How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?
It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase "As pretty as an airport" appear
The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.
Language is the roadmap of a culture. It tells you where its people came from and where they are going.
Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.
To have another language is to possess a second soul.
Thou whoreson zed, thou unnecessary letter!
Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.
Who climbs the grammar-tree, distinctly knows
Where noun, and verb, and participle grows.
Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place.
The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor.
The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean
A laudation in Greek is of marvellous efficacy on the title-page
of a book.
[Fr., Une louange en grec est d'une merveilleuse efficace a la
tete d'un livre.]
Change your language and you change your thoughts.
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