Umberto Eco Quotes & Sayings

118 most famous Umberto Eco quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an Italian novelist who passed away on 19 February, 2016.

Umberto Eco Quotes
“The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.”
Umberto Eco Quotes
“Translation is the art of failure.”
Umberto Eco Quotes
“People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged.”
“Musical compositions can be very sad - Chopin - but you have the pleasure of this sadness. The cheap consolation is: you will be happy. The higher consolation is the pleasure and recognition of your unhappiness, the pleasure of having recognised that fate, destiny and life are such as they are and so you reach a higher form of consciousness.”
Umberto Eco Quotes
“But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.”
Umberto Eco Quotes
“All the religious wars that have caused blood to be shed for centuries arise from passionate feelings and facile counter-positions, such as Us and Them, good and bad, white and black.”
“A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.”
Umberto Eco Quotes
“Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.”
Umberto Eco Quotes
“The problem with the Internet is that it gives you everything - reliable material and crazy material. So the problem becomes, how do you discriminate?”
Umberto Eco Quotes
“As an adolescent I wrote comic books, because I read lots of them, and fantasy novels set in Malaysia and Central Africa.”

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