(24 Apr 1897 - 26 Jul 1941)
Science Quotes by Benjamin Whorf (1 quote)
We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native languages. The categories and types that we isolate from the world of phenomena we do not find there because they stare every observer in the face; on the contrary, the world is presented in a kaleidoscopic flux of impressions which has to be organized by our mindsand this means largely by the linguistic systems in our minds.
— Benjamin Whorf
- 24 Apr - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Whorf's birth.