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Umberto Eco

Translation is the art of failure.
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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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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.
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A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
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Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame.
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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.
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Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
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I am in favour of soccer passion as I am in favour of drag racing, of competition between motorcycles on the edge of a cliff, and of wild parachute jumping, mystical mountain climbing, crossing oceans in rubber dinghies, Russian roulette, and the use of narcotics.
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Italian semiologist and novelist, 1932+

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Novelist, Semiologist, Italian
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