Famous Quotes

Take the first step!

Take the first step!

“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

A lot of people have a lot of excuses when it comes to learning languages:

It’s too hard.
I hated it at school.
I’m too old.
I don’t have the time.
I’m not good at languages.
It will be a long time before I can actually speak!!!

So I think this quote is appropriate.

Just taking that first step puts things into motion. After you try one time (take one step), the second time and the third time become easier and easier.

Finally it gets to the point where you are walking on your own two feet, without even realizing how far you have traveled.

The hardest part is just to START. To TRY something new.

We are all hesitant. We are afraid. We worry.

But learning about a new language and culture opens up a world of possibilities that you will never regret entering.

Famous Quotes

France, and the…

johnny-deppFrance, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster! – Johnny Depp

What do you think about this quote by Johnny Depp?  Are you surprised?  For many French people, the USA is a dream.  They see tall buildings, flashing lights, beautiful women, big cars…  But what is the problem??

For me, since I’ve come to France I have also had the same impression as Johnny.  In the U.S. life is all about working hard, making money, and then spending it…on any and everything.  Why?  Because what else is there.  So you have a vicious circle of working, spending, working to spend more, working to pay your debt….

So we never take a minute just to slow down.  To look around and be thankful for what we have.  We never spend hours around a table having a good meal in good company.  We eat standing up or even driving, and multi-task constantly.

Month-long holidays are something that exist only for school children.  We have other things to waste our money on…

So although every country has its flaws, I think Johnny is right.  The French know how to live.  And eat!!!!