words on Italy…
can ever be alone for a moment in Italy? Every stone has a
every grain of dust seems instinct with spirit from the past,
recalls some line, some legend of long-neglected lore.
(Margaret Fuller, New York Daily Tribune, 1847)
I like every
single part of Italy, unlike Italians, who
only like their part and hate all the rest. They say
things like, ‘You’re going to … Rome?’
(Fran Lebowitz, Travel&Leisure, 1994)
had the density of gold-leaf: we
seemed to be driving through the landscape of a missal.
(Edith Wharton, Italian Backgrounds, 1905)
Just give the
Italians a chance for drama and they
take it with both hands.
(Ingreid Bergman, 1980)
Not all Italian
men are handsome, but the percentage
is alarmingly high, and their tailors cooperate with nature.
(Mary Chamberlin, Dear Friends and Darling Romance, 1959)
a dream should come to Italy. No
matter how dead and buried the dream is thought to be,
in Italy it will rise and walk again.
(Elizabeth Spencer, The Light in the Piazza, 1960)