Dan, what has translating a quote or a phrase from one language to another have to do with Adam's request? Being able to translate into/from a language and write in this language are two very different things. Unless one is going to become a translator, I advise against translating when learning a new language. Even when looking words up in the dictionary, it's better to look them up in an English-English dictionary (assuming the learner is at least Intermediate of course) rather than just google the translation. Trying to translate as little as possible, especially in your head, is much more effective for language learning.