la más hermosa de todas las mentiras

andyandnoelle

New Member
English
I am having a problem understanding why this quote by Claude Debussy translated this way. I was hoping someone could help me understand.

"El arte es la más hermosa de todas las mentiras." - Claude Debussy -
 
  • christelleny

    Senior Member
    French-France
    Art is the most beautifil of all lies.
    Art is the most beautiful deception of all.

    The complete quote has been translated as: “Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.”
     

    Oldy Nuts

    Senior Member
    Spanish - Chile
    I prefer the version with deception/engaño. It would be useful to see the original which I assume is in French, but I have been unable to find it...
     
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