Body language has no translation.
I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.
Energy is the universal language of Nature; Nature is the universal source of information.
Why no s for two deer,but an s for two monkeys?Brother Quang saysno one knows.So much for rules!Whoever invented English should be bitten by a snake.
The poet knows that he speaks adequately, then, only when he speaks somewhat wildly.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kids use words in ways that release hidden meanings, revel the history buried in sounds. They haven’t forgotten that words can be more than signs, that words have magic, the power to be things, to...
—John Edgar Wideman
Bad and cruel as our people were treated by the whites, not one of themwas hurt or molested by our band. (…) The whites were complaining at the same time that we were intruding upontheir...
Considerable thought was given in early Congresses to the possibility of renaming the country. From the start, many people recognized that United States of America was unsatisfactory. For one thing, it allowed of no convenient...
In the contexts of religion and politics, words are not regarded as standing, rather inadequately, for things and events; on the contrary, things and events are regarded as particular illustrations of words.
Howard adores Sam’s looks. He loves the strong cut of jaw made satin with thickening peach fuzz, loses himself in the green eyes. Howard stares at them like a lover, but always obliquely. (Sometimes we...
A native tongue, in my opinion, isn’t the language spoken where you were born or the first language you learned; it’s a language that makes you feel at home. It’s a language that you don’t...
I like to see an angry Englishman,” said Poirot. “They are very amusing. The more emotional they feel the less command they have of language.
When I recorded my solo album, ‘Keep It Hid,’ in 2008, I’d gotten more interested in songwriting, inspired by reading Charles Bukowski and connecting with unfancy, interesting language.
Non avevo capito l’ultima frase. L’avevo guardata uscire dalla sua bocca, ne avevo inseguito brevemente il suono. Poi, senza accorgermene, il mio sguardo si era avventurato nel suo. Allora sentii allentarsi i muscoli del viso....
Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
Psychobabble attempts to redefine the entire English language just to make a correct statement incorrect. Psychology is the study of why someone would try to do this.
The fact that the Red Cross is also used in [videogames] which contain strong language and violence is also of concern to us in that they directly conflict with the basic humanitarian principles espoused by...
Better results will definitely be achieved by resorting to negotiations and using respectful language rather than using the language of threats and intimidation.
We’re living in a teetering tower of babble. A shaky reality of words. A DNA soup for disaster. The natural world destroyed, we’re left with this cluttered world of language.
I always said I’m just an instrument; I’m transparent, like a medium, the language passes through me. Which is a bit like saying I’m a recording device, I start and I go. I had a...
We speak now or I do, and others do. You’ve never spoken before. You will. You’ll be able to say how the city is a pit and a hill and a standard and an animal...
The best grammarian still can’t write a verse.
I don’t want to be embarrassed when I go to see something on the screen. I don’t want to listen to foul language, watch a lot of violence or see something immoral. I prefer stories...
The facts that make the world real– these depend on the unreal in order to be recognised by it.
Love is the language that transcends all others.
It is commonplace to talk as if the world “has” meaning, to ask what “is” the meaning of a phrase, a gesture, a painting, a contract. Yet when thought about, it is clear that events...
language is almost the most unique creation of humankind which defines itself; the alternative way of communication/comprehension/conception, yet overusing any invention, can cause Alienation.
He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.
Wordplay hides a key to reality that the dictionary tries in vain to lock inside every free word.
He needed some sort of membrane between himself and experience, which, for him, became language.(Jeanette Winterson on T.S.Eliot)
As long as human beings speak different languages, the need for translation will continue.
Whatever is language is poetic language and if the word required by the poet does not exist in his known language then it is up to him to discover it.
Your language indicates──and limits──what you think.
Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer’s language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures – its cruelty is its vitality.
The ultimate language of yoga is expressed in doing yoga, a practice that transcends words as we open our lives to living more consciously through the infinite wisdom of the heart.
Verbing Weirds Language only if you’re expecting it to work in a simple way. This is a special case of the more general truth that Language Weirds.
In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
Alice thought to herself, ‘Then there’s no use in speaking.’ The voices didn’t join in this time, as she hadn’t spoken, but to her great surprise, they all thought in chorus (I hope you understand...
I assume the body language no matter what in doing voiceover. There is a transformative aspect.
You can define a net two ways, depending on your point of view. Normally you would say it is a meshed instrument designed to catch fish. But you could, with no great injury to logic,...
…you do violence with your words if you force them – art is given – the words received, moment by moment from unseen hands – call it a Muse …
Anything that keeps old words in circulation is to be treasured, the French revolution be damned.
Each asana is like a sound or letter in an alphabet. Every letter in an alphabet produces a unique sound vibration. Each asana vibrates at a specific frequency. When asanas are performed in sequence, beautiful...
Boondocks’ is simply the Tagalog word for mountains.
You can’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to wallow in the sheer beauty of language.
…he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke—the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love.
When something happens to you that is beyond words, life is happening to you. When the Ultimate is happening to you, you are beyond words.
there is […]a last even of last times of sayingif you do not love me I shall not be lovedif I do not love you I shall not love
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant [excessive thought]. You may talk as other people do: you may say to a man, “Sir, I am your most humble servant.” You are not his most...
English is so hierarchical. In Cree, we don’t have animate-inanimate comparisons between things. Animals have souls that are equal to ours. Rocks have souls, trees have souls. Trees are ‘who,’ not ‘what.
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