Quotations About / On: ITALY

Quotations About / On: ITALY
Samuel Johnson
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster
There is something majestic in the bad taste of Italy.
Richard Gardner
Italy is a poor country full of rich people.
Prince Metternich
Italy is a geographical expression.
Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle]
When intimacy followed love in Italy there were no longer any vain pretensions between two lovers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is for want of self-culture that the superstition of Travelling, whose idols are Italy, England, Egypt, retains its fascination for all educated Americans.
Alexander Herzen
Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand ... borders upon insanity and absurdity—or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
Philip Dunne
It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
Philip Dunne
It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
Fanny Burney
Travelling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.
Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle]
Because one has little fear of shocking vanity in Italy, people adopt an intimate tone very quickly and discuss personal things.
Erica Jong
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
Annie Dillard
Write about winter in the summer. Describe Norway as Ibsen did, from a desk in Italy; describe Dublin as James Joyce did, from a desk in Paris. Willa Cather wrote her prairie novels in New York City; Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn in Hartford, Connecticut. Recently, scholars learned that Walt Whitman rarely left his room.
Dario Fo
Real socialism is inside man. It wasn't born with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages. You can't say it is finished.
Luciano Berio
Opera once was an important social instrument—especially in Italy. With Rossini and Verdi people were listening to opera together and having the same catharsis with the same story, the same moral dilemmas. They were holding hands in the darkness. That has gone. Now perhaps they are holding hands watching television.
Orson Welles
In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed—they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
Alessandra Mussolini
Until recently the word fascist was considered shameful. Fortunately, that period has passed. In fact, there is now a reassessment of how much grandpa Benito did for Italy.
William Shakespeare
He is the only man of Italy, Always excepted my dear Claudio.
William Shakespeare
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy ... A curse shall light upon the limbs of men, Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy.
William Shakespeare
Report of fashions in proud Italy, Whose manners still our tardy-apish nation Limps after in base imitation.

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