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Umberto Eco was an Italian Novelist, Literary Critic, Philosopher, Semiotician, and University Professor. Umberto Eco is Best Known Internationally for his 1980 Novel The Name of the Rose (II nome della rosa ), a Historical Mystery Combining Semiotics in Fiction with Biblical Analysis, Medieval Studies, and Literary Theory. Foucault’s Pendulum and The Prague Cemetery must also Be Mentioned here, as The Last One Took its Sweet Time at The Top of The Bestseller Charts in Italy Back in 2010. 

Following are The Best Umberto Eco Quotes. We have Created a List of Top 50 Umberto Eco Quotes on Success, Life, Poetry, Inspirational, Motivational etc.

 

“Our Life is Full of Empty Space.”

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“There is No Great Sport in Having Bullets Flying about One in Every Direction, but I Find They have Less Horror when among them than when in Anticipation.”

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“We Live for Books.” 

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“Nothing is More Fleeting than External form, which Withers and Alters Like The Flowers of The Field at The Appearance of Autumn.”

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“When Men Stop Believing in God, it Isn't that They then Believe in Nothing: They Believe in Everything.”

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“Poetry is Not a Matter of Feelings, it is a Matter of Language. It is Language which Creates Feelings.”

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“To Survive, You must Tell Stories.”

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“The Real Hero is always a Hero by Mistake; He Dreams of Being an Honest Coward Like Everybody else.”

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“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.”

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“He who Falls in Love in Bars Doesn't Need a Woman all his Own. He can always Find One on Loan.”

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“When The Poet is in Love, He is Incapable of Writing Poetry on Love. He has to Write when He Remembers that He was in Love.”

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“If You Interact with Things in Your Life, Everything is Constantly Changing. And if Nothing Changes, You're an idiot.”

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“I Love The Smell of Book Ink in The Morning.”

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“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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“Books are Not Made to Be Believed, but to Be Subjected to Inquiry. When We Consider a Book, We Mustn't ask Ourselves what it Says but what it Means...”

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“The Hand of God Creates; it does Not Conceal.”

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“I Think a Book should Be Judged 10 Years later, after Reading and Re-Reading it.”

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“I Don't Miss My Youth. I'm Glad I had One, but I Wouldn't Like to Start Over.”

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“All Poets Write Bad Poetry. Bad Poets Publish them, Good Poets Burn them.”

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“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.”

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“Every Man is Obsessed by The Memories of his Own Youth.”

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“There are Four Types: The Cretin, The Imbecile, The Stupid and The Mad. Normality is a Balanced Mixture of all Four.”

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“The Good of a Book Lies in its Being Read. A Book is Made Up of Signs that Speak of Other Signs, which in their Turn Speak of Things. Without an Eye to Read them, a Book Contains Signs that Produce No Concepts; therefore it is Dumb.”

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“There is Nothing More Difficult to Define than an Aphorism.”

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“Love is Wiser than Wisdom.”

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“We are Formed by Little Scraps of Wisdom.”

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“Nothing Gives a Fearful Man More Courage than another's Fear.”

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“People are Tired of Simple Things. They Want to Be Challenged.”

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“As The Man Said, for Every Complex Problem there’s a Simple Solution, and it’s Wrong.”

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“When Someone has to Intervene to Defend The Liberty of The Press, that Society is Sick.”

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“Absence is to Love as Wind is to Fire: it Extinguishes The Little Flame, it Fans The Big.”

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“The Comic is The Perception of The Opposite; Humor is The Feeling of it.”

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“What is Life if Not The Shadow of a Fleeting Dream?”

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“We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die.”

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“People are Never so Completely and Enthusiastically Evil as when They Act Out of Religious Conviction.”

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“Any Fact Becomes Important when it's Connected to another.”

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“A Dream is a Scripture, and many Scriptures are Nothing but Dreams.”

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“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.”

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“We Live for Books. A Sweet Mission in This World Dominated by isorder and Decay.” 

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“A Mystic is a Hysteric who has Met her Confessor before her Doctor.”

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“I could Work in The Shower if I had Plastic Paper.”

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“Every Great Thinker is Someone else's Moron.”

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“Daytime Sleep is Like The Sin of The Flesh; The More You have The More You Want, and yet You Feel Unhappy, Sated and Unsated at The Same Time.”

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“A Novel is a Machine for Generating Interpretations.”

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“Translation is The Art of Failure.”

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“Monsters Exist Because They are Part of The Divine Plan, and in The Horrible Features of those Same Monsters The Power of The Creator is Revealed.”

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“I Felt Like Poisoning a Monk.”

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“The More Elusive and Ambiguous a Symbol is, The More it Gains Significance and Power.”

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“Human Beings are Religious Animals.”

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“A Secret is Powerful when it is Empty.”

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