What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically following one’s nose taking shortcuts.

Italo Calvino Romantic Quote

Traveling you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities places exchange their form order distances a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.

Italo Calvino Travel Quote

The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.

Italo Calvino Knowledge Quote