Quotes and Sayings about Semantics



"If we're for one another, we're feminists. The rest is semantics."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Rest, Semantics)

"All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Life, Work, Constitution, Laws, Semantics, Tools, Understanding, Words)

"Semantics, or the study of meaning, remained undeveloped, while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to occupy the central place in the scientific study of language."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Progress, Language, Meaning, Semantics, Study)

"Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is to change the labels."
- Willard Van Orman Quine
(Related: Change, Myth, Semantics, Words)

"When someone writes to tell me something I've written made them laugh or cry, I've done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics."
- Len Wein
(Related: Job, Rest, Semantics)