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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
~ Simone Weil - [Language]

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As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
~ George F. Will - [Language]

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If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
~ Joseph Addison - [Laughter]

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If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein - [Language]

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Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein - [Language]

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Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
~ Benjamin Lee Whorf - [Language]

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Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
~ Karl Barth - [Laughter]

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Laughter on American television has taken the place of the chorus in Greek tragedy. In other countries, the business of laughing is left to the viewers. Here, their laughter is put on the screen, integrated into the show. It is the screen that is laughing and having a good time. You are simply left alone with your consternation.
~ Jean Baudrillard - [Laughter]

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Methinks the human method of expression by sound of tongue is very elementary, and ought to be substituted for some ingenious invention which should be able to give vent to at least six coherent sentences at once.
~ Virginia Woolf - [Language]

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Numbers constitute the only universal language.
~ Nathanael West - [Language]

 

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