Quote of 2012

“This sounds kind of a weird superpower but, if I had something that I could immediately wish for, I would love to be able to speak any language. Now that’s a weird superpower, I know that it might not come in handy to rescue folks from a burning building but I’ve always wished that whatever country I’ve went to, wherever I’ve met somebody who spoke a different language that I could right away  speak their language – I’m a great believer in making connections with people.”

-President Obama, when asked what superpower he would like to have by Albuquerque’s Radio KOBFM, August 2012


  1. President Obama should read my book about hyperpolyglots, Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners, which is about people who are close to having that superpower.

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