Italo Calvino Quote
“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.
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“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”