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)

The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union.
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Keywords: 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)

In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and psychiatrists who analyse you.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Italy, Judges, Old)

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)

When I last went to Italy, over two years ago, I had a lot more trouble understanding the language than I used to when I lived there for a year. I used to speak very little but I could understand very well.
- Marcel Carne
(Keywords: Italy, Language, Trouble, Understanding, Years)

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)

Real socialism is inside man. It wasn't born with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages. You can't say it is finished.
- Dario Fo
(Keywords: Italy, Man, Socialism)

There is something majestic in the bad taste of Italy.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Italy, Taste)

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)

Years ago when DNA was going on, I produced a record in Italy but I didn't think I'd do another one.
- Arto Lindsay
(Keywords: Italy, Years)

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)

Like Venice, Italy, New Orleans is a cultural treasure. And everyone who lived in the city should be allowed to come back. But that doesn't mean that they all should live in exactly the same spot that they lived before.
- Ed McMahon
(Keywords: Italy, Treasure, Venice)

In 1917 - as we have seen, - Italy suffered a great reverse, losing 200,000 soldiers and immense supplies.
- Kelly Miller
(Keywords: Italy, Losing, Soldiers)

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)

When we've finished the current tour I'm going to go back to Italy and see if I can do some more writing.
- Gerry Mulligan
(Keywords: Italy, Writing)

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)



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