shayarisms4lovers June18 267 - 25 Umberto Eco Quotes to Inspire You to Write Your Own Story

25 Umberto Eco Quotes to Inspire You to Write Your Own Story

Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was one of the finest novelists of the 20th century, as well as a renowned university professor, philosopher, semanticist, and literary critic. The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa) is the masterpiece that brought him worldwide fame. The story was brought to screens in 1986, starring Sean Connery. I remember my grandmother giving me this book, and how different and complex it felt compared to everything else that I had read as a child. Umberto Eco’s blend of mystery, medieval ways, religion and semiotics blew my mind. Foucault’s Pendulum and The Prague Cemetery must also be mentioned here, as the last one took its sweet time at the top of the bestseller charts in Italy back in 2010. Eco was passionate about reading ever since he was a kid; he used to devour everything from classic novels to comics. In his apartment in Milan he had a library of 30,000 books, with another of 20,000 in his vacation home. Eco became one of academia’s foremost thinkers; he inspired and delighted people with his brilliant way of writing. Here are 25 Umberto Eco quotes to help you write your own […]

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22 George Orwell Quotes to Make You Stop and Think

George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. He was a man of strong opinions who wrote on some major topics related to the political views and movements of his times. His best known novels are Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to enjoy the success of the last one, as he passed away one year after the book was published. Both novels have been turned into films and have enjoyed incredible popularity. Orwell’s work had a great impact on popular and political culture. Many of his neologisms entered the language together with the term Orwellian, which describes a situation, idea, or societal condition identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. The New York Times ranked Orwell second on a list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945” and in 2016, a statue of him was installed in front of the BBC in London. Orwell had a high moral sense and respect for justice. Here are 22 George Orwell quotes to make you stop and think: In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. The most effective way to destroy people is to deny […]

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Top 26 Most Inspiring Kahlil Gibran Quotes

Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese philosophical essayist, novelist, poet and artist. He is best known for his book The Prophet — a collection of essays in prose as well as poetry, exploring the meaning of life and the condition of man. Illustrated with the author’s own drawings, it was first published in 1923 and has never been out of print. As an artist, Gibran created hundreds of drawings and paintings and as an author he wrote in both English and Arabic. In the world of Arabic literature, Kahlil is considered a rebel for not complying with “the old ways”. Gibran died at the age of 48 in New York City. