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American poet 1885-19720
A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
German philosopher 1882-19400
Any translation which intends to perform a transmitting function cannot transmit anything but information - hence, something inessential. This is the hallmark of bad translations.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
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.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-17780
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.