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Picture quote by Rene Magritte about life

If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream. ⏤ Rene Magritte

Picture quote by Anthony Burgess about culture

Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture. ⏤ Anthony Burgess

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All language is but a poor translation.

Franz Kafka, novelist

Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.

Voltaire, writer

Humor is the first gift to perish in a foreign language.

Virginia Woolf, author

Translation is the art of failure.

Umberto Eco, novelist

I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is translatable -- any real insight or broad human sentiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.

Boris Pasternak, novelist

God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.

John Donne, poet

Fantastic writing in English is kind of disreputable, but fantastic writing in translation is the summit.

Jonathan Lethem, writer

For the version of this CD released in Japan, a translation of the English lyrics is included, but there are lots of places where meanings are lost in the process of translation.

Utada Hikaru, musician

The Japanese version comes with a translation, but that's different from the lyrics, so people could look things up and find a translation of their own if they're interested.

Utada Hikaru, musician

When you're looking that far out, you're giving people their place in the universe, it touches people. Science is often visual, so it doesn't need translation. It's like poetry, it touches you.

Story Musgrave, astronaut

Pound's translation of Chinese poetry was maybe the most important thing I read. Eliot a little bit later.

Robert Morgan, poet

I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.

Robert Morgan, poet

A real translation is transparent.

Walter Benjamin, critic

The test of a given phrase would be: Is it worthy to be immortal? To make a beeline for something. That's worthy of being immortal and is immortal in English idiom. I guess I'll split is not going to be immortal and is excludable, therefore excluded.

Robert Fitzgerald, author

To translate, one must have a style of his own, for otherwise the translation will have no rhythm or nuance, which come from the process of artistically thinking through and molding the sentences; they cannot be reconstituted by piecemeal imitation. The problem of translation is to retreat to a simpler tenor of one's own style and creatively adjust this to one's author.

Paul Goodman, writer

There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers.

Edith Hamilton, writer

Translation is the paradigm, the exemplar of all writing. It is translation that demonstrates most vividly the yearning for transformation that underlies every act involving speech, that supremely human gift.

Harry Mathews,

The best thing on translation was said by Cervantes: translation is the other side of a tapestry.

Leonardo Sciascia,

It were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its color and odor, as seek to transfuse from one language into another the creations of a poet. The plant must spring again from its seed, or it will bear no flower -- and this is the burthen of the curse of Babel.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet

I love the song 'El Rey.' And for years, I never knew what the song was totally about. It was something new for me. I'd never sung a song in Spanish before. Then I got the translation and saw what a really cool song it was.

George Strait, musician

A firm, for instance, that does business in many countries of the world is driven to spend an enormous amount of time, labour, and money in providing for translation services.

Edward Sapir, scientist

Any translation which intends to perform a transmitting function cannot transmit anything but information -- hence, something inessential. This is the hallmark of bad translations.

Walter Benjamin, critic

Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.

Sir John Denham,

And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it.

Cornelia Funke, author

By reason of weird translation, many such sets of instructions read like poems anyhow.

Brian Ferneyhough, composer

I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table.

Paul Auster, author

And after I started working for the Bureau, most of my translation duties included translations of documents and investigations that actually started way before 9/11.

Sibel Edmonds, public servant

The other thing that I started doing for myself was, I went through my diary of ideas that I keep and made sure that the translation of the comic to the movie was good.

Guillermo del Toro, director

Translation is an interestingly different way to be involved both with poetry and with the language that I've found myself living in much of the time. I think the two feed each other.

Marilyn Hacker, poet

Translation makes me look at how a poem is put together in a different way, without the personal investment of the poem I'm writing myself, but equally closely technically.

Marilyn Hacker, poet

I would love mainland Chinese to read my book. There is a Chinese translation which I worked on myself, published in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Many copies have gone into China but it is still banned.

Jung Chang, writer

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