Belladonna: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
Slang is the speech of him who robs the literary garbage carts on their way to the dumps.
One can prove or refute anything at all with words. Soon people will perfect language technology to such an extent that they’ll be proving with mathematical precision that twice two is seven.
To describe drunkenness for the colorful vocabulary is rather cynical. There is nothing easier than to capitalize on drunkards.
Without a knowledge of languages you feel as if you don’t have a passport.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'
Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.
Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
I took an estimated two thousand years of high school French, and when I finally got to France, I discovered that I didn't know one single phrase that was actually useful in a real-life French situation.
The best way to learn Japanese is to be born as a Japanese baby, in Japan, raised by a Japanese family.
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