Italo Calvino Quote
On friend and author Gore Vidal, as quoted in GORE VIDAL, 1925-2012 : Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer in The New York Times (1 August 2012)
“Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me.
Polo answers: Without stones there is no arch.”
Invisible Cities (1972)
Born: October 15, 1923
Died: September 19, 1985 (aged 61)
Occupation: Journalist, novelist, essayist
Bio: Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy, the Cosmicomics collection of short stories, and the novels Invisible Cities and If on a winter's night a traveler.