Quotes by Max Weinreich

A language is a dialect with an army and a navy.

Max Weinreich

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Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Roosevelt, Eleanor

We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.

Cicero

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Gore Vidal

It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.

Jerome K Jerome

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.

Agatha Christie, An Autobiography, 1977

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

Thomas Jefferson, to Archibald Stuart, 1791 »

They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on How could we ever get up off our knees How could we ever recover from the wonder of it

Jeanette Winterson »