Umberto Eco Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Umberto Eco

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

Umberto Eco quotes: People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged. People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged.
Umberto Eco quotes: Even today, I frequently meet scientists who, outside their own narrow discipline, are superstitious. Even today, I frequently meet scientists who, outside their own narrow discipline, are superstitious.
Umberto Eco quotes: someone has mixed and shuffled the words of the Book more than was right. someone has mixed and shuffled the words of the Book more than was right.
Umberto Eco quotes: Luckily, Eden is soon populated. The ethical dimension begins when the other appears on the scene. Luckily, Eden is soon populated. The ethical dimension begins when the other appears on the scene.
Umberto Eco quotes: Any fact becomes important when it's connected to another. Any fact becomes important when it's connected to another.
Umberto Eco quotes: Translation is the art of failure. Translation is the art of failure.
Umberto Eco quotes: Books always speak of other books. Books always speak of other books.
Umberto Eco quotes: But chance has a taste for conspiracy. But chance has a taste for conspiracy.
Umberto Eco quotes: As Clark Kent I take care of misunderstood young geniuses; as Superman I punish justly misunderstood old geniuses. I As Clark Kent I take care of misunderstood young geniuses; as Superman I punish justly misunderstood old geniuses. I
Umberto Eco quotes: Is this possible? To spend a life punishing people who will never know they have been punished? So Is this possible? To spend a life punishing people who will never know they have been punished? So
Umberto Eco quotes: Anything was possible if the impossible was true. Anything was possible if the impossible was true.
Umberto Eco quotes: Does it make sense to choose the wrong Opportunity just to convince yourself that you would have chosen the right one - had you had the Opportunity? I Does it make sense to choose the wrong Opportunity just to convince yourself that you would have chosen the right one - had you had the Opportunity? I
Umberto Eco quotes: The followers must feel besieged. The followers must feel besieged.
Umberto Eco quotes: It is obvious that the newspaper produces the opinion of the readers. It is obvious that the newspaper produces the opinion of the readers.
Umberto Eco quotes: Graecum est, non legitur," I finished his sentence, humiliated. "It is Greek to me." "Exactly; Graecum est, non legitur," I finished his sentence, humiliated. "It is Greek to me." "Exactly;
Umberto Eco quotes: But if there is no cosmic Plan? What a mockery, to live in exile when no one sent you there. Exile from a place, moreover, that does not exist. But if there is no cosmic Plan? What a mockery, to live in exile when no one sent you there. Exile from a place, moreover, that does not exist.
Umberto Eco quotes: To read a paper book is another experience: you can do it on a ship, on the branch of a tree, on your bed, even if there is a blackout. To read a paper book is another experience: you can do it on a ship, on the branch of a tree, on your bed, even if there is a blackout.
Umberto Eco quotes: Followers of the occult believe in only what they already know, and in those things that confirm what they have already learned. Followers of the occult believe in only what they already know, and in those things that confirm what they have already learned.
Umberto Eco quotes: I write stories about conspiracies and paranoid characters while I am, in fact, a very skeptical person. I write stories about conspiracies and paranoid characters while I am, in fact, a very skeptical person.
Umberto Eco quotes: The grandeur of Jerusalem is also ... its problem. The grandeur of Jerusalem is also ... its problem.
Umberto Eco quotes: Joinville's perspective shifts vertically, depending on whether he has fallen from his horse or just remounted. Joinville's perspective shifts vertically, depending on whether he has fallen from his horse or just remounted.
Umberto Eco quotes: No one believes their misfortunes are attributable to any shortcomings of their own; that is why they must find a culprit. No one believes their misfortunes are attributable to any shortcomings of their own; that is why they must find a culprit.
Umberto Eco quotes: when the soul is transported, the only virtue lies in loving what you see (is that not true?), the supreme happiness in having what you have; when the soul is transported, the only virtue lies in loving what you see (is that not true?), the supreme happiness in having what you have;
Umberto Eco quotes: In the United States, politics is a profession, whereas in Europe it is a right and a duty . In the United States, politics is a profession, whereas in Europe it is a right and a duty .
