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1. "Take care, these Italians, full of failings, are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors, the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet."
Author: Alberto Sordi
2. "There are many actors who have inspired me: Spencer Tracy for his incredible elegance and, of course, Cary Grant. But, there's also an Italian actor I admire a great deal: Alberto Sordi."
Author: Alfred Molina
3. "Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good."
Author: Alice May Brock
4. "Italian men age very well. That's what I've learned from Tony Danza."
Author: Alyssa Milano
5. "Rachel must be putting on a theatrical display, because the small boat rocks while she talks. "I don't need these life jackets anymore," she says, in her thickest Italian accent. "The colors are all wrong for me. I mean, look at this orange. Ew, right?"Galen rolls his eyes. I try not to giggle."And this green? Hideous!" she continues."
Author: Anna Banks
6. "I was in Italy in 1992 working on magazine articles when I got a call from the Italian travel commission. They asked, would I mind being an escort for an older woman? I told them I don't do that kind of work, but then they said it was Julia Child, and I said I'd be right there."
Author: Bob Spitz
7. "My parents are Italian and British. They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago."
Author: Claire Forlani
8. "Pienso en ti cuando me place, siempre que me dé la gana y como me dé la gana. Nada me lo impide, nadie me detiene. ¿Sabes el alivio que es eso? Nuestro encuentro de ayer fue para mí como un salto cuántico. Logré verte como si existieras sólo para mí, como si hubieses sido creada sólo para mí, como si el restaurante italiano hubiera abierto especialmente para nosotros, como si la mesa se hubiese hecho a propósito para que nuestras piernas pudieran tocarse debajo, como si la retama amarilla de la puerta de mi casa hubiese sido plantada exclusivamente, veinte años atrás, previendo que florecería veinte años más tarde, cuando nosotros nos besáramos y nos abrazáramos delante de ella."
Author: Daniel Glattauer
9. "I also believe I met William Gaddis once. He did not look Italian."
Author: David Markson
10. "A story begins and it always passes from the subjunctive to the declarative. And Italians don't seem to care about making a fine distinction between that which is speculation and that which is fact."
Author: Donna Leon
11. "Remember that it's only by going off the track that you get to know the country...And don't, let me beg you, go with that awful tourist idea that Italy's only a museum of antiquities and art. Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvelous than the land."
Author: E.M. Forster
12. "The beauty of Rome is that you can wander into a pizzeria just about anywhere and get a real Italian pizza that's thankfully worlds away from the Super Supreme I used to order at Pizza Hut as a kid."
Author: Ed Stoppard
13. "Luca's grandfather (whoI hope is known as Nonno Spaghetti) gave him his first sky-blue Lazio jersey when the boywas just a toddler. Luca, likewise, will be a Lazio fan until he dies."We can change our wives," he said. "We can change our jobs, our nationalities and evenour religions, but we can never change our team."By the way, the word for "fan" in Italian is tifoso. Derived from the word for typhus. In otherwords—one who is mightily fevered."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
14. "Until-as often happened during those first months travel, whenever I would feel such happiness-my guilt alarm went off. I heard my ex-husband's voice speaking disdainfully in my ear: So this is what you gave up everything for? This is why you gutted our entire life together? For a few stalks of asparagus and an Italian newspaper? I replied aloud to him: "First of all," I said, "I'm very sorry, but this isn't your business anymore. And secondly, to answer you question...yes."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
15. "Get a load of this one... I heard that she actually thought paparazzi was the last name of one particular Italian photographer. Apparently she said something like, 'Who is this Paparazzi guy and why didn't they arrest him years ago after he killed Princess Diana?"
Author: Emily Giffin
16. "Italian men do appreciate beautiful women. They're not afraid of the beauty, which is nice."
Author: Eva Herzigova
17. "What has impressed me the most about the Italians whose tables we've sat at is that they are traditional cooks but also outrageously innovative. These people are wild improvisers."
Author: Frances Mayes
18. "It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand."
Author: Fredrik Bajer
19. "The Italian prose tale had begun to exercise that influence as early as Chaucer's time: but circumstances and atmosphere were as yet unfavourable for its growth."
Author: George Saintsbury
20. "ITALIANO– Adoro la luce della candela. Mi aiuta ad ingannare gli occhi e a giudicare le cose guardandole con il cuore.ENGLISH– I love the candle light. It helps me to fool the eyes judging things by heart.SPAGNOLO– Adoro la luz de las velas.Me ayuda a engañar los ojos y a juzgar las cosas mirandolas con el corazón."
Author: Gianluca Frangella
21. "No part of Italian society should see itself as exempt from the effort to save Italy from collapse."
Author: Giorgio Napolitano
22. "I discovered right away at the airport that Italian men were way too attentive."
