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The English novels are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. But one should not be too severe on them. They show a want of knowledge that must be the result of years of study.
I know grammar by ear only, not by note, not by the rules.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way around. In prose, the worst thing you can do with words is to surrender to them.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
What Reason weaves, by Passion is undone.
He had a voice you couldn't miss: strong and penetrating with strange vowels that sounded different from the accents of other English speakers even to me. I later discovered that he was Canadian.
We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.
HIGGINS [aggrieved] Do you mean that my language is improper?MRS HIGGINS. No, dearest: it would be quite proper - say on a canal barge...
English is capable of defining sentiments that the human nervous system is quite incapable of experiencing.
Once upon a time You dressed so fine
In my mind's eye
You can have a lot of fun with rhinos
Neither you nor I speak English, but there are some things that can be said only in English.
I have read like a man on fire my whole life because the genius of English teachers touched me with the dazzling beauty of language.
I was not born with English in my pocket.
A traditional Englishman drinks tea to the point where his blood has long-since been replaced with an infusion of Ceylon, Assam, and Darjeeling.
Bicky rocked, like a jelly in a high wind.
The fraudulent electrical utility company in conjunction with the corrupt sheriff taught me that an Englishman's home is not his castle
We gave you a perfectly good language and you f***ed up.
Lust and the English make no sense to me.
God loves the church with a love too deep for human imagination: He loves her with all His infinite heart. Therefore let her sons be of good courage
Here rests his head upon the lap of earthA youth to fortune and to fame unknown.Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth, And Melancholy marked him for her own.
Whenever I write a paragraph in English, I first check it with the Google Translator, and most often it says no language detected.
It's okay to be proud of your good English. But don't be proud of being poor at your Mother tongue. Only the scum of the earth do that.
Psychobabble attempts to redefine the entire English language just to make a correct statement incorrect. Psychology is the study of why someone would try to do this.
In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who lose a child.
You must know in what way you are going to use the morphology and syntax to build your 'how
The limits of my language are the limits of my universe.
Language is the key to the heart of people.
I wanted to capture what language ability tests could never reveal: her intent, her passion, her imagery, the rhythms of her speech and the nature of her thoughts.
When in doubt about who's to blame. Blame the English.
When I was 12 years old, I got interested in learning English.
Education has all the vowels in English. Unquestionably, it is not the only word.
You would be amazed by how I can torture the English language. I am an abusive lover.
I'm English. We're about as tactful as a hot poker up the bum, most of the time.
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.
He would not mind hearing Petrus’s story one day. But preferably not reduced to English. More and more he is convinced that English is an unfit medium for the truth of South Africa.
But why, " he said with animation, "do the English not read their own great literature?"Victor laughed triumphantly, and said, "Because at school they are made to hate it.
I can read. A little. I kind of protested it in School(TM). On the grounds that the silent 'E' is stupid.
Really, it is unfair to say that English spelling is not an accurate rendering of speech. It is – it's only that it renders the speech of the 16th century.
I think we are wise, we English speakers, to savor accents. They teach us things about our own tongue.
I don't like the words 'I'm fine'. My mom tells me those two words are the most-frequently-told lie in the English lenguage.
We are all full of discourses that we only half understand and half mean.
I don't understand German myself. I learned it at school, but forgot every word of it two years after I had left, and have felt much better ever since.
Stop telling God what you want to have, He is going to use what you have left to give you what you need.
There is reinforcement in such familiar back-formations as Chinee from Chinese, Portugee from Portuguese.
Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality.
You know the only rule you need to know to get on in this country? ‘Never complain, never explain.
Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time!