Evidently, living in a particular language does not define a total philosophy of life: but some metaphors will come to mind more readily than others; and some states of mind, or attitudes to others, are easier to assume in one language than another. It cannot be a matter of indifference which language we speak, or which languages our ancestors spoke.

Voy a hacer una pausa en mi lectura de Empires of the Word, de Nicholas Ostler, para ir a una de esas fiestas en las que con cada trago de cerveza uno pasa del español al inglés y luego al francés.