Quotations About / On: ITALIAN

Quotations About / On: ITALIAN
E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster
Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvellous than the land.
King Charles V
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.
Peter Shaffer
Watching Italian opera, all those male sopranos screeching, stupid fat couples rolling their eyes about. That's not love, it's just rubbish.
Edgar Allan Poe
I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.
Jack Kemp
Health care amounts to l4% of our GNP—a lot of money. It is the size of the Italian economy. And the president turned it over to his wife.
Pauline Kael
The words "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies. This appeal is what attracts us, and ultimately what makes us despair when we begin to understand how seldom movies are more than this.
Thomas Carlyle
The Persians are called the French of the East; we will call the Arabs Oriental Italians. A gifted noble people; a people of wild strong feelings, and of iron restraint over these: the characteristic of noblemindedness, of genius.
Peter Shaffer
Not German, I beg your majesty. Italian is the proper language for opera. All educated people agree on that.
Karl Kraus
Sorrento, August. For two weeks now I haven't heard a German word or understood an Italian one. This way one can manage to live with people; everything goes like clockwork and no irksome misunderstanding can arise.
Mary Putnam Jacobi
Even American women are not felt to be persons in the same sense as the male immigrants among the Hungarians, Poles, Russian Jews,—not to speak of Italians, Germans, and the masters of all of us—the Irish!
Pushkar Bisht
"I studied all the philosophies of the world as Indian, American, Scottish, Russian, Italian, German, Irish, Chinese & French etc. I found that all the philosophies of the world have same subject of love, peace & prosperity in the world'
Warren Falcon
The pope in Italian dreams again he is a young bomber pilot dropping heavy kisses backed up in the bomb-bay.
Warren Falcon
...while reading 'Z'** evoke old ward Jews, Italians, horse-drawn venders, runners about with carts heaving, vegetable griefs returned to church to synagogue dark-alley dead-ends where what is left out of grief is carved into bricks with knives (O what is the name, lost perhaps, of he who once sharpened all our knives?) : THIS OUR LIFE SOME FEW RETURN TO HEAR/SEE EVIDENCE OF THE NATURE OF A CITY IS TO CONTINUALLY ERASE ITSELF

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