Best Quotes by Umberto Eco (Top 10)

  1. We live for books.
  2. Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means...
  3. To survive, you must tell stories.
  4. I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
  5. I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
  6. When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.
  7. I love the smell of book ink in the morning.
  8. The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
  9. Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.
  10. Love is wiser than wisdom.

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