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Nelson Mandela
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
Nelson Mandela

Anthony Burgess
“Translation is not a matter of words only; it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.”
Anthony Burgess

Mark Twain
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

Amara Lakhous
“Translator is a journey over a sea from one shore to the other.
Sometimes I think of myself as a smuggler: I cross the frontier of language with my booty of words, ideas, images, and metaphors.”
Amara Lakhous

Amy  Chua
“Do you know what a foreign accent is? It's a sign of bravery.”
Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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