Top 75 Translated Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Translated Quotes from famous people such as Emmet Fox, Jessica Origliasso, Mark Kurlansky, Bruce Grobbelaar, Samin Nosrat, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern

As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be.
Emmet Fox
I just lived openly, as loud as I wanted to be, which translated into our music really well.
Jessica Origliasso
I translated an Emile Zola book, ‘The Belly of Paris,’ because I didn’t find an existing translation that captured his sense of humor. Humor is the first victim of translation.
Mark Kurlansky
The surname Grobbelaar is roughly translated in English from original Dutch as ‘clumsy,’ so I think I was struggling from the start to rid myself of the clown tag that plagued me throughout my career.
Bruce Grobbelaar
I’m the child of immigrants, and there was always a garage filled with food, just in case, and you kept money under the mattress. You were always prepared, because you couldn’t trust that you were being taken care of. So that translated into my life into a lot of opportunity hoarding.
Samin Nosrat
The very first pieces of film that I did were really graphic designs translated to film. Graphic designs that moved. That was a very new notion.
Saul Bass
Once I started getting serious about standup I got a better handle on word economy and making jokes punchier, which translated well to Twitter.
Jaboukie Young-White
‘The Lair of the White Worm’ is quite a strange film. It’s difficult to be good when you’re saying lines that have been translated from Spanish to English by someone who speaks French.
Hugh Grant
If you really probe, people are anxious about their job, anxious about their home, their children’s future. Obviously it gets translated into things like immigration, but that is nothing new.
Keir Starmer
I had this one teacher, and as I got older and translated things he used to say, it was racist and hatred stuff he was saying toward me and my brother.
Luol Deng
In a way, Anglo-Saxon poetry cannot be translated.
Seamus Heaney
Second, the President’s popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President.
Thomas E. Mann
Facebook can be an accumulation of different intelligences. Ask a question, translated into many languages and somebody, somewhere in the world, will have an answer.
Yuri Milner
Scientists have established huge numbers of links between particular diseases and snippets of DNA, but in the great majority of cases, this has not yet been translated into treatments that can help cure patients. These treatments will come – tomorrow, or the day after.
Charles C. Mann
It’s easy to be a short-term hero. It is very easy for me to get tremendous results very short term, get that translated into compensation, and be off sailing in the Bahamas. But the goal for this company – and it’s very difficult to do – the goal is to follow a four- or five-year process.
Paul Polman
I think that ‘Mary Poppins’ needs a subtle reader, in many respects, to grasp all its implications, and I understand that these cannot be translated in terms of the film.
P. L. Travers
Sometimes I wonder how my life would have worked out if my books had been translated into English sooner, because English is the language that’s spoken worldwide, and when a book appears in English it is made universal, it becomes a global publication.
Olga Tokarczuk
What you fill your mind with is eventually translated into the words you speak, and then your words create action.
Paul J. Meyer
The nature of anguish is translated into different forms.
Franz Kline
Whatever is powerful to you can be translated into something which will matter to somebody that you will never know.
Jeanette Winterson
Sweden is a small country, and a Swedish writer can barely make a living as an author. We were able to quit our jobs as journalists only after we had been translated into, among others, German.
Maj Sjowall
Home to me is the world because my books have been translated into more than 30 languages.
Nawal El Saadawi
When someone says ‘Action,’ you just get on with it and hope that that is translated onto the screen for other people to see. All you can ever do is work as hard as you can on it and make sure you’re doing your job.
Adeel Akhtar
Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it’s badly translated, hard to figure out.
Hugh Laurie
Africa is experiencing rising rates of growth, but will growth get translated into development?
Sanjaya Baru
Palestinian terrorism has to be rejected and condemned, yes. But it should not be translated defacto into a policy of support for a really increasingly brutal repression, colonial settlements and a new wall.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
I’ve still got to do something to help, however tiny it is. I always think of the old Hebrew saying, which is translated roughly into, ‘He who saves one life saves the world,’ because it’s pretty ghastly to think of all the people we’re not saving.
Vanessa Redgrave
Whitman was Emerson translated from the abstract into the concrete.
John Burroughs
From the early days of European migration to America, in the 17th Century, the prototype of buildings was based on English precedent, even if mostly translated into the locally available material in abundance: timber.
Harry Seidler
There isn’t really a stylistic recipe for fonts to make them particularly suitable to be translated into different scripts.
Bruno Maag
If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated?
Henry David Thoreau
There are certain sorts of jokes which have only to do

