"It is a sore point, because you do have advantages if you have access to more than one language. You also have problems, because on bad days you don't trust yourself, either in your first or your second language, and so you feel like a complete halfwit."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."W. G. Sebald on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."W. G. Sebald on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."W. G. Sebald on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."W. G. Sebald on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."W. G. Sebald on Golda Meir