Quotations by Oriana Fallaci

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Born: Wednesday, July 24, 1929
Profession: Journalist
Nationality: Italian


Arafat contradicts himself every five minutes. He always plays the double-cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Time, Lies)

Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia, a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Islam, Europe, Sense)

Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Art, Burden, Glory, Poison)

Have you ever thought that war is a madhouse and that everyone in the war is a patient?
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: War, Thought)

Heroes can be sweet.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Heroes)

How do you dare to ask me for a solution? It's like asking Seneca for a solution. You remember what he did? He committed suicide!
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Solution)

I am a danger to myself if I get angry.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Danger)

I am an atheist, and if an atheist and a pope think the same things, there must be something true. There must be some human truth that is beyond religion.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Religion, Truth)

I am disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians, of many Europeans.
- Oriana Fallaci

I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Freedom, Struggle)

I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger, and I'm not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Politics, Sacrifice, Writing, Years)

I defend Israel's right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be exterminated a second time.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Time, Israel, Right)

I didn't want to kill a man. I'm not capable of killing a man. I wanted to kill a tyrant.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Killing, Man, Want)

I don't want to hear about my death.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Death, Want)

I feel less alone when I read the books of Ratzinger.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Books)

I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe, Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Europe, Students)

I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born.
- Oriana Fallaci

I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage. Physical courage is a great test.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Courage)

I was a little girl fighting as a partisan against Nazi-Fascism.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Fighting)

Is it right to shoot the poor prostitute or a woman who is unfaithful to her husband, or a man who loves another man?
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Husband, Man, Poor, Right, Woman)

Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world. He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king - a real leader.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Leader, Dictators, World)

The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly proportional to our loss of freedom.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Europe, Freedom, Italy, Loss)

The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Civilization, Values, Culture, Principles)

The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Civilization, Values, Culture, Duty, Principles)

This Islam business kidnapped me.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Business, Islam)

War is something Arafat sends others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who believe in him. This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: War, Failure, Poor)

We are an age without leaders. We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Age, End, Leaders)

When my father was arrested, we didn't know where they had him. My mother found him at the house of torture. It was called Villa Triste.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Mother, Father)

Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Power, Leader, President)

Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I didn't vote because I have dignity. If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them, I would spit on my own face.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: People, Dignity, Vote, Voting)

Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are. What a pity that, when pregnant with him, his mother did not choose to have an abortion.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Mother, Abortion, Pity)

Wojtyla was a warrior, who did more to end the Soviet Union than even America.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: America, End)

You cannot govern, you cannot administrate, with an ignoramus.
- Oriana Fallaci

You cannot survive if you do not know the past.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Past)







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