Italo Calvino Quotes


11 Italo Calvino quotes:



"Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents."
Author: Calvino Quotes Category: Travel Quotes Italian Journalist Quotes
"You are at the wheel of your car, waiting at a traffic light, you take the book out of the bag, rip off the transparent wrapping, start reading the first lines. A storm of honking breaks over you...."
"The unconscious is the ocean of the unsayable, of what has been expelled from the land of language, removed as a result of ancient prohibitions."
"Viaggi per rivivere il tuo passato? — era a questo punto la domanda del Kan, che poteva anche essere formulata così: — Viaggi per ritrovare il tuo futuro?"
Author: Calvino Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts."
Author: Calvino Quotes Category: Genius Quotes Italian Journalist Quotes
"Novels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top."
Author: Calvino Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"The unconscious is the ocean of the unsayable, of what has been expelled from the land of language, removed as a result of ancient prohibitions"
Author: Calvino Quotes Category: Land Quotes
"The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary."
"When politicians and politically minded people pay too much attention to literature, it is a bad sign -- a bad sign mostly for literature. But it is also a bad sign when they don't want to hear the word mentioned."
Author: Calvino Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"The human race is a zone of living things that should be defined by tracing its confines."
Author: Calvino Quotes Category: Living Quotes Italian Journalist Quotes
"The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him."
Author: Calvino Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes Italian Journalist Quotes



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