Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Language always betrays us, tells the truth when we want to lie, and dissolves into formlessness when we would most like to be precise.
This quote highlights how language is fallible and unreliable. It suggests that language has a tendency to reveal our true intentions, even when we try to deceive others. Conversely, when we desire to express ourselves clearly and accurately, language often fails us and becomes vague or ambiguous. This statement emphasizes the limitations of language and its inherent tendency to elude complete precision and transparency.
Today enormous effort goes into convincing the American public that we're just consumers of media manipulation and sound-bites and spin doctors. That we care only about ourselves, money, and stuff. That acting out of passion and conviction doesn't make a difference. But all history shows that it does.