Umberto Eco

1932 -

A Quote by Umberto Eco

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

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A Quote by Umberto Eco

"We are all dwarfs," William admitted, "but dwarfs who stand on the shoulders of giants, and small though we are, we sometimes manage to see farther on the horizon than they."

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

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A Quote by Umberto Eco

The step between ecstatic vision and sinful frenzy is all too brief

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Name of the Rose

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on inspiration

"We are all dwarfs," William admitted, "but dwarfs who stand on the shoulders of giants, and small though we are, we sometimes manage to see farther on the horizon than they."

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Name of the Rose

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A Quote by Umberto Eco

The ideology of this America wants to establish reassurance through imitation. But profit defeats ideology, because the consumers want to be thrilled not only by the guarentee of the good but also by the shudder of the bad.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on insanity, laughter, learning, lies, love, mankind, passion, people, and truth

Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Name of the Rose

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on modesty and truth

The truth is a young maiden as modest as she is beautiful, and therefore she is always seen cloaked."

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 12

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on truth

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The truth is an anagram of an anagram.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on peace

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In short, Roberto privately concluded, if you would avoid wars, never make treaties of peace.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 5

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on god, home, and life

"Then we are living in a place abandoned by God," I said, disheartened. "Have you found any places where God would have felt at home?" William asked me, looking down from his great height.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Name of the Rose

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