Umberto Eco

What is life if not the shadow of a fleeting dream?

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.

The Devil is not the Prince of Matter; the Devil is the arrogance of the spirit , faith without smile , truth that is never seized by doubt . The Devil is grim because he knows where he is going, and, in moving, he always returns whence he came.

We live for books

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

Someone said that patriotism is the last refuge of cowards; those without moral principles usually wrap a flag around themselves, and those bastards always talk about the purity of race.

National identity is the last bastion of the dispossessed. But the meaning of identity is now based on hatred, on hatred for those who are not the same.

There are only four questions of importance in life: What is sacred, of what is the spirit made, what is worth living for, and what is worth dying for. The answer to all of them is the same. Only LOVE.

Umberto Eco
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