Italo Calvino Quote
“Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.”
Italo Calvino, The uses of literature: essays (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986), p. 339 - ISBN: 9780151932054
“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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“We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.”