Thoughts about Language: Seven Language Quotes

Thoughts about Language: 7 Language Quotes

Clouds | Someplace. Elsewhere | Image: Michael Kimmig

Language is essential for communication. Through language we understand one another. This is not only true for intercultural encounters, but for everyday interactions between people in general. Learning another language extends our perspective and world view. Every new language extend our horizon, oour ways how we see and express ourselves.

Language. Through language we are able to express ourselves, our emotions, our world view.
Through language we are able to reach other persons mind and heart. And communication. Communication enables us to reach mutual understanding or realise differences. Communication allows us to share our thoughts, feelings, perspectives and world views. Communication let us co-operate, resolve problems, manage conflicts.

Language is essential for communication. Through language we describe and therefore understand the world around us better. Learning another language extends our perspective and world view. Seeing the world through another language lets us discover different things or understand the same things differently. Language is a bridge to understand the other person better, but also to understand one’s own language and cultural perspective better. This is not only true for intercultural encounters, but for any everyday interaction between people.


Thoughts about Language: 7 Language Quotes

Sky | Neuteich/Chelst, Poland | Image: Michael Kimmig

 

To learn a language is
to have one more window
from which to look at the world.

Chinese proverb

 


Thoughts about Language: 7 Language Quotes

Bridge | Frankfurt (Oder) – Słubice | Image: Michael Kimmig

 

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

 


Thoughts about Language: 7 Language Quotes

Evening Light | Odrodzenie, Poland | Image: Michael Kimmig

 

We need no language to laugh.
Janaki Sooriyarachchi

 

Thoughts about Language: 7 Language Quotes

Morning Light | Rusałka, Poznań | Image: Michael Kimmig

 

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

 


Thoughts about Language: 7 Language Quotes

Under the Bridge | Warszawa | Image: Michael Kimmig

 

If you want to talk about something new, you have to make up a new kind of language.
Haruki Murakami

 


Thoughts about Language: 7 Language Quotes

Bridge | Cologne, Germany | Image: Michael Kimmig

 

A different language is a different vision of life.
Federico Fellini

 


Thoughts about Language: 7 Language Quotes

Clouds | Someplace. Elsewhere | Image: Michael Kimmig

 

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

 

Michael Kimmig

Michael Kimmig

trainer | coach | life-long learner

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