Learning A Language Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Learning A Language

#1. Mathematics is a language. We want scientists to be able to read it, speak it, and write it. But we are are not training them to be grammarians. - Author: Herbert Simon
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#2. Raymond collected expressions. He repeated them in experimental accents, as if learning a tune. He sounded like an Eighteenth Street Mexican when he said cuate, like a Logan Square cubano when he said comemierda. - Author: Sebastian Rotella
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#3. Of village: it is not called so because its inhabitants are of higher age on average; in fact, there is no connection between the words "village" and "age" whatsoever. - Author: Jakub Marian
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#4. Learning preserves the errors of the past, as well as its wisdom. For this reason, dictionaries are public dangers, although they are necessities. - Author: Alfred North Whitehead
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#5. Learning the rules that govern intelligible speech is an inculcation into normalized language, where the price of not conforming is the loss of intelligibility itself. - Author: Judith Butler
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#6. I've become obsessed with learning other languages in movies, because I was like, since I was like, but I learned how to box so why don't I just learn another language for a movie? - Author: Jake Gyllenhaal
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#7. Do you speak perfectly in your native language? No, and you don't blame yourself for making mistakes in your native tongue. So why feel bad when you make mistakes while speaking a foreign language? - Author: Rocket Learning Books
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#8. Ho ho ho, tell me why you are not at home' is something Santa Claus could ask you if you stayed in a hotel over Christmas. It is most certainly not the reason why it is called 'hotel', but it will hopefully help you remember that the stress is actually on the second syllable. - Author: Jakub Marian
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#9. I think it's fair to say that I don't pick up languages. If anything, I roll around in them gracelessly and pray that something sticks. - Author: Elizabeth Little
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#10. A lovely evening of new idioms and fresh mozzarella. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#11. Language is present in a piece of writing like the sea in a single drop. - Author: Kato Lomb
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#12. While learning the language in France a young man's morals, health and fortune are more irresistibly endangered than in any country of the universe. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#13. Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language. - Author: Eric Allin Cornell
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#14. Latin is a dead tongue
And Romans made songs!
Then no one disagree:
It delighted them in theory
Now it's "the Latin" in me. - Author: Ana Claudia Antunes
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#15. Having replaced instinct with language, society, and culture, we are the only species that depends on teaching and learning. We aren't human without them. In them is true power. But are they the occupations of the rich and mighty? - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#16. For me, rather than the language, the Hollywood system of making movies was a tremendous learning experience. - Author: Song Kang-Ho
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#17. It is no secret that the fruits of language study are in no sort of relation to the labour spent on teaching and learning them. - Author: Edward Sapir
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#18. Annoyance has made me bilingual. - Author: Gayle Forman
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#19. Rose turned to me. "Did she just speak to him in Spanish?" "Yeah," I said. "She only speaks to him in Spanish, actually. It was in some parenting book she read about kids learning a second language. - Author: Richelle Mead
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#20. One should connect language learning with either work or leisure. And not at the expense of them but to supplement them. - Author: Kato Lomb
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#21. Orm always afterwards used to say that, after good luck, strength, and skill at arms, nothing was so useful to a man who found himself among foreigners as the ability to learn a language. - Author: Frans G. Bengtsson
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#22. It would be really easy to write off the Dawn Wall as impossible. In terms of climbing technique, I'm learning a new language on this granite. - Author: Kevin Jorgeson
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#23. Remember that lettuce doesn't grow on a spruce; and it also doesn't rhyme with it. - Author: Jakub Marian
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#24. Not literature alone, but society itself is wormed and rotten when language ceases to be respected not merely by advertisers and politicians, but by persons of learning and authority. - Author: Storm Jameson
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#25. I feel like really thinking about art and really appreciating it and learning the language of it just makes you more of a connoisseur. I believe that. - Author: David Rees
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#26. My mom had this romantic notion of her children playing classical music. The idea is you learn it when you're still learning language. It's using the same part of the brain. - Author: Andrew Bird
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#27. As a graduate student, I wrote a long paper connecting the dots between mathematical models of learning and language development in children. It was published in a major journal. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#28. HOSTESS. Oh, nonsense! She speaks English perfectly.
