"The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Italo Calvino on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Italo Calvino on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Italo Calvino on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Italo Calvino on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Italo Calvino on William Shakespeare
"What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts."
"Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents."