"Translation is the art of failure."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Umberto Eco on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Umberto Eco on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Umberto Eco on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Umberto Eco on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Umberto Eco on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"There are more people than you think who want to have a challenging experience, in which they are obliged to reflect about the past."