Paraphrasing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations Paraphrasing ndash; TranslationsFor what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act.ndash;Dante AlighieriThe original is unfaithful to the translation.ndash;Jorge Luis BorgesPrayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.ndash;Leonard CohenPoetry is what is lost in translation.ndash;Robert FrostIf the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.ndash;Rene MagritteTranslation is the paradigm, the exemplar of all writing. It is translation that demonstrates most vividly the yearning for transformation that underlies every act involving speech, that supremely human gift.ndash;Harry MathewsWhat makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation. The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences. That's what their substance is.ndash;Jonathan MillerAs far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.ndash;Boris PasternakA great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.ndash;Ezra Pound Use in Literature ParaphrasingIt is almost a paraphrase of the sermon to the birds.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.A paraphrase of the history of my own heart appeared in a serious vaudeville, 'Parting and Meeting,' with this difference only, that here the love was mutual: the piece was not presented on the stage till five years later.ndash;Hans Christian Andersen in True Story of My Life.