Baudelaire said poetry is essentially analogy... Between the language of the universe and the universe of language, there is a bridge, a link: poetry. The poet, says Baudelaire, is the translator.
–– Octavio Paz
The true goal of the mind is translating: only when a thing has been translated does it become truly vocal. Only in the Septuagint has revelation come to be at home in the world, and so long as Homer did not speak Latin he was not a fact. The same holds true for translating man to man.
–– Franz Rosenzweig