translations Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about translations
“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.”
“You know the opinion of Cervantes? He said that reading a translation is like examining the back of a piece of tapestry.”
“Artemis believed that with today’s technology the Book could be translated. And with this translation you could begin to exploit a whole new group of creatures. . . . Artemis was perhaps the only person alive who could take full advantage of his recent acquisition. He still retained a childlike belief in magic, tempered by an adult determination to exploit it. If there was anybody capable of relieving the fairies of some of their magical gold, it was Artemis Fowl the second.”
The incorporation of background images and settings tells the reader that this book is indeed taking place in a foreign country, and there are words from the African language translated in portions of the book. Despite the obvious African setting, this is a universal story that could take place in any country to any little girl. The colors in this book are stunning, and the story heartwarming.
“The only French sentence he could call to mind was a passage which had caused him some trouble in class the previous day. So far as he had been able to judge the translation was: ‘the gentleman who wears one green hat approaches himself all of a sudden.‘”
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