The Importance of English
The anglophone cosmos—all those English-speaking countries around the world—exerts an overwhelming influence not only at a cultural level, but also at social and political ones. Whether we like it or not, English has become the lingua franca of commerce and international relations. It is ultimately, a language of power. Learning foreign languages has always captured the interest of celebrities throughout history.
Brave New World
Speak to a man in a language he understands, and the words go to his head. Speak to him in his own language, and the words go to his heart. (Nelson Mandela)
Map of Culture
Language is the map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they head for. (Rita Mae Brown)
One language places you in a corridor for life. Two languages open all the doors along the path. (Frank Smith)