Natalia Ginzburg

Natalia Ginzburg

As soon as we see our dreams betrayed we realize that the intensest joys of our life have nothing to do with reality, and we are consumed with regret for the time when they glowed within us. And in this succession of hopes and regrets our life slips by.More Natalia Ginzburg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As far as the education of children is concerned I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; not tact but love for one's neighbor and self-denial; not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know.More Natalia Ginzburg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My vocation is to write and I have known this for a long time. I hope I won't be misunderstood; I know nothing about the value of the things I am able to write. I know that writing is my vocation. When I sit down to write I feel extraordinarily at ease, and I move in an element which, it seems to me, I know extraordinarily well; I use tools that are familiar to me and they fit snugly in my hands. But when I write stories I am like someone who is in her own country, walking along streets that she has known since she wasMore Natalia Ginzburg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I begin to suspect that England is the most melancholy country in the world.More Natalia Ginzburg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Today, as never before, the fates of men are so intimately linked to one another that a disaster for one is a disaster for everybody.More Natalia Ginzburg quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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