Umberto Eco Quotes ( Author of The Name Of The Rose)- 25 Umberto Eco Quotes to Inspire You to Write Your Own Story

Umberto Eco is an Italian Italian medievalist, philosopher, semiotician, cultural critic, political and social commentator, and novelist. In English, he is weel known for his 1980 novels Such as” The Name of the Rose”, “A Histrocial Mystery” and many more. Umberto Eco was born on 5 January 1932 in Alessandria, Italy, He is a well known wrtitter know writes on Criticism, History and Communication have been translated, inluding La ricerca della lingua perfetta nella cultura europea (1993; The Search for the Perfect Language) and Kant e l’ornitorinco (1997; Kant and the Platypus).

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Umberto Eco Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion. – Umberto Eco
  • The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. – Umberto Eco
  • The thought that all experience will be lost at the moment of my death makes me feel pain and fear… What a waste, decades spent building up experience, only to throw it all away… We remedy this sadness by working. For example, by writing, painting, or building cities. – Umberto Eco
  • Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth. – Umberto Eco
  • Our life is full of empty space. – Umberto Eco
  • Berlusconi is a genius in communication. Otherwise, he would never have become so rich. – Umberto Eco
  • The United States needed a civil war to unite properly. – Umberto Eco
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  • Musical compositions can be very sad – Chopin – but you have the pleasure of this sadness. The cheap consolation is: you will be happy. The higher consolation is the pleasure and recognition of your unhappiness, the pleasure of having recognised that fate, destiny and life are such as they are and so you reach a higher form of consciousness. – Umberto Eco
  • We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. – Umberto Eco
  • Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you are not being serious, and are only kidding. If I salute a friend with a smile and say, ‘How are you, you old scoundrel!’ clearly I don’t really mean he’s a scoundrel. – Umberto Eco
  • When the poet is in love, he is incapable of writing poetry on love. He has to write when he remembers that he was in love. – Umberto Eco
  • The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it. – Umberto Eco
  • A transposable aphorism is a malaise of the urge to be witty, or in other words, a maxim that is untroubled by the fact that the opposite of what it says is equally true so long as it appears to be funny. – Umberto Eco
  • In the United States there’s a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner. – Umberto Eco
  • Captain Cook discovered Australia looking for the Terra Incognita. Christopher Columbus thought he was finding India but discovered America. History is full of events that happened because of an imaginary tale. – Umberto Eco
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  • Religion has nothing to do with God. It’s a fundamental attitude of human beings, who ask about the origins of life and what happens after death. For many, the answer is a personal god. In my opinion, it’s religion that produces God, not the other way round. – Umberto Eco
  • My maternal grandmother – she was a compulsive reader. She had only been through five grades of elementary school, but she was a member of the municipal library, and she brought home two or three books a week for me. They could be dime novels or Balzac. – Umberto Eco
  • Beauty is boring because it is predictable. – Umberto Eco
  • Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear. – Umberto Eco
  • Translation is the art of failure. – Umberto Eco
  • When someone has to intervene to defend the liberty of the press, that society is sick. – Umberto Eco
  • Semiotics is a general theory of all existing languages… all forms of communication – visual, tactile, and so on… There is general semiotics, which is a philosophical approach to this field, and then there are many specific semiotics. – Umberto Eco
  • History is rich with adventurous men, long on charisma, with a highly developed instinct for their own interests, who have pursued personal power – bypassing parliaments and constitutions, distributing favours to their minions, and conflating their own desires with the interests of the community. – Umberto Eco
  • Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings. – Umberto Eco
  • A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams. – Umberto Eco
  • When men stop believing in God, it isn’t that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything. – Umberto Eco
  • We invented the car, and it made it easier for us to crash and die. If I gave a car to my grandfather, he would die in five minutes, while I have grown up slowly to accept speed. – Umberto Eco

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