Inspirational Umberto Eco Quotes

Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist. Below is a list of some Inspirational Umberto Eco Quotes.

Umberto Eco Quotes
Umberto Eco Quotes

Umberto Eco Quotes

“We live for books.”
― Umberto Eco

“True learning must not be content with ideas, which are, in fact, signs, but must discover things in their individual truth.”
― Umberto Eco

“Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says but what it means.”
― Umberto Eco

“Any fact becomes important when it’s connected to another.”
― Umberto Eco

“When men stop believing in God, it isn’t that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.”
Umberto Eco

“To survive, you must tell stories.”
― Umberto Eco

“Show not what has been done, but what can be. How beautiful the world would be if there were a procedure for moving through labyrinths.”
― Umberto Eco

“The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.”
― Umberto Eco

“A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.”
― Umberto Eco

“Daytime sleep is like the sin of the flesh; the more you have the more you want, and yet you feel unhappy, sated and unsated at the same time.”
― Umberto Eco

“I love the smell of book ink in the morning.”
― Umberto Eco

“People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.”
― Umberto Eco

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
― Umberto Eco

“All poets write bad poetry. Bad poets publish them, good poets burn them.”
― Umberto Eco

“What is life if not the shadow of a fleeting dream?”
― Umberto Eco

“Entering a novel is like going on a climb in the mountains: you have to learn the rhythm of respiration, acquire the pace; otherwise you stop right away.”
― Umberto Eco

“Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.”
― Umberto Eco

“Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.”
― Umberto Eco

“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

“Monsters exist because they are part of the divine plan, and in the horrible features of those same monsters the power of the creator is revealed.”
― Umberto Eco

“We were clever enough to turn a laundry list into poetry.”
― Umberto Eco

“As the man said, for every complex problem there’s a simple solution, and it’s wrong.”
― Umberto Eco quotes

“There are four kinds of people in this world: cretins, fools, morons, and lunatics…Cretins don’t even talk; they sort of slobber and stumble…Fools are in great demand, especially on social occasions.”
― Umberto Eco

“Nothing exists that so fills and binds the heart as love does. Therefore, unless you have those weapons that subdue it, the soul plunges through love into an immense abyss.”
― Umberto Eco

“Where else? I belong to a lost generation and am comfortable only in the company of others who are lost and lonely.”
― Umberto Eco

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