Language Quotes

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Language is not a protocol legislated by an authority but rather a wiki that pools the contributions of millions of writers and speakers, who ceaselessly bend the language to their needs and who inexorably age, die, and get replaced by their children, who adapt the language in their turn.

Steven Pinker

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Every language is an old growth forest of the mind, a watershed of thought, an entire ecosystem of spiritual possibilities.

Wade Davis

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Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.

Carl Sandburg

- What`s the nice word for selfish?
- Independent.

How I Met Your Mother (movie)

What is there in a name? It is merely an empty basket, until you put something into it.

Charles Babbage

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People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven`t you?

Lucy Maud Montgomery

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True creativity often starts where language ends.

Arthur Koestler

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All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.

Marya Mannes

A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence.

Barbara Walters

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Words are the source of misunderstandings.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.

Margaret Atwood

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