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Donna Leon quotes: I think reading a translation is an act of faith. I think reading a translation is an act of faith.
Donna Leon quotes: Hic scientia finit: Knowledge Stops Here. Hic scientia finit: Knowledge Stops Here.
Donna Leon quotes: I know you shouldn't spit in your own soup but I think most crime writing is like TV and doesn't make enormous demands on one's intellect. I know you shouldn't spit in your own soup but I think most crime writing is like TV and doesn't make enormous demands on one's intellect.
Donna Leon quotes: Logic was my favorite class in school. I like it because it's a way to see HOW what someone says is nonsense. Logic was my favorite class in school. I like it because it's a way to see HOW what someone says is nonsense.
Donna Leon quotes: This is a fallen world. People lie, the truth gets distorted, and that's the way it is. What's for dinner ? This is a fallen world. People lie, the truth gets distorted, and that's the way it is. What's for dinner ?
Donna Leon quotes: South.'But no name?,'No, Guido. But I'll keep South.
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'No, Guido. But I'll keep
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Donna Leon quotes: Guilo, although a lawyer, never lied; at least not to his friends. Guilo, although a lawyer, never lied; at least not to his friends.
Donna Leon quotes: I listen to Handel's vocal music, almost exclusively. I listen to Handel's vocal music, almost exclusively.
Donna Leon quotes: I don't go to the movies because I don't like films. I don't go to the movies because I don't like films.
Donna Leon quotes: Sit around the bars, talked to people, ate in the restaurants, and chatted with the old ladies on the street. Fishermen are pretty much that way. Sit around the bars, talked to people, ate in the restaurants, and chatted with the old ladies on the street. Fishermen are pretty much that way.
Donna Leon quotes: I have always had a particular antagonism for the military. I have always had a particular antagonism for the military.
Donna Leon quotes: am, as an English poet says in an entirely different context, 'as free as the road, as loose as the wind.'" Brunetti am, as an English poet says in an entirely different context, 'as free as the road, as loose as the wind.'" Brunetti
Donna Leon quotes: with renewing his offer of with renewing his offer of
Donna Leon quotes: The ending is one of my blackest, utterly without hope of any sort. The ending is one of my blackest, utterly without hope of any sort.
Donna Leon quotes: Most people - however much they might deny it - had an idea of what they were getting into when they got into it. Most people - however much they might deny it - had an idea of what they were getting into when they got into it.
Donna Leon quotes: Helmut thought himself above common morality. Or perhaps he thought he'd managed to create his own, different from ours, better. Helmut thought himself above common morality. Or perhaps he thought he'd managed to create his own, different from ours, better.
Donna Leon quotes: I do not take any pleasure whatsoever in being a famous person. I do not take any pleasure whatsoever in being a famous person.
Donna Leon quotes: She stood motionless like that for She stood motionless like that for
Donna Leon quotes: hard on a curve and lost control of the hard on a curve and lost control of the
Donna Leon quotes: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most liberal and illumined of the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most liberal and illumined of the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Donna Leon quotes: Her mask gave no sign of how this affected her. Her mask gave no sign of how this affected her.
Donna Leon quotes: You know, Guido, at times I find it difficult to believe you do the sort of work you do. (Medical examiner's view of Commissario Guido Brunetti) You know, Guido, at times I find it difficult to believe you do the sort of work you do. (Medical examiner's view of Commissario Guido Brunetti)
Donna Leon quotes: I love music. But I've never owned a TV in my adult life, and I've never lived in a place with a television. I love music. But I've never owned a TV in my adult life, and I've never lived in a place with a television.
Donna Leon quotes: Well, I don't believe it any more, none of it: I have no faith and I have no hope.' Though Well, I don't believe it any more, none of it: I have no faith and I have no hope.' Though
Donna Leon quotes: And will knowing what she reads make you know who she is?""Can you think of a better way to tell? And will knowing what she reads make you know who she is?"
"Can you think of a better way to tell?
Donna Leon quotes: I admire Dickens beyond words. He is one of the greatest plotters of all times. Didn't have a clue about women, but he sure could plot. I admire Dickens beyond words. He is one of the greatest plotters of all times. Didn't have a clue about women, but he sure could plot.
Donna Leon quotes: She believed that books served as a mirror of the person who accumulated them. She believed that books served as a mirror of the person who accumulated them.
Donna Leon quotes: The Germans and Austrians are very polite, the Swiss are very reserved and the Spanish usually kiss me. The Brits write me letters. The Germans and Austrians are very polite, the Swiss are very reserved and the Spanish usually kiss me. The Brits write me letters.
Donna Leon quotes: A man without a sense of fashion is a man without a soul. A man without a sense of fashion is a man without a soul.
Donna Leon quotes: I never wanted to be rich or successful or famous. I just wanted to be happy and have fun. I never wanted to be rich or successful or famous. I just wanted to be happy and have fun.
Donna Leon quotes: I've been thinking that of late - she said. - Thinking what? - That the world of Henry James is becoming very small for me. I've been thinking that of late - she said. - Thinking what? - That the world of Henry James is becoming very small for me.
Donna Leon quotes: Brunetti remembered when they found themselves with an excessive catch, they chose to give it away, rather than watch it rot. Brunetti remembered when they found themselves with an excessive catch, they chose to give it away, rather than watch it rot.
Donna Leon quotes: Though he did not believe, he was not untouched by the magic of belief ... Though he did not believe, he was not untouched by the magic of belief ...
Donna Leon quotes: He hesitated then, anticipating the panic that came when there was nothing left to read.- Guido Brunetti He hesitated then, anticipating the panic that came when there was nothing left to read.
- Guido Brunetti
Donna Leon quotes: All through graduate school, instead of having a television I read murder mysteries: Hammett, Chandler, Ruth Rendell, P. D. James. All through graduate school, instead of having a television I read murder mysteries: Hammett, Chandler, Ruth Rendell, P. D. James.
Donna Leon quotes: when children loved you, you knew everything, and when they were angry with you, you knew nothing? when children loved you, you knew everything, and when they were angry with you, you knew nothing?
Donna Leon quotes: That's probably because they said a lot of other things, as well. That's probably because they said a lot of other things, as well.
Donna Leon quotes: Brunetti had long been of the opinion that one of the handicaps of stupidity was its inability to imagine intelligence. Brunetti had long been of the opinion that one of the handicaps of stupidity was its inability to imagine intelligence.
Donna Leon quotes: When scores of indicted criminals sit in parliament who could believe in the rule of law ... When scores of indicted criminals sit in parliament who could believe in the rule of law ...