Quotations on Italy

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Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let's say, instruments for working.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: Food, First, Italy, Machines, Years)

Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside Soviet Union, there's no doubt about that.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: Doubt, Italy, Party)

In Italy the artist is a god. Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: God, Artist, Italy, Now)

I live in Italy. I visit my family in Switzerland.
- Ursula Andress
(Keywords: Family, Italy, Visit)

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Country, End, England, Italy, Luxury, Play, Right, Spain, Winter)

In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity.
- Roberto Benigni
(Keywords: History, Country, Fascism, Humanity, Italy, World)

In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from, people aren't interested in the sex lives of their players. We don't hear these stories - even in Italy where the media is right on top of football.
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Keywords: Sex, People, Football, France, Italy, Media, Right, Spain)

The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs.
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Keywords: Thought, Italy, Needs, Responsibility, Tradition)

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
- Fanny Burney
(Keywords: Building, Italy, Ruin, Traveling)

We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends.
- Robert Byrd
(Keywords: Men, Being, Germany, Italy, Law, Laws, Majority, Motives, Nation)

It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even.
- Nicolas Cage
(Keywords: Family, Grudges, Italy, Passion)

Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Keywords: Legal, Adoption, Country, Diversity, Identity, Italy, Protection, Uniqueness)

I like health-conscious cooking, but growing up in the South, I do love southern cooking; southern France, southern Italy, southern Spain. I love southern cooking.
- Clarence Clemons
(Keywords: Love, Health, Cooking, France, Growing up, Italy, Spain)

The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators - I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it.
- Jonathan Coe
(Keywords: Books, Countries, France, Italy, Relationships)

In Europe the parents are included as with children. All three generations are together. I'm thinking of Italy. You go out on a Sunday afternoon and the whole family is there.
- Dana Delany
(Keywords: Family, Children, Europe, Generations, Italy, Parents, Thinking)

I have been going to Italy since 1980, but I always went to do work. I did not live overseas, because I do not like running around with everything I own in a paper bag.
- Bill Dixon
(Keywords: Work, Italy, Running)

It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
- Philip Dunne
(Keywords: Time, England, Italy, Living, Poems, Poets, Spring)

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)

There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference.
- Luis Figo
(Keywords: England, Interest, Italy, Play, Spain)

We seem to be a long way off from the kind of Fascism which we behold in Italy today, but we are not so far from the kind of Fascism which Mussolini preached in Italy before he assumed power, and we are slowly approaching the conditions which made Fascism there possible.
- John T. Flynn
(Keywords: Power, Fascism, Italy, Today)

Italy will always have the best food.
- Diane von Furstenberg
(Keywords: Food, Italy, Will)

Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Keywords: Men, Applause, Fate, Italy, Universe, Will)

You're a Catholic in Italy when you're born, it's unthinkable to stop being Catholic. You just take the rules a lot more seriously, because it pervades your culture.
- Andrew Greeley
(Keywords: Being, Culture, Italy, Rules)

I started this whole endeavor really. And at the beginning we had the selection in Italy. And that was pretty much among people that had held previous experience in that particular satellite. So, I was in that, in a good position then.
- Umberto Guidoni
(Keywords: Experience, People, Beginning, Italy, Pretty)

And since Italy was involved in the space station as well as signed an agreement with NASA. And when the possibility to enter the 1996 Mission Specialist class.
- Umberto Guidoni
(Keywords: Possibility, Agreement, Class, Italy, Mission, Space)

The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them.
- Arthur Henderson
(Keywords: Success, America, Building, First, France, Italy, Nations, states, Understanding, United, Will)

Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.
- Herman Hesse
(Keywords: Travel, Italy, Months, Years)

If I go to Germany, I learn something in addition. The German television is very precise and respectable. One has never stress. In Italy it is more dynamic. But I amuse myself madly in both countries.
- Michelle Hunziker
(Keywords: Countries, Germany, Italy, Stress, Television)

Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media machine controls most of what people see.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: People, Internet, Italy, Machine, Media)

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Inferiority, Italy, Man)

Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
- Erica Jong
(Keywords: Church, America, Country, Hollywood, Italy, Spain)

France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or agreed to naval limitation as between those nations, but I have confidence that in time they will do so.
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Keywords: Time, Confidence, France, Italy, Nations, Will)

In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism.
- Christian Lacroix
(Keywords: Elegance, Individualism, Italy, Taste)

In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.
- Robin Leach
(Keywords: Food, Life, Work, Italy, Wine)

My talk show takes place in bed, in Italy.
- Amanda Lear
(Keywords: Bed, Italy, Talk)

In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian.
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Keywords: Funny, Hair, Italy, Kids)

I also had this mistaken dream, fantasy really - perhaps because I'm good at languages - of being able in both Italy and France to become someone else through my fluency in the language.
- Harry Mathews
(Keywords: Dream, Being, Fantasy, France, Italy, Language)

I live in Italy part time, and they're obsessed with what's happening in LA too. They make fun of Americans, but the world wants to know what's going on in Hollywood.
- Debi Mazar
(Keywords: Time, Americans, Fun, Hollywood, Italy, World)

Having achieved such signal successes in the east, Russia and Roumania being both disposed of, the German leaders planned a campaign designed to crush Italy.
- Kelly Miller
(Keywords: Being, Italy, Leaders, Russia)

In Spain and Italy I would not have a life among the fans. Everyone wants to touch you, own you and approach you. I try to be as kind as possible to all my fans, but in those countries I could not do it. There they ask too much from you.
- Ruud van nistelrooy
(Keywords: Life, Countries, Fans, Italy, Spain)

Italy and Spain really are not my countries.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Keywords: Countries, Italy, Spain)

I was playing the best football of my career at the time, finishing top scorer in Italy three year's running. There were other good players around but I think I was the best at that time.
- Michel Patini
(Keywords: Time, Career, Football, Italy, Running)

Italy have plenty of high-quality players. Newcomers need time to get adjusted to the set-up and the system of play. I'm very young, and although I think I have shown good quality in my international games, I realise that there are plenty of others competing for places.
- Alessandro Del Piero
(Keywords: Time, Quality, Games, Italy, Play)

But Italy can only have any real influence on world affairs if it carries weight in Europe.
- Romano Prodi
(Keywords: Europe, Influence, Italy, Weight, World)

The problem of Italy is not really a question of age. Japan has an older population, and it is now in full economic recovery. The problem is that Italy is old in the structure of the society.
- Romano Prodi
(Keywords: Society, Age, Italy, Now, Old, Population, Question)

I am not a newcomer, you know, so I want to be judged for what I did when I was prime minister last time in Italy and president of the European Commission for more than five years.
- Romano Prodi
(Keywords: Time, Italy, President, Want, Years)

To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy, northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.
- Carroll Quigley
(Keywords: Day, Influence, Italy, Spain)

I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we're in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.
- Claudio Reyna
(Keywords: Fans, Italy, Soccer, Will)

I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country.
- Ian Rush
(Keywords: Country, Italy, Living)

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Love, First, First love, Italy, Spring)



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