Lost in Translation (feat. murdered quotes, which is always nice)

I just murdered a bunch of really nice book quotes.

Kill your darlings, as they say. Stuff them in a bag and let Google Translate end them, as they say.  someone must have said this, i’m sure.

But let me explain myself… Skipping over the gory details (simply because there are none), I just… gave Malinda’s Google Translate craziness a try??

SO. If you’ve ever watched some of Malinda’s videos (and if you haven’t, you can check them out over here), you’ll know the whole thing goes more or less like this:

  1. You put a bit of normal something into Google Translate
  2. Translate it into any random language
  3. Do it again
  4. And again…
  5. And again…
  6. One too many times…
  7. Into too many languages…
  8. Until finally…
  9. You translate back into English
  10. And take in the resulting weirdness

I thought this would be a  terrible  insane  absurd  nice thing to try out with book quotes… So here we are.


Thanks to everyone who submitted a quote! You’re all murder accomplices now. I’ll send you our hideout’s address.

Lost in Translation


“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.” – Vicious, by Victoria Schwab

There are many people, many monsters have a large number of drivers.


“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” – The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien

You do not know if I want a nice day. If it’s good, do you want to know the property in the morning or early morning?

Sent by Alex 🖤


“You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” – My Heart and Other Black Holes, by Jasmine Warga

This is a dark day. I love you, but in reality.


“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!” – The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

Human name, Monigo, is ready to die

Sent by Swampy 🖤


“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” – Divergent, by Veronica Roth

In general, we find outsourcing in a unique privacy system.


“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.” – A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab

Live peacefully in a place where society is evil.


“We are drawn to stories, and every scar carries one.” – The Rose Society, by Marie Lu

We have found a pillar that has been displayed in the last few minutes.

Sent by Anthony @KeepReadingForward 🖤


“If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.” – The Maze Runner, by James Dashner

You’re not a clown, but you do not love…


“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling

It is our decision to decide now that there is no power to know electricity.

Sent by Jack 🖤


“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.” – Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

If that’s the case, I’ll be in the rain.


“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it….” – Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery

Tomorrow’s sweet and bad…

Sent by Chocolate Pages 🖤


“To be, or not to be, that is the question” – Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

This is a problem.


“Anything worth dying for … is certainly worth living for.” – Catch 22, by Joseph Heller

You will die for all… life is essential to life.

Sent by Jack 🖤


“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” – Winnie The Pooh, by A.A. Milne

How does a good man speak? Why?


“Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy.” – Message in a Bottle, by Nicholas Sparks

That’s not right.

Sent by Jack 🖤


“That’s the thing about pain.. It demands to be felt.” – The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green


Sent by Simant @flippingthruthepages 🖤


“Flamingoes and mustard both bite. And the moral of that is–“Birds of a feather flock together.” – Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

Beautiful and muscular education and morality: birds-birds-cabbage.


“Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” – Brida, by Paulo Coelho

The police also succeeded twice.

Sent by Jack 🖤


“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” – Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

Lamb, lamb, lamb, why are you here?


“About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.” – Twilight

 I’m very happy. One, Edward is not there. Second, because of my identity, my God is not responsible for me. Third, there are many bad things.

Sent by Dani @PoetryBooksYA 🖤


“There’s more to life than staying safe…” – Caraval, by Stephanie Garber

Health so.


“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” – VALIS, by Philip K. Dick

Right now the answer is destroyed.

Sent by Jack 🖤


“You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.” – Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas

You can play with a star. Make sure you do nothing. But, in a deep idea, you know. Here it will launch.


“It is never too late to be wise.” – Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe

Infection can not be too long.

Sent by Jack 🖤


“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” – The One, by Kiera Cass

Thousands have shielded your heart and my heart was troubled. If it was lost.

Sent by Panda 🖤


“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” – The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

A fun game! Right choice.


“How art thou out of breath when thou hast breath to say to me that thou art out of breath?” – Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

How Will Your Life Affect You?


“If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment, each and every day . . . the here, the now.” – Perfect Chemistry, by Simone Elkeles

If I do not know anything, nobody is here. You will live every day on the site. Here is the address now.

Sent by Kristina @BooksAndDachshunds 🖤


“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” – Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling

I’m loud enough to be wrong.


“I will remember this, thought Ender, when I am defeated. To keep dignity, and give honor where it’s due, so that defeat is not disgrace. And I hope I don’t have to do it often.” – Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

I remember that the temple was not shy with all the places. I will not do it for the bridge.


And so, it stands to reason that… Google Translate shouldn’t be used like that.


24 thoughts on “Lost in Translation (feat. murdered quotes, which is always nice)

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  1. (Oops I clicked that by mistake)

    This is fabulous and I had to try one out. So this is what I got for translating my favorite line from

    Feeling sad means having too much time on your hands, usually. – Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

    and got this : “Unfortunately, it means you have more time”

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