This week, I finally started reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I’ve been meaning to read this book for years, and now I’m mad I waited so long, because I already love it. It’s a bibliophile’s dream. And as a lover of dead languages (I’m slowly learning Latin), this quote early in the book just made me smile:
There’s no such thing as dead languages, only dormant minds.
– Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
I’m completely aware I might be in the minority here, but I don’t think we should lose the knowledge we tend to think of as dead or dying. I mean, we don’t have to all speak Ancient Greek, but I think they’re still important.
I know this week’s quote isn’t as impactful as the once I usually post, but I still really like it. What do you think? Would you learn Latin if you had the chance?