words "public" and "public sphere" betrays a multiplicity of concurrent meanings. Their origins go back to various historical phases and, when applied synchronically to the conditions of a bourgeois society that is industrially advanced and constituted as a social-welfare state, they fuse into a clouded amalgam. Yet the very conditions that make the inherited language seem inappropriate appear to require these words, however confused their employment." - Jurgen Habermas

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

"The C language combines all the power of assembly language with all the ease-of-use of assembly language." - Mark Pearce

"Quiet talk is the language of love. It is the language of peace. It is the language of God." - Gordon B Hinckley

"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

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

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

"Language is also a place of struggle." - Bell Hooks

"Acting is not my language at all." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

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

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

"Stories are the reproductive organs of language." - Robert Bringhurst

"Laughter is the language of the heart" - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"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

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

"All language is an aspiration to music." - Steve Almond

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

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

"Speak with the language of love." - Rumi

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

"Language does our thinking for us." - Kenneth Burke

"Language buries, but does not resurrect." - John Green

"Experience is always larger than language." - Adrienne Rich

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

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

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

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

"All people smile in the same language." - Anonymous

"Poetry is the language of feeling." - William Winter

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

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

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

"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

"Language is the best, best toy." - Jerry Holkins

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

"Invent a new language anyone can understand." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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

"My homeland is the portuguese language." - Fernando Pessoa

"Language is a form of organized stutter." - Marshall Mcluhan

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

"Mathematics is the language of size." - Lancelot Hogben

"Language was invented to ask questions." - Eric Hoffer

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

"poetry is where the language is renewed." - Margaret Atwood

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

"Nature is written in mathematical language." - Galileo Galilei

"Two nations divided by a common language." - Winston Churchill

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

"Peace is the language we must speak." - Pope Francis

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

"The original language of Christianity is translation." - Lamin Sanneh

"Language is the tool of the tools" - Lev S. Vygotsky

"Silence is the language of inertia." - Margaret Heffernan

"Poetry is the memory of language" - Jacques Roubaud

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

"Language transcends us and yet we speak." - Maurice Merleau-Ponty

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

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

"Language can do what it can't say." - William Stafford

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

"Language is butchered by the media" - Don Watson

"What purifies the heart refines language." - John Lancaster Spalding

"But ordinary language is all right." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

"Everyone smiles in the same language." - Anonymous

"We've driven teenagers crazy in every language." - Robert B. Sherman

"You couldn't have human society without language." - John M. Smith

"This is brave Bear-Garden language!" - Jeremy Collier

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

"No means yes in grasshopper language." - Noel Fielding

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

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



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