quote by Alice Miller

What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.

— Alice Miller

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Do you know what a foreign accent is? It's a sign of bravery.


Sign language quote Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship.

Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images.

Sign language quote A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
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Any psychology of sign systems will be part of social psychology - that is to say, will be exclusively social; it will involve the same psychology as is applicable in the case of languages.

My cat speaks sign language with her tail.

As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs.

And as long as we have our films, we can preserve signs in their old purity. It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people.


Sign language quote Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've
Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.
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Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language.

The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.

My granddad wanted to become a sign painter and designer, but was stopped;

my dad would have had a real talent for language, but was stopped. When I expressed a desire to become a graphic designer, I was not stopped.

Sign language quote Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.

The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images.

Is sign language the real language of Paradise?

But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. It's a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright.


If you are to reach masses of people in this world, you must do it by a sign language. Whether your vehicle be commerce, literature, or politics, you can do nothing but raise signals, and make motions to the people.

Sign language quote The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.

First it must be known that only a spoken word or a conventional sign is an equivocal or univocal term; therefore a mental contentor concept is, strictly speaking, neither equivocal nor univocal.

The fact that all our ape cousins - chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans - can acquire signs - is powerful evidence that our hominid ancestors' first language was gestural and that the vocal version of language was a relatively recent development. My own guess is that vocal language began emerging about 200,000 years ago.

I was concerned with something like the notion of 'language speaking the subject,' and with the transformation of the woman herself into a sign in a system of signs that represent a system of food production, a system of harnessed subjectivity.

Sign language quote A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.

Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving forward as if to the attack are signs that he will retreat.


I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn.

Human eyes are the sign language of the brain.

If you watch them carefully, you can see the truth played out, raw and unguarded.

Sign language quote Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language-One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap

Does inadequacy not characterize all that we make use of to perceive and describe the world? Are the signs of language not just as inadequate, albeit differently, as are images?

The only reality we can ever truly know is that of our perceptions, our own consciousness, while that consciousness, and thus our entire reality, is made of nothing but signs and symbols. Nothing but language. Even God requires language before conceiving the Universe. See Genesis: “In the beginning was the Word.


Sign language quote Love will find its way through all languages on its own.
Love will find its way through all languages on its own.

When I signed with Scooter Braun and I decided to go overseas to promote my song, the only concern was how should I communicate with the public and the audience with my language. Scooter and I talked a lot about that: should we translate or not? Finally we didn't, and I think that was a really good decision.

The very serpents bite their tails; the bees forget to sting, For a language so celestial setteth up a wondering. And the touch of absent mindedness is more than any line, Since direction counts for nothing when the gods set up a sign.

So, I think it's important for us to be careful about the language we use, which is why I've been critical of Donald Trump. Disparaging women, disparaging hispanics, that's not a sign of strength. Making fun of disabled people... We're never going to win elections if we don't have a more broader unifying message.

Sign language quote The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

I do love to interpret songs in American Sign Language.

The sign work of the Orient it runneth up and down;

The Talmud stalks from right to left, a rabbi in a gown; The Roman rolls from left to right from Maytime unto May; But the gods shake up their symbols in an absent-minded way. Their language runs to circles like the language of the eyes, Emphasised by strange dilations with little panting sighs.


Language leads a double life - and so does the novelist.

You chat with family and friends, you attend to your correspondence, you consult menus and shopping lists, you observe road signs, and so on. Then you enter your study, where language exists in quite another form - as the stuff of patterned artifice.

Sign language quote If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, than, is an empty de
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, than, is an empty desk a sign?

In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.

Every human being should know two languages: the language of society and the language of signs. One serves to communicate with other people, the other serves to understand God's messages.

Well, usually when a person shakes their head," said McGonagall coldly, "they mean 'no.' So unless Miss Edgecombe is using a form of sign language as yet unknown to humans.

Sign language quote Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, do
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy, Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!

I learned how to sign because when I was growing up in California in order to get into college you needed two semesters of language to get into a University of California school.


The surest sign that two people no longer speak the same language is that both say ironic things to one another but that neither senses the irony.

Sign language is the equal of speech, lending itself equally to the rigorous and the poetic, to philosophical analysis or to making love.

Do Not Disturb signs should be written in the language of the hotel maids.

signs are an extremely personal language that we develop throughout our lives, by trial and error, until we begin to understand that God is guiding us.