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Linguistic Quotes

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Linguistic sounds, considered as external,
physical phenomena have two aspects,
the motor and the acoustic.
- Roman Jakobson

Every linguistic sign is located on two axes:
the axis of simultaneity and that of succession.
- Roman Jakobson

Logical positivists have never taken psychology into
account in their epistemology,
but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical
beings are nothing but linguistic structures.
- Jean Piaget

A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic
sounds was opened up by X-ray photography.
- Roman Jakobson

 

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.
- Jean Piaget

Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
- Paul de Man

If we ask a vague question, such as,
'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer,
such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,'
or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'
- A. R. Ammons

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Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and
pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device
that has never meant that God is male?
- Carol P. Christ

The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax,
are fascinating: how important connotation is,
what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.
- Marilyn Hacker

Intended to serve as an introduction to both the linguistic
and also the practical study of spoken English.
- Henry Sweet

I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism,
and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation
who went to war against fascism.
- P. D. James

It was less a literary thing than a linguistic,
philosophical preoccupation...
discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate,
elementary experience.
- Robert Morgan

Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and
formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society
as a whole while at the same time exposing it,
tearing the masks from its face - for me that would
be deserving of an award.
- Elfriede Jelinek

In general, the philological movement opened up countless
sources relevant to linguistic issues,
treating them in quite a different spirit from traditional grammar;
for instance,
the study of inscriptions and their language.
But not yet in the spirit of linguistics.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

No important national language, at least in the Occidental world,
has complete regularity of grammatical structure,
nor is there a single logical category which is adequately
and consistently handled in terms of linguistic symbolism.
- Edward Sapir

If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory,
then, obviously, the only possible link between the
objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure,
and structure alone.
- Alfred Korzybski

Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language,
that is in the philosophical debate.
Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.
- Robert Fripp

The critical principle demanded an examination,
for instance, of the contribution of different periods,
thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics,
we find that the universe as a whole is patterned,
ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us.
- Kenneth L. Pike

At the same time we overlap, because,
I do linguistics, and Ben did a first degree in Linguistics at Lancaster University,
so he knows some of my subject.
- David Crystal

It is only since linguistics has become more aware of its object of study,
i.e.
perceives the whole extent of it, that it is evident
that this science can make a contribution to a range
of studies that will be of interest to almost anyone.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

It is one of the aims of linguistics to define itself,
to recognise what belongs within its domain.
In those cases where it relies upon psychology,
it will do so indirectly, remaining independent.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language,
and in a strictly rational manner, separating general
phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
- A. P. Herbert

I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes,
like when his pants are too tight.
But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
- Liv Tyler

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

And let's be clear: It's not enough just to limit ads
for foods that aren't healthy.
It's also going to be critical to increase marketing
for foods that are healthy.
- Michelle Obama

That's a very critical phase in customer service because
you can start to really understand what part of customer
service has value to customers and what part is bothering customers.
- Sanjay Kumar

Nevertheless during these two seasons,
Chapman impressed me a lot because he had the faculty
to pull himself out of the most critical situations.
- Jacky Ickx

My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that
environmental preservation and restoration are a critical
part of the legacy we leave to future generations.
- Sue Kelly

When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass,
any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.
- Mark Shields

Those who are critical of Alliance are the same people
who have done nothing for 30 years.
- Eliot Spitzer

Generally speaking, when a woman offers unsolicited
advice or tries to help a man,
she has no idea of how critical and unloving he may sound to him.
- John Gray

As critical acclaim and response has built up,
every interview I give is a chance to puncture the
myth I've created about my work and refine it.
- James Ellroy

Recall a recent time when someone was strongly critical
of your opinions (perhaps your political or religious beliefs).
Now, put yourself in their shoes - with compassion.
Try to understand and appreciate their point-of-view -
not to change your own opinions,
but to celebrate all our human differences - in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won,
how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had.
- David Guterson

A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye.
- Bernard Malamud

The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the
federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent
judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

At times he could be very critical.
He didn't like prints on me.
He didn't like stripes.
He didn't like boldness.
He said I was petite and that was taking away from my looks.
- Priscilla Presley

The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical
where the American is assertive.
- V. S. Pritchett

The quicker we humans learn that saving open space
and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life,
maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.
- Jim Fowler

Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public,
through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
- Margaret Fuller

Religion and morality are critical to how students
think about politics and form opinions on political issues.
- Jeanne Shaheen

There's so much of, it could have been a very critical
examination of what happened,
and really the emotional lives of the people involved
sort of carry the characters forward.
- Jeremy Northam

The simplest definition of advertising,
and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination,
is that advertising is selling in print.
- Daniel Starch

The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment
of three critical ministers is also confirmation of
continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq.
- Spencer Bachus

The higher the general average of intelligence,
all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome,
critical, and overbearing.
- Paul Harris

I was so self-critical.
I still am, but it's not as bad anymore.
- Fiona Apple

I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste.
And if that means being critical, so be it.
I hate political correctness.
I absolutely loathe it.
- Simon Cowell

It is critical that we have a comprehensive energy
plan to provide affordable and reliable supplies of
energy so that our economy will not be dependent on
foreign sources of energy.
- Richard Burr

It's pointless to be critical of your stuff once it's done.
I don't spend a lot of time agonising over it.
It's of no importance once it's finished.
- Paul Simon

This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical,
and that makes a lie out of the freedoms.
- Joni Mitchell

With the media, I could be quick and ugly and critical.
I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve.
- Payne Stewart

My project was radiation damage of Si and Ge by energetic electrons,
critical for the use of the recently developed semiconductor
devices for applications in outer space.
- Walter Kohn

Year Two is a critical year for any television show.
- Josh Schwartz

I am honored to be able to serve GM at this critical
juncture and take part in its reinvention.
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

It's cool to have critical success because it's always
nice for your peers to say,
'Good job.' But who cares about them?
- Zac Hanson

Civil and political rights are critical,
but not often the real problem for the destitute sick.
My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can't get
medical care or clean water.
- Paul Farmer

Nitrogen fertilizer is used on all crops produced in this country,
but it is a key plant nutrient to produce corn a critical
crop to Illinois farmers.
- John Shimkus

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government
does not collect from big oil will starve the Land
and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.
- Ron Kind

While Republican voters have remained universally supportive of their President,
Democrats and Independents are returning to a more
naturally critical stance.
- Thomas E. Mann

We held the team together for as long as possible and
then sent all except the most critical personnel home.
- Bo Gritz

So we believed that strategic alliances and partnerships were critical,
and we did that for five years.
- Steve Case

Some people are always critical of vague statements.
I tend rather to be critical of precise statements;
they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled 'wrong'.
- Raymond Smullyan


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