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Columbia University, where I went to study in 1993, insisted its undergraduates learn a foreign language, so I discovered French.

Tags: Learn, Study  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

In every language you can imagine, I've had people say 'Appetite For Destruction' is the soundtrack to their lives. I don't think you could say something nicer to an entertainer or performer - can't get more respectful.

Tags: Imagine, Lives  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies.

Tags: Poor, Words  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Tags: Hear, Kindness  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

A riot is the language of the unheard.

Tags: Riot, Unheard  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing.

Tags: Often, Saying  ✍ Author: Roger Babson

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.

Tags: Beauty, Special  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.

Tags: Future, Poetry  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

In any area of the U.N. we... have to agree on certain language that can represent the same spirit, but that can be accepted by everyone.

Tags: Everyone, Spirit  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?

Tags: Real, View  ✍ Author: Hugo Ball

Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don't know what to say about what I paint, really.

Tags: Another, Cannot  ✍ Author: Balthus

When you work in a different language you are not so attached to the words.

Tags: Words, Work  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

My least favorite phrase in the English language is 'I don't care.'

Tags: Care, English  ✍ Author: James Caan

Every language has its own music.

Tags: Music  ✍ Author: Sid Caesar

If you listen to a language for 15 minutes, you know the rhythm and song.

Tags: Listen, Song  ✍ Author: Sid Caesar

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

Tags: Communication, Truth  ✍ Author: George Carlin

'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence?

Tags: English, Shortest  ✍ Author: George Carlin

My interest is in how meaning is communicated via language, and I believe the shape, positioning, even the color of the language has an effect on meaning.

Tags: Color, Meaning  ✍ Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

I've built my homeland, I've even founded my state - in my language.

Tags: Homeland, State  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Darwish

The language of chemistry simply does not mesh with that of biology. Chemistry is about substances and how they react, whereas biology appeals to concepts such as information and organisation. Informational narratives permeate biology.

Tags: Chemistry, Simply  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state's ability to progress.

Tags: Progress, State  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.

Tags: Longer, Speak  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon's unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals.

Tags: Difficult, Job  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

Tags: Communication, Speak  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

Finality is not the language of politics.

Tags: Finality, Politics  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli
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Language, identity and forms of life are the terms in which political demands are shaped and voiced.

Tags: Life, Political  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

As a scholar I am interested in the philosophy of language, semiotics, call it what you want, and one of the main features of the human language is the possibility of lying.

Tags: Human, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

Information comes through to me in 3 basic ways seen, hearing, and feeling the energy of the person that's crossed over. In which it is a symbolic type of language.

Tags: Energy, Feeling  ✍ Author: John Edward

Language is much closer to film than painting is.

Tags: Film, Painting  ✍ Author: Sergei Eisenstein

Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?

Tags: Rather, Why  ✍ Author: Sergei Eisenstein

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

Tags: Simple, Words  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.

 ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

That's so different in Hong Kong when I'm using my own mother language, I can treat the line in one thousand different ways, with many different reactions.

Tags: Mother, Treat  ✍ Author: Chow Yun-Fat

English poetry begins whenever we decide to say the modern English language begins, and it extends as far as we decide to say that the English language extends.

Tags: Far, Poetry  ✍ Author: James Fenton

I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key.

Tags: Alone, Special  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

Nothing exists except through language.

Tags: Except, Exists  ✍ Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer

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

Tags: Real, Said  ✍ Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer

I believe that the brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc.

Tags: Brain, Content  ✍ Author: Howard Gardner

There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.

Tags: Second, Writing  ✍ Author: Marilyn Hacker

The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax, are fascinating: how important connotation is, what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.

Tags: Both, Lost  ✍ Author: Marilyn Hacker

The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me.

Tags: Between, Sound  ✍ Author: Marilyn Hacker

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

Tags: Infinite, Music  ✍ Author: Conrad Hall

Not only the entire ability to think rests on language... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.

Tags: Ability, Reason  ✍ Author: Johann Georg Hamann

I don't know if I'm truly at home in any language.

Tags: Home, Truly  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

Tags: Art, Music  ✍ Author: Herbie Hancock

In the GNOME project we tried to keep the platform language independent.

Tags: Keep, Tried  ✍ Author: Carl Icahn

The opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics are mass satanic rituals disguised as a celebration of Britain and sport. Their medium is the language of symbolism.

Tags: London, Mass  ✍ Author: David Icke

Realistically, English is a universal language; it's the number one language for music and for communicating with the rest of the world.

Tags: Music, Rest  ✍ Author: Enrique Iglesias

I left my country because I was forced to, and I do not think that I am going to lose my language because I live in England.

Tags: Country, Lose  ✍ Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I do know where I'm going and it's just a matter of finding the language to get there.

Tags: Finding, Matter  ✍ Author: John Irving

English should be our official language. Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.

Tags: Become, Reading  ✍ Author: Ernest Istook

I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965.

Tags: Number, Song  ✍ Author: Wanda Jackson

Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited, classified and explained except in the light of the tasks which they perform in language.

Tags: Cannot, Light  ✍ Author: Roman Jakobson

In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.

Tags: Takes, Value  ✍ Author: Roman Jakobson

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

Tags: Beautiful, Words  ✍ Author: Henry James

Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.

