Antonio Tabucchi Quotes
No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen. I'm a university teacher and I like my job.
— Antonio Tabucchi
When I write a song, it is to fill a niche in people's lives. To have a song for every experience if one hadn't been written yet.
Academic achievement was something I'd always sought as a form of reward. Good grades pleased my parents, good grades pleased my teachers; you got them in order to sew up approval.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
If you start to catalog Hillary Clinton's positions between now and 2008, we're going to have a lot of conversations because there are a lot of places for her to go.
Fame is a dangerous thing. It's what the post-industrial society wants. They want fame and many followers on Twitter. But to really make the world understandable, that challenge is remaining.
Why do you need to drive a Ferrari to get stuck in a traffic jam anyway? How do people afford these cars?
My kids have a great dad. I don't really want them to have a stepfather, and I don't think they do, either.
People and places are the source of my work, both in prose and verse-and this remark is not the truism it seems, for I do not distinguish as sharply between a place and a person as most people seem to do.
Leonard Alfred George Strong
Some lessons take years to learn, with repeated exposure to the same path sometimes shadowed by the inner conscience of own souls. But eventually we learn, and our journey continues in another direction.
Every now and then I'll do little things, a short story or something, that doesn't have any fantastical elements, but mostly I like the power of playing God and I like to imagine things.
We appear to be programmed with the idea that there are 'things' outside of our self, and some are conscious, and some are not.
My mother gave me a sense of independence, a sense of total confidence that we could do whatever it was we set out to do. That's how we were raised.
I've discovered that I've never had much respect for money, and that has meant that money has ended up ruling me a little bit more than it should have. So I'm trying to learn - at this late stage in life! - to actually control that.
There have definitely been ebbs and flows in my career, but, you know, part of the reason is that I'm a mom. I have a five-year-old daughter. She really factors into my choices, and I never want to go too long without seeing her.