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CARL WILLIAM BROWN
Everything in Italy
that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and
absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
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
Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy, were
lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in
billions of dollars and forgave other billions
Gladio had been necessary during the days of the Cold War but, in
view of the collapse of the East Block, Italy would suggest to Nato
that the organisation was no longer
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.
Hollywood cools, and when it cools you have to go to where the work
is. I ran off to Italy to do spaghetti westerns.
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
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
I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign
I directed a piece of theater in Italy. We took nine fables from the
town and we created a play.
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.
I have had the problem of seeing my male model go to Italy and...
I haven't had that good a time in ages. Since September 11, really.
I just felt so happy, it was like the sun came out of the clouds for
me. I love Italy.
I just wanted to get back to playing attacking football after my
time in Italy. It was a little difficult at first but the atmosphere
and the fans were just fantastic.
I just went off for two months traveling around Europe on a
motorcycle and pretty much turned my phone off. I did 5,000 miles
with my dad. We went through Holland, Germany,
Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Italy... and then I
did Spain and France by myself.
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.
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.
I live in Italy. I visit my family in Switzerland.
I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone,
in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any
habitation? He replied, that Providence was
his next-door neighbor.
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.
I think I feel automatically at home in Italy.
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.
I was a star in Italy, Austrailia, Germany and Japan before the
American stations ever paid attention at all.
I was offered a free villa in Hollywood, but I said no thank you, I
prefer to live in Italy.
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.
I would be in Italy working on a film, longing for something simple
- like, God, I would just kill to be sitting at a barbecue having a
beer right now.
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.
In 1917 - as we have seen, - Italy suffered a great reverse, losing
200,000 soldiers and immense supplies.
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.
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.
In Italy it's full-on stardom when you're a cyclist - eating in
restaurants for free, it's great.
In Italy the artist is a god. Now if the artist is a god, the
scientist is likewise a god.
In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and
psychiatrists who analyse you.
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
In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be
said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms,
whose only movement was that of mutual
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.
In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois
taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to
In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.
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
In the literature of France Moliere occupies the same kind of
position as Cervantes in that of Spain, Dante in that of Italy, and
Shakespeare in that of England. His glory is
more than national - it is universal.
Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media
machine controls most of what people see.
It is important to remember that some of the most serious thinkers
once thought that democracy was not compatible with the cultures of
Germany, Italy, Japan, Latin America and
It was pretty awful for us children because we never really knew the
local children. Mother was keen for us to learn languages, so our
travels took us to France and Italy, as
well as the West Country.
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,
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.
It's typical of Italian culture that we only start to feel emotional
about something when we have the possibility to see it in front of
us. By February, Italy will have
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
Italy and Spain really are not my countries.
Ruud van Nistelrooy
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
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
Italy is a divided country without a center.
Italy is a geographical expression.
Italy is definitely where I feel most at home, or alternatively,
living in total wilderness, in the bush in Australia.
Italy is divided between us and them, rich and poor, north and south,
young and old, employed and unemployed.
Italy to me is like the mean mother. Whatever I do, it's never good
enough. People say I'm the queen of Cannes, but in Italy I get
turned down for work.
Italy will always have the best food.
Diane von Furstenberg
Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to
make the gloomiest person happy.
Kosovo is too close to Europe. It is not only close to Albania, it
is close to Greece, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, where there are
still many Kosovo refugees. Spontaneous
reactions could multiply.
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.
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
The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly
proportional to our loss of freedom.
The individual couldn't find any attention in Italy.
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.
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.
The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as has that of
France and Britain; Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically.
Emily Greene Balch
The two great cultural and political currents of Italy have always
only been concerned with the masses.
The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.
There is something majestic in the bad taste of Italy.
E. M. Forster
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.
To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy,
northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.
Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a
building after seeing Italy.
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.
Venice, Italy, survives 365 days out of every year in water; New
Orleans can survive a few days of water if it has to.
We are not only talking about waves of refugees coming to Greece, to
Italy, and elsewhere. Destabilizing the Balkans means Lebanonization,
and that means destabilizing all of
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.
We arrived in Argentina with a lot of injured players, including our
goalkeeper. Also we were unlucky to be drawn in the same group as
the two tournament favourites Italy and
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
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.
Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of
America as all-powerful.
Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been
civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the
northern industrial cities had been
bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.
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
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.
When they were small and my wife really had no other
responsibilities, except taking care of the family and all of us, it
wasn't that big a deal. It was fun. Hey, we're going
to Moscow. We're going to Italy. We're going to Toronto. We're going
to New York.
When we've finished the current tour I'm going to go back to Italy
and see if I can do some more writing.
Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but
there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the
case simply because the English language
opens the whole world to the American cinema.
Years ago when DNA was going on, I produced a record in Italy but I
didn't think I'd do another one.
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.
You don't become a saint until you lead a good life whether in Tibet
or Italy or America.
You may have the universe if I may have Italy.
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.
A man who has not
been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle of Romanesque
architecture, which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending
the structural daring with minimal
And also, Sergio Leone was considered in Italy a director of
category B, not a big director.
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.
As a matter of fact, I've been to Italy many times before I met my
husband, which he can't even imagine that I could possibly know
anything about Italian food. But, you know,
Italian food's really basic, and there's so many different
variations on it that what my husband did is he broke it down for
As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork
when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had
to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so
they could make something edible.
Before Sunrise did very well internationally. It made as much in
Italy and Korea as it did here.
But Italy can only have any real influence on world affairs if it
carries weight in Europe.
But we did the Pink Panther not in Hollywood, in Italy.
Capri on the Amalfi Coast in Italy is my ultimate holiday
Certainly, in Italy, nobody takes light for granted.
Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western
countries - like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy
countries outside of Europe.
Ahmed Ben Bella
Dante himself is open to the suspicion of partiality: it is said,
not without apparent ground, that he puts into hell all the enemies
of the political cause, which, in his
eyes, was that of Italy and God.
During my first month in Italy I lived a nomadic life.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights.
Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
Moving from Wales to Italy is like moving to a different country.
My talk show takes
place in bed, in Italy.
No matter where I've been overseas, the food stinks, except in Italy.
No one, no social group, can today avoid the commitment to
contribute to the clean up of public finances in order to prevent
the financial collapse of Italy. The sacrifices
will not be in vain, especially if the economy begins to grow again.
No part of Italian society should see itself as exempt from the
effort to save Italy from collapse.
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
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.
The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the
Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the
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CARL WILLIAM BROWN