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Languages Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about languages
  1. #1
    “There is the disadvantage of not knowing all languages,” said Conseil, “or the disadvantage of not having one universal language.”
  2. #2
    So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.
  3. #3
    Savor language and words because no matter what anyone tells you, words and ideas have the power to change the world.
  4. #4
    “There remained one resource, to speak English. Perhaps they would know this almost universal language. I knew it—as well as the German language—well enough to read it fluently, but not to speak it correctly. But, anyhow, we must make ourselves understood.”
  5. #5
    “It’s embarrassingly plain how inadequate language is.”
  6. #6
    “Oh child, your language is so utterly simple and limited that it has the affect of extreme complication.”
  7. #7
    Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.
  8. #8
    “Eyes...They speak all languages.”
  9. #9
    “How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.”
  10. #10
    The more emotional they feel the less command they have of language.
  11. #11
    “Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
    Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
    Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
    And shared a conversation with the housefly
    in my bed.
    Once I heard and answered all the questions
    of the crickets,
    And joined the crying of each falling dying
    flake of snow,
    Once I spoke the language of the flowers. . . .
    How did it go?
    How did it go?”
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