„To me, the body says what words cannot.“

New York Times interview (1985)
Kontext: To me, the body says what words cannot. I believe that dance was the first art. A philosopher has said that dance and architecture were the first arts. I believe that dance was first because it's gesture, it's communication. That doesn't mean it's telling a story, but it means it's communicating a feeling, a sensation to people.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul, of the body. And it's partly the language that we don't want to show.

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US-amerikanische Tänzerin, Choreografin und Pädagogin 1894 - 1991

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„We are suspended in language in such a way that we cannot say what is up and what is down. The word "reality" is also a word, a word which we must learn to use correctly.“

—  Niels Bohr Danish physicist 1885 - 1962

Quoted in Philosophy of Science Vol. 37 (1934), p. 157, and in The Truth of Science : Physical Theories and Reality (1997) by Roger Gerhard Newton, p. 176
Kontext: What is it that we humans depend on? We depend on our words... Our task is to communicate experience and ideas to others. We must strive continually to extend the scope of our description, but in such a way that our messages do not thereby lose their objective or unambiguous character … We are suspended in language in such a way that we cannot say what is up and what is down. The word "reality" is also a word, a word which we must learn to use correctly.

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„If a man has to say trust me it's a sure sign you cannot. Trust him, that is. Trust is a thing you do without words.“

—  Juliet Marillier, buch Wildwood Dancing

Variante: If a man has to say trust me, Gogu conveyed, it's a sure sign you cannot. Trust him, that is. Trust is a thing you know without words.
Quelle: Wildwood Dancing

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„I can't hear a word you're saying
Tell me what are you singing
In the sun“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, Aerial (2005), A Sky of Honey (Disc 2)

„What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Lo que dicen las palabras no dura. Duran las palabres. Porque las palabras son siempre las mismas y lo que dicen no es nunca lo mismo.
Voces (1943)

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„Say a word to the hangman for me, me and my baby.“

—  Tori Amos American singer 1963

"Little Amsterdam.
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„The artist deals in what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018

Introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness (1976)
Kontext: The artist deals in what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.

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„A million words cannot express what a glance can convey, and a million glances cannot express what a moment of silence can.“

—  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar spiritual leader 1956

Narada Bhakti Sutras (2001)
Kontext: A million words cannot express what a glance can convey, and a million glances cannot express what a moment of silence can. A moment of silence conveys so much more than any other expression. Still, love is beyond silence too. You can describe silence to some extent, but that which is beyond silence cannot be expressed. You give, you hug... but still something remains unexpressed.

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„When the "I" disappears, what is remains. That cannot be described in words.“

—  Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886

Quelle: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (1942), p. 915
Kontext: Take the case of the infinite ocean. There is no limit to its water. Suppose a pot is immersed in it: there is water both inside and outside the pot. The jnani sees that both inside and outside there is nothing but Paramatman. Then what is this pot? It is "I-consciousness". Because of the pot the water appears to be divided into two parts; because of the pot you seem to perceive an inside and an outside. One feels that way as long as this pot of "I" exists. When the "I" disappears, what is remains. That cannot be described in words.

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