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I learned that the world has a soul, and that whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of things.
Translated by Alan R. Clarke in 1992
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“Much learning does not teach understanding, otherwise it would have taught Hesiod and Pythagoras, Xenophanes and Hecataeus.”
c. 535 – c. 475 BCE
“an unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences.”
“The Age of Innocence”
“Language!—the blood of the soul, Sir! into which our thoughts run and out of which they grow!”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“The Professor at the Breakfast-Table”
"I learned that the world has a soul, and that whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of things." Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (1988).
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