Articulate words are a harsh clamor and dissonance. When man arrives at his highest perfection, he will again be dumb! for I suppose he was dumb at the Creation, and must go around an entire circle in order to return to that blessed state. Hawthorne.American Note-Books, April, 1841.
Language,human language,after all, is but little better than the croak and cackle of fowls and other utterances of brute nature,sometimes not so adequate. Hawthorne.American Note-Books, July 14, 1850.