Quote of the Week

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? 

9 thoughts on “Quote of the Week

  1. Your post makes me think of all the indigenous languages we’re on the verge of losing. It’s always a tragedy to lose a culture- but what better way to ensure it’s survival than through language!

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  2. Oh my! This is gorgeous. I was just talking to my boyfriend about the fact that we both come from cultures, where the languages are slowly being spoken less (Scottish Gaelic and Sinhala), and I think it’s so good to invest energy in learning these languages to keep them alive.

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