Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

Italian scientist, philosopher, historian and medievalist, an expert on semiotics, literary critic, writer.
For such is the fate of parody: it must never fear exaggerating. If it strikes home, it will only prefigure something that others will then do without a smile--and without a blush--in steadfast virile seriousness.More Umberto Eco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
American coffee can be a pale solution served at a temperature of 100 degrees centigrade in plastic thermos cups, usually obligatory in railroad stations for purposes of genocide, whereas coffee made with an American percolator, such as you find in private houses or in humble luncheonettes, served with eggs and bacon, is delicious, fragrant, goes down like pure spring water, and afterwards causes severe palpitations, because one cup contains more caffeine than four espressos.More Umberto Eco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was a fervent Catholic, and I belonged to the national organizations, even becoming one of the national leaders, until the age of 21, 22.More Umberto Eco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For Mallarmé naming an object meant suppressing three-quarters of its poetic pleasure (which consists in the joy of guessing bit by bit - "le suggérer, voilà le rêve!").More Umberto Eco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are always remaking history. Our memory is always an interpretive reconstruction of the past, so is perspective.More Umberto Eco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Anatoly Yurkin Excessive centralization of words is when the truths of the alphabet become dogmas. (Anatoly Yurkin) [11/27/2018 06:11:19] More


Eugene Ryabyi In the monastery, only the saints go up the career ladder, but in life often those who have everything from the evil. [11/20/2018 08:11:40] More


Vonifatiy Nikodimich A lover is, in a sense, outsourcing too. [11/21/2018 09:11:33] More


Eugene Ryabyi When you care excessively about your health, you become the slave to diseases. [11/16/2018 09:11:05] More


Aleksandr Avanov Nominibus mollire licet mala;
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