Translators

Translators

“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.”
― Salman Rushdie, Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991

“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