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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A linguistic system is a series of differences of sound combined with a series of differences of ideas.
~ Ferdinand De Saussure - [Language]

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A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
~ Simone Weil - [Language]

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As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests
~ Gore Vidal - [Language]

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How many languages are there in the world? How about 5 billion! Each of us talks, listens, and thinks in his/her own special language that has been shaped by our culture, experiences, profession, personality, mores and attitudes. The chances of us meeting someone else who talks the exact same language is pretty remote.
~ Anonymous - [Language]

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I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.
~ J. R. Tolkien - [Language]

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If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentlemen, he may pronounce as he pleases.
~ George Bernard Shaw - [Language]

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It was Greek to me.
~ William Shakespeare - [Language]

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Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.
~ George Steiner - [Language]

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Language furnishes the best proof that a law accepted by a community is a thing that is tolerated and not a rule to which all freely consent.
~ Ferdinand De Saussure - [Language]

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Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved. It has arrested ten thousand lightning flashes of genius, which, unless thus fixed and arrested, might have been as bright, but would have also been as quickly passing and perishing, as the lightning.
~ Richard Chevenix Trench - [Language]

 

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