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Language Quotes

You have definitely heard of the term creating first impression, haven’t you? This is what one shot at good verbal communication is about. It can make or break your relationship with any person. Bad verbal communication comes from improper use of grammar and pronunciation. To avoid this, learn and practice well. It is said that - words once spoken cannot be taken back. So it is time to sharpen those skills and read some of these famous verbal communication sayings and quotations in the next piece of the article.

Don DeLillo

True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to.

Amy Winehouse

I would say that jazz is my own language.

Al Pacino

My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.

Deion Sanders

I got my dog back, in African-American language, your dog means your passion, your fire.

William Gibson

Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.

Ronald Reagan

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Kobe Bryant

I can't relate to lazy people. We don't speak the same language. I don't understand you. I don't want to understand you.

Robert Kennedy, Jr.

There is abundant science out there that connects mercury exposure in vaccines to not only autism, but to ASD, to SIDS, to ADD, ADHD, language tics - which is like Tourette Syndrome - OCD, asthma, food allergies, and diabetes.

I would have to say 'The Crucible' stands out because it was one of the best experiences I've ever had, but, you know, Arthur Miller being present on the set - which was wonderful and incredible - but, to have him in your eye line is quite intimidating. It's such a beautiful language he created, so that was challenging but exciting.

Rita Mae Brown

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.

Carrie Fisher

Two of the saddest words in the English language are, 'What party?' And L.A. is the 'What party?' capital of the world.

Jackie Chan

Coffee is a language in itself.

George Carlin

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.

William S. Burroughs

Language is a virus from outer space.

Samuel Johnson

Language is the dress of thought.

Jean Baudrillard

If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.

Franklin P. Jones

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.

Robert Downey Jr.

I just don't like big guys who speak cryptically and act like they understand the language better than me.

Milana Vayntrub

I remember what it was like when my parents couldn't help me with my homework because they couldn't speak the language, or being a translator for my parents. I did that a lot.

William Arthur Ward

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.

Toni Morrison

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the universal language of mankind.

Rupert Murdoch

No one's going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude.

Walt Disney

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

Eric Hoffer

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

Jorge Luis Borges

In general, every country has the language it deserves.

Carl Sandburg

Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.

Christopher Morley

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.

Virginia Woolf

Language is wine upon the lips.

William Osler

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.

Narendra Modi

I am most familiar with the Gujarati language.

Dave Chappelle

The language you are about to hear... is disturbing.

Christina Ricci

Naturally, my body language changes given whatever environment I'm in.

Mark Twain

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

W. H. Auden

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

George Carlin

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

Abbie Hoffman

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.

Jean Baudrillard

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.

Balancing my career between two industries has never been an issue. I started with a Telugu film and have a soft corner for the south industry, though I've grown up speaking Hindi. I don't think language can be a barrier when it comes to acting. And, since I come from a theatre background, I'm used to memorizing my lines.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Hillaire Belloc

Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.

Ilhan Omar

When I first arrived in the country, I really didn't speak much of the language. I knew two words coming here, and they were 'Hello' and 'Shut up.'

Don DeLillo

The language of my books has shaped me as a man.

Vincent Van Gogh

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.

T. S. Eliot

The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.

Drew Barrymore

I'm very sensitive to the English language. I studied the dictionary obsessively when I was a kid and collect old dictionaries. Words, I think, are very powerful and they convey an intention.

Henry David Thoreau

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.


The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.

James Baldwin

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.

Don DeLillo

One truth is the swing of the sentence, the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity of the writer as he matches with the language.

Stephen King

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

John David Washington

Hate has a language, so we have to find a language to combat that.

After having a career in Spain for eight years, I went back to being anonymous again, having to prove myself to the industry and myself, to prove I was capable of acting in a different language. It was a good challenge, and I can't complain.

David Foster Wallace, in my opinion, is one of the greatest writers we've ever had, certainly in the last twenty years. His obvious dominance of the English language is partnered with honest moments and the most beautifully dark sensibility.

Phil Collins

It's always been easy with Mark, he's a rock fan and we speak the same language. He's a big Beatles fan too. We worked a lot via CLI calls, though only meeting up once every couple of months.

Robert Redford

I didn't know the technical language of filmmaking, so I said, 'OK, I'm going to do my own storyboard,' because I had to explain to the crew and the technical people what I wanted.

