"Like poems. You cannot translate. You can only make other poems."
-- John Crowley. The Translator
"Are words, then, so important and enduring?"
"Why, Manuel, I am surprised at you! In what else, pray, does man differ from the other animals except in that he is used by words?"
-- James Branch Cabell. Figures of Earth
Writers and dragons are not always to be trusted.
-- Ursula K. Le Guin. Tales from Earthsea