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Even a moment's reflection will show that the spoken American language is backed by expressive features lacking in the written lan ...
The reader uses his eyes as well as or instead of his ears and is in every way encouraged to take a more abstract view of the lang ...
... no book ... ever competed with the Bible. The story of Ruth was better than Ramona, and the poetry of Job was better than Long ...
Had Dr. Johnson written his own life, in conformity with the opinion which he has given, that every man's life may be best written ...
The close-up has no equivalent in a narrative fashioned of words. Literature is totally lacking in any working method to enable it ...
From now on I will consider a language to be a set (finite or infinite) of sentences, each finite in length and constructed out of ...
The great practical difference between the word, written or spoken, and the visual image is that we cannot read the former unless ...
I shall christen this style the Mandarin, since it is beloved by literary pundits, by those who would make the written word as unl ...
If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an exceedingly difficult secret language that only skilled professio ...
Philosophy is written in this grand book--I mean the universe--
which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be u
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