Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful. Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world. Italo Calvino
Fantastic writing in English is kind of disreputable, but fantastic writing in translation is the summit. Jonathan Lethem
Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence. George Steiner
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