David Bellos Quotes

David Bellos Quotes: The practice of translation rests on two presuppositions. The first is that we are all different: we speak different tongues, and see the world in ways that are deeply influenced by the particular features of the tongue that we speak. The second is that we are all the same - that we can share the same broad and narrow kinds of feelings, information, understandings, and so forth. Without both of these suppositions, translation could not exist. Nor could anything we would like to call social life. Translation is another name for the human condition.
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David Bellos Quote: In painting as in prose, a good eye is not enough to tell you whether what you see is real or fake.
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