“Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.”

Noam Chomsky  – January 1970, from lecture at Loyola University

And, since it’s Friday, and since Chomsky is largely talking about written/spoken language there…

“To use cinema is to invent it.”

Bernardo Bertolucci