Language Lens

A blog about life, discovery and culture through the lens of language and linguistics.

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The Real Voyage of Discovery

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust

voyage of discovery

Be at home

“With languages, you are at home anywhere.” ~Edward De Waal

Home with our language

Be who you are

“Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Be Yourself

A New Perspective

“Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.” ~Rumi

See the world from a new perspective

Knowledge of language

“Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.”
~Roger Bacon



Every man brought a stone

“Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stone road

The limits of my language

“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” ~Ludwig Wittgenstein

Bonzai tree

Language of the heart

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

Heart Mandela

You can never …

“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.”

— Herbert Geoffrey Willans: English author and journalist

Two languages

In the words of Yeats

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
~William Butler Yeats


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