Italo Calvino Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Italo Calvino Quotes and Sayings

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    A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF
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    Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF
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    In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF
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    It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF
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    The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF
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    The human race is a zone of living things that should be defined by tracing its confines. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF
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    The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF
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    The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF
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    Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF
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    What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts. Italo Calvino | Refcard PDF






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