Friday, 9 December 2022

Book Quotes of the Week


"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child." Marcus Tullius Cicero

That is a good thought. We will always have to learn everything again while we could learn so well from the mistakes made before us.

"The job of the linguist, like that of the biologist or the botanist, is not to tell us how nature should behave, or what its creations should look like, but to describe those creations in all their messy glory and try to figure out what they can teach us about life, the world, and, especially in the case of linguistics, the workings of the human mind." Arika Okrent,
In the Land of Invented Languages

Definitely. We don't have to "believe" in science in order to experience it, it's there. And the same goes with language. It is growing and changing but it's also there as a tool to help us.

"People who say that I'm hard to shop for must not know where to buy books." N.N.

I have no idea who wrote this but he or she must know me pretty well. 😉

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  1. Because people generally have no idea what to buy me - I either don't want it or already have it - I created an *extensive* Amazon Wish List. Now I'm *super* easy to buy for.... Books, of course! [grin]

    1. It's always difficult to find presents for adults, so if a reader gives me a list, I'm more than happy. So, I'm not surprised about yours, Kitten.

  2. That last quote is so perfect! And so true for me, too. :D

    1. I doubt there are many book bloggers who wouldn't agree, don't you think, Lark?