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Language comes first.
by Alan Moore

Language comes first.
It's not that language grows out of consciousness,
if you haven't got language, you can't be conscious.
- Alan Moore

To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity.
You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.
- Alan Moore

War is a perversion of sex.
- Alan Moore

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

 

Don't leave home without your sword -
your intellect.
- Alan Moore

Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness,
we never really experience the universe directly we
just experience our consciousness of the universe,
our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.
- Alan Moore

Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper
would have called a 'World Three' structure,
in that it's got immense power as an idea,
but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say:
'this is Marxism'.
- Alan Moore

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Most of the people who get sent to die in wars are
young men who've got a lot of energy and would probably rather,
in a better world, be putting that energy into copulation
rather than going over there and blowing some other young man's guts out.
- Alan Moore

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is
pressured simply goes underground.
- Diane Wakoski

Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring
out of one language into another it will evaporate.
- John Denham

A riot is, at bottom, the language of the unheard.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare.
He's the greatest playwright in the English language,
but his politics are fairly square.
- Alex Cox

Of course language manifests a belief only if we use
its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness.
- Michael Polanyi

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect,
a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
- James F. Cooper

I do that in whatever language of the country I'm in,
because the audience appreciate it.
- Phil Collins

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve.
And I began playing with words.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Writers let themselves be enticed by the language.
- Peter Bichsel

When a French book becomes an international hit it
is because of the author and not because of the language.
The same goes for movies.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Language cannot describe the scene that followed;
the shouts,
oaths, frantic gestures, taunts, replies,
and little fights; and therefore I shall not attempt it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it;
if He comes to a little child,
he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Language makes infinite use of finite media.
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

The music of language became extremely important to me,
and obvious to me.
By the time I was seven I was writing myself.
I was a poet.
- June Jordan

Having come to live in this age is as though one were
to have entered another country.
Learn its language or risk being left out.
- Theodore Bikel

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language.
- Buck Henry

The difference between an author and a horse is that
the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.
- Max Frisch

At least for the people who send me mail about a new
language that they're designing,
the general advice is: do it to learn about how to write a compiler.
- Dennis Ritchie

Hope is the most important four-letter word in the language.
- Ed Markey

Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis good works make the man.
- Eliza Cook

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

Music is the only language in which you cannot say
a mean or sarcastic thing.
- John Erskine

Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way,
their sense of language and their vision.
- Jim Jarmusch

We die.
That may be the meaning of life.
But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives.
- Toni Morrison

Not only the entire ability to think rests on language...
but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.
- Johann G. Hamann

I like to play with someone who can cover a lot of
ground and someone with whom you can discuss the language at a reasonable level;
otherwise it gets a bit frustrating.
- Andy Summers

There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby,
in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously,
actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.
- Kenneth Branagh

While a people preserves its language;
it preserves the marks of liberty.
- Jose Rizal

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness,
and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
- Hippocrates

It was real Cheyenne.
I would get the translations the night before,
but it was very difficult because it was not like any
other language you would be familiar with.
- Joe Lando

That's so different in Hong Kong when I'm using my own mother language,
I can treat the line in one thousand different ways,
with many different reactions.
- Chow Yun-Fat

Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language,
a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor


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