Language Of Desire Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 42 Language Of Desire Sayings

#1. Thirst is a language even the grass understands. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#2. If writing is language and language is desire and longing and suffering ... then why when we write, when we make shapes on paper, why then does it so often look like the traditional, straight models, why does our longing look for example like John Updike's longing? - Author: Carole Maso
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#3. Any one episode, or even moment, in a person's life is so complex, with so many layers of past and present, desire and indifference, drift and drive, consciousness and unconsciousness, that language is the best means we've found of approaching that kind of complexity. - Author: Ben Fountain
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#4. Babies who have not yet been taught to speak any language are the only race of the earth, the race of man: all the rest is pretence, what we call civilization, hatred, fear, desire for strength. - Author: William, Saroyan
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#5. Love is the essence of life,
Love is the universal language of all creation,
Love is the eternal desire,
Love is the life's flower with fragrance to share,
So feel the longing for love and being beloved. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#6. A man's power to connect his thought with its proper symbol, and so to utter it, depends on the simplicity of his character, that is, upon his love of truth, and his desire to communicate it without loss. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#7. Pleasure and guilt are synonymous terms in the language of the monks, and they discovered, by experience, that rigid fasts, and abstemious diet, are the most effectual preservatives against the impure desires of the flesh. - Author: Edward Gibbon
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#8. They want politics and think it will save them. At best, it gives direction to their numbed desires. But there is no politics but the manipulation of power through language. Thus the latter's constant debasement. - Author: Gilbert Sorrentino
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#9. I had declared in public my desire to be a writer ... I wanted to develop a curiosity that was oceanic and insatiable as well as a desire to learn and use every word in the English language that didn't sound pretentious or ditzy. - Author: Pat Conroy
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#10. Yes, I can in fact capitalize any words I desire. The language is English. I am English. Therefore mine is the opinion which matters, colonial heathen. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#11. What is there to say about love ? You could sweep up all the words and stack them in the gutter and love wouldn't be any different, wouldn't feel any different, the hurt in the heart, the headachy desire that hardly submits to language. What we can't tame we talk about. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#12. Is language all about desire? Is desire all about loss? Would we ever need to say anything if we never lost anything? Is everything we ever say just another way to express: I will lose this, I will lose all of this. I will lose you? - Author: Charles Yu
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#13. Among people who might be described as having at least a passing regard for the English language, there are few instances of usage that evoke a desire to mutilate more than the perceived misuse of literally. - Author: Ammon Shea
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#14. Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana. - Author: James Welch
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#15. Contrary to what phenomenology - which is always phenomenology of perception - has tried to make us believe, contrary to what our desire cannot fail to be tempted into believing, the thing itself always escapes. - Author: Jacques Derrida
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#16. No; I did not hate him. The word is too weak. There is no word in the language strong enough to describe my feelings. I can say only that I knew the gnawing of a desire for vengeance on him that was a pain in itself and that exceeded all the bounds of language. - Author: Jack London
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#17. As a general rule, desire is always marketable: we don't do anything but sell, buy, exchange desires ... And I think of Bloy's words: there is nothing perfectly beautiful except what is invisible and above all unbuyable. - Author: Roland Barthes
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#18. The operas I listen to aren't in English, and I want to listen to my opera after I'm done with it. I want to have the desire to play it on the stereo. To me, the language is part of the mystery. - Author: Rufus Wainwright
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#19. George P. A. Healy; I knew no one in France, I was utterly ignorant of the language, I did not know what I should do when once there; but I was not yet one-and-twenty, and I had a great stock of courage, of inexperience - which is sometimes a great help - and a strong desire to be my very best. - Author: David McCullough
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#20. Words have no language which can utter the secrets of love; and beyond the limits of expression is the expounding of desire. - Author: Hafez
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#21. Where true Love burns Desire is Love's pure flame;
It is the reflex of our earthly frame,
That takes its meaning from the nobler part,
And but translates the language of the heart. - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#22. What sets men at variance is but the treachery of language, for always they desire the same things. - Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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#23. The instrumental pieces are compositions, certainly, although that's not the language that I instinctively use. They're not scored, and arrangements are often arrived at collaboratively. I always choose to play with people whose input I desire. - Author: David Grubbs
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#24. To understand desire, one needs language and flesh. - Author: Sherry Turkle
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#25. This is your genius: your own profound desire to write. Your love of words and language, your attempt to get to what poet Donald Hall called "the unsayable said." If - Author: Kim Addonizio
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#26. As children, we come into the world with a natural desire to both speak and draw. Society makes sure that we learn language properly, right from the beginning, but art is treated as a gift of innate genius, something we either have or don't. - Author: Charles De Lint
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#27. Singing is as much the language of holy joy as praying is of holy desire. - Author: John Wesley
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#28. Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire. - Author: Roland Barthes
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#29. Like desire, language disrupts, refuses to be contained within boundaries. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#30. No one can teach anyone to be a great anything. If your blood is on fire with the love of language and the desire to make something with words, you probably know that. - Author: Frances Mayes
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#31. Language builds on our cognitive capacities to reason about the goals and intentions of other people, on our desire to imitate, our desire to communicate, and our twin capacities for using convention to name things and sequence to indicate differences between differing possibilities. - Author: Gary F. Marcus
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#32. Every poem is shadowed by desire, but it is also shadowed by the problem of rendering desire in language. There is a place where similitude seems to break down because experience itself seems beyond compare. - Author: Edward Hirsch
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#33. Men know almost nothing about desire, they think it has to do with sexual activity or can be discharged that way. But sex is a substitute, like money or language. Sometimes I just want to stop seeing. - Author: Anne Carson
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#34. My granddad wanted to become a sign painter and designer, but was stopped; my dad would have had a real talent for language, but was stopped. When I expressed a desire to become a graphic designer, I was not stopped. - Author: Stefan Sagmeister
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#35. That 'simple desire' to share something meant that we could enter the world of language without words, where everything is always clear and there is no danger of being misinterpreted. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#36. For once desire is articulated in words it does not sit still, but displaces, drifting metonymically from one thing to the next. Desire is a product of language and cannot be satisfied with an object. - Author: Bruce Fink
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#37. Words are coin. Words alienate. Language is no medium for desire. Desire is rapture, not exchange. - Author: J.M. Coetzee
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#38. I could never see a book written in a foreign language without the most ardent desire to read it. - Author: Bayard Taylor
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#39. Words travel as swiftly as desire, so it is possible to send a message of love without them. - Author: Laura Esquivel
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#40. I had a feeling that Pandora's box contained the mysteries of woman's sensuality, so different from a man's and for which man's language was so inadequate. The language of sex had yet to be invented. The language of the senses was yet to be explored. - Author: Anais Nin
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#41. The English language was a delight to them, so illogical and fertile and well-suited to their natural desire to confuse, obfuscate, and generally side-step clear meaning whenever possible. - Author: John Varley
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#42. In the past the French came to Germany less with the desire to understand it than with a zealous desire to interpret, to analyze it dispassionately something for which their training at the Ecole Normale Superieure or the Ecole des Hautes Etudes and the French language superbly equipped them to do. - Author: Walter Abish
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