Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.

★ FAVORITE (1 vote)

Famous quotes by Italo Calvino:Sort:PopularA - Z

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.Rate it:
Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.Rate it:
Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.Rate it:
I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.Rate it:
Novels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top.Rate it:
The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.Rate it:
The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.Rate it:
The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary.Rate it:
The unconscious is the ocean of the unsayable, of what has been expelled from the land of language, removed as a result of ancient prohibitions.Rate it:
What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.Rate it:

Share your thoughts on Italo Calvino's quotes with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     

Citation

Use the citation below to add this author page to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Italo Calvino Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/authors/Italo Calvino>.

Missing a quote of Italo Calvino?

Know another good quote of Italo Calvino? Don't keep it to yourself!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network