1. "Words may be false and full of art, Sighs are the natural language of the heart."
- Quote by Thomas Shadwell
4. "there’s no word in the Tibetan language for creativity or being creative. The closest translation is natural."
- Tom Kelley, Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
5. "there’s no word in the Tibetan language for creativity or being creative. The closest translation is natural."
- David Kelley, Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
6. "Today, the questions that remain most controversial in language evolution are the following: Was there one crucial gateway to language through which only humans have passed? Is there anything in the way language is processed by the brain that is unique to language, rather than a more general form of cognition? At what points in the trajectory of language evolution has natural selection come into play? Can any elements of the language suite be clearly identified as spandrels?"
- Quote by Christine Kenneally
7. "Bonnie Schwartz (1993), for example, concludes that instruction and feedback change only superficial aspects of language performance and do not affect the underlying systematic knowledge of the new language. She argues that language acquisition is based on the availability of natural language in the learner’s environment. Interaction with speakers of that language is sufficient to trigger the acquisition of the underlying structure of the language."
- Patsy M. Lightbown, How Languages are Learned
8. "I would like The Discovery of Poetry to be a field guide to the natural pleasures of language - a happiness we were born to have."
- Quote by Frances Mayes
9. "Every natural language has redundancy built in; this is why people can understand text riddled with errors and why they can understand conversation in a noisy room."
- James Gleick, The Information: A History