I've seen a translation of a collection of biographies of eminent nuns in English, alas I can't remember the book's title. Otherwise I don't think any biographical record has been fully translated, except for the travel stories.
It has an English wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memoirs_of_Eminent_Monks
And those collections are also used to compare it with Chan records, like here: Biographies of Eminent Monks in a Comparative Perspective
and here: Evolution of Chan Biographies of Eminent Monks
In Chinese DDM/DDBC has a great project
to search for biographical info: Buddhist Authority Database Project
"If the Buddha-Nature is seen, there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing."
(Nirvana Sutra, T12n374p521b3; tr Yamamoto)
"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)
“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."
(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)