"Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection."
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."Eugenio Montale on Mark Twain
"Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persuasive words are not good."Eugenio Montale on Lao Tzu
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."Eugenio Montale on George Bernard Shaw
"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."Eugenio Montale on Charles Dickens
"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."Eugenio Montale on Bill Gates
"I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his future can only be triumphant?"
"Happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge. To the eyes you are a flickering light, to the feet, thin ice that cracks and so may no one touch you who loves you."
"For my part, if I consider poetry as an object, I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music."
"However, poetry does not live solely in books or in school anthologies."
"I do not go in search of poetry. I wait for poetry to visit me."