"There are more people than you think who want to have a challenging experience, in which they are obliged to reflect about the past."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Umberto Eco on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Umberto Eco on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Umberto Eco on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Umberto Eco on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Umberto Eco on Mark Twain
"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."