Posts Tagged ‘language’

Quote of the day, June 16

June 16, 2014

George Bernard Shaw

“England and America are two countries separated by the same language.”

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Quote of the day, March 19

March 19, 2014

Vladimir Nabokov, on the creative process (1973)

“I don’t think in any language. I think in images. I don’t believe that people think in languages. (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 26

February 26, 2014

Umberto Eco, on language

“A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection—not an invitation for hypnosis.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 6

August 6, 2012

Czesław Miłosz, on language

“Language is the only homeland.”

Quote of the day, March 30

March 29, 2012

Adrienne Rich, on words

“I … believe that words can help us move or keep us paralyzed, and that our choices of language and verbal tone have something—a great deal—to do with how we live our lives and whom we end up speaking with and hearing; and that we can deflect words, by trivialization, of course, but also by ritualized respect, or we can let them enter our souls and mix with the juices of our minds.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 19

January 18, 2012

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on language

“Language is the archives of history.”