Italo Calvino

A Quote by Italo Calvino on writing, discovery, truth, and wisdom

Writing always means hiding something in such a way that it then is discovered.

Italo Calvino

Contributed by: Sidney

A Quote by Italo Calvino

And Polo said: "The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what is already here, the inferno where we live every day, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space."

Italo Calvino

Source: Invisible Cities (A Harvest/Hbj Book)

Contributed by: Jeremy

A Quote by Italo Calvino on books


A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

Italo Calvino

Source: 1981, in L’Espresso

Contributed by: Zaady

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