A special kind of beauty exists…

Language is the dress of thought.

Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)

Language is a living thing. We can feel it changing. Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten. New pieces bud out, spread into leaves, and become big branches, proliferating.

Gilbert Highet (1906 – 1978)

Language is the most extraordinary invention in the history of humanity, the one which came before everything and which makes it possible to share everything.

J. M. G. Le Clézio (b. 1940)

Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence.

George Steiner (1929 – 2020)

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)

Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834)

A different language is a different vision of life.

Federico Fellini (1920 – 1993)

A special kind of beauty exists, which is born in language, of language, and for language.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 – 1962)

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 – 1894)

Language is a window into human nature, but it is also a fistula, an open wound through which we’re exposed to an infectious world.

Steven Pinker (b. 1954)

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