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Clifford Longley Quotes and Sayings

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Its language is as bare as a monk's cell,
and as uninviting.
- Clifford Longley

John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef,
even if he lacked a passion for cricket.
- Clifford Longley

They cannot make it say what they want it to say.
And this is the beginning and the end of the case for
retaining the old language:
If the churches give it up,
who will remember how to say what is said?
- Clifford Longley

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

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

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

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

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited,
classified and explained except in the light of the
tasks which they perform in language.
- Roman Jakobson

Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
- Karl Kraus

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

Certain things were deemed to be offensive.
It was usually bad language.
- Timothy West

Language is a social art.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

A gloss is a total system of perception and language.
- Talcott Parsons

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

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general,
the language of the devil; for which reason I have
long since as good as renounced it.
- Thomas Carlyle

The radio was my big influence.
Comedy came from the instinctual feel I had for language.
- Dominic Chianese

I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever,
by using the many gifts of the English language to
intrigue and hook a reader.
- Dick Schaap

If the president is going to use so much language of theology and the Bible,
then let's use that language for a serious discussion about the war in Iraq.
And that was never done.
- Jim Wallis

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

A scholar is like a book written in a dead language.
It is not every one that can read in it.
- William Hazlitt

Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture,
the picture should hold up.
- Herb Ritts

Of all of our inventions for mass communication,
pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
- Walt Disney

To have another language is to possess a second soul.
- Charlemagne

Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover:
if not as a guide through the world,
then as a yardstick for the language.
- Joseph Brodsky

I work with language.
I love the flowers of afterthought.
- Bernard Malamud

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing
facts as with creating images.
- Niels Bohr

While I admire the insights of many of the people in the world of computing,
I get this cold feeling that I speak a different language.
- Clifford Stoll

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

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

For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using
language which came out of a particular feeling,
and I don't have control over whether this feeling is in me or not.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles
can be shown to have usable secular analogues that
throw light upon the nature of language.
- Kenneth Burke

From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.
- David Antin

Sports is like rock 'n' roll.
Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language,
and both are all about emotions.
- Phil Knight

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

After all, when you come right down to it,
how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?
- Russell Hoban

Language is much closer to film than painting is.
- Sergei Eisenstein

Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction.
- Gregory Bateson

I do not use the language of my people.
I can take liberties with certain themes which the
Arabic language would not allow me to take.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

He who does not love his own language is worse than
an animal and smelly fish.
- Jose Rizal

Political language...
is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,
and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
- George Orwell

Well it is sometimes difficult to act in another language.
- Sophie Marceau

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints
of mathematics and logic,
it never can talk only about what it's supposed to
talk about but is always spreading around.
- Howard Nemerov

After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people,
these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the
young intellectuals of the country.
- Hu Shih

The translator's task is to create, in his or her own language,
the same tensions appearing in the original.
That's hard!
- Manuel Puig

Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon,
without significant analogue in the animal world.
- Noam Chomsky


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