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.

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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.

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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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