Tags: Accuracy, Truth  ✍ Author: Anna Jameson

Language is memory and metaphor.

Tags: Memory, Metaphor  ✍ Author: Storm Jameson

Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way, their sense of language and their vision.

Tags: Sense, Vision  ✍ Author: Jim Jarmusch

I grew up with the piano. I learned its language as I learned to speak.

Tags: Learned, Speak  ✍ Author: Keith Jarrett

If a person plays dissonance long enough, it will sound like consonance. It's a language that was alien and then it's less and less alien as it continues to live.

Tags: Enough, Less  ✍ Author: Keith Jarrett

My plays are made up of long monologues, which is similar to prose working with the language.

Tags: Monologues, Working  ✍ Author: Elfriede Jelinek

I am a guest of the French language. My poems in French are born of my interaction with the French language, which is not the same as that of a French poet.

Tags: Born, Poet  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

I do not use the language of my people. I can take liberties with certain themes which the Arabic language would not allow me to take.

Tags: Arabic, Themes  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Language is the dress of thought.

Tags: Dress, Thought  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions.

Tags: Fire, Million  ✍ Author: Dean Kamen

The idea is that the object has a language unto itself.

Tags: Idea, Object  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

Appropriation was the language of my generation in many ways. It came out of Duchamp, Warhol, Johns, Lichtenstein.

Tags: Generation, Ways  ✍ Author: Carmen Kass

Language is my bugbear. Everyone says things now like 'I was sat' instead of 'I was sitting', which just sounds so ugly.

Tags: Everyone, Ugly  ✍ Author: Penelope Keith

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

Tags: Romance, Romantic  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe in a visual language that should be as strong as the written word.

Tags: Strong, Word  ✍ Author: David LaChapelle

I want to keep talking about my people and my country in my own language.

Tags: Country, Keep  ✍ Author: Nadine Labaki

In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before his birth.

Tags: Born, Words  ✍ Author: Jacques Lacan

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Tags: Flowers, Sense  ✍ Author: Brie Larson

Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language.

Tags: Common, Left  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

Music is the universal language of mankind.

Tags: Mankind, Music  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.

Tags: Heart, Speaks  ✍ Author: Ella Maillart

I work with language. I love the flowers of afterthought.

Tags: Love, Work  ✍ Author: Bernard Malamud

Music is a language.

Tags: Music  ✍ Author: Youssou N\'Dour

Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think.

Tags: Expression, Food  ✍ Author: Holly Near

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints of mathematics and logic, it never can talk only about what it's supposed to talk about but is always spreading around.

Tags: Logic, Talk  ✍ Author: Howard Nemerov

Language cares.

Tags: Cares, Communication  ✍ Author: Howard Nemerov

'Rednecks' always made me nervous to play, but I'm glad I wrote it and I continue to play it. It's just that the language is so rough.

Tags: Continue, Nervous  ✍ Author: Randy Newman

I always squirm when I read what's called 'creative nonfiction,' and the writer is lobbing gobs of emotion and language at the world, hoping some of it will stick.

Tags: Creative, Read  ✍ Author: Stewart O\'Nan

We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.

Tags: Blood, Memory  ✍ Author: Joyce Carol Oates

I'm very interested in the language of photography in relationship to painting.

Tags: Interested, Painting  ✍ Author: Louis Oosthuizen

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

Tags: Corrupt, Thought  ✍ Author: George Orwell

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.

Tags: Creation, Workers  ✍ Author: George Orwell

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.

Tags: End, Political  ✍ Author: George Orwell

I could speak Spanish fluently growing up, but I'm so out of practice, and I have such a tremendous respect for songwriting in the Spanish language.

Tags: Respect, Speak  ✍ Author: Miguel

The world's most famous and popular language is music.

Tags: Famous, Music  ✍ Author: PSY

My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.

Tags: Learned, Shy  ✍ Author: Al Pacino

I'm a professor of media studies as well as humanities, and I'm an evangelist of popular culture, but when there's only media, then there's going to be a slow debasement of language, and that's what I think we're fighting.

Tags: Culture, Fighting  ✍ Author: Camille Paglia

A gloss is a total system of perception and language.

Tags: Perception, System  ✍ Author: Talcott Parsons

The Australian way of affirmative action is setting goals and recognising discrimination and lack of opportunity and deciding to take action and setting some goals and targets. I guess I prefer that language to talking about quotas.

Tags: Action, Talking  ✍ Author: Quentin Bryce

Language is a social art.

Tags: Art, Social  ✍ Author: Willard Van Orman Quine

Language is conceived in sin and science is its redemption.

Tags: Science, Sin  ✍ Author: Willard Van Orman Quine

Music is a language, you see, a universal language.

Tags: Music, Universal  ✍ Author: Queen Rania of Jordan

Ask, 'How are we different from the great apes?' We have culture, we have civilisation, and we have language to be celebrated as part of being human.

Tags: Great, Human  ✍ Author: Aron Ralston

Freedom of expression is not absolute. Countries have laws that define the framework for exercising this right and which, for instance, condemn racist language.

Tags: Expression, Freedom  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan

I've never lived in an English-speaking country, ever, but I lived in Austria. So, my second language is German. And when I went to school, I had a lot of classes in English.

Tags: Country, School  ✍ Author: Edgar Ramirez

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