Quotations The Best Quotes About Slang  

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A list of the best slang quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous slang quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic slang quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational slang quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about slang?" and "What are inspirational slang quotes?"

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Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel. Thomas Hardy

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Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work. Carl Sandburg

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I've found that there are only two kinds that are any good: slang that has established itself in the language, and slang that you make up yourself. Everything else is apt to be passé before it gets into print. Raymond Chandler

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By such innovations are languages enriched, when the words are adopted by the multitude, and naturalized by custom. Miguel de Cervantes

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Nothing can be more depressing than to expose, naked to the light of thought, the hideous growth of argot. Indeed it is like a sort of repellent animal intended to dwell in darkness which has been dragged out of its cloaca. One seems to see a horned and living creature viciously struggling to be restored to the place where it belongs. One word is like a claw, another like a sightless and bleeding eye; and there are phrases which clutch like the pincers of a crab. And all of it is alive with the hideous vitality of things that have organized themselves amid disorganization. Victor Hugo

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All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. G. K. Chesterton