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If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.

All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology.
All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
How astonishing it is that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite.
I write both french and english and think thrice about one thing we share together "Life
Different languages, the same thoughts; servant to thoughts and their masters.
Language is a dangerous tool, that when misused, can result in nonsense.

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