Eco Quotes

"By the age of 70, he who doesn’t read will have live...

"By the age of 70, he who doesn’t read will have lived only one life. He who reads will have lived 5000 years. Reading is immortality working backwards." - Umberto Eco
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"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a ...

"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." β€” Umberto Eco
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"Reality teaches us that in some cases there are no secrets at all, ...

"Reality teaches us that in some cases there are no secrets at all, and the secret that does not exist (the one that is empty) becomes indeed the ultimate secret insofar as it can never be revealed" - Umberto Eco
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"What we become depends on what our fathers teach us...

"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
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β€œI believe what we become depends on what...

β€œI believe what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us." -Umberto Eco
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"I believe what we become depends on what...

"I believe what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. " - Umberto Eco
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"We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. That's why we like...

"We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. That's why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and, therefore, no end. It's a way of escaping thoughts about death. We like lists because we don't want to die." - Umberto Eco
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"The real hero is always a hero by m...

"The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else." β€” Umberto Eco
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The Internet gives us everything and forces us to filter it not by the workings...

The Internet gives us everything and forces us to filter it not by the workings of culture, but with our own brains. This risks creating six billion separate encyclopedias, which would prevent any common understanding whatsoever. - Umberto Eco
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 07
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Feelings, alas, disappear w...

Feelings, alas, disappear without justification, and often without a trace. β€”Umberto Eco
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"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a ...

"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
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"Every great think...

"Every great thinker is someone else's moron." - Umberto Eco
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"I believe that what we become depends on what our father...

"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
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"It is necessary to meditate early, and o...

"It is necessary to meditate early, and often, on the art of dying to succeed later in doing it properly just once." - Umberto Eco
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"What is life if not...

"What is life if not the shadow of a fleeting dream?" - Umberto Eco
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β€œWe live ...

β€œWe live for books.” ― Umberto Eco
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"The whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma tha...

"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
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"But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enig...

"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
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"Not long ago, if you wanted to seize political power in a country ...

"Not long ago, if you wanted to seize political power in a country you had merely to control the army and the police...Today a country belongs to the person who controls communications." β€” Umberto Eco, (RIP)
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"A good book is more intelligent tha...

"A good book is more intelligent than its author. It can say things that the writer is not aware of." β€”Umberto Eco
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Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a ru...

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. -Umberto Eco, philosopher and novelist (b. 5 Jan 1932)
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But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigm...

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
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From The Name of the Rose, after William and Adso escape the labyrinth: "How beautiful th...

From The Name of the Rose, after William and Adso escape the labyrinth: "How beautiful the world is, and how ugly labyrinths are," I said, relieved. "How beautiful the world would be, if there were a procedure for moving through labyrinths," my master replied. ~ Umberto Eco
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A dream is a scripture, ...

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams -Umberto Eco
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