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1. "No,' Rambert said bitterly, 'you can't understand. You're using the language of reason, not of the heart; you live in a world of... of abstractions."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "I should learn the language of a politician - give away as little and keep the rest to yourself. Not lie, I just want to be more guarded."
Author: Farooq Abdullah
3. "It's like learning a language; you can't speak a language fluently until you find out who you are in that language, and that has as much to do with your body as it does with vocabulary and grammar."
Author: Fred Frith
4. "I'm in the back of a limousine with Charlie Chaplin and it's 1928. Charlie is beautiful; his body language seems to skip, and reel and rhyme, heartbreaking and witty at the same time. It seems to promise a better world."
Author: Geoff Ryman
5. "We're afraid the others will think we're agringadas because we don't speak Chicano Spanish. We oppress each other trying to out-Chicano each other, vying to be "real" Chicanas, to speak like Chicanos. There is no one Chicano language just as there is no one Chicano experience."
Author: Gloria E. Anzaldúa
6. "Scripture scholars contend that the original language of the Beatitudes should not be rendered as "Blessed are the single-hearted" or "Blessed are the peacemakers" or "Blessed are those who struggle for justice." Greater precision in translation would say, "You're in the right place if...you are single-hearted or work for peace." The Beatitudes is not a spirituality, after all. It's a geography. It tells us where to stand."
Author: Gregory Boyle
7. "Well, usually when a person shakes their head," said McGonagall coldly, "they mean ‘no.' So unless Miss Edgecombe is using a form of sign language as yet unknown to humans..."
Author: J.K. Rowling
8. "The happening and telling are very different things. This doesn't mean that the story isn't true,only that I honestly don't know anymore if I really remember it or only remember how to tell it. Language does this to our memories, simplifies, solidifies, codifies, mummifies. An off-told story is like a photograph in a family album. Eventually it replaces the moment it was meant to capture."
Author: Karen Joy Fowler
9. "The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos."
Author: Lydia M. Child
10. "The trickle-down theory of economics has it that it's good for rich people to get even richer because some of their wealth will trickle own, through their no doubt lavish spending, upon those who stand below them on the economic ladder. Notice that the metaphor is not that of a gushing waterfall but of a leaking tap: even the most optimistic endorsers of this concept do not picture very much real flow, as their language reveals" pg. 102."
Author: Margaret Atwood
11. "Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man."
Author: Martin Heidegger
12. "The work of preservation demands that the feelings playing about in one's guts not be turned into action. Just watch their passing like cherry blossoms."
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
13. "Translating from one language to another, unless it is from Greek and Latin, the queens of all languages, is like looking at Flemish tapestries from the wrong side, for although the figures are visible, they are covered by threads that obscure them, and cannot be seen with the smoothness and color of the right side."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
14. "Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner."
Author: Paul Ricoeur
15. "But I won't watch them go to war again. I've been to war, you know, to save civilization from the reptile hordes. I bled for it, I saw friends and other men die for it. And then I watched men like you piss it away again, the civilization we'd saved, in squabbles over a few hundred square miles of territory and what language the people get to speak there, what color their skin and hair is and what kind of religious horseshit they get crammed down their throats."
Author: Richard K. Morgan
16. "The language of poetry is a language of deep intimacy that is meant to touch the human spirit and awaken it to the mystery of life, all life."
Author: Ron Starbuck
17. "I need a little language such as lovers use, words of one syllable such as children speak when they come into the room and find their mother sewing and pick up some scrap of bright wool, a feather, or a shred of chintz. I need a howl; a cry. When the storm crosses the marsh and sweeps over me where I lie in the ditch unregarded I need no words. Nothing neat. Nothing that comes down with all its feet on the floor. None of those resonances and lovely echoes that break and chime from nerve to nerve in our breasts making wild music, false phrases. I have done with phrases."
Author: Virginia Woolf

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