He had prepared his death much earlier, in his imagination, unaware that his imagination, more creative than he, was planning the reality of that death.
More Quotes from Umberto Eco:As the man said, for every complex problem there's a simple solution, and it's wrong.
Translation is the art of failure.
I was becoming addicted, Diotallevi was becoming corrupted, Belbo was becoming converted. But all of us were slowly losing that intellectual light that allows you always to tell the similar from the identical, the metaphorical from the real.
I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
I did not know then what Brother William was seeking, and to tell the truth, I still do not know today, and I presume he himself did not know, moved as he was solely by the desire for truth, and by the suspicion - which I could see he always harbored - that the truth was not what was appearing to him at any given moment.
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.
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