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Italians Quotes

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Take care, these Italians, full of failings,
are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors,
the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet.
- Alberto Sordi

The lucky thing was that I was Italian;
when the other Italians saw me fight back,
they came to my defence.
- Gregory Corso

People have an image of Italians.
When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is,
when they look at me it's not about my intelligence.
It's who can I beat up.
- Danny Aiello

Italians have no sense of the dramatic.
- Jose Carreras

 

I have been further enlightened by the conversation
and correspondence of some illustrious Italians,
whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger.
- Edmond About

The Italians are very strong defensively.
They showed in Euro 2000 how good defensively they are.
- Alan Hansen

The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it.
The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean,
I kick your head.
- Wilfred Owen

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I am disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians,
of many Europeans.
- Oriana Fallaci

I love places that have an incredible history.
I love the Italian way of life.
I love the food.
I love the people.
I love the attitudes of Italians.
- Elton John

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways,
women, gambling, and farming.
My family chose the slowest one.
- Pope John XXIII

Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.
- Alain Prost

Love and understand the Italians, for the people are
more marvellous than the land.
- E. M. Forster

Italians can not beat us, but we can certainly lose against them.
- Johan Cruijff

I think that we must come together progressively,
with the British, the Germans, the Spanish,
the Italians and with the new members of the European Union,
we must make an effort to forge closer links.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife
and fork when the French were still eating each other.
The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up
there so they could make something edible.
- Mario Batali

Most correspondents came from the former colonial powers -
there were British,
French, and a lot of Italians, because there were a
lot of Italian communities there.
And of course there were a lot of Russians.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

The Italians always made good wine, but you had the
impression they were friendly guys in straw hats running
family vineyards with slaves or something so that the
vino was never more than ten bucks a bottle.
- Joe Bob Briggs

You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football.
I don't say they are perfect, I say English football
has a few things to learn from them in the same way
they have a lot of things to learn from English football.
- Jose Mourinho

Italians know about human nature - they understand
human nature perhaps better than anyone else does.
They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy
and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it;
to work around it.
- Donna Leon

Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic.
There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard,
and you loved something, you could become successful.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I do love Italian food.
Any kind of pasta or pizza.
My new pig out food is Indian food.
I eat Indian food like three times a week.
It's so good.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

I have won on Honda and Yamaha so maybe it is interesting
to win with a third team,
Ducati, who are Italian.
- Valentino Rossi

If people are going to complain about stereotyping,
it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people.
- Jason Bateman

The Italian prose tale had begun to exercise that influence
as early as Chaucer's time:
but circumstances and atmosphere were as yet unfavourable for its growth.
- George Saintsbury

I wanted to go to Rome.
I got an offer to do an Italian film and I went.
- David Naughton

The Italian economy is certainly the weakest of the big European countries.
- Romano Prodi

Life is too short, and I'm Italian.
I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.
- Sophia Bush

Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French
or Baroque in the beginnning,
I do German.
- Victoria de los Angeles

In fact, it is amazing how much European films -
Italian,
French, German and English - have recovered a certain
territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
- Wim Wenders

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady;
in English a deadly poison.
A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
- Ambrose Bierce

But Clint I love, because Clint was my mentor.
I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.
- Eli Wallach

When I make an American movie it's going to come out
all over the world-it doesn't happen the same way for
an Italian film or a French film.
- Monica Bellucci

We are offering to the American public a line of delicious Italian-American foods.
They will be available through the Internet,
shopping networks and national store distribution.
- Rocco DiSpirito

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
- H. L. Mencken

As an Italian-American, I have a special responsibility
to be sensitive to ethnic stereotypes.
- Al D'Amato

Italian cameramen grow up immersed in an awareness of light.
It is part of their mythology.
- Barbara Steele

I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival.
- Robert Englund

The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western.
- Armand Assante

Very few of the early Italian humanists were really humane.
- Irving Babbitt

I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women,
French to men and German to my horse.
- King Charles V

My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen.
- Karl Lagerfeld

You people married to Italian men, you know what it's like.
- Geraldine Ferraro

In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair.
It really was funny.
I wish I had understood Italian.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I especially love French, Italian and Japanese cuisines.
- Eva Herzigova

For an Italian peasant a telegram from anywhere is a wondrous thing;
and a cable from the terrestrial paradise of America
is not lightly to be disregarded.
- Howard K. Smith

I think my favorite, and Coppola and that whole thing.
East coast Italian directors I guess.
- Anthony Michael Hall

My Roman girlfriend translates bits from Italian into English.
It is sublime.
- Francesca da Rimini

Last night, two men tried to force my shutters.
I recognized them: they are two of Rodin's Italian models.
He told them to kill me.
I am in his way; he wants to get rid of me.
- Camille Claudel

I've played American, Italian, Greek,
French.
I've been really lucky that way.
- Chita Rivera

I'm totally Italian, but I'm not a diva.
If you could see the way I'm dressed in daily life,
that's not a diva.
Appearances are so not important to me.
- Patti LuPone

I followed an Italian manager and it cannot be easy
when you follow a manager who thinks very differently.
- Jose Mourinho

What this White House really needs is a chief of staff
who can read Machiavelli in the original Italian.
- Mack McLarty

Sonnets are guys writing in English,
imitating an Italian song form.
It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
- Steve Earle

My father was an American who could cuss in Italian
and make an aria out of it.
It was wonderful to watch.
But then again, he was a Gemini.
I believe in that stuff.
- Dominic Chianese

There are lots of wonderful old Italian actors.
You don't need to take an Egyptian to play an Italian actor.
- Omar Sharif

We would certainly encourage the Italian government
to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform.
- Rodrigo Rato

Nearly all Italian officers speak French.
- Hugh Dalton

I'm going to do an adaptation of the Italian film,
Bread and Tulips.
I really like that film.
- Norman Jewison

We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics...
but instead there is a terrible resurgence.
These are ugly signs for freedom of expression.
- Dario Fo

The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy,
and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist
Party outside the Soviet Union.
- Giovanni Agnelli

Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong
in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest
Communist Party outside Soviet Union,
there's no doubt about that.
- Gianni Agnelli

I would like just one time to be on the cover of Italian Vogue.
- Adriana Lima

My parents are Italian and British.
They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago.
- Claire Forlani

We were raised in an Italian-American household,
although we didn't speak Italian in the house.
We were very proud of being Italian,
and had Italian music,
ate Italian food.
- Francis Ford Coppola

In Italian there is an expression: We don't sleep on the fame.
- Donatella Versace

In the same way that I had to follow an Italian manager here,
I can imagine that it was not easy for an Italian manager to follow me at Porto.
- Jose Mourinho

The crew, like all Italian crews, was generous,
warm, and enthusiastic.
- Barbara Steele

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American,
courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
- Katharine Hepburn

The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American
population is endless for food and lore and everything about it.
- Mario Batali

Italian men do appreciate beautiful women.
They're not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.
- Eva Herzigova


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