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

"I trade both with the living and the dead, for the enrichment of our native language." - John Dryden

"I trade both with the living and the dead for the enrichment of our native language." - John Dryden

"We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language." - Benjamin Lee Whorf

"We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language." - Benjamin Whorf

"Because I cannot write my native language and have no native home anymore, and am amazed by that horrible homelessness of all French-Canadian s abroad in America." - Jack Kerouac

"Language cares." - Howard Nemerov

"I believe the United States should allow all foreigners in this country, provided they can speak our native language... Apache." - Steve Martin

"To be successful in my native France, where people speak the same language and understand me, is nothing." - Edith Piaf

"We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it." - Benjamin Lee Whorf

"No instance exists of a person's writing two language perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth." - Thomas Jefferson

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

"Our native language is like a second skin, so much a part of us we resist the idea that it is constantly changing, constantly being renewed." - Casey Miller

"For me, chess is a language, and if it's not my native tongue, it is one I learned via the immersion method at a young age." - Garry Kasparov

"No instance exists of a person's writing two languages perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth." - Thomas Jefferson

"I hold 'Mi Tierra,' my first Spanish-language album, very close to me because that was all done in my native tongue and won me my first Grammy." - Gloria Estefan

"Verbing weirds language." - Bill Watterson

"language is never neutral" - Paulo Freire

"Language disguises thought." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"BASIC - A programming language." - Anonymous

"I love body language." - Anton Corbijn

"Language changes very fast." - John Maynard Smith

"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

"English general and singular terms, identity, quantification, and the whole bag of ontological tricks may be correlated with elements of the native language in any of various mutually incompatible ways, each compatible with all possible linguistic data, and none preferable to another save as favored by a rationalization of the native language that is simple and natural to us." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"Above all, translators must be native speakers. It's not because they speak the language better - I understand that sometimes a foreigner can learn a language better than native speakers. It has more to do with having an intimate knowledge of the society for which the book is being translated." - Sergei Lukyanenko

"I love language, and I love the failure of language." - Nate Lowman

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

"Music is a universal language." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"Fashion is an instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"Language always gives you away." - George Carlin

"Language is a living thing" - Gilbert Highet

"Nothing exists except through language." - Hansgeorg Gadamer

"French was my first language." - Bob Cousy

"In language clarity is everything." - Confucius

"The United States, a land of immigrants from every corner of the world, has been strengthened and unified because its newcomers have historically chosen ultimately to forgo their native language for the English language. We have all benefited from the sharing of ideas, of cultures and beliefs, made possible by a common language. We have all enriched each other." - S I Hayakawa

"As children gath'ring pebbles on the shore. Or if I would delight my private hours With music or with poem, where so soon As in our native language can I find That solace?" - John Milton

"We already knew that kids learned computer technology more easily than adults, It is as if children were waiting all these centuries for someone to invent their native language." - Jaron Lanier

"We cannot rely on our native tongue if our spouse does not understand it. If we want them to feel the love we are trying to communicate, we must express it in his or her primary love language." - Gary Chapman

"A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty people unless he goes abroad. A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens." - George Stigler

"Logic, like language, is partly a free construction and partly a means of symbolizing and harnessing in expression the existing diversities of things; and whilst some languages, given a man's constitution and habits, may seem more beautiful and convenient to him than others, it is a foolish heat in a patriot to insist that only his native language is intelligible or right." - George Santayana

"Language development, for instance, has a critical period that begins in infancy and ends between eight years and puberty. After this critical period closes, a person's ability to learn a second language without an accent is limited. In fact, second languages learned after the critical period are not processed in the same part of the brain as is the native tongue." - Norman Doidge

"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

"Language development, for instance, has a critical period that begins in infancy and ends between eight years and puberty. After this critical period closes, a person's ability to learn a second language without an accent is limited. In fact, second languages learned after the critical period are not processed in the same part of the brain as is the native tongue." - Norman Doidge

"I make the case in the book that Standard English, that language we all aspire to live and move and have our being within, is actually based on a fiction. It's not anyone's native way of speaking or writing. That's why we have to take classes in it. Language is just really squishy." - Kory Stamper

"In the UK, most of the nasheeds that I did were in my native language, Urdu. Youngsters who could not understand the language came up to me... [and] said it was a great experience to just listen. That was actually very heart warming for me." - Junaid Jamshed

"They're on their way to the foreign-language wing. That's no surprise. The foreign kids are always here, like they need to breathe air scented with their native language a couple times a day or they'll choke to death on too much American." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"Only idiots and infants need things. The language of needs is the native tongue of socialists, therapists, and paternalists of all sorts and is addressed to needy dependents. The language of wants is spoken by self-respecting adults and is addressed to other self-respecting adults." - Thomas Szasz

"Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers." - Toni Morrison

"Strike-for your altars and your fires; Strike-for the green graves of your sires; God-and your native land!" - Fitz-Greene Halleck

"My native land, good night!" - Lord Byron

"Facts are God's native tongue." - Michael Dowd

"Facts are God's native tongue." - Michael Dowd

"I'm a Native American actress." - Julia Jones

"Facts are God's native tongue." - Michael Dowd

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

"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

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

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

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

"Everything shrinks. Individual character. Friendships, Language. Sensibility." - Zadie Smith

