Language makes the man
Muse #469 - we are slaves to language
Man makes language, then language maketh the man.
We are limited by language. Or what we understand of it. Many a time we make peripheral meaning of the words than the deeper meanings that the words were meant to convey. And in doing so we lose part of the meaning. And this language becomes meaningless mumbo-jumbo that then drives us.
On a related note:
And to complete the story, here are couple more quotes:
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”
— Ludwig Wittgenstein
“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.”
— Geoffrey Willans