Quotes for: Language
Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.
Language can also be compared with a sheet of paper: thought is the front and the sound the back; one cannot cut the front with out cutting the back at the same time; likewise in language, one can neither divide sound from thought nor thought from sound;
The poet consecrates himself to and consumes himself in the task of defining and constructing a language within the language.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
Which was the most necessary, society already formed to invent languages, or languages already invented to form society?
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
True and False are attributes of speech, not of things. And where speech is not, there is neither Truth nor Falsehood.
Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
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