Quote from On Englishing the Bible


We should say to ourselves, not “How shall I make this foreigner talk English?” but “What would an Englishman had said to express the same?” That is translation. That is the very essence of the art: the resurrection of an alien thing in a native body; not the dressing of it up in native clothes but the giving to it of native flesh and blood

— Ronald Knox, On Englishing the Bible (p.19)