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Motivational Language Quotes

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The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

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

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau


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I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

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

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

I feel impelled to speak today in a language
that in a sense is new-one which I,
who have spent so much of my life in the military profession,
would have preferred never to use.
That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

Duty is the most sublime word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more.
You should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

I see music as one language.
If one musical form eats its own tail,
it dies.
So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridised.
- Sting

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
- William Arthur Ward

Language is like money, without which specific relative
values may well exist and be felt,
but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
- George Santayana

Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising.
- Robert Smithson

I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial,
that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language.
- Paul Muldoon

Smiles are the language of love.
- David Hare

Finality is not the language of politics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Good writers are those who keep the language efficient.
That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
- Ezra Pound

The real being of language is that into which we are
taken up when we hear it -
what is said.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

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

Now, mark it.
This may be strong language, but heed it.
The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy,
we bid farewell when you do that thing.
- Richard Parks Bland

A standard international language should not only be simple,
regular, and logical, but also rich and creative.
- Edward Sapir

Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally,
especially when you put the costume on.
- Lucy Liu

The greatest obstacle to international understanding
is the barrier of language.
- Christopher Dawson

Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles
can be shown to have usable secular analogues that
throw light upon the nature of language.
- Kenneth Burke

But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language.
I didn't always have to speak in my own voice.
- James Merrill

The four most beautiful words in our common language:
I told you so.
- Gore Vidal

Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is
pressured simply goes underground.
- Diane Wakoski

No one has a finer command of language than the person
who keeps his mouth shut.
- Sam Rayburn

In the best fiction, the language itself can become almost invisible.
- Robert Morgan

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

Journalism students need to understand it and need
a solid background in the liberal arts,
in sociology, economics, literature and language,
because they won't get it later on.
- Harrison Salisbury

I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever,
by using the many gifts of the English language to
intrigue and hook a reader.
- Dick Schaap

When the English language gets in my way,
I walk over it.
- Billy Sunday

But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man.
Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be
transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.
- Charles Ives

The difference between an author and a horse is that
the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.
- Max Frisch

Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics,
but he's actually trying to create his own language.
- Leo Ornstein

If you have a craftsman's command of the language and
basic writing techniques you'll be able to write -
as long as you know what you want to say.
- Jeffery Deaver

Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring
out of one language into another it will evaporate.
- John Denham

Senator, we just don't use that kind of language on the floor of the Senate.
- Mike Mansfield

More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood
in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding
of the English language than any other single factor.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush,
who proved you can be a successful politician in this
country even if English is your second language.
- Conan O'Brien

Language cares.
- Howard Nemerov

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

It has often been observed that the repercussion of
poetic language on prose language can be considered
a decisive cut of a whip.
- Eugenio Montale

It's a strange world of language in which skating on
thin ice can get you into hot water.
- Franklin P. Jones

Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose
language and customs they adopt.
- Emma Lazarus

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities...
much more so than music or language.
- Conrad Hall


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