Italian Writer Quotes

107 Italian Writer quotes:

"For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against."
"A thousand woodpeckers flew in through the window and settled themselves on Pinocchio's nose."
"Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy."
"How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child."
"How ridiculous I was as a Marionette! And how happy I am, now that I have become a real boy!"
"Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm."
"Pinocchio, spurred on by the hope of finding his father and of being in time to save him, swam all night long."
"The story of Pinocchio and the Talking Cricket, in which one sees that bad children do not like to be corrected by those who know more than they do."
"What was his surprise and his joy when, on looking himself over, he saw that he was no longer a Marionette, but that he had become a real live boy!"
"When poverty shows itself, even mischievous boys understand what it means."
"According to an ancient Sardinian legend, the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time."
"After this, I took private lessons in Italian from an elementary school teacher. He gave me themes to write about, and some of them turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper."
"I have also written some poems which have not been collected in a volume."
"We later moved to Rome, where I am presently living."
"Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - for heavy ones they cannot."
"Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great."
"Doubts are like stains on a shirt. I like shirts with stains, because when I'm given a shirt that's too clean, one that's completely white, I immediately start having doubts."
"Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual."
"I claim the right to take a stand once in a while."
"I don't go for people who lead full and satisfying lives."

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