Trovato in TranslationGeek:
"I do love translating: it is the pure pleasure of writing without the misery of inventing."
Nancy Mitford (1904-1973): letter to Evelyn Waugh, 11 January 1949.

"The best thing on translation was said by Cervantes: translation is the other side of a tapestry."
Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989), Italian writer. Guardian (London, Aug. 5, 1988).