Language Quotes SMS Collection

Sarcasm i now see to be in

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the Devil; for which reason I have, long since, as good as renounced

br / “Seize the day” drains dignity from “Carpe diem.” ~Willis

“Seize the day” drains dignity from “Carpe diem.” ~Willis Goth Regier, Quotology, p.17, about translation

The english language is nobodys special property

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

When a german dives into sentence you

When a German dives into a sentence, you won’t see him again until he emerges at the other end with the verb between his

There is a certain age at which

There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the

One mans frankness is another vulgarity kevin

One man’s frankness is another man’s vulgarity.  ~Kevin Smith

Its a strange world of language in

It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.  ~Franklin P. Jones

Language is the blood of soul into

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.  ~Oliver Wendell HolmesAE

Verbing weirds language bill watterson calvin and

Verbing weirds language.  ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and HobbesTPV

The great enemy of clear language is

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.  When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as if

Any man who does not make himself

Any man who does not make himself proficient in at least two languages other than his own is a fool.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

A definition is the enclosing a wilderness

A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.  ~Samuel Butler (1835-1902), Note-BooksMBT

Lymph v to walk with a lisp

Lymph, v.:  to walk with a lisp.  ~From a Washington Post reader submission word contest

Language ought to be the joint creation

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.  ~George Orwell

Learning preserves the errors of past as

Learning preserves the errors of the past, as well as its wisdom.  For this reason, dictionaries are public dangers, although they are necessities.  ~Alfred

English is a funny language that explains

English is a funny language; that explains why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway.  ~Author Unknown

The ancient mariner would not have taken

The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor.  ~Samuel Butler

At no time is freedom of speech

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.  ~Marshall Lumsden

Words like nature half reveal and conceal

Words, like Nature, half reveal And half conceal the Soul within. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "Im memoriam A.H.H.," 1850LCD

Theres always something that you cant pin

There’s always something that you can’t pin down with words.  Words fall flat all the time – look at the word dust around you. 

Our major obligation is not to mistake

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.  ~Edward R. Murrow

Language forces us to perceive the world

Language forces us to perceive the world as man presents it to us.  ~Julia Penelope

Lets not become so worried about offending

Let’s not become so worried about not offending anybody that we lose the ability to distinguish between respect and paranoia.  ~Larry King, about political

Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne

Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.  ~Quentin Crisp

The existing phrasebooks are inadequate they well

The existing phrasebooks are inadequate.  They are well enough as far as they go, but when you fall down and skin your leg they

Learn a new language and get soul

Learn a new language and get a new soul.  ~Czech Proverb

Be not the slave of words thomas

Be not the slave of Words.  ~Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book I, chapter 8BMC

Any noun can be verbed variation of

Any noun can be verbed  ~Variation of a saying by Alan J. Perlis (see below)

Thanks to words we have been able

Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of

For i am a bear of very

For I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me.  ~Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

Sometimes its just a short swim from

Sometimes it’s just a short swim from the shipwreck of your life to the island paradise of your dreams – assuming you don’t drown

Dictionaries are like watches the worst is

Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true. ~Samuel JohnsonHM

Our language is funny a fat

Our language is funny – a fat chance and slim chance are the same thing.  ~J. Gustav WhiteETW

Man is a creature who lives not

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson

W double u has of all the

W (double U) has, of all the letters in our alphabet, the only cumbrous name, the names of the others being monosyllabic.  This advantage

Swearing was invented as a compromise between

Swearing was invented as a compromise between running away and fighting.  ~Peter Finley Dunne, Mr. Dooley’s Opinions, 1900LCD

If a language is corruptible then constitution

If a language is corruptible, then a constitution written in that language is corruptible.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com