Umberto Eco quotes: What model reader did I want as i was writing? An accomplice, to be sure, one who would play my game. What model reader did I want as i was writing? An accomplice, to be sure, one who would play my game.
Umberto Eco quotes: How beautiful was the spectacle of nature not yet touched bythe often perverse wisdom of man! How beautiful was the spectacle of nature not yet touched by
the often perverse wisdom of man!
Umberto Eco quotes: Beauty is boring because it is predictable. Beauty is boring because it is predictable.
Umberto Eco quotes: The step between ecstatic vision and sinful frenzy is all too brief The step between ecstatic vision and sinful frenzy is all too brief
Umberto Eco quotes: In short, Roberto privately concluded, if you would avoid wars, never make treaties of peace. In short, Roberto privately concluded, if you would avoid wars, never make treaties of peace.
Umberto Eco quotes: A scoundrel is an evil heliotrope turning always in the direction of the most powerful. A scoundrel is an evil heliotrope turning always in the direction of the most powerful.
Umberto Eco quotes: As an adolescent I wrote comic books, because I read lots of them, and fantasy novels set in Malaysia and Central Africa. As an adolescent I wrote comic books, because I read lots of them, and fantasy novels set in Malaysia and Central Africa.
Umberto Eco quotes: Three fingers hold the pen, but the whole body works. Three fingers hold the pen, but the whole body works.
Umberto Eco quotes: The problem with the Internet is that it gives you everything - reliable material and crazy material. So the problem becomes, how do you discriminate? The problem with the Internet is that it gives you everything - reliable material and crazy material. So the problem becomes, how do you discriminate?
Umberto Eco quotes: True learning must not be content with ideas, which are, in fact, signs, but must discover things in their individual truth. True learning must not be content with ideas, which are, in fact, signs, but must discover things in their individual truth.
Umberto Eco quotes: If somebody writes a book and doesn't care for the survival of that book, he's an imbecile. If somebody writes a book and doesn't care for the survival of that book, he's an imbecile.
Umberto Eco quotes: The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. once invented, it cannot be improved The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. once invented, it cannot be improved
Umberto Eco quotes: Your masters at Oxford have taught you to idolize reason, drying up the prophetic capacities of your heart! Your masters at Oxford have taught you to idolize reason, drying up the prophetic capacities of your heart!
Umberto Eco quotes: Human beings are religious animals. Human beings are religious animals.
Umberto Eco quotes: I have lost the freedom of not having an opinion. I have lost the freedom of not having an opinion.
Umberto Eco quotes: I feel that I am a scholar who only with the left hand writes novels. I feel that I am a scholar who only with the left hand writes novels.
Umberto Eco quotes: Recognize the evidence through which the world speaks to us like a great book ... Recognize the evidence through which the world speaks to us like a great book ...
Umberto Eco quotes: For what I was to see at the abbey would make me think that it is often inquisitors who create heretics. For what I was to see at the abbey would make me think that it is often inquisitors who create heretics.
Umberto Eco quotes: So we must spell out its faithful signals even when they seem obscure to us and as if amalgamated with a will wholly bent on evil. So we must spell out its faithful signals even when they seem obscure to us and as if amalgamated with a will wholly bent on evil.
Umberto Eco quotes: Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings. Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings.
Umberto Eco quotes: All poets write bad poetry. Bad poets publish them, good poets burn them. All poets write bad poetry. Bad poets publish them, good poets burn them.
Umberto Eco quotes: It is a myth of publishers that people want to read easy things. It is a myth of publishers that people want to read easy things.
Umberto Eco quotes: It is always better when the person who frightens us is also afraid of us. It is always better when the person who frightens us is also afraid of us.
Umberto Eco quotes: If photography is to be likened to perception, this is not because the former is a natural process but because the latter is also coded. If photography is to be likened to perception, this is not because the former is a natural process but because the latter is also coded.
