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Language makes infinite use of finite media.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

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The most powerful words in English are 'Tell me a story', words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself.

Pat Conroy

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Karaoke was my family's happy secret. In those early years in America, like many immigrants, my parents struggled with poverty and loneliness, but they also built provisional families, and inside our bubble there was joy, understanding, an intimate language I could never translate — and above all there was song.

Jenny Zhang

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Mostly people are ignorant, what is the language of painting. You know, they're ignorant. It is so difficult to make them aware, but time will teach them.

M. F. Husain

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Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language.

Conan O'Brien

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I don't follow anything blindly. I have to know the entire thing, if I have to get in to it. It might sound funny to you, but it's like using English language. I use an English word only when I know its meaning and understand its connotation. You won't hear me say, 'What's up, dude' or anything like that just for the heck of it.

Kailash Kher

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I felt there was a need for us to build a new programming language. I also had come to see that Microsoft functions best when it controls its own destiny.

Anders Hejlsberg

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My work is better, maybe all filmmakers are better, for Polanski's imprint on cinema. He created language for all of us to use, there is no question about that.

Allison Anders

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The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.

Dorothy L. Sayers

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Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed.

Galileo Galilei

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Language — quotes and aphorisms

Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece — just different elements of belonging and not-belonging.

Jhumpa Lahiri

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Painting is by nature a luminous language.

Robert Delaunay

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There are many deaf people who couldn't imagine living in a marriage without someone who doesn't speak their language. For me, I believe that hearing or deaf is fine as long as both parties are willing to communicate in each other's language. But if there's no communication, then the marriage, I believe, will be difficult if not doomed.

Marlee Matlin

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The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.

Maria Montessori

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Music is the universal language of mankind.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Psy

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A different language is a different vision of life.

Federico Fellini

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A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.

Christian Louboutin

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When everyone at school is speaking one language, and a lot of your classmates' parents also speak it, and you go home and see that your community is different -there is a sense of shame attached to that. It really takes growing up to treasure the specialness of being different.

Sonia Sotomayor

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I haven't had any formal education. Through the grace of god, I am gifted in mathematics and the English language.

Shakuntala Devi

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