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California nurse Jared Axen was holding a dying hospice patients hand when he began to sing an old hymn. The woman, who didnt speak English, hadnt been responsive in days. But when Axen sang to her, she squeezed his hand, a response that soothed the womans family. Six years later, Axen, a classically trained musician, sings to some of his patients every day. "It gives them their humanity back," he said. "Music is a common language that helps me connect with my patients." Many patients also claim to feel better and to need fewer pain medications, Axen said. "Its become a vital tool for my patients and their families.
— Alexandra Robbins —

If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur

— Doug Larson

I never knew what language they'd lapse into when fucked - Urdu or Telugu or a mix of both (only the techies came in English).

— Manil Suri

To the American, English writers are like prim spinsters fidgeting with the china, punctilious about good taste, and inwardly full of thwarted, tepid and perverse passions.
We see the Americans as gushing adolescents, repetitive and slangy, rather nasty sometimes in their zest for violence and bad language.

— Evelyn Waugh

'Marielena' was a wonderful experience that so many people still remember today. It challenged me to practice my Spanish. Having been born and raised in Miami, English was very much my dominant language!

— Maria Canals Barrera

Everyone knows English is my second language and my vocabulary is not as broad as it is in Spanish, and because of this, sometimes I use the wrong words to express myself.

— Juan Pablo Galavis

The English language started out as a distortion in my life, but nothing remains the same, and so the distortion is now just normal. That is one of the things that will happen to all distortions: They become normal and turn into something else.

— Jamaica Kincaid

The language I have learn'd these forty years, My native English, now I must forego: And now my tongue's use is to me no more Than an unstringed viol or a harp, Or like a cunning instrument cased up, Or, being open, put into his hands That knows no touch to tune the harmony: Within my mouth you have engaol'd my tongue, Doubly portcullis'd with my teeth and lips; And dull unfeeling barren ignorance Is made my gaoler to attend on me. I am too old to fawn upon a nurse, Too far in years to be a pupil now: What is thy sentence then but speechless death, Which robs my tongue from breathing native breath?

— William Shakespeare

The four most expensive words in the English language are, 'This time it's different.'

— John Templeton

I've done a lot of going back and forth with my own writing, in particular translating my English language stuff into Ukrainian - poetry as well as prose. But I actually hate doing it. It is a thankless, mind-numbing process, additionally unpleasant for me because it reminds me of my ambiguous status of not belonging anywhere.

— Yuriy Tarnawsky

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