Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful.
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.
Fantastic writing in English is kind of disreputable, but fantastic writing in translation is the summit.
Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence.
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.