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John M. Smith Quotes and Sayings

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Language changes very fast.
- John M. Smith

You couldn't have human society without language.
- John M. Smith

Societies depend on agreed rules.
- John M. Smith

The evolution of sex is the hardest problem in evolutionary biology.
- John M. Smith

 

Genetics is about how information is stored and transmitted between generations.
- John M. Smith

Information imposes certain criteria on how it can be stored.
- John M. Smith

I think we invent jargon because it saves times talking to one-another.
- John M. Smith

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
- Gustave Flaubert

I said in sharp language that that practice was wrong.
- Ken Starr

I learned how to sign because when I was growing up
in California in order to get into college you needed
two semesters of language to get into a University of California school.
- Camryn Manheim

Language is wine upon the lips.
- Virginia Woolf

The English language is nobody's special property.
It is the property of the imagination:
it is the property of the language itself.
- Derek Walcott

The problems of language here are really serious.
We wish to speak in some way about the structure of the atoms.
But we cannot speak about atoms in ordinary language.
- Werner Heisenberg

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

Language, after all, is only the use of symbols,
and Art also can only affect us through symbols.
- George Henry Lewes

What is jazz? It, It's almost like asking,
What is French? Jazz is a musical language.
It's a musical dialect that actually embodies the spirit of America.
- Branford Marsalis

Language should find itself in the physical world,
and not end up locked in an idea in somebody's head.
- Robert Smithson

I don't like jokes in speeches.
I do like wit and humor.
A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
- James Humes

What we know is that Shakespeare wrote perhaps the
most remarkable body of passionate love poetry in the
English language to a young man.
- Stephen Greenblatt

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

Now, mark it.
This may be strong language, but heed it.
The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy,
we bid farewell when you do that thing.
- Richard Parks Bland

Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the
exact logic of any expression of ordinary language;
for ordinary language has no exact logic.
- Peter Frederick Strawson

My language is what I use, and if I lost that,
I wouldn't be able to say anything.
- Howard Hodgkin

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

There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical,
but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary
couple in a language that everyone can understand.
- Sophie Marceau

The idea of a language more simple than ours.
- John Dudley

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers,
is a salable one; in that of the curious,
a scarce one; in that of men of sense,
a useful and instructive one.
- Oswald Chambers

We are not voting for health care if we do not resolve
this language on public funding for abortion -
no public funding for abortion.
- Bart Stupak

Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion
and growth of every dialect,
race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
- Walt Whitman

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without
being a reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
- Fisher Ames

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

You have to learn the language of Hamlet.
- Edward Bond

English should be our official language.
Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
- Ernest Istook

I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls,
because I think those are the two elements of poetry.
- Rita Dove

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

I'm not trying to stump anybody...
it's the beauty of the language that I'm interested in.
- Buddy Holly

A young man who is here speaks the Panis language,
and in many other respects, is preferable.
- Zebulon Pike

The real being of language is that into which we are
taken up when we hear it -
what is said.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken
is why we are all in love with the Irish today.
- Diane Wakoski

The idea is that the object has a language unto itself.
- Anish Kapoor

This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++,
but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better
language than it is today.
- Bjarne Stroustrup


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