Charlton Laird Famous Quotes & Sayings

Browse top 12 famous quotes and sayings by Charlton Laird. Read & share Charlton Laird quotes pictures with friends. Free using on Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 12 Charlton Laird Quotes

#1. Babies and language are the essential ingredients of civilization, and speakers of language no more know where it came from than babies know where they come from. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #349126
#2. Jazz was formerly a crude term for indulging in an action which in polite society is referred to, if at all, only with such vague Latin terms as intercourse and cohabitation. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #404994
#3. Man can be defined, if one wishes, as a languag-ized mammal. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #547535
#4. The great arbiters of language are the women who speak it in the presence of children ... What the women pass on to the next generation is "right" and what they do not bother to pass on to their children sooner or later becomes "wrong. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #1041483
#5. You and I who read and write books have very little effect upon language. We may think about it, write about it, and read about it, but it goes on without us, or in spite of us. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #1054834
#6. The truth seems to be that they [teachers of grammar] were victims of a mighty hoax, one of those true belly-rumbling impostures which a workaday world can but seldom afford. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #1153166
#7. Amoebas, once they have themselves well pulled in two, go their ways-they practice divorce, but no remarriage. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #1538093
#8. Quite naturally, scholars assumed that Latin grammar was not merely Latin grammar, but that it was grammar itself. They borrowed it and made the most of it. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #1583361
#9. Language is a living thing. It must survive in men's minds and on their tongues if it survives at all. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #1655745
#10. Grammar is not a set of rules; it is something inherent in the language, and language cannot exist without it. It can be discovered, but not invented. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #1681618
#11. If language is intimately related to being human, then when we study language we are, to a remarkable degree, studying human nature. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #1715659
#12. Civilization could not exist until there was written language, because without written language no generation could bequeath to succeeding generations anything but its simpler findings. - Author: Charlton Laird
Charlton Laird Quotes #1847620

Famous Authors

Popular Topics