Translation Quotes

„You’re addicted as...

„You’re addicted as long as the street lives“ -Azet (translation)
📅︎ Mar 09
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“All language is...

“All language is but a poor translation.” —Franz Kafka
📅︎ Oct 01
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"Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of i...

"Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe." - Tao Te Ching, 42 (Stephen Mitchell translation)
📅︎ Nov 10
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"The more you know who you are, and what you ...

"The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you'll let thing upset you." - Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (2004 - I think)
📅︎ Jul 19
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It's better to belive IN nothin...

It's better to belive IN nothing than to belive nothing-Tom Fletcher (sorry for crappy translation)
📅︎ Jan 21
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“The word 'translation' comes, etymologically, from the Latin for 'bearing across'. Having be...

“The word 'translation' comes, etymologically, from the Latin for 'bearing across'. Having been borne across the world, we are translated men. It is normally supposed that something always gets lost in translation; I cling, obstinately to the notion that something can also be gained.”
📅︎ Oct 04
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“I want translations with copious footnotes, footnotes reaching up like skyscrapers t...

“I want translations with copious footnotes, footnotes reaching up like skyscrapers to the top of this or that page so as to leave only a gleam of one textual line between commentary and eternity”. —Vladimir Nabokov, ‘Problems of Translation’, Partisan Review 12.
📅︎ Oct 07
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I write in a slangy colloquial speech that has not bee...

I write in a slangy colloquial speech that has not been common in the Israeli tradition of writing, and that is one of the things that gets lost a little in translation.
📅︎ Oct 31
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"Love your enemies; not because they deserve it, but because l...

"Love your enemies; not because they deserve it, but because love spreads truth. Nothing is more tragic than truth being lost in translation because it was delivered with hate" - John Q. Daniels
📅︎ Jul 07
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“The more you know who you are, and ...

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you” - Bob from Lost in Translation
📅︎ Jun 30
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“All language is...

“All language is but a poor translation.” - Franz Kafka
📅︎ Apr 18
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"Nature's language is ...

"Nature's language is silence, other languages are just poor translation"
📅︎ Jun 27
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If the dream is a translation of w...

If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream. -René Magritte-
📅︎ May 02
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Silence is the langu...

Silence is the language of God, All else is poor translation. (Rumi)
📅︎ Oct 30
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"Chi dara fine al gran dolore? L'ore...

"Chi dara fine al gran dolore? L'ore." Translation: "Who will put an end to this great sadness? The hours passing.”
📅︎ Sep 21
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"Les paroles d'amour, qui sont toujours les mêmes, prennent le go...

"Les paroles d'amour, qui sont toujours les mêmes, prennent le goût des lèvres dont elles sortent." (Translation: The words of love, which are always the same, take the taste of the lips they come out.)
📅︎ Oct 17
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“All language is...

“All language is but a poor translation.” ― Franz Kafka
📅︎ Jul 03
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What is the german quote about not re...

What is the german quote about not rewarding stupidity? I remember its literal English translation being quite amusing.
📅︎ Mar 23
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"'Ay,' he said aloud. There is no translation for this word and per...

"'Ay,' he said aloud. There is no translation for this word and perhaps it is just a noise such as a man would make, involuntarily, feeling the nail go through his hands and into the wood." -Ernest Hemingway
📅︎ Jan 03
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"Poetry is what g...

"Poetry is what gets lost in translation." - Robert Frost
📅︎ Sep 19
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"Every act of commun...

"Every act of communication is an act of translation." -G. Rabassa
📅︎ Dec 16
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