Umberto Eco

1932 -

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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A Quote by Umberto Eco on harmony, hell, insanity, laughter, love, opposites, paradise, and sorrow

The pleasures of love are pains that become desirable, where sweetness and torment blend, and so love is voluntary insanity, infernal paradise, and celestial hell - in short, harmony of opposite yearnings, sorrowful laughter, soft diamond.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 28

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on action, elderly, honor, and prudence

What we honor as prudence in our elders is simply panic in action.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 8

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on courage and fear

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on authors, death, trouble, writing, and path

The author should die once he has finished writing. So as not to trouble the path of the text.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: Postscript to The Name of the Rose (1984)

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on belief and habits

I believe that you can reach the point where there is no longer any difference between developing the habit of pretending to believe and developing the habit of believing.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: Foucault's Pendulum, Chapter 87

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