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Summary

Antonio Tabucchi (born in Pisa, Italy, died in Lisbon, Portugal) was a famous Writer from Italy, who lived between September 23, 1943 and March 25, 2012. He became 68 years old.

Biography

He is known as a great connoisseur of the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa, who has translated many of his works into Italian. Tabucchi was a professor of Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena. He is currently translated into 18 languages ​​and has written nearly 30 books.

During his career he was awarded several European awards, including French prizes as "Médicis étranger" for Indian Nocturne (Notturno indiano) and the premio Campiello, and the Aristeion Prize for Sostiene Pereira.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Antonio, under the main topic Family.

Related authors: Fernando Pessoa

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Tabucchi

Famous quotes by Antonio Tabucchi (31)


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"Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression"
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"There are some fundamental values it's impossible to be wrong about"
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"The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture"
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"The most important basis of any novel is wanting to be someone else, and this means creating a character"
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"Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas"
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"People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but they're more energetic - they aren't robots"
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"No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen. I'm a university teacher and I like my job"
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"My job is to look at what politics is doing, not be a politician myself"
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"My books are about losers, about people who've lost their way and are engaged in a search"
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"Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view. From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher"
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"Literature for me isn't a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy"
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"It's very useful when politicians have doubts because there are so many choices to be made in the world"
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"It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection"
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"In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic and applicable to many European countries"
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"I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions"
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"I was born in the Second World War during the Nazi invasion of my country"
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"I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told me about the carnage of the First World War, which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history"
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"I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia"
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"I don't want to promote my own image either. I don't like going on television or mixing in literary circles"
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"I don't know whether these people are going to find themselves, but as they live their lives they have no choice but to face up to the image others have of them. They're forced to look at themselves in a mirror, and they often manage to glimpse something of themselves"
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"I don't have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some more should be added to the list, but I don't have the slightest doubt about human rights"
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"I don't go for people who lead full and satisfying lives"
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"I claim the right to take a stand once in a while"
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"Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated in the Second World War - thousands of them in Auschwitz - we're again preparing the mass killing of this minority"
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"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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"Doubts are like stains on a shirt. I like shirts with stains, because when I'm given a shirt that's too clean, one that's completely white, I immediately start having doubts"
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"But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction, because when you have three or four elements in hand, you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions"
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"But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance"
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"As a writer, I've always been interested in others"
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"An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt"
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"I live quietly at home among my family and friends"


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