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Superstition brings bad luck.

Umberto Eco in Foucault's Pendulum (1988)Report problemRelated quotes
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I felt like poisoning a monk.

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Translation is the art of failure.

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Clothes are semiotic devices, machines for communicating.

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Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.

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Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry.

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A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.

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The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.

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So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.

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As subjects, we are what the shape of the world produced by signs makes us become.

Umberto Eco in Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language (1984)Report problemRelated quotes
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