Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

Italian author
5 January 1932 —

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People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.

A true philosopher never seeks to subvert the order of things. He accepts it.

Literature keeps language alive as our collective heritage.

If two things don`t fit, but you believe both of them, thinking that somewhere, hidden, there must be a third thing that connects them, that`s credulity.

When men stop believing in God, it isn`t that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.

We live for books.

The pleasures of love are pains that become desirable, where sweetness and torment blend, and so love is voluntary insanity, infernal paradise, and celestial hell - in short, harmony of opposite yearnings, sorrowful laughter, soft diamond.

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