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Italian Journalist, Writer and Essayist, 1923-1985
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The human race is a zone of living things that should be defined by tracing its confines.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You are at the wheel of your car, waiting at a traffic light, you take the book out of the bag, rip off the transparent wrapping, start reading the first lines. A storm of honking breaks over you....”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When politicians and politically minded people pay too much attention to literature, it is a bad sign - a bad sign mostly for literature. But it is also a bad sign when they don't want to hear the word mentioned.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Novels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.”

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