15 Inspirational Quotes for Language Learners

If you’re a language learner like me I bet there are days when you feel demotivated. I have too many of such days where I can’t even frame a sentence in Italian! But I always remind myself how far I’ve come and that language learning is not magic. There is no shortcut to being fluent. In fact, the only way to being “fluent” is if you make a lifelong commitment to always keep learning. This entails a lot of hard work, passion and zeal. Taking this into consideration, I have for you “15 Inspirational Quotes for Language Learners“. Hope this post gives you a boost to celebrate your language journey. These language learning quotes on culture and life will help you embrace the beautiful voyage of learning a new language!!

15 Inspirational Quotes for Language Learners

Use your new language as a tool to communicate from day one!

chris lonsdale

Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.

‒Rita Mae Brown

Languages, just like people, are worlds within themselves. They have the incredible ability to provide us with a clearer, more profound and detailed perspective of a culture and its views on life, nature, and death

Orge Castellano

Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club – the community of speakers of that language.

frank smith

To have another language is to possess a second soul.


Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.


Language is acoustical, not intellectual.

Berty Segal

A different language is a different vision of life!

federico fellini

Learning another language is like becoming another person.

haruki murakami

To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.

chinese proverb

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.

frank smith

Knowledge of language is the doorway to wisdom.

roger bacon

Language learning deserves special mention. It is, bar none, the best thing you can do to hone your clear thinking.

tim ferris

Learning a language?? Speak it like you’re playing a video game!

marianna pascal
Inspirational Language Learning Quotes

It is astonishing how much enjoyment one can get out of a language that one understands imperfectly.

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve

Further Reading:

Italian Language WorkBook

Visual Dictionary English to Italian

11 Charming Italian Words

5 Podcasts to Listen if you’re learning Italian

5 Ways to Beat Perfectionism while language learning

TED Talks on Secrets of Learning a Language


Before you go, read my story of learning Italian


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  • LuLu B - Calabrisella Mia
    July 18, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Love these quotes! The idea that language is a road map of culture or a world within itself is so true, especially where there are ancient dialects. Here in Calabria, there are some dialects that the younger generation is trying to save…a language that is slowly becoming lost with time and that will take with it an important piece of the history and culture of the places it’s spoken!

    • Italophilia
      July 20, 2020 at 11:08 am

      Thanks Lulu!! 🙂 Absolutely, you would know so well seeing that you are in Calabria. I’d love to meet with you in Calabria one day. Can’t wait!

  • KareninCalabria
    July 16, 2020 at 1:53 am

    Good quotes. I particularly like Orge Castellano’s succinct yet thorough statement. Also, the Chinese proverb. And Goethe, well, he was a tough cookie, who put forth interesting food for thought.

    • Italophilia
      July 16, 2020 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for your comment Karen! Yes! Tough cookie hahahaha!!


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