"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Umberto Eco on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Umberto Eco on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Umberto Eco on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Umberto Eco on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Umberto Eco on Thomas Jefferson
"Translation is the art of failure."
"Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear."
"We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death."
"The real hero is always a hero by mistake he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else."
"A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams."