Top 160 Tongue Quotes

Here we have the best Tongue Quotes from famous authors such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Lana Del Rey, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Lisa Stansfield, Peter Guber. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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I don’t know Bengali perfectly. I don’t know how to write it or even read it. I have an accent, I speak without authority, and so I’ve always perceived a disjunction between it and me. As a result, I consider my mother tongue, paradoxically, a foreign language.

I was going to Miami quite a lot at the time, speaking a lot of Spanish with my friends from Cuba – Lana Del Rey reminded us of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue.

This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one’s mother tongue.

For a sore throat I take arnica, just a tiny pill dissolved under my tongue. And because your throat is like a muscle, I keep mine warm drinking herbal teas, usually camomile.

Are you motivated? Are you coherent? Is your intention aligned? Are your feet, tongue, heart and wallet congruent? That intention shines through.

I’m a ‘tweener,’ man! I couldn’t march with Dr. King and them. And I’m too old to be a hip-hopper. But I’ve been granted honorary status in each generation… I see my tongue as a bridge over which ideas can travel back and forth.

A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don’t like her daughter to resemble her in.

There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do.

William Drummond
I thought that Wu-Tang was the best sword style – the best sword-style of martial arts. And the tongue is like a sword. And so I say that we have the best lyrics, so, therefore, we are the Wu-Tang Clan.

I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn’t give my lyrics, and it’s all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It’s funny.

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.

Hal Borland
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.

Tollywood has a special place in my heart because Telugu is my mother tongue, and when I sing in the language, my mom feels really happy.

The only way a ventriloquist speaks differently is that he forgoes using his or her lips, and learns to reproduce sounds using the tongue, upper palate, and teeth only. Those ‘difficultletters are B, F, M, P, V, W, and Y.

It’s funny, I’d rather be known as a writer who crafted a really nice piece about women‘s friendships over time. But that doesn’t roll off the tongue like ‘YouTube sensation.’

Kelly Corrigan
I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one’s tongue don’t move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.

Horace Walpole
Why does the lizard stick his tongue out? The lizard sticks its tongue out because that’s the way its listening and looking and tasting its environment. It’s its means of appreciating what’s in front of it.

Tamil is almost like my mother tongue and for quite some time, I had been concentrating on Telugu.

My mother tongue is Punjabi, but my first language is Urdu, which was the case with the people in undivided Punjab.

I am very comfortable doing Bengali films because it’s my mother tongue, which enables me to emote well, and my home is there too.

This is courtship all the world over – the man all tongue; the woman all ears.

Emily Murphy
Being a Bengali, I have kept in touch with the cinema of my mother tongue.

If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the tongue are too punctilious and sharp, moderate them in your activity and rest.

Marathi is my mother tongue; there’s a certain comfort level speaking in it.

It seems odd to think of tasting without any perceptive experience, but you are doing it right now. Humans have taste receptor cells in the gut, the voice box, the upper esophagus. But only the tongue’s receptors report to the brain.

I’d managed to bite a very large hole in the side of my tongue before they could pry my teeth apart. By all evidence, and there’s no denying it, that thing I had on the set was a fit.

My wife is a very clever woman. She knows when to say something and when to bite her tongue.

I think that you are what you speak a lot of times, and there’s power in the tongue. I feel sorry for the people who always have something negative to say. If something happens bad in my day, I don’t tweet about it – I pray about it, or talk to my husband about it or my mother about it, and get it off of me and move on.

Monica
And you know what – and I don’t mean this in tongue in cheek way – but it’s like deja vu. When I walked in to WCW they were producing wrestling on a little teeny sound stage at Disney, okay? I’m walking into TNA and they’re producing wrestling in a little teeny sound stage at Universal.

My grandmother lived under Japanese colonial rule until she was nine. Korea, still united and whole, was colonized in 1910. During this period of forced occupation, Japanese teachers taught Korean students how to view the world through their imperialist language, their history, their foreign tongue.

Crystal Hana Kim
Vicksburg lies on top of a bluff on the east side of a large tongue of land jutting out into the Mississippi.

Knute Nelson
Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.

George Bancroft
I was told in many places of Osgar’s bravery and Goll’s strength and Conan’s bitter tongue, and the arguments of Oisin and Patrick. And I have often been given the story of Oisin’s journey to Tir-nan-Og, the Country of the Young, that is, as I am told, a fine place and everything that is good is in it.

The verb is relatively of much greater importance in an Indian tongue than in a civilized language.

John Wesley Powell
A soldier of fortune with twisted tongue will come to pillage the sanctuary of the gods; To the heretics he will open the gate, thus stirring up the Church militant.

There’s an underlying sense with ‘Tongue’ that… it’s really… it’s real. I mean that in the sense that now I’m not afraid to touch on relationships and on my sexuality in my videos.

Sugar is my friend, not my love. I always season sugar with a bit of acid or salt. Listen to your tongue.

When I take my free-kicks, I think in Portuguese, and at most, I’ll do the celebrating in my native tongue.

I’m not the sexiest thing in the world, I feel actors who have to ‘play’ sexy lose all their sex appeal. When they start with the tongue and the heavy lids, it looks so ridiculous. I think you just have to be yourself.

Stephanie Zimbalist
I don’t talk for the sake of talking and I don’t talk with a forked tongue.

By the time I got to the hospital, I certainly realised that I had a problem because I couldn’t write or print at that time, which lasted luckily only about four months. I’d gone numb here and on my tongue and the right foot a little bit.

John Newcombe
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

Our comedy was light-hearted amusement that seemingly tripped naturally off the tongue. That’s why I don’t think it will date.

Talk about your negative experiences with the father, with your girlfriends. Not with your children. And bite your tongue when it comes to diminishing, denying, dismissing, name-calling.

Unlike Conrad or Nabokov, I didn’t have circumstances which would have coerced me out of my native tongue altogether.

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.

The days of Democrats biding our time, biting our tongue, and triangulating at the margins are over.

I’m doing pretty good on my own, when I can control my tongue.

Pimp C
My tongue is what I used instead of my fists because I was a small and cowardly young man. Amusing people with stories and being bizarre with words was my way of getting out of fixes.

I’m sticking my tongue out in scenes to try to make that work in 3D. I’m thinking I’ll try to get my tongue all the way out to the second row of the audience.

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.

The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It’s inflammatory.

Denied dancing and musical instruments, slaves expressed a hidden tradition of musicality and poetics by tongue and signal.

I’m forbidden fruit. Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn’t want you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out and spits out blood and all that stuff.

To become a mother is to learn a whole language – to relearn it, perhaps, as it was the tongue to which we were born – and hence gain entrance to a forgotten world of comprehension.

I’ll take a shot of vodka if I want it to be raspy… I tell whoever‘s in the studio to get boiling hot water, like super boiling, that they’re afraid to give it to me. I put it exactly on the back of my tongue to shock my body. That cleans it up.

One of the things I’ll always remember from my time with ‘Black Mirror‘ is the sense of all the tongue and cheek, and very, very dark sense of comedy there, too.

A black person grows up in this country – and in many places – knowing that racism will be as familiar as salt to the tongue. Also, it can be as dangerous as too much salt. I think that you must struggle for betterment for yourself and for everyone.

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.

My mother tongue is German.

I am a sentimental guy, and occasionally, that lump in my throat when I speak has stopped my tongue from working.

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.

I’m not the kind of person to hold my tongue.

My first film was a Malayalam film where I played a small character and then my big debut happened in Kannada, which is also my mother tongue, in 2016, ‘U-Turn’ and since then my life has taken a different turn altogether.

I just smile. And they – my opponents don’t like it when I smile at them. They think I’m playing or something. But – like I smile throughout the whole fight. Sometimes I’ll be throwing combinations and I just smile and stick my tongue out at them.

Rau’Shee Warren
For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love.

John Donne
The thing that made Groucho special was the way he used his body parts. He also had a wicked tongue. People didn’t realize it, but when Groucho said something, he meant it.

How about keyboards in your mouth? How fast can you type with your tongue? People will think you’re just masticating, when you’re really talking to your girlfriend.

I’ve certainly had to bite my tongue on occasion and live to fight another day, so to speak, on certain things. But when you’re new and fresh, you come out and think, ‘I don’t want to screw my chance up, so I’ll go along with what everybody else does.’

Even though the moniker ‘Vanilla ISIS’ is tongue in cheek, it is a reminder to avoid constantly framing the concept of terrorism through an Islam-centric lens.

Long-stemmed broccoli should be tossed with olive oil and flaky salt and roasted in a hot oven until the florets turn the color of hazelnut shells and shatter on the tongue.

I think at the end of the day the diversity has served as a major… that’s what has determined the difference between The Roots and some of the other artists from our graduating class. I feel we followed the De La Soul, the Native Tongue blueprint.

Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.

John Greenleaf Whittier
I get really starstruck and tongue tied when I’m around other writers and the conversation tends not to go well.

Apl has a lot of songs that are paying homage to his native tongue. He’s from the Philippines. He has songs inspired by his culture.

I don’t believe in holding your tongue, especially if it’s something you can directly benefit from or some people need to hear.

Good copy can’t be written with tongue in cheek, written just for a living. You’ve got to believe in the product.

I just stick my tongue out because I hate smiling in pictures. It’s so awkward. It looks so cheesy.

I think in my mother tongue. That’s Hindi.

I am an entrepreneur in the classic mold. No matter what I do – outside of sticking my tongue out – I tend to make money, and quite a bit in non-KISS stuff.

I’m from the South, and there’s a different understanding of how to chop. There’s a syllable play. It’s a delicate art. Your accent has a lot to do with it. If you’re from a certain area, words don’t roll of your tongue as slick.

A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.

Irvin S Cobb
One thing that makes art different from life is that in art things have a shape… it allows us to fix our emotions on events at the moment they occur, it permits a union of heart and mind and tongue and tear.

Marilyn French
Your brain, like your tongue, is a muscle. Practicing thinking by yourself really helps develop your brain, which you need throughout your day. I like to practice my thinking in a darkened room, alone.

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.

Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.

I play damaged people a lot. I’m a Cancer. And I say that tongue and cheek, but I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m a very emotional woman.

I was born a cripple, with two club feet, and mild polio in the left leg. I was in orthopaedic boots right through to my teenage years and, unfortunately, the fashion then was for light shoes. I discovered very quickly that I had a sharp mind and an exceedingly sharp tongue.

Parents don’t reveal how often they have bitten their tongue, fought back the tears, or been too tired to take off their clothes after a day of childcare. The parent loves, but they do not expect the favour to be returned in any significant way.

Peppers, garlic, hazelnuts and brazil nuts make my mouth, tongue and eyes swell and itch within minutes of eating them.

Andrea McLean
What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.

Wade Davis
Cockneys make good beggars. They are held in high esteem by the fraternity in America. Their resource, originality and invention, and a never-faltering tongue enable them to often attain their ends where others fail, and they succeed where the natives starve.

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.

William F DeVault
We must teach science in the mother tongue. Otherwise, science will become a highbrow activity. It will not be an activity in which all people can participate.

If you really, truly believe in something, you’re on fire, and your tongue rolls at the same pace.

Give us that grand word ‘woman’ once again, and let’s have done with ‘lady‘; one’s a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one’s a word for lackeys.

Now they’re getting so politically correct you can’t even stick your tongue out at somebody.

Richard Petty
I am really bad at holding my tongue, because it comes naturally for me to say what’s on my mind.

Spanglish is a creative way also of saying, ‘I am an American, and I have my own style, my own taste, my own tongue.’

In the Shao Lin temple, they never allow you to touch the skin of a drum until you can tongue what you’re going to play.

English has always been a mongrel tongue, snapping up words from every continent its speakers encountered.

If my tongue were trained to measures, I would sing a stirring song.

Paul Tillich
The Welsh have everywhere adopted the Cymric tongue; they hug themselves in the belief that they are pure descendants of the ancient Britons, but in fact, they are rather Silurians than Celts.

‘Blood Feast‘ is my favorite of Lewis‘ films. When we shot ‘Serial Mom,’ and I showed them the infamous tongue scene, one of the female crew members said, ‘I hate when a guy does that.’

I was a really bad teenager and I got my tongue pierced. I don’t even remember where I did it, but it was under very surreptitious circumstances.

Lucy Alibar
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.

O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.

If it’s supposed to be a really passionate snog, you slip the tongue in.

I’m tired of biting my tongue.

They told me many times throughout my career to bite my tongue and I told them my tongue’s been bleeding since I was born.

I’m obsessed with ‘Wicked’, and I’d love to play Nala in ‘The Lion King’. Some of the songs from ‘The Lion King’ are performed in my native tongue, so when the cast performed an extract from the show in ‘Strictly‘ in the language I grew up with, it made me cry.

Once, a man at the customs duty check at the Delhi Airport asked me a question in Hindi, and I told him that I didn’t speak the language. He got angry and said, ‘How could you not speak in Hindi? Hindi is our mother tongue.’ I told him that it wasn’t my mother tongue. He got furious, and made me wait for over 45 minutes.

The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek.

Red Smith
But the mechanics of learning to ‘throw your voice’ are pretty simple. Anyone with a tongue, an upper palate, teeth, and a normal speaking voice can learn ventriloquism.

I work with my acting coach to help me get into character and do pronunciation drills and tongue twisters to help me deliver lines.

Quvenzhane Wallis
When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. So I bit my tongue. I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.

After a 15-year career in television news, sometimes spent biting my tongue in the name of objectivity and balance, I retired to raise our two small children.

It is France. I know the league well. It is my mother tongue. Inevitably, there is an attraction for me. A return? It might not be my first choice, but of course, it is not impossible.

Stephen Fry is a master exponent of the English tongue. Some people might think that he is the most irritating man in Britain, but my wife and I love him all the same.

The pen is the tongue of the mind.

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.

Diogenes
Foreign languages was the only thing that interested me when I was at school, so playing in another language… it is quite demanding because if it is not your mother tongue, you are missing some connotations and some emotional depth of certain things.

Tom Wlaschiha
You have to be brave and ask the questions on the tip of your tongue.

Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words. I don’t know what she’s going on about half the time!

You can’t make people believe in you if you play a horror part with your tongue in your cheek.

I want to make wines that harmonize with food – wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness.

Robert Mondavi
I think it’s really hard for me… to sing in English, because it’s not my mother tongue.

Homer’s whole language, the language in which he lived, the language that he breathed, because he never saw it, or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it, in characters on the pages. It was all on the tongue and in the ear.

My primary tongue, I would call NorthWest Mercian.

Alan Garner
Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.

That’s a rule in the business. No tongue. You can’t really get into it, otherwise, it’s weird. I think that particular scene made his (Adam Brody) girlfriend jealous. There were issues.

I’m a pretty easygoing person, and it bleeds into the music. Even if I’m writing the most personal song, it’s not going to come out totally serious; there’s always a little tongue in the cheek.

The gracious, eternal God permits the spirit to green and bloom and to bring forth the most marvelous fruit, surpassing anything a tongue can express and a heart conceive.

I said ‘well, I’ll kiss her twice, you see? We’ll come around, I’ll kiss her, and if you put a little more track down for the camera, then I’ll put my tongue down her throat and you’ll get what you want’. He said ‘You think so?’

I’ve played American characters before, so I’ve naturally become more at ease. Still, there are some American words that I cannot get my tongue around, but if you keep it flowing, you are never too far away from the truth.

There’s a scene where Diana is having her first dinner at Balmoral, my first big scene with everyone. I didn’t really know anyone super well at that point. I had this big story to tell about hunting, a real tongue twister. And I just couldn’t say it.

We should tell our kids to just have fun, participate and not get bent on winning or losing. But every coach, when they say that, they say it tongue in cheek, ‘Don’t worry about winning’: If you win I’ll get you ice cream, but if you lose I’m going to pout in the car.

Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.

Once I got cancer of the tongue and throat, I realised that stress is a killer and I had to try and get stress out of my life.

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.

I’m not really a green juice kind of guy. I like feeling downtrodden and worthless when I walk around London and have someone click their tongue at me and tell me to speed up.

Fionn Whitehead
I don’t think tongue cancer is the best cancer for an actor.

I had a column for the ‘Seattle Weekly‘ for five years, and there was one column that was called ‘How To Be A Man,’ and it was kind of tongue in cheek; it was really tongue in cheek. And I got a book deal from that column.

I think you have to have a sense of humor about every movie that you’re doing. Your character needs to be relatable in a way that, even when you’re doing the most bizarre things, sometimes a bit of tongue in cheek is necessary to keep up the believability of it.

Katharine Isabelle
Here’s my advice to my brown friends: The next time you’re on an airplane in the U.S., just speak your mother tongue. That way, no one knows what you’re saying. Life goes on.

I was running for mayor of Syracuse – the first woman to run for mayor in our city, or in New York, and one of the first in the United States. I was known for my strong conservation plank. In 1969, the term ‘conservation’ was hardly on the tip of every citizen‘s tongue.

I must confess… I don’t know any tongue but the Nether-Dutch.

Constitutional‘ is just a real pip of a word. Positively rolls off the tongue. In fact, it’s downright fun to say. ‘Con-stit-too-shun-al.’ It’s the verbal equivalent of skipping down the street with an ice cream cone in your hand. It’s like a semantic bag of Lays potato chips. You simply can’t just say it once.

You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer.

Our name is not great. It doesn’t evoke anything about school or teachers. It doesn’t roll off the tongue or stick in your head.

Everything on my body turned real dark. My toes, under my feet, inside my mouth, under my tongue – I just turned really dark. I’m still here, but it’s gonna take a while to get back to normal. Chemo kills all the good cells along with the bad.

I will speak with a straight tongue.

Honestly, the angrier I am, the looser my tongue is… when I get angry, it’s just a motor mouth, and it just goes off, which is great, but it doesn’t really work unless I’m very, very passionate about what I’m talking about.

The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.

A few years ago I was at a party and this guy threw me over his shoulder, ran across the street, put me in his car, and stuck his tongue in my mouth.