5 inspirational quotes about translation

Translation has always been important to writers. Here are 5 quotes from authors about translation, its importance and its intricacies:

1. “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
2. “The art of translation lies less in knowing the other language than
in knowing your own.”
— Ned Rorem
3. “Without translation, we would be living in provinces bordering on silence.”
— George Steiner
4. «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
5. «Translations are a partial and precious documentation
of the changes the text suffers.»
— Jorge Luis Borges

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