There are certain sorts of jokes which have only to do with the substitution of the unexpected word in a familiar context. If you translated something into French and then had it translated back into English by somebody who didn’t know the original, you’d lose what was funny.
Tom Stoppard
Many of the books I read, I had to read them in French, English, or Italian, because they hadn’t been translated into Spanish.
Antonio Munoz Molina
Yeah, my drum programming especially is based on my knowledge of playing a drum kit. For the bass too, definitely. It was the first thing that I translated any sort of ideas through. It must have shaped it somehow.
Tom Jenkinson
You cannot be a conscious Christian without St. Paul. He translated the teachings of Christ into a doctrinal structure that, even with the additions of a vast number of thinkers, theologians and pastors, has resisted and still exists after two thousand years.
Pope Francis
To fix India’s healthcare scenario, what is most needed is ‘systems thinking.’ For far too long, India has followed a vertical approach in its health sector, which translated into disease-specific national programmes being set up.
Kapil Sibal
Rejection is part of the process, so you can’t let it crush you. My first three novels never made it into publication, but my fourth, ‘Sheltering Rain,’ was translated into 11 languages.
Jojo Moyes
The do-it-yourself lifestyle is something that I’ve translated into wrestling.
CM Punk
Programs like I-Corps get university and other federally-funded research translated more quickly into new products and new companies, creating American jobs and providing taxpayers a better return on their investment in science.
Dan Lipinski
I worked for three years in a small IT firm in Chicago. I managed our client base, so I translated into human speak for our technicians. But our company was sold, and the atmosphere and the culture really changed, so I quit without having anything else lined up.
Allison Tolman
Somehow, what’s in our hearts, good or bad is eventually translated into words and deeds.
Andy Stanley
Designers have always shown outlandish and exuberant clothes, but that hasn’t always translated to the streets.
Jason Wu
It’s hard to have any idea of how much money is enough to finance an appropriate lifestyle in retirement. But if a lump sum is translated into a monthly income, it’s much easier to determine whether you have enough put away to afford to stop working.
Richard Thaler
I write my novels in English first; then they are translated into Turkish by professional translators. Then I take their translation and rewrite. So basically, I write the same novel twice.
Elif Safak
The novel ‘World War Z’ is told from the perspectives of so many people – speaking to the narrator – that there’s no way a movie could capture all of them. Still, the idea of turning a zombie pandemic into a war story is fascinating and could have translated easily to film.
Annalee Newitz
Myths can’t be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time.
Margaret Atwood
‘Out’ was my real breakthrough, the novel that became a hit in Japan and sold a lot of books, so it was sort of an obvious choice for being the first book to be translated into English.
Natsuo Kirino
History is how we have learnt to think about ourselves. It’s not as though the Greeks and Romans are static entities out there to be discovered and translated. We make them speak, we talk to them, and they inform what we say.
Mary Beard
I will say nothing to an actor that cannot be translated into action.
Elia Kazan
I’m a writer. In Latin America, they say I’m a Latin-American writer because I also write in Spanish and my books are translated, but I am an American citizen and my books are published here, so I’m also an American writer.
Isabel Allende
I think a lot of campaigns mis-learned the lessons of Obama 2008. They overly focused on the particular tools, and less so on the fact that the Internet enables a kind of culture of trust to be translated into real power.
Zephyr Teachout
I woke up find a rather noisy multi-lingual meeting going on. This was great as everyone could participate and even though everything had to be translated into about four different languages it never became boring. After a while the meeting broke up and everyone went for food.
John Blair
I wanted to reveal how genetic code is translated into protein. I knew a great application could be for antibiotics, since half of the useful ones target the ribosomes, but I didn’t believe I could contribute to it. It was like the next Mount Everest to conquer. It was my dream to contribute something to humanity.
Ada Yonath
In my mind, I slowed down and I feel like I translated it over into my game.
Michael Carter-Williams
We have to ensure politically that what’s doable can indeed by translated into law, but what’s not doable mustn’t become European law. Otherwise, the auto industry will work somewhere with higher carbon emissions – and we can’t want that.
Angela Merkel
For more than three years, I’d been part of a complex and frustrating dance as my nonfiction, fact-based material was translated from book to movie by scriptwriters whose visions, goals and sensibilities often were quite different from mine.
A’Lelia Bundles
If you’re going to go to an audition, you don’t want to go in trying to force yourself into some archetype that has been thought up by a director and translated by a casting director.
Timothy Simons
The ballet needs to tell its own story in such a way it can be received without having to be translated into language.
Twyla Tharp
I wish more Italian literature were translated and read in English. I’ve discovered so many extraordinary and diverse writers: Lalla Romano, Carlo Cassola. Beppe Fenoglio, Giorgio Manganelli, just to name a few.
Jhumpa Lahiri
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
It is difficult to survive as an author in Sweden, so for commercial success, it is good idea to write crime, get yourself translated, and live happily ever after.
Hakan Nesser
I’m an American. We’ve translated democracy and brotherhood and equality into enterprise and opportunity and success – and that’s getting Americanised.
Susan Glaspell
We have to understand that India is a complex country.

We have to understand that India is a complex country. Everything takes time for the real impact to get translated to the economy.
Chanda Kochhar
China approaches fashion with strong enthusiasm. And I believe that this enthusiasm can be translated into something interesting, economically speaking. Not only for my brand, but also for other brands.
Giorgio Armani
You know, this is really a way of cooking. It’s not my way. I’m deeply influenced by the Mediterranean way of being. I’ve spent a lot of time there. And I’ve sort of translated it; I’ve tried to make it available to people in this country to whom it might not be familiar.
Sally Schneider
Though most of my titles are translated into about 7 to 8 languages, I feel that translations, to some extent, can lose the flavour of the colloquial words used otherwise in the regional narrative.
Sudha Murty
A lot of times, people complain about how books and stories change when they’re translated to the screen. But I think sometimes people forget that a lot of changes have to be made because we’re not in a book when we’re watching a movie.
Brian Selznick
The motto of the Netherlands is translated into English as ‘I will uphold.’ But I want you to know that, as we go forward, our message together is not just ‘I will uphold,’ but ‘we will uphold.’
Loretta Lynch
My books have been translated into various languages and sold in other countries, but I never have any contact with the foreign publishers and am so disconnected from that process that it seems almost imaginary. With ‘How to Save a Life’, I worked closely with Usborne editors and have been involved in the publicity.
Sara Zarr
It can bum you out when your intentions aren’t, like, translated properly.
This sympathy is not translated into force against the British government because it is not like the anti- apartheid movement which had a high profile here and Mandela is a more engaging figure than Yasser Arafat.
Tom Paulin
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
Thomas Jefferson
In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.
Marshall McLuhan
In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
Larry Elder
I am grateful that early in my life I was blessed with a simple faith that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that he saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in a vision. He translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God. That testimony has been confirmed to me over and over again.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf