Italo Calvino Quotes

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without-translation-i-would-be-limited-to-borders-my-own-country-the-translator-is-my-most-important-ally-he-introduces-me-to-world-italo-calvino
My mother delayed my enrollment in the Fascist scouts, the Balilla, as long as possible, firstly because she did not want me to learn how to handle weapons, but also because the meetings that were then held on Sunday mornings (before the Fascist Saturday was instituted) consisted mostly of a Mass in the scouts' chapel. When I had to be enrolled as part of my school duties, she asked that I be excused from the Mass; this was impossible for disciplinary reasons, but my mother saw to it that the chaplain and the commander were aware that I was not a Catholic and that I should not be asked to perform any external acts of devotion in church. In short, I often found myself in situations different from others, looked on as if I were some strange animal. I do not think this harmed me: one gets used to persisting in one's habits, to finding oneself isolated for good reasons, to putting up with the discomfort that this causes, to finding the right way to hold on to positions which are not shared by the majority. But above all I grew up tolerant of others' opinions, particularly in the field of religion, remembering how irksome it was to hear myself mocked because I did not follow the majority's beliefs. And at the same time I have remained totally devoid of that taste for anticlericalism which is so common in those who are educated surrounded by religion. I have insisted on setting down these memories because I see that many non-believing friends let their children have a religious education 'so as not to give them complexes', 'so that they don't feel different from the others.' I believe that this behavior displays a lack of courage which is totally damaging pedagogically. Why should a young child not begin to understand that you can face a small amount of discomfort in order to stay faithful to an idea? And in any case, who said that young people should not have complexes? Complexes arise through a natural attrition with the reality that surrounds us, and when you have complexes you try to overcome them. Life is in fact nothing but this triumphing over one's own complexes, without which the formation of a character and personality does not happen.

Italo Calvino
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reading-is-going-toward-something-that-is-about-to-be-no-one-yet-knows-what-it-will-be-italo-calvino
memorys-images-once-they-are-fixed-in-words-are-erased-italo-calvino
the-difference-between-true-false-is-only-prejudice-ours-italo-calvino
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signs-form-language-but-not-one-you-think-you-know-italo-calvino
Gie nella vetrina della libreria hai individuato la copertina col titolo che cercavi. Seguendo questa traccia visiva ti sei fatto largo nel negozio attraverso il fitto sbarramento di Libri Che Non Hai Letto che ti guardavao accigliati dai banchi e dagli scaffali cercando d'intimidirti. Ma tu sai che non devi lasciarti mettere in soggezione, che tra loro s'estendono per ettari ed ettari i Libri Che Puoi Fare A Meno Di Leggere, i Libri Fatti Per Altri Usi Che La Lettura, i Libri Gie Letti Senza Nemmeno Bisogno D'Aprirli In Quanto Appartenenti Alla Categoria Del Gie Letto Prima Ancora D'Essere Stato Scritto. E cose¬ superi la prima cinta dei baluardi e ti piomba addosso la fanteria dei Libri Che Se Tu Avessi Pie¹ Vite Da Vivere Certamente Anche Questi Li Leggeresti Volentieri Ma Purtroppo I Giorni Che Hai Da Vivere Sono Quelli Che Sono. Con rapida mossa li scavalchi e ti porti in mezzo alle falangi dei Libri Che Hai Intenzione Di Leggere Ma Prima Ne Dovresti Leggere Degli Altri, dei Libri Troppo Cari Che Potresti Aspettare A Comprarli Quando Saranno Rivenduti A Mete Prezzo, dei Libri Idem Come Sopra Quando Verranno Ristampati Nei Tascabili, dei Libri Che Potresti Domandare A Qualcuno Se Te Li Presta, dei Libri Che Tutti Hanno Letto Dunque E' Quasi Come Se Li Avessi Letti Anche Tu. Sventando questi attacchi, ti porti sotto le torri del fortilizio, dove fanno resistenza i Libri Che Da Tanto Tempo Hai In Programma Di Leggere, i Libri Che Da Anni Cercavi Senza Trovarli, i Libri Che Riguardano Qualcosa Di Cui Ti Occupi In Questo Momento, i Libri Che Vuoi Avere Per Tenerli A Portata Di Mano In Ogni Evenienza, i Libri Che Potresti Mettere Da Parte Per Leggerli Magari Quest'Estate, i Libri Che Ti Mancano Per Affiancarli Ad Altri Libri Nel Tuo Scaffale, i Libri Che Ti Ispirano Una Curiosite Improvvisa, Frenetica E Non Chiaramente Giustificabile. Ecco che ti e¨ stato possibile ridurre il numero illimitato di forze in campo a un insieme certo molto grande ma comunque calcolabile in un numero finito, anche se questo relativo sollievo ti viene insidiato dalle imboscate dei Libri Letti Tanto Tempo Fa Che Sarebbe Ora Di Rileggerli e dei Libri Che Hai Sempre Fatto Finta D'Averli Letti Mentre Sarebbe Ora Ti Decidessi A Leggerli Davvero.

Italo Calvino
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well-make-army-in-trees-bring-earth-people-on-it-to-their-senses-italo-calvino
it-was-love-which-hunter-has-for-living-things-which-he-can-only-express-by-aiming-his-gun-at-them-italo-calvino
a-classic-is-book-that-has-never-finished-what-it-wants-to-say-italo-calvino
if-spark-doesnt-come-thats-pity-but-we-do-not-read-classics-out-duty-respect-but-only-out-love-italo-calvino
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ive-been-in-love-for-five-hundred-million-years-italo-calvino
the-city-however-does-not-tell-its-past-but-contains-it-like-lines-hand-italo-calvino
eyes-that-like-those-children-look-at-eternal-present-without-forgiveness-italo-calvino
world-was-trying-to-change-its-old-face-show-its-underbelly-earth-roots-italo-calvino
they-knew-each-other-he-knew-her-himself-for-in-truth-he-had-never-known-himself-and-she-knew-him-herself-for-although-she-had-always-known-herself-she-had-never-been-able-to-rec
reading-is-solitude-italo-calvino
falsehood-is-never-in-words-it-is-in-things-italo-calvino
its-better-not-to-know-authors-personally-because-real-person-never-corresponds-to-image-you-form-him-from-reading-his-books-italo-calvino
a-classic-is-book-that-has-never-finished-saying-what-it-has-to-say-italo-calvino
again-i-am-torn-between-necessity-impossibility-answering-italo-calvino
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