The English language is nobody's special property.

Derek Walcott
Long quote:

"The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself."

Derek Walcott (1930-) Caribbean poet, playwright, writer and visual artist

property (noun): something that belongs to someone; something that someone owns
imagination (noun): ideas, concepts and images in your head

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