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

"Language can do what it ca' say." - William Stafford

"Language is butchered by the media" - Don Watson

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

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

"Everyone smiles in the same language." - Anonymous

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

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

"The language that reveals also obscures." - Wendell Berry

"Being that can be understood is language." - Hans-Georg Gadamer

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

"High thoughts must have high language." - Aristophanes

"Painting is by nature a luminous language." - Robert Delaunay

"Music truly is the universal language." - Herbie Hancock

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

"War is what happens when language fails." - Margaret Atwood

"English is not my first language." - Zhu Zhu

"Music is the universal language of mankind." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Love is the language all animals understand." - Anthony D. Williams

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

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

"Speech happens to not be his language." - Madame De Stael

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

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

"I've always been very tied to language." - Barbara Kruger

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

"Everyone prays in their own language, and there is no language that God does not understand." - Duke Ellington

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

"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

"When you play music, you don't need a language. Music is a language." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"Truth and falsity is something that concerns language, it's a property of language." - Errol Morris

"The language of poetry is but the language of strong human passion!" - John Wilson

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

"We sleep in language if language does not come to wake us up with its strangeness." - Robert Kelly

"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

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

"When it comes to telling children stories, they do' need simple language. They need beautiful language." - Philip Pullman

"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

"If a language is corruptible, then a constitution written in that language is corruptible." - Robert Brault

"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 call the language of political figures, pundits and administrators 'the haute couture of language.'" - Anna Deavere Smith

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

"Today, getting people to hear your story on social media, and then act on it, requires using a platform's native language, paying attention to context, understanding the nuances and subtle differences that make each platform unique, and adapting your content to match." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"She suddenly remembered studying the brain in science class- how a steel rod pierced a man's skull, and he opened his mouth to speak Portuguese, a language he'd never studied. Maybe it would be like this, now, for Josie. Maybe her native tongue, from here on in, would be a string of lies." - Jodi Picoult

"I don't understand why people never say what they mean. It's like the immigrants who come to a country and learn the language but are completely baffled by idioms. (Seriously, how could anyone who isn't a native English speaker 'get the picture,' so to speak, and not assume it has something to do with a photo or a painting?)" - Jodi Picoult

"Post-?wounded women know that postures of pain play into limited and outmoded conceptions of womanhood. Their hurt has a new native language spoken in several dialects: sarcastic, jaded, opaque; cool and clever. They guard against those moments when melodrama or self-?pity might split their careful seams of intellect, expose the shame of self-?absorption without self-?awareness." - Leslie Jamison

"Today, getting people to hear your story on social media, and then act on it, requires using a platform's native language, paying attention to context, understanding the nuances and subtle differences that make each platform unique, and adapting your content to match." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Post-wounded women know that postures of pain play into limited and outmoded conceptions of womanhood. Their hurt has a new native language spoken in several dialects: sarcastic, jaded, opaque; cool and clever. They guard against those moments when melodrama or self-pity might split their careful seams of intellect, expose the shame of self-absorption without self-awareness." - Leslie Jamison

"On the one hand, there is no question that English - frequently bad English - has become the universal language of scholarship. It is clearly a tremendous handicap for people outside of the United States, Britain, and Australia and a few other countries because few of them are native speakers, but we demand that they present and publish in English." - Henry Rosovsky

"So, rather than becoming multicultural, rather than becoming a person of several languages, rather than becoming confident in your knowledge of the world, you become just the opposite. You end up in college having to apologize for the fact that you no longer speak your native language." - Richard Rodriguez

"Native speakers of a language know intuitively whether a sentence is grammatical or not. They usually cannot specify exactly what is wrong, and very possibly they make the same mistakes in their own speech, but they know - unconsciously, not as a set of rules they learned in school - when a sentence is incorrect." - Peter Farb

"Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn't realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker." - Ann Patchett

"Native speakers of a language know intuitively whether a sentence is grammatical or not. They usually cannot specify exactly what is wrong, and very possibly they make the same mistakes in their own speech, but they know-unconsciously, not as a set of rules they learned in school-when a sentence is incorrect." - Peter Farb

"The language I have learnt these forty years, My native English, now I must forgo; And now my tongue's use is to me no more Than an unstringed viol or a harp, Or like a cunning instrument cased up Or, being open, put into his hands That knows no touch to tune the harmony." - William Shakespeare

"Knowledge is power. Unfortunate dupes of this saying will keep on creating, ambitiously, till they have stunned their native initiative and made their thoughts weak." - Clarence Day

"Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land." - Walter Scott

"Of course, western is my native music," - Ken Curtis

"I'm proud of my Native American heritage," - Elizabeth Warren

"I can speak Esperanto like a native." - Spike Milligan

"Once you identify and learn to speak your spouse's primary love language, I believe that you will have discovered the key to a long-lasting, loving marriage. Love need not evaporate after the wedding, but in order to keep it alive most of us will have to put forth effort to learn a secondary love language. We cannot rely on our native tongue if our spouse does not understand it. If we want them to feel the love we are trying to communicate, we must express it in his or her primary love language." - Gary Chapman

"XML is not a language in the sense of a programming language any more than sketches on a napkin are a language." - Charles Simonyi

"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

"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

"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

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

"That is not good language which all understand not." - George Herbert

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

"The only love language is 'die to self.'" - Christine Caine

"Regret; The saddest word in the English language." - Tonya Hurley

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

"Language can be very adept at hiding the truth." - Dan Brown

"Learning another language is like becoming another person." - Haruki Murakami

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



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