"Signs" (1971) by the Canadian rock group Five Man Electrical Band
And the sign said "Long-haired freaky people need not apply"
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said "You look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do"
So I took off my hat, I said "Imagine that. Huh! Me workin' for you!"
Chorus: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?
And the sign said anybody caught trespassin' would be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and-a yelled at the house
"Hey! What gives you the right?"
"To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in"
"If God was here he'd tell you to your face, man, you're some kinda sinner"
Now, hey you, mister, can't you read?
You've got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat
You can't even watch, no you can't eat
You ain't supposed to be here
The sign said you got to have a membership card to get inside
And the sign said, "Everybody welcome. Come in, kneel down and pray"
But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all
I didn't have a penny to pay
So I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own little sign
I said, "Thank you, Lord, for thinkin' 'bout me. I'm alive and doin' fine"
Humor is a universal language. - Joel Goodman
Language is a virus from outer space. - William S Burroughs
The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert
A spotless house is a sign of a misspent life. - Unknown
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. - Robert H Schuller
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley
To play billiards well is a sign of ill-spent youth. - Charles Roupell
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. - Steven Wright
The art of communication is the language of leadership. - James Humes
A chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up. - Brigham Young
Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind. - Terry Pratchett
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall
How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road sign? - George Carlin
We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. - Buck Henry
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. - John Millington Synge
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber
To a child's ear, 'mother' is magic in any language. - Arlene Benedict
The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal
If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person. - Frank Luntz
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain
A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence. - Barbara Walters
My wife's an earth sign. I'm a water sign. Together we make mud. - Henny Youngman
The sign said "eight items or less." So I changed my name to Les. - Steven Wright
Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown
A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services. - Daniel J. Boorstin
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn
To be satisfied with yourself is a sure sign that your forward motion has stopped. - Unknown
I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner
The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand
We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. - Blaise Pascal
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound
The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left. - Jerry M Wright
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away. - Jack Nicholson
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? - Albert Einstein
A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language. - Dale Carnegie
The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud
I think those neighborhood signs that say 'slow children playing' are so very mean. - Zach Galifianakis
If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers. - Mother Teresa
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. - Florida Scott-Maxwell
Language is our meeting place, the sea we live in... it is the common ground of our humanity. - Toby Wolfe
It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? - Laurence J. Peter
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence. - C S Lewis
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world. - Noam Chomsky
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran
I got all the schooling any actress needs. That is, I learned to write well enough to sign contracts. - Hermione Gingold
I saw a sign: "Rest Area 25 Miles". That's pretty big. Some people must be really tired. - Steven Wright
The names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful. - A.S. Byatt
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. - Woody Allen
It's a sign of age if you feel like the morning after the night before and you haven't been anywhere. - Unknown
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. - Bill Watterson
She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman. - Oscar Wilde
Pain is a sign that we are alive. Problems are a sign that we are strong. Prayer is a sign that we are not alone. - Unknown
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. - Bob Marley
Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain
Don't be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." - Maria Montessori
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. - Virginia Woolf
I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright. - Millard Kaufman
Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else. - C S Lewis
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela
No sign of pleasure greeted the announcement. The mood in the hall was leaden.
My mood was livelier. Fright is livelier than lead. - Gail Carson Levine
Abundance and vigor of automatic movements are desirable, and even a considerable degree of restlessness is a good sign in young children. - G Stanley Hall
NASA's robot Curiosity landed on Mars. Early pictures show no signs of ESPN or beer. This makes it very clear that men are not from Mars. - Unknown
I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe