The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
???... I would think how words go straight up in a thin line, quick and harmless, and how terribly doing goes along the earth, clinging to it, so that after a while the two lines are too far apart for the same person to straddle from one to the other; and t
Style, is like a frog: you can dissect the thing, but it somehow dies in the process.
Language becomes a prison house only poets can escape...if we do not reject any strict distinctions between ordinary usage and figures of speech.
I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.
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.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Perl The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.
A man who does not know foreign language is ignorant of his own.
We need a president who's fluent in at least one language.
Life is a foreign language all men mispronounce it.
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.