I read in self-defense.
- Woody Allen

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
- Immanuel Kant

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

On the top of each peak you are on the edge of the abyss.
- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Isaac took a lamp from the floor and raised it to my face.
"You don't look well", he pronounced.
"Indigestion", I replied.
"From what?"
"Join the queue."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafˇn

The sea is an idiom I cannot decipher.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
- Rosa Luxemburg

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

Someone spilled the ink on the canvas. Now boasts: "I painted the night."
- Rabindranath Tagore

There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.
- Winston Churchill

Molon Labe
- Leonidas

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
- Benjamin Franklin

Killing a man to defend an idea is not defending an idea, it's killing a man.
- Jean-Luc Godard

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot,
but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence,
transform a yellow spot into the sun.
- Pablo Picasso

A man who drinks only water has a secret to hide.
- Charles Baudelaire

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like
expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
- Dennis Wholey

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen

Find first peace within yourself. Don't eat too much. Keep your brain active. Love.
- Rita Levi Montalcini

And then comes Oscar Wilde....

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. -
A poet can survive everything but a misprint. -
A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle. -
Ah! That must be Aunt Augusta. Only relatives, or creditors, ever ring in that Wagnerian manner. -

there are way too many! better go directly toOscar Wilde - WikiQuotes, or, better, to his books.


[...] nell'amore come nell'arte la costanza Ŕ tutto.
Non so se esistano il colpo di fulmine o l'intuizione soprannaturale.
So che esistono la tenuta, la coerenza, la serietÓ, la durata.
- Ennio Morricone

Non credo a niente che sia facile, rapido, spontaneo, improvvisato, approssimativo.
Credo alla forza di ci˛ che Ŕ lento, calmo, ostinato, senza fanatismi, nÚ entusiasmi.
Non credo a nessuna liberazione, nÚ individuale, nÚ collettiva che si ottenga senza il costo
di un'autodisciplina, di un'autocostruzione, d'uno sforzo.
- Italo Calvino

Ci vuole tempo, Ŕ ovvio. Ma in certi casi metterci del tempo Ŕ la via pi¨ breve.
- Haruki Murakami

Proviamo ad essere di mente aperta, ma non tanto da far cadere il cervello a terra.
- Piero Angela

Il crimine una volta scoperto non ha altro rifugio che nella sfrontatezza.
- Tacito

La vera felicitÓ Ŕ la pace con se stessi. E per averla, non bisogna tradire la propria natura.
- Mario Monicelli

Non ereditiamo la terra dai nostri antenati. La prendiamo in prestito dai nostri figli.
- Proverbio dei nativi americani.