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Brief about Umberto Eco: By info that we know Umberto Eco was born at 1932-01-05. And also Umberto Eco is Italian Novelist.

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My father was an accountant and his father was a typographer.

Tags: Accountant, Father

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.

Tags: Another, Courage, Fear

Perhaps I am not as wise as I like to think I am.

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The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.

Tags: Feeling, Humor, Perception

There are more people than you think who want to have a challenging experience, in which they are obliged to reflect about the past.

Tags: Experience, Past, Reflect

What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible.

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From lies to forgeries the step is not so long, and I have written technical essays on the logic of forgeries and on the influence of forgeries on history.

Tags: History, Lies, Step

I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.

Tags: Capacity, Define, Effect

The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.

Tags: Book, Good, Speak

After years of practice, I can walk into a bookstore and understand its layout in a few seconds. I can glance at the spine of a book and make a good guess at its content from a number of signs.

Tags: Book, Good, Understand

Every time that I write a novel I am convinced for at least two years that it is the last one, because a novel is like a child. It takes two years after its birth. You have to take care of it. It starts walking, and then speaking.

Tags: After, Care, Time

How does a person feel when looking at the sky? He thinks that he doesn't have enough tongues to describe what he sees. Nevertheless, people have never stopping describing the sky, simply listing what they see.

Tags: Enough, Looking, Sky

My grandfather had a particularly important influence on my life, even though I didn't visit him often, since he lived about three miles out of town and he died when I was six. He was remarkably curious about the world, and he read lots of books.

Tags: Him, Life, Often

The most interesting letters I received about 'The Name of the Rose' were from people in the Midwest that maybe didn't understand exactly, but wanted to understand more and who were excited by this picture of a world which was not their own.

Tags: Picture, Understand, Wanted

There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.

Tags: Direction, Great, Less

When I went from being an academic to being a member of the community of writers some of my former colleagues did look on me with a certain resentment.

Tags: Community, Resentment, Writers

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

Tags: Mad, Truth, Whole

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.

Tags: Dreams, Hero, Real

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

Tags: Mad, Truth, Whole

Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.

Tags: Learning, Love, Truth
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