Are you desperate to learn a language, or already taking on the challenge, but find it difficult to stay motivated? When your ultimate goal, language fluency, seems months or years away motivation becomes the most important factor during the long haul.
So here are five inspiring quotes to remind you that learning a foreign language is totally worth the effort. Being bilingual expands your opportunities in life, keeps your brain fit and broadens your perspective. It even gives you a special insight into your own mother tongue and the culture you take for granted. So don’t give up! Every new word is a milestone on your journey to mastering another language.
“He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”
– Ludwig Wittgenstein
“A different language is a different vision of life.”
– Federico Fellini
“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.”
– Geoffrey Willans
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
– Frank Smith
Illustrations by Claudia Egholm Castrone