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Lactomangulation, n.:
Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk carton so badly that one has to resort to using the "illegal" side.

– Rich Hall, "Sniglets"
Ladies and gentlemen, today we're here to honor electricity, the charge that charges everything from those electrons snapping in our brain to our father the sun. What's the sun It's kind of like a brain. Electromagnetic field, solar flares sparking back and forth from those nerve cells. We're all one, folks, giant blobs of electricity, all of us. Positive & negative, electromagnetic fields just circling each other. Positive, negative, north, south, male and female. Looking for that electric moment. Magnet to magnet, opposites attract.
– Robin Green
Ladies and Gentlemen, we got him!
(said after capture of Saddam)

– George W. Bush, BBC/CNN
Ladies and gentlemen.. You're not in Kansas anymore!
– James Cameron
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Lady you berefit me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers.
– William Shakespeare
Lady you bereft me of all words,
Only my blood speaks to you in my veins,
And there is such confusion in my powers.

– William Shakespeare
Lake is jealous of mountain; mountain is jealous of lake!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Lakes, rivers, streams...all are water and all travel to the same destination. So it is with religion.
– Muhammed Ali, in a television interview
Lament not Fortune?s mutability, And seize her fickle favours ere they flee; If others never mourned departed bliss, How should a turn of Fortune come to thee?
– Omar Khayyam
Land and Freedom!
– Emiliano Zapata
Lane and I got turned down in a lot of places because people thought the manuscript of The Three Little Pigs was too sophisticated. That became a curse word—the 'S' word… People don't give kids enough credit for knowing the fairy tales and being able to get what parody is.
– Jon Scieszka
Language achieves soul only when it's applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.
– Vanna Bonta
Language achieves soul only when it’s applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.
– Vanna Bonta
Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.
– George Steiner
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
– Alcaeus
Language exists only on the surface of our consciousness. The great human struggles are played out in silence and in the ability to express oneself.
– Franz Xavier Kroetz
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
– Mark Twain
Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
– Claude Lévi-Strauss
Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.
– John A. Rassias
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.
– Roland Barthes
Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
– Roland Barthes
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
– Noah Webster
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
– Samuel Johnson
Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. Because, in other words, the powerful don't play; they mean to keep that power, and those who are the powerless (you and me) better shape up --mimic/ape/suck --in the very image of the powerful, or the powerful will destroy you --you and our children.
– June Jordan

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