viernes, 12 de agosto de 2016

Some Inspirational Quotes about Languages

Do you need more than a reason to learn a language?

 Here are some good Insparational Quotes to find more than a reason to learn another language:

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.
‒Nelson Mandela

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.
‒Frank Smith

The limits of my language are the limits of my world.
‒Ludwig Wittgenstein

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
‒Sarah Caldwell

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
‒Chinese Proverb

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
‒Geoffrey Willans

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
‒Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
‒Rita Mae Brown

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
‒Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Those who know many languages live as many lives as the languages they know.”
‒Czech proverb

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

–Maya Angelou.

“Pick a destination, go there, be open-minded and talk to the locals. Eat the things they eat and go where they go. You don’t need to be fluent, just as long as you’ve got a smile on your face- people will be jumping over themselves to show you the stuff they’re proud of.

–Jamie Oliver

“They wound their way through a labyrinth of streets, partly following their noses, partly the orientation of the map. Jardines, Mirasol, Cruz, Puentezuelas, Capuchinas…
Each word held its magic. They were like brushstrokes painting the landscape of the city, each one helping to build up a picture of the whole”

– “The Return”, Victoria Hislop

“Muere lentamente
quien se transforma en esclavo del hábito
repitiendo todos los días los mismos trayectos,
quien no cambia de marca,
no se atreve a cambiar el color de su vestimenta
o bien no conversa con quien no conoce.”

 –Pablo Neruda

“Eso de copiar cosas de gringos es malo para el alma”

 –”Eva Luna”, Isabel Allende

«….les langues étrangères : je ne pouvais pas m’ôter de l’idée qu’il s’y disait des choses trop intelligentes pour moi. »

– “Chagrin d’école”, Daniel Pennac

« On commence à vieillir quand on finit d’apprendre »
– Proverbe japonais

« Je suis certain que le fait d’avoir quitté nos pays respectifs nous a permis d’être nous-mêmes»

–« Partir », Tahar ben Jelloun

“Ahora ella podía decidir qué se decía y qué se callaba. Qué se afirmaba y qué se negaba. Qué se daba a conocer y qué se mantenía en secreto, y en ese momento ése era su principal problema. No sólo se trataba de decir o no decir o de sustituir un nombre por otro, sino que al hacerlo se corría el riesgo de cambiar el significado de las cosas. Al traducir, Malinalli podía cambiar los significados e imponer su propia visión de los hechos y, al hacerlo, entraba en franca competición con los dioses, lo cual la aterrorizaba.”

– “Malinche”, Laura Esquivel.

…the only normal way to begin speaking in a new language is to begin speaking badly!! –Greg and Angela Thomson, Growing Participator Approach

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.

 –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Learning languages is like learning history from the inside out. It encompasses the battles of ethnicity, religion, compromise, politics. So much can be learned from language because it’s been shaped by history.

–David Webb, The Bourne Sanction, Eric van Lustbader

“My language is my homeland”

– Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese Poet.

"Cuando mente, cuerpo y alma chocan... nace una lengua".

"When soul, body and brain collide... a language is born."

–Franco Cartín Brenes, English teacher.