Due to these various circumstances, when I entered the Catholic University of Louvain in 1934, I had... - Christian de Duve Quotes from quotely.org

Due to these various circumstances, when I entered the Catholic University of Louvain in 1934, I had already travelled in a number of European countries and spoke four languages fairly fluently. This turned out to be a valuable asset in my subsequent career as a scientist.

Christian de Duve