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Best Lost In Translation Quotes

Lost In Translation Quotes

  • It’s the most terrifying day of your life, the day the first one is born. Your life, as you know it, is gone. Never to return. But they learn how to walk, and they learn how to talk, and you want to be with them. And they turn out to be the most delightful people you’ll ever meet in your life.

    Bill Murray
  • The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.

    Stephanie Perkins
  • What’s so funny ’bout peace, love, and world destruction?

    James Patterson
  • Government exists to create and preserve conditions in which people can translate their ideas into practical reality. In the best of times, much is lost in translation. But we try.

    Gerald R. Ford
  • You’ve often heard me say – perhaps too often – that poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation. That little poem means just what it says and it says what it means, nothing less but nothing more.

    Robert Frost
  • The oldest cliché in the world is about “what’s lost in translation,” but you don’t very often read much intelligent about what’s gained by translation, and the answer is everything. Our language is a compendium of translation.

    Sam Hamill
  • I feel sometimes that I’m in a constant state of being lost in translation, and I guess that why I write songs.

    Laura Marling
  • Poetry is that which is lost in translation.

    Laurence J. Peter
  • When my books were translated, it was always about the characters, because the unique language aspect was lost in translation.

    Etgar Keret
  • Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation.

    Robert Frost
  • “Lost in Translation” by Sofia Coppola. It’s a masterpiece. I laughed a lot but was also overwhelmed by the story – a rare combination.

    Emmanuelle Bercot
  • The magic gets lost in translation.

    Richard Roeper
  • One of the producers, Wonjo, was an amazing interpreter. I don’t think we really knew how it was going to work at the beginning. Yet it was something that a couple of days into it seemed so seamless and it wasn’t something that we noticed or thought about. A couple of times I cornered him and forced him to speak English but we didn’t speak much English at all. That said, I don’t think anything was ever lost in translation. It was all very easy.

    Mia Wasikowska
  • I’d love to become like Bill Murray, who was so funny on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and has gone on to do some of the landmark comedies people like. And then to add this whole other phase to his career with ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘Rushmore.’ I always felt to be able to have something similar to that would be great.

    Will Ferrell
  • There are stories that are by and for Latin Americans, where a certain amount of cultural fluency is expected, where we can delight in the details, the humor, the particularities of speech, of dialects. Something is always lost in translation; we know instinctively that this is the case. A Radio Ambulante story looks at Latin America from the inside.

    Daniel Alarcon
  • I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it’s often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.

    Pharrell Williams
  • Having been borne across the world, we are translated men. It is normally supposed that something always gets lost in translation; I cling, obstinately, to the notion that something can also be gained.

    Salman Rushdie
  • Something may have been lost in translation, but it certainly wasn’t love

    Erich Segal
  • I love working with the actors eye-to-eye. I think something gets lost in translation, not only through a monitor, but when you leave the area where the actual scene is taking place.

    Drew Barrymore
  • The subtle differences in language and humor that get lost in translation, for example, make it almost impossible for big companies to do something that will appeal at home and abroad.

    Larry Gelbart
  • I’m not a statistician, but it doesn’t take a genious to work out that 100 million children being denied an education is ridiculous. There is nothing lost in translation here, it’s obvious that’s wrong.

    Scarlett Johansson
  • Consider the Koran… this wretched book was sufficient to start a world-religion, to satisfy the metaphysical need of countless millions for twelve hundred years, to become the basis of their morality and of a remarkable contempt for death, and also to inspire them to bloody wars and the most extensive conquests. In this book we find the saddest and poorest form of theism. Much may be lost in translation, but I have not been able to discover in it one single idea of value.

    Arthur Schopenhauer
  • I’ve personally reached the point where the sound of MP3s are so uncompelling, because so much is lost in translation.

    Beck

“Lost in Translation” quotes

  • “I’m trying to organize a prisonbreak. I’m looking for, like, an accomplice. We have to first get out of this bar, then the hotel, then the city, and then the country. Are you in or you out?”

    talking to Charlotte

    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “The most terrifying day of your life is the day the first one is born. Your life, as you know it is gone. Never to return. But they learn how to walk, and they learn how to talk and you want to be with them. And they turn out to be the most delightful people you will ever meet in your life.”

    talking to Charlotte about kids

    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.”
    /> BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “- Charlotte: That was the worst lunch.
    – Bob Harris: So bad. What kind of restaurant makes you cook your own food?”

    SCARLETT JOHANSSON – Charlotte
    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris
  • “My Japanese is getting better. We started speaking English.”
    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “- Charlotte: 25 years. It’s impressive.
    – Bob Harris: You sleep one-third of your life, that knocks out eight years of marriage right there. So you’re down to 16 in change. You know you’re just a teenager, at marriage, you can drive it but there’s still the occasional accident.”

    SCARLETT JOHANSSON – Charlotte
    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “- Charlotte: What are you doing here?
    – Bob Harris: A couple of things. Taking a break from my wife, forgetting my son’s birthday and getting paid two million dollars to endorse a whiskey when I could be doing a play somewhere. The good news is, the whiskey works.”

