Without languages, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes as aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs.. Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.. Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. learning a new language is becoming a member of the club- the community of speakers of the languages.. Learning a foreign Language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.. Learning another language is like becoming another person.. Language is power. if you cannot understand or be understood you have no power. you are at the mercy of everyone.. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.. Language was developed out of the need to communicate and interact , and therefor, it is social by nature, and understanding some part of that allows us to more effectively use the language.
Follow one course until successful.
Speak sweetly! so that, if ever you have to eat your words, they don’t taste bad.
Other Inspire Us
Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers.
Good Art Theory
Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors.
I Love Commuting
I love commuting between languages just like i love commuting between cultures and cities.
For Last Year’s Words
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.
Today Every Little
Heinrich Heine so loosened the corests of the German language that today every little salesman can fondle her breasts.
When People Say That
When people say that German or any other language is romantic.. all they really mean is that they’ve enjoyed a past in the language.
German Is A Language
German is a language which was developed solely to afford the speaker the opportunity to spit at strangers under the guise of polite conversation.
A Different Language
A different language is a different vision of life.
What Lies Behind Us
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
We Have Now
We’ve now got English-language as well as the German version, so we’ll be rolling it out in all countries where English is spoken.
If You Talk
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. if you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
Anyone Who Stops Learning
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The Only Normal Way
The only normal way to begin speaking in a new language is to begin speaking badly.
Learning Another Language
Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.
Not sure if everyone is angry or if it just sounds that way because they’re speaking German.
A Second Soul
To have another language is to possess a second soul.
A German is someone who cannot tell a lie without believing it himself.
Not To Paint
Not to paint the devil on the wall.
We Spoke No German
We spoke no German, nor ate any German foods.
They Just Speak
Germans don’t speak in a German accent, they just speak German.
Luck Sometimes Visits
Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.
To Learn German
Life is too short to learn German.
You know you’re German when you know that the same (dasselbe) and the same (das Gleiche) aren’t the same at all.
Do You Know
Do you know the German phrase, ‘you can steal horses with him? it means a person you can both make love with all night, passionately, then wake up the next morning and be completely silly.
No wind is too cold for lovers.
I’m Far More Relaxed
I’m far more relaxed with German. i’m a control freak. i like to know exactly who’s saying and doing what.
The German Language
The German language speaks being, while all the others marely speak of being.
It’s Not Beauty
It’s not beauty which determines whom we love but love determines whom we find beautiful.