Tag: quotation

Cristoforo Colombo: Quotations

Cristoforo Colombo (1451-1506) “La fortuna sorride solo a chi crede nel futuro!” (Luck only smiles on those who believe in the future!) “Luce e ombra sono due lati della stessa medaglia… Una non può fare a meno dell’altra… Sono indissolubili.”…

Jean de La Fontaine: Quotations

Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) “On rencontre sa destinée souvent par les chemins qu’on prend pour l’éviter.” (We often meet our destiny on the road we take to avoid it.)

Charles Bukowski: Quotations

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) “Find what you love and let it kill you.” “Let it drain from you your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you, and let it devour…

Albert Camus: Quotations

Albert Camus (1913-1960) “Il n’y a qu’un problème philosophique vraiment sérieux : c’est le suicide. Juger que la vie vaut ou ne vaut pas la peine d’être vécue, c’est répondre à la question fondamentale de la philosophie. Le reste, si…

Federico García Lorca: Quotations

Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) “Un muerto en España está más vivo como muerto que en ningún sitio del mundo.” (A dead man in Spain is more alive than a dead man anywhere in the world.) Poeta en Nueva York “Verte…

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Quotations

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) “To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.” Crime and Punishment “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men…

William Faulkner: Quotations

William Faulkner (1897-1962) “Your illusions are a part of you like your bones and flesh and memory.” Absalom, Absalom! “…I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire… I give it to you not that you may remember time,…

Miguel de Unamuno: Quotations

Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) “Sólo el que ensaya lo absurdo es capaz de conquistar lo imposible.” (Only he who attempts the absurd is able to conquer the impossible.) Del sentimiento trágico de la vida “La vida es duda, y la…

Molière: Quotations

Molière (1622-1673) “L’écriture ressemble à la prostitution. D’abord on écrit pour l’amour de la chose, puis pour quelques amis, et à la fin, pour de l’argent.” (Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a…

Émile Zola: Quotations

Émile Zola (1840-1902) “Une oeuvre d’art est un coin de la création vu à travers un tempérament.” (A work of art is a corner of nature seen through a temperament.)Mes Haines