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

i`d be lying if i said
you make me speechless
the truth is you make my
tongue so weak it forgets
what language to speak in

Rupi Kaur

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

Wade Davis

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

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

Carl Sandburg

The language of experiment is more authoritative than any reasoning: facts can destroy our ratiocination - not vice versa.

Alessandro Volta

You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.

John Green

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

William Arthur Ward

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

The two most beautiful words in any language are: I forgive.

Stephen King

God`s language is action. For God, faith is a verb.

Steve Maraboli

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Literature keeps language alive as our collective heritage.

Umberto Eco

The poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.

Gaston Bachelard

I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my father, brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.

Charles Darwin

If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

George Orwell

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