NEPOMMUCK. Too perfectly. Can you shew me any English woman who speaks English as it should be spoken? Only foreigners who have been taught to speak it speak it well. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#29. Running had always been off the table for me. It just looks embarrassing when I do it. I viewed it like learning a new language - best to learn it as a child. - Author: Lena Dunham
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#30. Learning the love language of acts of service will require some of us to reexamine our stereotypes of the roles of husbands and wives. - Author: Gary Chapman
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#31. Language learning deserves special mention. It is, bar none, the best thing you can do to hone clear thinking. - Author: Tim Ferriss
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#32. [Armenian] is a rich language, however, and would amply repay any one the trouble of learning it. - Author: Lord Byron
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#33. Older acquirers progress more quickly in early stages because they obtain more comprehensible input, while younger acquirers do better in the long run because of their lower affective filters. - Author: Stephen D. Krashen
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#34. Too many people are too angry about language too much of the time. This time could be better spent listening, learning, and enjoying the vast variety of human language around them. - Author: Robert Lane Greene
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#35. I think integration in Norway is, by all standards, going relatively well. People are working, taking education, learning the language. - Author: Jonas Gahr Store
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#36. I am learning the Language of the World, and everything in the world is beginning to make sense to me ... even the flight of the hawks, he - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#37. Grammar is the breathing power for the life of language - Author: Munia Khan
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#38. I should be learning another language and working out more, but I'm just always saying, 'Ah, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow.' - Author: Melissa McCarthy
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#39. [T]he time spent on language learning is lost unless it reaches a certain - daily and weekly - concentration. - Author: Kato Lomb
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#40. In learning the art of storytelling by animation, I have discovered that language has an anatomy. - Author: Walt Disney
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#41. Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula. - Author: Ferdinand De Saussure
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#42. Afrikaans was the language of the white minority in South Africa, and the forced learning of it created resentment among blacks. Even so, Nelson Mandela made it a point to learn this language in prison in anticipation that it would help him lead the whole of South Africa. - Author: Robert Lane Greene
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#43. I consider social skills a bit like learning a language. I've been practising it for so long over so many years I've almost lost my accent. - Author: Daniel Tammet
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#44. It's like saying French shouldn't be taught because you don't understand it because it's new. Shakespeare is just like learning a new, exciting language. - Author: Samuel Barnett
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#45. My motivation for learning Japanese was to translate a chemical patent, a job that I had heroically (i.e., rashly) taken on. - Author: Kato Lomb
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#46. I am not learning definitions as established in even the latest dictionaries. I am not a dictionary-maker. I am a person a dictionary-maker has to contend with. I am a living evidence in the development of language. - Author: William Stafford
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#47. A werewolf. He said the word like he was learning a foreign language and wanted to get the accent right. - Author: Tielle St. Clare
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#48. The grim, grand African forests are like a great library, in which, so far, I can do little more than look at the pictures, although I am now busily learning the alphabet of their language, so that I may some day read what these pictures mean. - Author: Mary Kingsley
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#49. Precise language is not the problem. Clear language is the problem. - Author: Richard P. Feynman
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#50. Grown used to it. He had taught himself a language down here, - if only to know it by sight, and to have formed his own crude ideas of its pronunciation, could be called learning it. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#51. In classes, the more lively and uninhibited ones will "suck away the air" from those with a more passive nature, despite all the efforts of the teacher. It is also a special danger in large groups that you will hear your fellow students' bad pronunciation more than the teacher's perfected speech. - Author: Kato Lomb
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#52. Throughout the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, Latin was the language of learning and international communication. But in the early modern period, it was gradually displaced by French. By the eighteenth century, all the world - or at least all of Europe - aspired to be Parisian. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#53. He thinks of Elienad, lying beneath tables, listening to the inflections of lies. Watching the hesitations, the gestures, the tensed muscles. Learning a language the king was unaware he even spoke. - Author: Holly Black
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#54. I wanted to be understood. As a human-being, and as a writer. That meant getting to (truly) know myself- away from the opinions, beliefs, assumptions, criticism, and judgement of others. It meant re-learning language... to speak concisely. It meant learning the language of my heart and soul. - Author: Cheri Bauer
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#55. Double your life experience by learning a second language.
-Taru - Author: Taru Nieminen
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#56. A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing. - Author: Alan Perlis
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#57. Learning a language is like getting inside somebody's mind. - Author: Anonymous
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#58. I had been learning Italian for years. I always loved Latin, but Italian is a living language; I'm writing in it now as well as reading it. It is so interesting delving further into language. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#59. When you are a kid you have your own language, and unlike French or Spanish or whatever you start learning in fourth grade, this one you are born with, and eventually lose ... Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult ... is only a slow sewing it shut. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#60. That's so," said Eliza. "Vacation ends next month. I start Latin this year. They say it's awful. You decline nouns. All _I_ can say is, who wouldn't? - Author: Edward Eager
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#61. instead a different sort of joy, a little girl tucked up between him and his wife, babbling away. She'll be just learning to talk now, all "Dada" and "Mama" and a secret language incomprehensible to anyone but a parent. - Author: Paula Hawkins
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#62. Learning to "find my place in the world" translates in the practical language of life as "finding my little slot in the big State machine. - Author: Anna Sofia Botkin
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#63. Something of the previous state, however, survives every change. This is called in the language of cybernetics (which took it form the language of machines) feedback, the advantages of learning from experience and of having developed reflexes. - Author: Guy Davenport
