Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual.
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Antonio Tabucchi Quotes
It's very useful when politicians have doubts because there are so many choices to be...
People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but...
Literature for me isn't a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy.
I was born in the Second World War during the Nazi invasion of my country.
I claim the right to take a stand once in a while.
I don't go for people who lead full and satisfying lives.
When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army -...
The most important basis of any novel is wanting to be someone else, and this...
I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.
Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated in the Second World War -...
Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic...
The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture.
But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means...
I don't have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some...
I live quietly at home among my family and friends.
I don't know whether these people are going to find themselves, but as they live...
I don't want to promote my own image either. I don't like going on television...
There are some fundamental values it's impossible to be wrong about.