language

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on language

It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase "As pretty as an airport" appear.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on age, country, language, men, religion, and world

I do not find that the age or country makes the least difference; no, nor the language the actors spoke, nor the religion which they professed, whether Arab in the desert or Frenchman in the Academy. I see that sensible men and conscientious men all over the world were of one religion.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Lectures and Biographical Sketches. The Preacher.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on language and words

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "check enclosed."

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Diane Ackerman on emotion, language, lies, and poetry

A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.

Diane Ackerman (1948 -)

Source: The Writer on Her Work, vol, 1, ed. Janet Sternburg, 1991.

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A Quote by Derek Walcott on change, language, and life

To change your language you must change your life.

Derek Walcott (1930 -)

Source: Dodicil, 1965

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on exercise, justice, language, meditation, prayer, privacy, reflection, religion, soul, spirituality, and words

Meditation is the language of the soul. It is defined as a form of private devotion or spiritual exercise, consisting in deep, continued reflection on some religious theme. Meditation is a form of prayer [that is not and cannot be just words.]

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Man May Know for Himself, p. 23.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on fatherhood, heart, language, prayer, soul, spirit, and words

Prayer is the pulsation of a yearning, loving heart in tune with the Infinite, It is a message of the soul sent directly to a loving Father. The language is not mere words but spirit vibration.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Treasures of Life, p. 308.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on blessings, fatherhood, heart, language, prayer, sincerity, soul, spirit, virtue, words, and work

Prayer is the yearning of the spirit. It is the message of the soul sent directly to a loving father. The language is not mere words, but a loving heart in tune with the infinite. Sincere praying implies that when we ask for any blessing or virtue we should work for the blessing and cultivate the virtue.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection.

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on language, life, and men

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Christopher McDowell on beauty, change, colors, evolution, exploring, garden, intuition, language, learning, love, motherhood, nature, personality, personality, reflection, soul, surprises, teachers, and time

It takes time and devotion to learn the language of color and lighting in the garden. Your tastes are sure to change over time, reflecting your inner evolution. Seeing the garden as a canvas for your celebration of Nature's palette is a wonderful expression of the soul's love of beauty and artistry. Your own inner intuition, however, is often your best teacher, but don't forget that Mother Nature will always have a few surprises up Her sleeve as well. Perhaps your greatest insight will be that this glorious exploration of light and color and their interrelationship is really meant to illuminate the many facets of your being and personality.

Christopher McDowell

Source: The Sanctuary Garden, 1998

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