I think in Chinese, but I've never learned the language.
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?
I've never consciously thought in a language I don't know, but I did have a nightmare in German once.
There were three phrases I could make out.
"Zushlagen," followed by a person slamming their first on their hand, and then a door slamming. I think it has a meaning along the lines of slam.
"Grill in tog," and I saw something being burned. I think it has something to do with burning and time.
"slitten fewren!" also appeared, and I got the vague idea of snow and rapid movement.
I don't know if those are actual German words or not. I heard many other words, but ended up focusing on the ideas going through my head as I spoke them (which gave me the meanings) rather than the words being spoken, so I don't remember them.
Zushlagen = Zuschlagen, which is very cruel. The other two made no sense to me
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
But I do have to say, those terms might be applicable as well... what was being grilled might have been the dead. And there's a possibility that they were being transported on trains. Maybe there was cannibalism? I don't remember well, I've tried to block it out.
No nothing shocking The smile was meant to convey more "confusion" than "shock".
Heisenberg visited Bohr in the early 40s. The Germans wanted tubing for their bicycles, alloy ones... Maybe, maybe not.
Heisenberg learned Danish and he a Bohr spoke in Danish.
Did Heisenberg think in Danish?
Of course he didn't. If he had, he would never have went to Copenhagen.
So true ..
Erich Kastner did not think in Danish either. He went to Copenhagen, too.
Later, before the war ended, he hid in the mountains in the south. He pretended he was making a movie. He had the camera, but no film.
Wolfie did not catch him. All the wise people hid in the mountains. Alberto Moravia hid in the mountains, too. The Russians arrived one day and raped all the women. He wrote a book about the mountain experience. It was called two women. Mother and daughter. A true story.
Maybe we have to thank Heisenberg that Wolfie did not make the bomb. He called theoretical physics a Jewish science.
The Russians were in Copenhagen, too. The war had already ended. Koba was always a little late in the scene. But he had the bomb made before the decade was out. Thanks to Beria. The Mingrelian chap with the pince-nez.
When I watch movies in the night, I always choose Danish subtitles.
In Scandinavia, you cannot choose English.