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Charles Scribner, Jr. Quotes and Sayings

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Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the
essential process by which that intellect is cultivated
beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
- Charles Scribner, Jr.

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind;
it forces you to stretch your own.
- Charles Scribner, Jr.

Always do sober what you said you'd do when you were drunk.
That will teach you to keep your mouth shut!
- Charles Scribner, Jr.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

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

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

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

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

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

An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity.
- David Hare

We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language.
- Benjamin Whorf

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

I am calling attention just to the main points of these
tremendously important matters,
which can be understood better by pious meditation
than explained by human language.
- Martin Chemnitz

Go learn the language.
Go take some acting lessons.
Start from zero like everybody else.
- Roselyn Sanchez

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

Well, visual language is another boring discussion
about the nature of film.
- Alan Rudolph

Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language,
English, which is the language of success in America.
- Ernest Istook

Do you know why language manifests itself the way it
does in my work? It's because I understand short attention spans.
- Barbara Kruger

The problem and privilege we all have is being alive
in this century and able to read this language.
It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate.
- John Sladek

I became aware that all sounds can make meaningful language.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

The eyes have one language everywhere.
- George Herbert

More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood
in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding
of the English language than any other single factor.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

Everything in writing begins with language.
Language begins with listening.
- Jeanette Winterson

I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction,
but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration
and a model for the beauty of language.
- Don DeLillo

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities...
much more so than music or language.
- Conrad Hall

It has often been observed that the repercussion of
poetic language on prose language can be considered
a decisive cut of a whip.
- Eugenio Montale

Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry.
A way with language would be a bit of help.
- Thom Gunn

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings
in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
- Thomas Hardy

It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions.
- Peter Akinola

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
- William Butler Yeats

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence,
and the theater you like has more to do with language.
- Ben Kingsley

Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising.
- Robert Smithson

Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender,
race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics.
- Preston Manning

For boredom speaks the language of time,
and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life -
the lesson of your utter insignificance.
- Joseph Brodsky

Good writers are those who keep the language efficient.
That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
- Ezra Pound

Language should be an ever developing procedure and
not an isolated occurrence.
- Robert Smithson

Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language,
we have jargon: instead of principles,
slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas,
bright ideas.
- Eric Bentley

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand -
its elements are hunger,
envy, and death.
- Heinrich Heine

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

I think the main thing was that the character couldn't
speak in regular language,
so he had to be mimed.
- Peter Mayhew

It probably helps that my background is in the sciences
and I can speak the scientists' language.
- David Chalmers

I try to speak in everyday language.
I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical.
- Joel Osteen

When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.
- Ella Maillart

Curiously enough, it seems to be only in describing
a mode of language which does not mean what it says
that one can actually say what one means.
- Paul de Man

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
- Martin Buber

Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other.
It is as if I had words instead of fingers,
or fingers at the tip of my words.
My language trembles with desire.
- Roland Barthes

Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart.
- Thomas Shadwell


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