Italian Writer Quotes

107 Italian Writer quotes:

"I don't have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some more should be added to the list, but I don't have the slightest doubt about human rights."
"I don't know whether these people are going to find themselves, but as they live their lives they have no choice but to face up to the image others have of them. They're forced to look at themselves in a mirror, and they often manage to glimpse something of themselves."
"I don't want to promote my own image either. I don't like going on television or mixing in literary circles."
"I live quietly at home among my family and friends."
"I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions."
"In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic and applicable to many European countries."
"It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection."
"It's very useful when politicians have doubts because there are so many choices to be made in the world."
"Literature for me isn't a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy."
"Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view. From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher."
"My books are about losers, about people who've lost their way and are engaged in a search."
"No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen. I'm a university teacher and I like my job."
"People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but they're more energetic - they aren't robots."
"Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas."
"The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture."
"There are some fundamental values it's impossible to be wrong about."
"We all want to be someone else but without ceasing to be ourselves. I think it's very important to defend this idea in real life too."
"Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression."
"I think that I used to love Hollywood movies. I remember great phases and moments. But, unfortunately, now is not the moment."
"To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people."

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