"I live quietly at home among my family and friends."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Antonio Tabucchi on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Antonio Tabucchi on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Antonio Tabucchi on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Antonio Tabucchi on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Antonio Tabucchi on Margaret Mead
"Literature for me isn't a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy."
"My job is to look at what politics is doing, not be a politician myself."
"Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view. From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher."
"No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen. I'm a university teacher and I like my job."