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1. "I really hope there is a language barrier thing going on here."
Author: Annie Ward
2. "I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha. He and I never discussed his parentage, which was an open secret, but it fascinated me."
Author: Arthur Golden
3. "I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest -- blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
4. "There was no language barrier when it came to kids, and when it came to play."
Author: Connie Sellecca
5. "The most basic barrier was language itself, very few Americans in Iraq whether soldiers or diplomats or news paper reporters could speak more than a few words of Arabic. A remarkable number of them didn't even have translators. That meant for many Iraqis the typical 19 year old army corporal from South Dakota was not a youthful innocent carrying Americas good will, he was a terrifying combination of firepower and ignorance."
Author: Dexter Filkins
6. "I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry."
Author: Diane Wakoski
7. "For the barrier of language is sometimes a blessed barrier, which only lets pass what is good. Or-to put the thing less cynically-we may be better in new clean words, which have never been tainted by our pettiness or vice."
Author: E.M. Forster
8. "Lexicographers are language reporters."
Author: Erin McKean
9. "How long's your vacation?"A year. Maybe longer."A year? What did you do? Win the lottery?"Most americans we met on the road, or at least the ones without nose rings, had a hard time fathoming the idea of a year's travel. Australians and Germans would nod in "of course" approval. Our country men would fixate on language barriers or some hideous tropical disease. They'd talk about the nightmare scenario - a Third World appendectomy and not being able to tell the doctor to use clean needles."
Author: Franz Wisner
10. "We Russians cannot say anything in our own language ... At least we haven't yet."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
11. "I tried to take seriously the idea that if you tortured language you might arrive at some new truth. Later it became clear to me that I was retreading ground by fighting the literary battles of the 1950s and 1960s, and that I was actually a bit bored by some of the books I professed to love."
Author: Hari Kunzru
12. "The language has got to be fully alive - I can't bear dull, flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it."
Author: Helen Dunmore
13. "In many ways, religion comes from the same place in us that art comes from. The language of the human heart if poetry"
Author: Krista Tippett
14. "I have dreamed of that song, of the strange words to that simple rhyme-song, and on several occasions I have understood what she was saying, in my dreams. In those dreams I spoke that language too, the first language, and I had dominion over the nature of all that was real. In my dream, it was the tongue of what is, and anything spoken in it becomes real, because nothing said in that language can be a lie. It is the most basic building brick og everything. In my dreams I have used that language to heal the sick and to fly; once I dreamed I kept a perfect little bed-and-breakfast by the seaside, and to everyone who came to stay with me I would say, in that tongue, 'Be whole.' and they would become whole, not be broken people , not any longer, because I had spoken the language of shaping."
Author: Neil Gaiman
15. "Dorian Gray frowned and turned his head away. He could not help liking the tall, graceful young man who was standing by him. His romantic, olive-coloured face and worn expression interested him. There was something in his low languid voice that was absolutely fascinating. His cool, white, flowerlike hands, even, had a curious charm. They moved, as he spoke, like music, and seemed to have a language of their own. But he felt afraid of him, and ashamed of being afraid."
Author: Oscar Wilde
16. "What happened? Did a house fall on your sister?" I asked. Maybe there was a benefit to our language barrier. She pursed her lips."You can't stay here much longer," she said.My mouth dropped open." speak English?"She snorted. "Of course."
Author: Richelle Mead
17. "That helped me to keep in touch with myself and to keep in touch with this really quite extraordinary language and literature into which I had pushed a little way."
Author: Robert Fitzgerald
18. "No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut."
Author: Sam Rayburn
19. "The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart."
Author: Samuel V. Chamberlain

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Then I probably fainted. The woman at the registration desk managed to put on a sympathetic expression afterward, as if she wanted to ask, "What are you going to do now?" I told her not to worry, I was really leaving, I was going home.But go home where? Without my children I no longer had a home."
Author: Barbara Honigmann

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