Charles Baudelaire

To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.

Elie Wiesel

When language fails, violence becomes a language; I never had that feeling.

Don DeLillo

I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.

Phil Collins

On the day of the show, I sit down with someone that speaks very good English and someone who speaks the local language very well and work out what I'm going to say.

I'm a professor of media studies as well as humanities, and I'm an evangelist of popular culture, but when there's only media, then there's going to be a slow debasement of language, and that's what I think we're fighting.

Phil Collins

I do that in whatever language of the country I'm in, because the audience appreciate it.

Priyanka Chopra

I wanted to be cast because I'm an actor and not because of how I look or where I'm from. I'm brown. I want to be able to play a Spanish girl some day or a Mexican girl and learn the language. That's what actors do: we act.

Conan O'Brien

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language.

Walt Disney

Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon's unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals.

Elie Wiesel

Language failed me very often, but then, the substitute for me was silence, but not violence.

John David Washington

I got introduced to Shakespeare at four years old, and I fell in love with the language.

A. R. Rahman

Comedy is a universal language. I grew up watching Nagesh, Surilirajan, Thenga Srinivasan and S.V. Shekhar's comedies. And, of course, Charlie Chaplin! These artists are so blessed: they can make other people happy.

There's this little recipe that you have to hit pretty well to get somebody to laugh. And it's a combination of the way in which you say something, with the facial expression that you have, married with the body language that you have, etc.

Walt Whitman

Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.

Rashida Jones

I like to be in a European city where I can speak my language.

Anurag Kashyap

Chennai is the birthplace of a new language in cinema. The audiences here are the most evolved moviegoers to be found anywhere in India.

Kenneth Branagh

There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.

The ultimate storyteller is Shakespeare, who was able to get the 'groundlings' to laugh at his bawdy humor and storylines but could still be studied by scholars to this day for the complexity of his language, meter, and symbolism. That's the real guy.

Robert Louis Stevenson

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

Quentin Tarantino

I want do a Mandarin language movie. It'll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next.

Hip hop is usually a bunch of guys talking to a bunch of guys, in my experience. It's homosocial, not homosexual, in that it's almost always all one gender in a room where it's being created. That locker-room environment has an impact on the language. I think the music suffers 'cause it allows an almost cartoonish level of misogyny.

T. S. Eliot

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.

Vladimir Putin

We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.

C. S. Lewis

Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else.


Tears are the silent language of grief.

Kanye West

I don't think people are going to talk in the future. They're going to communicate through eye contact, body language, emojis, signs.

Jordan Peterson

I am not going to be a mouthpiece for language that I detest.

Simone Weil

A mind enclosed in language is in prison.

Prison Mind

If you want to influence people, you want them to accept your suggestions, you don't say, 'You don't know how to use the English language,' or 'How could you make that argument?' It will be welcomed much more if you have a gentle touch than if you are aggressive.

Clint Eastwood

As long as somebody finances you, can make a film and get it seen any place and in any language; then, hopefully, it's a success.

Jessie Buckley

If anything, there is something quite musical in Shakespeare's heightened use of language and the way he shapes his speech.

Harrison Ford

Sometimes I try to improve the language, the lines, or the delivery, but I don't ad-lib because I think that makes it really hard for everybody else involved.

Jessie Buckley

Language is so important to the Irish, almost regardless of education.

I really want to do a film in another language. My dad's from Germany, so it'd be really cool to do a film in German. I'm not quite fluent, but I can get there. And my accent's pretty good. I wouldn't feel too out of my element.

George Eliot

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

George Santayana

Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.


I was that weird eight-year-old who was really interested in Shakespeare and understood it and appreciated the language.

Boris Johnson

I'm not one of those people who believes in going endlessly around finger wagging and ticking people off for occasional colourful use of language.

Elie Wiesel

I never felt any attraction towards violence. I never tried to express myself through violence. Violence is a language.

Tom Stoppard

You should not translate for more than two hours at a time. After that, you lose your edge, the language becomes clumsy, rigid.

Benjamin Disraeli

Finality is not the language of politics.

Narendra Modi

I will meet my countrymen. I understand only one language: that they are my countrymen, they are my brothers. You may see with whatever colour you want; Modi will not go into that colour.

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