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#64. Beneath the uniformity that unites us in communication there is a chaotic personal diversity of connections, and, for each of us, the connections continue to evolve. No two of us learn our language alike, nor, in a sense, does any finish learning it while he lives. - Author: Willard Van Orman Quine
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#65. I believe we are being dishonest with language minority groups if we tell them they can take full part in American life without learning the English language. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#66. Teacher, school administrators and parents will come away from Life-Enriching Education with skills in language, communication, and ways of structuring the learning environment that support the development of autonomy and interdependence in the classroom. - Author: Marshall B. Rosenberg
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#67. Evidently there is difficulty, real difficulty, in learning a foreign language at all, as if it sprinkled all the sweet flavor of the Greek mythical stories with a foul taste. - Author: Augustine Of Hippo
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#68. Big stuff and little: learning how to order breakfast in a country where I don't speak the language and haven't been before - that's really satisfying to me. I like that. - Author: Anthony Bourdain
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#69. I don't like reading music. It's like learning a language. You can't read music proficiently overnight. It takes time, it's boring work. - Author: William Eggleston
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#70. I refuse to put the unnecessary strain of learning English upon my sisters for the sake of false pride or questionable social advantage. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#71. The central hypothesis of the theory is that language acquisition occurs in only one way: by understanding messages. - Author: Stephen D. Krashen
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#72. She decided that day to study Russian, the language of violence, terror, and absurdity. She knew she would never be bored. - Author: Natalie Standiford
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#73. In my career, I played for four different teams in a lot of different systems, and it's like learning another language. - Author: Ron Jaworski
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#74. If the goal you've set for yourself has a 100 percent chance of success, then frankly you aren't aiming high enough. - Author: Benny Lewis
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#75. [B]ooks, which can be consulted at any time, questioned again and again, and read into scraps, cannot be rivaled as a language-learning tool. - Author: Kato Lomb
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#76. A good programming language is a conceptual universe for thinking about programming. - Author: Alan Perlis
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#77. Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children. - Author: Michael Gove
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#78. It's really difficult for me. Language, I am sorry that I haven't. I think I just always expected that you learn a word in place of a word and when I discovered how difficult the grammar was and learning that was very discouraging for me. - Author: Bo Derek
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#79. Oh child, your language is so utterly simple and limited that it has the affect of extreme complication.
-Aunt Beast - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#80. Facing a language you don't know is like returning to your infancy when your mother tongue used to be a foreign language to you - Author: Munia Khan
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#81. The real technology -behind all our other technologies- is language. It actually creates the world our consciousness lives in. - Author: Andrei Codrescu
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#82. To look it at another way, surely there are many unfortunate people who have needed to undergo multiple stomach surgeries. Yet no one would hand a scalpel over to them and ask them to perform the same surgery they received on another person, simply because they themselves had undergone it so often. - Author: Kato Lomb
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#83. Programming languages, like pizzas, come in only too sizes; too big and too small. - Author: Richard E. Pattis
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#84. Blah, blah, blah. Demon boy, I can't speak that language. Furthermore, I don't want to pollute my brain by learning it. So it's time for you to learn mine. First lesson-I'm Say-been. I'm oft described as byoo-tee-full and mah-jest'ick. - Author: Kresley Cole
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#85. A programming language is like a natural, human language in that it favors certain methaphors, images, and ways of thinking. - Author: Seymour Papert
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#86. Language is best taught when it is being used to transmit messages, not when it is explicitly taught for conscious learning. - Author: Stephen D. Krashen
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#87. Learning medicine consists in part of learning the language of medicine. A deeper understanding of judgments and choices also requires a richer vocabulary than is available in everyday language. - Author: Daniel Kahneman
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#88. Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language. - Author: John Milius
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#89. I am learning the Language of World and everything in the world is beginning to make sense to me - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#90. There is as little likelihood of squeezing an adult into the intellectual framework of their childhood as there is into their first pair of pajamas. - Author: Kato Lomb
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#91. Certainty' with respect to successful language learning and use--whether oral, written, or technologically mediated combinations--applies less and less to discrete products and more to adaptive processes. - Author: Jay Jordan
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#92. With languages, you can move from one social situation to another. With languages, you are at home anywhere. - Author: Edmund De Waal
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#93. I control the world so long as I can name it. Which is why children must chase language before they do anything else, tame the wilderness by describing it, challenge God by learning His hundred names. - Author: Penelope Lively
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#94. I speak languages with more ease than I read or write them, she explains. It is something in the feel of the sounds. I could attempt to put them on paper but I am sure the result would be appalling. - Author: Erin Morgenstern
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#95. Learning a new language, just like opening a new window, allows you to see the world with intimacy. - Author: Pearl Zhu
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#96. Learning to read in one language helps us read a second language. - Author: Stephen D. Krashen
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#97. It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning. - Author: Michael Gove
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#98. It's always been clear to me, as it was to Michel Thomas himself, that learning to speak a new language is like learning to swim or dance - you don't start with books or notes on swimming or dance. You get into the water, or on the dance floor, with a good coach, and get on with it. - Author: Akshay Bakaya
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#99. Like a baby learning language, we learn how to communicate with God by listening to His words first. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#100. Every language teaches you something, so learning a language is never wasted, especially if it's different in more than just syntactic trivia. - Author: Brian Kernighan
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