Italo Calvino Quotes

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Born: October 15, 1923, Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba
Birth Country: Cuba
Died: Siena, Tuscany, Italy, September 19, 1985
Occupation: Author

1.
The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.
- Italo Calvino

2.
Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
- Italo Calvino

3.
What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
- Italo Calvino

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