A Quote by Jena on translating german to english, language, communication, and understanding other cultures

Trying to translate German into English is like trying to make a stone fly. 
You need a peashooter, otherwise it just isn't going to work!
(This applies to all stones, even if it's a real gem!)

Jena Griffiths


Contributed by: Jena

A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on language

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean,
for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Henry Brooks Adams

Contributed by: tracey

A Quote by Robert Benchley on language, command, said, and nothing

Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing.

Robert Benchley

Contributed by: skryvenor

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on heart, secrets, knowledge, language, and words

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of the heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of the dreams.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 54 (On Self-Knowledge)

Contributed by: Josh

A Quote by Sol Luckman on dna, dna activation, regenetics, regenetics method, healing, consciousness, creative, words, genes, gariaev, sound and light waves, language, frequency, chromosomes, vibrational healing, linguistics, wave-genetics, health, wellb

To activate DNA and stimulate healing on the cellular level, one can simply use our species’ supreme expression of creative consciousness: words. While Western researchers clumsily cut and splice genes, Gariaev’s team developed sophisticated devices capable of influencing cellular metabolism through sound and light waves keyed to human language frequencies. Using this method, Gariaev proved that chromosomes damaged by X-rays, for instance, can be repaired. Moreover, this was accomplished noninvasively by simply applying vibration and language, or sound combined with intention, or words, to DNA.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 55

Contributed by: Sjoukje

A Quote by Richard Rorty on words, truth, language, human, and creation

To say that truth is not out there is simply to say that where there are no sentences there is no truth, that sentences are elements of human languages, and that languages are human creations.~ The suggestion that truth~ is out there is a legacy of an age in which the world was seen as the creation of a being who had a language his own.

Richard Rorty

Source: Berkeley: The Great Philosophers (The Great Philosophers Series) (Great Philosophers (Routledge (Firm))), Pages: 51..52

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by David Berman on language, things, perception, philosophy, linguistics, and psychology

Language is virtually always pathological; hence the solution is to move as fast and far as possible from language to experience, from linguistic to experimental or psychological philosophy. In order to know that we are not in the linguistic maze, we need to determine, according to Berkeley, whether the things we are talking about exist; hence we need to look for the relevant perceptions. For him, this usually means retiring into himself and trying to imagine whether x exists, having formed the best definition possible of x.

David Berman

Source: Berkeley: The Great Philosophers (The Great Philosophers Series) (Great Philosophers (Routledge (Firm))), Pages: 43

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by David Berman on language, meaning, sight, mind, and world

For Berkeley (normal) vision is a language whereby God tells us about the tangible world. But prior to having experience of the tangible world, the visual language would be as meaningless as an utterly alien language. It would convey no meaning to the sighted mind.

David Berman

Source: Berkeley: The Great Philosophers (The Great Philosophers Series) (Great Philosophers (Routledge (Firm))), Pages: 33..34

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Nancy Lebovitz on language, english, grammar, verbs, and nouns

It's not the verbing that weirds language; it's the renounification.

Nancy Lebovitz

Source: Original button slogan, found at

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Monique Truong on language

Words, do not have twins in every language. Sometimes they only have distant cousins, and sometimes they pretend that they are not even related.

Monique Truong

Source: The Book of Salt

Contributed by: Ramblin'H2O

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