Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

Italian writer

Lived from: 1932 -

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Umberto Eco

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    A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
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    Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.
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    I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
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    Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
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    The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
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    The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
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    The ideology of this America wants to establish reassurance through Imitation. But profit defeats ideology, because the consumers want to be thrilled not only by the guarantee of the Good but also by the shudder of the Bad.
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