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Antonio Tabucchi Quotes and Sayings

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I live quietly at home among my family and friends.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Related topics: Family

When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army -
writers,
intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I was born in the Second World War during the Nazi invasion of my country.
- Antonio Tabucchi

My books are about losers, about people who've lost
their way and are engaged in a search.
- Antonio Tabucchi

 

People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more
oppressive and exhausting than others,
but they're more energetic - they aren't robots.
- Antonio Tabucchi

There are some fundamental values it's impossible to be wrong about.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told
me about the carnage of the First World War,
which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I claim the right to take a stand once in a while.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Literature for me isn't a workaday job,
but something which involves desires,
dreams and fantasy.
- Antonio Tabucchi

It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture.
- Antonio Tabucchi

But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction,
because when you have three or four elements in hand,
you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.
- Antonio Tabucchi

In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find
a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic
and applicable to many European countries.
- Antonio Tabucchi

It's very useful when politicians have doubts because
there are so many choices to be made in the world.
- Antonio Tabucchi

But democracy isn't a state of perfection.
It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
- Antonio Tabucchi

As a writer, I've always been interested in others.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Doubts are like stains on a shirt.
I like shirts with stains, because when I'm given a shirt that's too clean,
one that's completely white, I immediately start having doubts.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The most important basis of any novel is wanting to be someone else,
and this means creating a character.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view.
From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher.
- Antonio Tabucchi

We all want to be someone else but without ceasing to be ourselves.
I think it's very important to defend this idea in real life too.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I don't want to promote my own image either.
I don't like going on television or mixing in literary circles.
- Antonio Tabucchi

No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen.
I'm a university teacher and I like my job.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I don't go for people who lead full and satisfying lives.
- Antonio Tabucchi

My job is to look at what politics is doing,
not be a politician myself.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated
in the Second World War -
thousands of them in Auschwitz -
we're again preparing the mass killing of this minority.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture,
someone who can run a magazine or a museum.
An administrator, in fact.
I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I don't know whether these people are going to find themselves,
but as they live their lives they have no choice but
to face up to the image others have of them.
They're forced to look at themselves in a mirror,
and they often manage to glimpse something of themselves.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I don't have any doubts either about the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights.
Perhaps some more should be added to the list,
but I don't have the slightest doubt about human rights.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations
and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources,
means of subsistence or land.
So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression.
- Antonio Tabucchi

An intellectual is going to have doubts,
for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt,
about an imposed political system that allows no doubt,
about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.
- Antonio Tabucchi

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What is your dream - your life-dream?
Have you begun to live it yet?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

It's your life - live your own goals,
your own values, your own life.
Be of service to others,
but make your own decisions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Happiness comes from a conscious choice to live life joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein


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