Erri De Luca Quotes

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1. “On the brink of sleep I have a gloomy thought: that saving yourself is only pushing yourself even deeper into the trap rather than getting out. Dying is the only way out.”

Tags : Cynicism Cynicism Reality Gloomy Introspection Life Life Philosophy Living Trap
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

2. “War is when young men dream of being grandfathers.”

Tags : Dreams Dreams And Reality War Young Men Youthful Optimism
Author : Erri De Luca

3. “I can hardly keep track of the things I don't know, but every now and then comes an ignorance that makes me nostalgic.”

Tags : Ignorance Knowledge Knowledge Of Self Nostalgia Smart
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

4. “The geometry of the things around us creates coincidences, intersections.”

Tags : Connectivity Geometry Intersections
Author : Erri De Luca

5. “Les lèvres d'une femme m'émeuvent quand elles s'approchent, nues, pour un baiser, elles se déshabillent entièrement, du haut des mots jusqu'en bas.”

Tags : Eroticism Love Romantic
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : I pesci non chiudono gli occhi

6. “I take the book stopped at a fold, deliver myself to its pace, to the breathing of the other storyteller. If I am someone else, it's also because books move men more than journeys or tears.After many pages you end up learning a variant, a different move than the one taken and thought inevitable.I break away from what I am when I learn to treat my own life differently.”

Tags : Books Books And Life How To Read Learning Learning To Live Life Life Lessons Reading Reading And Life Reading Books
Author : Erri De Luca

7. “A man dies and his skin loses heat like the sand on a summer evening. It makes you feel like warming him up.”

Tags : Caring For Others Death Death And Dying
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

8. “Si on bouge sans cesse, on impose un sens, une direction au temps. Mais si on s'arrête en se butant comme un âne au milieu du sentier, si on se laisse emporter par la rêverie, alors même le temps s'arrête et n'est plus ce fardeau qui pèse sur nos épaules. Si on ne le porte pas il verse, il se répand tout autour comme la tache d'encre que ma plume faisait toute seule, droite en équilibre sur le buvard, pour retomber ensuite, vide.”

Tags : Mouvement Rêve Temps Écrire
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Pas ici, pas maintenant

9. “Il volersi bene si costruisce. Ma l’amore quello vero, no. L’amore lo senti immediato, non ha tempo. É dire “ti sento”. Un contatto di pelle, un abbraccio, un bacio. Mantenersi, il mio verbo preferito, tenersi per mano. Ti può bastare per la vita intera, un attimo, un incontro. Rinunciarvi è folle,sempre e comunque.”

Tags : Amore Contatto Love
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : I pesci non chiudono gli occhi

10. “It's disgusting to kill, Laila. You never get rid of death's grease. It doesn't wash away.”

Tags : Death Evil Of Killing Killing Killing People Stain Of Death War
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

11. “À ce moment là, j'ai dû comprendre pour la première fois que le mal est irrémédiable et qu'il est impossible de réparer un tort quoique l'on fasse ensuite. Le seul remède est de ne pas en commettre et ne pas en commettre est en ce monde l'oeuvre la plus ardue et secrète.”

Tags : Mal Pardon Réparer
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Pas ici, pas maintenant

12. “I see the pain of miserly love in young people,' I say. 'You don't have that kind of melancholy on your face. But I'm careful not to step on your feet when I speak with you. It's not like dancing. It's like a stone walkway with a little grass between the cracks. It's strong but I will try to tread carefully and not ruin it. In Muslim homes you leave your shoes outside. This is how I behave with you.”

Tags : Conversation Conversational Intimate Conversation Relationships
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

13. “Do you really know yourself so well or are you making it up?' she asks. Some things I concoct, some I glean from my senses, most I thirst for.”

Tags : Knowledge Of Self Life Longing Self Self Awareness Telling Stories
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

14. “The spoon is a reader's friend, scooping from the plate almost by itself. The fork requires more attention.”

Tags : Eating Fork Reading Reading Habits Spoon
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

15. “Un uomo è quello che ha commesso. Se dimentica è un bicchiere messo alla rovescia, un vuoto chiuso.”

Tags : Memoria Ricordi
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Il peso della farfalla

16. “Era così bellissima vicina, le labbra appena aperte. Mi commuovono quelle di una donna, nude quando si accostano a baciare, si spogliano di tutto, dalle parole, in giù.“Chiudi questi benedetti occhi di pesce"“Ma non posso. Se tu vedessi quello che vedo io, non li potresti chiudere”“Da dove ti spuntano questi complimenti, piccolo giovanotto?”“Che complimenti ? Dico quello che vedo".”

Tags : Amore Occhi
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : I pesci non chiudono gli occhi

17. “This is what books should do: Carry a person and not be carried by him; take the day off his back, not add its own ounces of paper to his vertebrae.”

Tags : Books Reading Reading Books Reading Secrets
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

18. “Allora ti piace l’amore?”“ E’ pericoloso. Ci scappano ferite e poi per la giustizia altre ferite. Non è serenata al balcone, somiglia a una mareggiata di libeccio, strapazza il mare sopra, e sotto lo rimescola. Non lo so se mi piace.”

Tags : Amore Ferite Life Lessons
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : I pesci non chiudono gli occhi

19. “Un escriptor instiga, sobretot, a la lectura, i de vegades també a l'escriptura.Un escritor instiga, sobretodo, a la lectura, y, de vez en cuando también a la escritura”

Tags : Escritura
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Il peso della farfalla

20. “I love you because that piece that remains is worth the whole and I love you by exclusion of the other lost pieces.”

Tags : Love Loving Someone Loving You Why I Love You
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

21. “Mi accorgevo del corpo, del suo interno, accanto a lei: del battito del sangue a fior di polso, del rumore dell'aria nel naso, del traffico della macchina cuorepolmoni. Accanto al suo corpo esploravo il mio, calato nell'interno, sbatacchiato come il secchio nel pozzo.”

Tags : Amore Love Sangue
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : I pesci non chiudono gli occhi

22. “Il y a des personnes à qui l'intention ne vaut rien, seul le hasard leur est propice. Le silence conservait à notre rencontre le bénéfice d'un événement fortuit. Il était la complicité requise. Celui qui la dévoile la fait disparaître. Je le sais, je n'ai pas le droit de déduire de telles considérations de si faibles indices [...]”

Tags : Amour Hasard Intention
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Pas ici, pas maintenant

23. “I grow fond of David, who lays a single stone before Goliath and a single book, the Psalms, in the mouth of the world.”

Tags : Bible Bible Reading David And Goliath Psalms Reading The Bible
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

24. “I read used books because fingerprint-smudged and dog-eared pages are heavier on the eye. Because every book can belong to many lives. Books should be kept in public places and step out with passersby who'll onto them for a spell. Books should die like people, consumed by aches and pains, infected, drowning off a bridge together with the suicides, poked into a potbellied stove, torn apart by children to make paper boats. They should die of anything, in other words, except boredom, as private property condemned to a life sentence on a shelf.”

Tags : Book Quote Books Life Reading Books Reading For Life Reading Habits
Author : Erri De Luca

25. “Sometimes to take two steps in a row, one after the other, I need to make a contract with myself.”

Tags : Motivation Motivational Self Accountability Self Motivation Self Motivation Inspiration
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

26. “You stay in the war because it would be shameful to stay out of it. An then grief seizes you and hold its grip till anger has turned you into a soldier.”

Tags : Becoming A Soldier Fighting Soldier War Warrior
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

27. “That's how you keep someone tied to you, not set them free. You say no to a man and don't give him the peace of repayment.”

Tags : Business Relations Debt Relationships Repayment Social Commentary
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli