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A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Language
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French philosopher and poet. ) | 1884-1962 | Language
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
~ Antonin Artaud | (French playwright, and poet. ) | 1896-1948 | Language
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
~ Clarence S. Darrow | ( American lawyer ) | 1857-1938 | Language
quotes Division : Civil Libertarians   
     
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Language
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Language
quotes Division : American poets   
     
If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Language
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentlemen, he may pronounce as he pleases.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Language
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein | ( Austrian-British philosopher. ) | 1889-1951 | Language
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you've got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you're dumb and blind.
~ Salman Rushdie | ( Anglo-Indian novelist. ) | 1948-? | Language
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
~ Thomas Hardy | (British novelist, short story writer, and poet. ) | 1840-1928 | Language
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
It was Greek to me.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Language
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Language
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein | ( Austrian-British philosopher. ) | 1889-1951 | Language
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Language
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Language is the archives of history.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Language
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ( British poet, critic, and philosopher. ) | 1772-1834 | Language
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Language
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Language is the dress of thought.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Language
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
~ Karl Kraus | ( Austrian satirist. ) | 1874-1936 | Language
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
~ Ben Johnson | (English dramatist, poet and actor. ) | 1572-1637 | Language
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     

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