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Antonio Tabucchi Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Antonio Tabucchi.

I live quietly at home among my family and friends.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.
- Antonio Tabucchi

It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.
- Antonio Tabucchi

 

My job is to look at what politics is doing,
not be a politician myself.
- Antonio Tabucchi

As a writer, I've always been interested in others.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I was born in the Second World War during the Nazi invasion of my country.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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I don't go for people who lead full and satisfying lives.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I claim the right to take a stand once in a while.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
- Antonio Tabucchi

There are some fundamental values it's impossible to be wrong about.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Literature for me isn't a workaday job,
but something which involves desires,
dreams and fantasy.
- Antonio Tabucchi

My books are about losers, about people who've lost
their way and are engaged in a search.
- Antonio Tabucchi

People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more
oppressive and exhausting than others,
but they're more energetic - they aren't robots.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

But democracy isn't a state of perfection.
It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I don't want to promote my own image either.
I don't like going on television or mixing in literary circles.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The most important basis of any novel is wanting to be someone else,
and this means creating a character.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view.
From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

We all want to be someone else but without ceasing to be ourselves.
I think it's very important to defend this idea in real life too.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army -
writers,
intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen.
I'm a university teacher and I like my job.
- Antonio Tabucchi

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.
- Antonio Tabucchi

It's very useful when politicians have doubts because
there are so many choices to be made in the world.
- Antonio Tabucchi

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Live life on the edge, not with an edge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happened, forgive others, forgive yourself,
move forward, live for today and tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

For those who do not live in fear of scarcity, life is unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

I live with enthusiasm, and give thanks for my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have the will to be well, to be happy, and to live in joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Dream as if you'll live forever.
Live as if you'll die today.
- James Dean


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