„My books must be an absolute nightmare to translate. I wouldn't do it. I had a couple of them in Japanese some years ago and my wife met a Japanese woman who said that she had read the books. And she asked her what the translations were like. This woman said they were the worst translation she had ever read in her life. She said she didn't recognise the books when she finally read them in English.“
— John Banville Irish writer 1945
„If you read a lot of books, you're considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well-viewed.“
— Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939
— Elfriede Jelinek, Wonderful, Wonderful Times
„Read a lot. Expect something big, something exalting or deepening from a book. No book is worth reading that isn't worth re-reading.“
— Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004
— Andrew S. Tanenbaum Dutch computer scientist 1944
Modern Operating Systems, 3rd ed., p. 2.
— Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952
Context: I read a lot of books that are, for lack of a better word, cross-cultural. I find movies and books that take me — transport me to another culture are the things that I'm most interested in, and always have been.
— Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990
„She read a little of it. I give her review verbatim:—"Oh, your book? It's all about those how-wid Wajahs. I didn't understand it."“
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
Wressley of the Foreign Office.