    SCARLETT JOHANSSON – Charlotte
    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris
  • “Enjoy your fright.”

    talking to his friend

    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “I don’t get that close to the glass until I’m on the floor.”
    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “- Charlotte: I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.
    – Bob Harris: You’ll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”

    SCARLETT JOHANSSON – Charlotte
    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “- Ms. Kawasaki: He wants you to turn and look in camera. Okay?
    – Bob Harris: Is that all he said?”

    after a long speech in Japanese

    AKIKO TAKESHITA – Ms. Kawasaki
    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “Short and sweet? How very Japanese of you.”

    talking to his friend

    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

  • “I just feel so alone, even when I’m surrounded by other people.”
    SCARLETT JOHANSSON – Charlotte

  • “Enjoy my jacket, which you stole from me.”

    talking to his friend

    BILL MURRAY – Bob Harris

Charlotte: ‘I’m stuck. Does it get easier?’

Bob: ‘No.—Yes, it gets easier.’

Charlotte: ‘Oh yeah? Look at you.’

Bob: ‘Thanks.’”

 Charlotte, Bob, Lost in Translation
Charlotte [Making fun of Bob’s one-night stand]: ‘She’s older. At least you’ll have lots to talk about.’

Bob: ‘I can’t believe you couldn’t find anyone else to lavish you with attention.’”

 Charlotte, Bob, Lost in Translation
John: ‘Do you have to smoke so much? It’s just so bad for you.’

Charlotte: ‘I’ll stop later.’”

 John, Lost in Translation
“And we both have two dogs, and we both live in L.A., so we have all these different things in common.”

 Kelly, Lost in Translation
“More than this, you know there’s nothing. More than this, just tell me one thing.”

 Bob, Lost in Translation
“I went to this temple and all these monks were chanting and I didn’t feel anything. John’s been using these hair products and I don’t know who I married anymore.”

 Charlotte, Lost in Translation
“Short and sweet? How very Japanese of you.”

 Bob, Lost in Translation
“You’re not hopeless.”

 Bob, Lost in Translation
Lydia: ‘Do I need to worry about you, Bob?’

Bob: ‘Only if you want to.’”

 Bob, Lydia, Lost in Translation
“I’m just completely lost.”

 Bob, Lost in Translation
“You’re probably just having a mid-life crisis. Did you buy a Porsche yet?”

 Charlotte, Lost in Translation
Charlotte: ‘So, what are you doing here?’

Bob: ‘Uh, a couple of things. Taking a break from my wife, forgetting my son’s birthday. And, uh, getting paid two million dollars to endorse a whiskey when I could be doing a play somewhere.’

Charlotte: ‘Oh.’

Bob: ‘But the good news is, the whiskey works.’”

 Charlotte, Bob, Lost in Translation
Bob: ‘What do you do?’

Charlotte: ‘I’m not sure yet, actually.’”

 Charlotte, Bob, Lost in Translation
“[Bob is recollecting when he first saw Charlotte, in the elevator]

Charlotte: ‘Did I scowl at you?’

Bob: ‘No, you smiled.’

Charlotte: ‘I did?’

Bob: ‘Yes, it was a complete accident. A freak. I haven’t seen it since. Just that one time.

[Charlotte smiles]

Like that, but bigger… bigger… mm-hmm… well, not that big!’”

 Charlotte, Bob, Lost in Translation
“Why do you have to point out how stupid everyone is all the time?”

 John, Lost in Translation
“I tried taking pictures, but they were so mediocre. I guess every girl goes through a photography phase. You know, horses… taking pictures of your feet.”

 Charlotte, Lost in Translation
Charlotte: ’25 years. That’s uh, well it’s impressive.’

Bob: ‘Well you figure, you sleep one-third of your life, that knocks out eight years of marriage right there. So you’re, y’know, down to 16 in change. You know you’re just a teenager, at marriage, you can drive it but there’s still the occasional accident.’”

 Charlotte, Bob, Lost in Translation
“I just feel so alone, even when I’m surrounded by other people.”

 Charlotte, Lost in Translation
Bob: ‘I don’t want to leave.’

Charlotte: ‘So don’t. Stay here with me. We’ll start a jazz band.’”

 Charlotte, Bob, Lost in Translation
Bob: ‘It gets a whole lot more complicated when you have kids.’

Charlotte: ‘It’s scary.’

Bob: ‘The most terrifying day of your life is the day the first one is born.’

Charlotte: ‘Nobody ever tells you that.’

Bob: ‘Your life, as you know it… is gone. Never to return. But they learn how to walk, and they learn how to talk… and you want to be with them. And they turn out to be the most delightful people you will ever meet in your life.’

Charlotte: ‘That’s nice.’”

 Charlotte, Bob, Lost in Translation
Charlotte: ‘I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.’

Bob: ‘You’ll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.’”

 Charlotte, Bob, Lost in Translation
“Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.”

 Charlotte, Lost in Translation

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