"No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen. I'm a university teacher and I like my job."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Antonio Tabucchi on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Antonio Tabucchi on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Antonio Tabucchi on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Antonio Tabucchi on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Antonio Tabucchi on John Steinbeck
"Literature for me isn't a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy."
"I live quietly at home among my family and friends."
"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."