Top 31 Quotes About Language Loss

#1. Neurology's favourite word is 'deficit', denoting an impairment or incapacity of neurological function: loss of speech, loss of language, loss of memory, loss of vision, loss of dexterity, loss of identity and myriad other lacks and losses of specific functions (or faculties).

Oliver Sacks

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#2. There are words like 'orphan', 'widow' and 'widower' in all languages. But there is no word in any language to describe a parent who loses a child. How does one describe the pain of 'ultimate bereavement'! (Page 50)

Neena Verma

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#3. Music, the universal language of love and hope and loss and everything else.

Sarah Ockler

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#4. In language that's lyrical and haunting, Cheryl Strayed writes about bliss and loss, about the kind of grace that startles and transforms us in ordinary moments.

Ursula Hegi

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#5. Her ability to use language, that thing that most separates humans from animals, was leaving her, and she was feeling less and less human as it departed. She's said a tearful good-bye to okay some time ago.

Lisa Genova

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#6. Orba (feminine), the Latin word for orphaned, parentless, childless, widowed. There was a time when I believed there was loss that could not be defined, that language had not caught up to death's enormity. But it has. Orbus, orba, orbum, orbi, orbae, orborum, orbo, orbis...

Jacqueline Woodson

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#7. If you learn the language of loss early, I think you seek out others who have experienced the same thing, who speak that same language of loss.

Anderson Cooper

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#8. There was a time when I believed there was loss that could not be defined, that language had not caught up to death's enormity.

Jacqueline Woodson

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#9. Perfect devices: doctors, ghosts and crows. We can do things other characters can't, like eat sorrow, un-birth secrets and have theatrical battles with language and God.

Max Porter

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#10. If he could do it, Damen could do it. He could make impersonal negotiations, speak in the formal language of kings. The ache of loss didn't make sense, because Laurent had never been his. He had known that.

C.S. Pacat

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#11. If we should be worrying about anything to do with the future of English, it should not be that the various strands will drift apart but that they will grow indistinguishable. And what a sad, sad loss that would be.

Bill Bryson

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#12. 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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#13. Only one thing remained reachable, close and secure amid all losses: language. Yes, language. In spite of everything, it remained secure against loss.

Paul Celan

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#14. 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?

Charles Yu

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#15. Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.

Siri Hustvedt

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#16. Taking your language into my soul, feeling it separate from sentences to words burning with flight, 'til all I have left are meaningless letters pushing fire through my veins. Words can draw blood if you're very, very careful. - Broken Places

Rachel Thompson

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#17. We replanted. The loss was substantial, but it was overshadowed completely by losing you.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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#18. Gone. The saddest word in the language. In any language.

Mark Slouka

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#19. Text of bliss: the text that imposes a state of loss, the text that discomforts (perhaps to the point of a certain boredom), unsettles the reader's historical, cultural, psychological assumptions, the consistency of his tastes, values, memories, brings to a crisis his relation with language.

Roland Barthes

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#20. To lovers of the long and intricate history of language the disuse and final death of certain words is a matter of regret. Yet every age bears witness to the inevitableness of such loss.

Mary Ellen Chase

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#21. Accept loss forever Be submissive to everything, open, listening No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge Be in love with your life

Natalie Goldberg

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#22. Learning the rules that govern intelligible speech is an inculcation into normalized language, where the price of not conforming is the loss of intelligibility itself.

Judith Butler

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#23. I understood the therapists were trying to rebuild Paul's vocabulary, beginning wit the rudiments, but Paul found it taxing, boring, and disturbingly condescending. His loss of language didn't mean he was any less a grown-up with adult feelings, experiences, worries, and problems. [p. 144]

Diane Ackerman

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#24. In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who lose a child.

Jodi Picoult

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#25. You're absolved," I tell him.
He brings his eyes back up to mine. There's no fucking way he knows what that word means. That's a word I dream someone will say to me.
So I put it in his language. "You're free.

Hannah Moskowitz

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#26. Along with the loss of the sense of self has gone a loss of our language for communicating deeply personal meanings to each other.

Rollo May

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#27. Language supplies us with ways to express ever subtler levels of meaning, but does that imply language gives meaning, or robs us of it when we are at a loss to name things?

Lucy Grealy

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#28. Losing a friend is like losing a language, and I miss the one we spoke together.

Megan Crane

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#29. This is the kind of thing that makes sense to them; this is a language they know. They know what to do with'disease'. They know how to attach a doctor's medical descriptions to hope.

Amy Reed

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#30. One result of family failure has been the loss of dignity. No better example can be found than in the use of language. [Language has been reduced to] a four-letter word in movies, on television, in comedy routines, and in real life.

Billy Graham

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#31. Was there a language of loss? Did everyone who suffered speak a different dialect?

Jodi Picoult

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