Author: Glenda Helms
23. "You said,' Camille protested, 'that when you wanted to get on terms with Gabrielle you cultivated her mother. It's true, everybody saw you doing it, boasting in Italian and rolling your eyes and doing your tempestuous southerner impersonation."
Author: Hilary Mantel
24. "Maybe he does have a choice to make, but everything I feel, everything I know says absoloutely that choice will be you""She speaks French and Italian.""That bitch."
Author: J.D. Robb
25. "She's a great cook.""Yeah," Carmine said. "Probably the Italian in her."[...]Dominic laughed. "Must be. You know damn well she has Carmine's full-blooded Italian in her all the time."Carmine's muscles went rigid, and Vincent started coughing as he choked on his drink. Celia snorted, trying to hold back her amusement, but Dominic didn't bother containing himself."
Author: J.M. Darhower
26. "Italians speak in italics all the time."
Author: John Alejandro King
27. "It is important that people support prisoners of the Italian state like Joe in whatever way they can. I was not allowed contact with a lawyer for the first 24 hours, and no phone calls were permitted, but apparently telegrams have been getting through to Joe."
Author: John Blair
28. "As our larynxes descended, we were able to make sounds with our mouths in new and far more expressive ways. Verbal language soon overtook physical gesturing as the primary means of communication for all human beings except Italians. (Earth (The Book), p. 36)"
Author: Jon Stewart
29. "I like my country, but I don't think like an Italian. It's a complex, complicated difficult country to make things happen in."
Author: Lapo Elkann
30. "I love Italian food but that's too generic a term for what's available now: you have to narrow it down to Tuscan, Sicilian, and so on."
Author: Lee Child
31. "Italians have a little joke, that the world is so hard a man must have two fathers to look after him, and that's why they have godfathers."
Author: Mario Puzo
32. "That night a bomb exploded in the Corleone Family mall in Long Beach, thrown from a car that pulled up to the chain, then roared away. That night also two button men of the Corleone Family were killed as they peaceably ate their dinner in a small Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village. The Five Families War of 1946 had begun."
Author: Mario Puzo
33. "Italian culture is so deeply soaked in an appreciation of the good things in life."
Author: Mariska Hargitay
34. "I speak Italian, French, Creole and English."
Author: Meta Golding
35. "Everyone says we have our first African American president. Has there ever been a Jewish president? An Italian president? They don't say a damn thing about that. You think we're still fighting the Civil War or something. If you want to mention it in passing, OK. But don't dwell on it."
Author: Monte Irvin
36. "I think that I can count on the fingers of one hand the times you've actually said the word ‘women' and not replaced it with an epithet referring to female genitalia." "Hey, he's not that bad," Warren said. "Sometimes he calls them cows or whores."
Author: Patricia Briggs
37. "And looking like sex on a stick – if sex were Italian and the stick had an unfair amount of charisma."
Author: Penny Reid
38. "...the hair...that frizzy nest which grew outwards, horizontal like a wind-blown tree in an Italianate painting."
Author: Peter Carey
39. "I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine."
Author: Peter Ustinov
40. "I fell in love. It felt exactly like a fall, a head-over-heels tumble into a state of unbearable lightness. The earth tilted on its axis. I did not believe in romantic love at the time, thinking it a human construct, an invention of fourteenth century Italian poets. I was as unprepared for love as I had been for goodness and beauty. Suddenly, my heart seemed swollen, too large for my chest."
Author: Philip Yancey
41. "Everybody says it: black, white; everybody calls me a legend. Italians, Jews. Everybody."
Author: Roberto Duran
42. "I took another slug of my coffee—like most of my old boyfriends, it was strong, dark, Italian and slightly bitter. . ."
Author: Rosie Genova
43. "The man has more masks than a whole troupe of Italian players."
Author: Sarah Zettel
44. "I'm a multi-lingual Kundalini-dancing shapeshifter to the 69th degree.I know French, Italian, Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Greek, Latin, Gaelic, Scottish, English, and American English. I'm cunninglingual."
Author: Sienna McQuillen
45. "I was a mod when I was a kid. I'd be in Italian pencil-leg trousers with those bowling shoes you wear outside and a Fred Perry polo shirt with a V-neck sweater. It was like an Essex uniform - a very specific look."
Author: Stephen Moyer
46. "I learned to cook from my mom. Most of what I ate growing up was Italian cooking."
Author: Steve Albini
47. "I've always felt like a foreigner wherever I've lived. I don't feel much towards my Italian or Scottish roots, although I do cook the pasta at home."
Author: Tom Conti
48. "...the pride taken by the Italians in their gifted women is among the most important facts in the history of their Renaissance."
Author: Walter Shaw Sparrow
49. "Gli italiani perdono le partite di calcio come se fossero guerre e perdono le guerre come se fossero partite di calcio."
Author: Winston Churchill
50. "Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa—Who knows most, knows least."
Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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