Andrea Camilleri Quotes.

1. "A positive vision is what keeps us going despite the misfortunes and setbacks that fill our lives. The sole disadvantage is that it stops us to seeing evil."
- Quote by Andrea Camilleri

2. "He also remembered a comedy he had read in his youth called The Deluge, which claimed the next great flood would be caused not by water from the heavens but by the backing up and over flowing of all the toilets, latrines, cesspools and septic tanks in the world which would start chucking up their contents relentlessly until we all drowned in our own shit."
- Quote by Andrea Camilleri

3. "The Inspector stood up. Worried. Fonso Spalato fell silent. 'What's wrong?' he said, ready to jump out of his chair and start running. 'Do you mind if I whinny again?' the inspector politely asked"
- Quote by Andrea Camilleri

4. "On dit souvent que la mort est 'ne libiration. Pour les morts, naturellement, passque en fait pour ceux qui restent, c'est presque toujours un grandissime tracassin."
- Quote by Andrea Camilleri

5. "«quante, sta 'sti piviri miserabili, erano pirsone capaci di arricchiri il munno con la loro arti? quanti tra i tanti cataferi che oramà erano nell'invisibili cimitero marino sarebbiro stati capaci di scriviri 'na poesia le cui parole avrebbiro consolato, ralligrato, inchiuto il cori di chi stava a liggirla?»"
- Quote by Andrea Camilleri

6. "The memory of the aged becomes clearer and clearer with time. It has no pity."
- Andrea Camilleri, The Terra-Cotta Dog

7. "And in our dark days, with so many threatening clouds on the horizon, he concluded, we puff up a story like this to drug people, to distract their attention from the serious problems and divert them with a Romeo-and-Juliet story, one scripted, however, by a soap opera writer."
- Andrea Camilleri, The Terra-Cotta Dog

8. "To judge from the entrance the dawn was making, it promised to be a very iffy day -- that is, blasts of angry sunlight one minute, fits of freezing rain the next, all of it seasoned with sudden gusts of wind -- one of those days when someone who is sensitive to abrupt shifts in weather and suffers them in his blood and brain is likely to change opinion and direction continuously, like those sheets of tin, cut in the shape of banners and roosters, that spin every which way on rooftops with each new puff of wind."
- Andrea Camilleri, The Terra-Cotta Dog

9. "Giulio was against our meeting. He didn't want me getting mixed up in things that, in his opinion, were no concern of mine. For decades the respectable people here did nothing but repeat that the Mafia was no concern of theirs but only involved the people involved in it. But I used to teach my pupils that the see-nothing, know-nothing attitude is the most mortal of sins. So now that its my turn to tell what I saw, I'm supposed to take a step back?"
- Andrea Camilleri, The Terra-Cotta Dog

10. "Unwell? I was fine, as good as one might feel in such circumstances. No, my friend, I merely pretended to faint. I'm a good actress. Actually, a thought had come into my mind: if a terrorist, I said to myself, were to blow up this church with all of us inside, at least one-tenth of all the hypocrisy in the world would disappear with us. So I had myself escorted out."
- Andrea Camilleri, The Terra-Cotta Dog

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