Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
—George Bernard Shaw
When someone tells you something defies description, you can be pretty sure he's going to have a go at it anyway.
—Clyde B. Aster
Most pets display so many humanlike traits and emotions it’s easy to forget they’re not gifted with the English language and then get snubbed when we talk to them and they don’t say anything back.
The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes and a German dictionary.
We need anything politically important rationed out like Pez: small, sweet, and coming out of a funny, plastic head.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Don’t trust anybody who’d rather be grammatically correct than have a good time.
We have so many words for states of mind, and so few for the states of the body.
Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.
—H. L. Mencken
There are more of them than us.
He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?
In the era of imperialism, businessmen became politicians and were acclaimed as statesmen, while statesmen were taken seriously only if they talked the language of successful businessmen.