Umberto Eco Quotes

Umberto Eco Quotes: Every man is obsessed by the memories of his own youth.
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Umberto Eco Quote: A great problem of the internet is how to filter information, how to discard what is not relevant or what is silly and to keep only the important information.
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Quotes about Umberto Eco: Simple mechanisms do not love.
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Quote about Umberto Eco: For centuries, as pope and emperor tore each other apart in their quarrels over power, the excluded went on living on the fringe, like lepers, of whom true lepers are only the illustration ordained by God to make us understand this wondrous parable, so that in saying 'lepers' we would understand 'outcast, poor, simple, excluded, uprooted from the countryside, humiliated in the cities.' But we did not understand; the mystery of leprosy has continued to haunt us because we have not recognized the nature of the sign.
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Umberto Eco Sayings: American coffee can be a pale solution served at a temperature of 100 degrees centigrade in plastic thermos cups, usually obligatory in railroad stations for purposes of genocide, whereas coffee made with an American percolator, such as you find in private houses or in humble luncheonettes, served with eggs and bacon, is delicious, fragrant, goes down like pure spring water, and afterwards causes severe palpitations, because one cup contains more caffeine than four espressos.
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Umberto Eco Saying: Beauty is, in some way, boring. Even if its concept changes through the ages... a beautiful object must always follow certain rules. A beautiful nose shouldn't be longer than that or shorter than that, on the contrary, an ugly nose can be as long as the one of Pinocchio, or as big as the trunk of an elephant, or like the beak of an eagle, and so ugliness is unpredictable, and offers an infinite range of possibility. Beauty is finite, ugliness is infinite like God.
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Sayings about Umberto Eco: I was the type who looked at discussions of What Is Truth only with a view toward correcting the manuscript. If you were to quote
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Saying about Umberto Eco: I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant. Indeed, the Macintosh is counterreformist and has been influenced by the methodical path of the Jesuits.... It is catechistic: the essence of revelation is dealt with via simple formulae and sumptuous icons. Everyone has a right to salvation. DOS is Protestant, or even Calvinistic. It allows free interpretation of scripture, demands difficult personal decisions, imposes a subtle hermeneutics upon the user, and takes for granted the idea that all can reach salvation.
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Umberto Eco Quotes: We are always remaking history. Our memory is always an interpretive reconstruction of the past, so is perspective.
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Umberto Eco Quote: The function of memory is not only to preserve, but also to throw away. If you remembered everything from your entire life, you would be sick.
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Quotes about Umberto Eco: There is only one thing that arouses animals more than pleasure, and that is pain. Under torture you are as if under the dominion of those grasses that produce visions. Everything you have heard told, everything you have read returns to your mind, as if you were being transported, not toward heaven, but toward hell. Under torture you say not only what the inquisitor wants, but also what you imagine might please him, because a bond (this, truly, diabolical) is established between you and him.
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Quote about Umberto Eco: All the blogs, Facebook, Twitter are made by people who want to show their own private affairs at the price of making fakes, to try to appear such as they are not, to construct another personality, which is a veritable loss of identity.
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Umberto Eco Sayings: Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame.
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Umberto Eco Saying: I've always said that I learned the English I know through two sources -- Marvel Comics and Finnegans Wake.
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Sayings about Umberto Eco: All the stories I would like to write persecute me. When I am in my chamber, it seems as if they are all around me, like little devils, and while one tugs at my ear, another tweaks my nose, and each says to me, 'Sir, write me, I am beautiful.
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Saying about Umberto Eco: To escape the power of the unknown, to prove to yourself that you don't believe in it, you accept its spells. Like an avowed atheist who sees the Devil at night, you reason: He certainly doesn't exist; this is therefore an illusion, perhaps a result of indigestion. But the Devil is sure that he exists, and believes in his upside-down theology. What, then, will frighten him? You make the sign of the cross, and he vanishes in a puff of brimstone.
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Umberto Eco Quotes: When the writer (or the artist in general) says he has worked without giving any thought to the rules of the process, he simply means he was working without realizing he knew the rules.
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Umberto Eco Quote: It was awkward, revisiting a world you have never seen before: like coming home, after a long journey, to someone else's house.
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