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.
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.
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.
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.
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 usthe Irish!
"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'
...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
THE NATURE OF A CITY
IS TO CONTINUALLY