Alberto Moravia Quotes (11 quotes)
“Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.”
Interviewed in The New Yorker, May 7, 1955.
“The ratio of literacy to illiteracy is constant, but nowadays the illiterates can read and write.”
As quoted in: Observer (London), 14 October 1979
“Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.”
An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798), Chapter I
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
(Leslie T. Lyall. A Passion for the Impossible: The Continuing Story of the Mission Hudson Taylor Began. London: OMF Books, 1965, 37.)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAlberto Moravia
Born: November 28, 1907
Died: September 26, 1990 (aged 82)
Bio: Alberto Moravia, born Alberto Pincherle was an Italian novelist and journalist. His novels explored matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism.
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