Umberto Eco quotes: I am gripped by an irresistible urge to kill myself, but I know it's the devil tempting me. I am gripped by an irresistible urge to kill myself, but I know it's the devil tempting me.
Umberto Eco quotes: 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. 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.
Umberto Eco quotes: What is life if not the shadow of a fleeting dream? What is life if not the shadow of a fleeting dream?
Umberto Eco quotes: If a shepherd errs, he must be isolated from other shepherds, but woe unto us if the sheep begin to distrust shepherds. If a shepherd errs, he must be isolated from other shepherds, but woe unto us if the sheep begin to distrust shepherds.
Umberto Eco quotes: Many people who no longer go to church end up falling prey to superstition. Many people who no longer go to church end up falling prey to superstition.
Umberto Eco quotes: My boy, this is the second time today that wisdom has spoken through your mouth ... ! My boy, this is the second time today that wisdom has spoken through your mouth ... !
Umberto Eco quotes: I was in a maze. No matter which way I turned, it was the wrong way. I was in a maze. No matter which way I turned, it was the wrong way.
Umberto Eco quotes: What's that got to do with anything? What's that got to do with anything?
Umberto Eco quotes: It takes a little time, but the pleasures of cooking begin before the pleasures of the palate, and preparing means anticipating ... It takes a little time, but the pleasures of cooking begin before the pleasures of the palate, and preparing means anticipating ...
Umberto Eco quotes: If you want to use television to teach somebody, you must first teachthem how to use television. If you want to use television to teach somebody, you must first teach
them how to use television.
Umberto Eco quotes: Neutral territory, therefore, this abbey where the two groups could meet. Neutral territory, therefore, this abbey where the two groups could meet.
Umberto Eco quotes: I wrote a novel because I had a yen to do it. I believe this is sufficient reason to set out to tell a story. I wrote a novel because I had a yen to do it. I believe this is sufficient reason to set out to tell a story.
Umberto Eco quotes: You are always born under the wrong sign, and to live in this world properly you have to rewrite your own horoscope day by day. You are always born under the wrong sign, and to live in this world properly you have to rewrite your own horoscope day by day.
Umberto Eco quotes: They dwell in my light, while I dwell in unbearable darkness, the source of that light. They dwell in my light, while I dwell in unbearable darkness, the source of that light.
Umberto Eco quotes: So it is best for you to withdraw into the world of your portents, for there at least you can decide yourself how portentous they are. So it is best for you to withdraw into the world of your portents, for there at least you can decide yourself how portentous they are.
Umberto Eco quotes: Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big. Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.
Umberto Eco quotes: From shit, thus, I extract pure Shinola From shit, thus, I extract pure Shinola
Umberto Eco quotes: The thing whose address I lost is not the End, it's the Beginning. Not the object to be possessed but the subject that possesses me. Misery The thing whose address I lost is not the End, it's the Beginning. Not the object to be possessed but the subject that possesses me. Misery
Umberto Eco quotes: When a spy sells something entirely new, all he needs to do is recount something you could find in any second-hand book stall. When a spy sells something entirely new, all he needs to do is recount something you could find in any second-hand book stall.
Umberto Eco quotes: Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame. Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame.
Umberto Eco quotes: There are four types: the cretin, the imbecile, the stupid and the mad. Normality is a balanced mixture of all four. There are four types: the cretin, the imbecile, the stupid and the mad. Normality is a balanced mixture of all four.
Umberto Eco quotes: When nature fails, we turn to art. When nature fails, we turn to art.
Umberto Eco quotes: The person who doesn't read lives only one life. The reader lives 5,000. Reading is immortality backwards. The person who doesn't read lives only one life. The reader lives 5,000. Reading is immortality backwards.
Umberto Eco quotes: I love the smell of book ink in the morning. I love the smell of book ink in the morning.
Umberto Eco quotes: I think a book should be judged 10 years later, after reading and re-reading it. I think a book should be judged 10 years later, after reading and re-reading it.
Umberto Eco quotes: My poetry had the same functional origin and the same formal configuration as teenage acne. My poetry had the same functional origin and the same formal configuration as teenage acne.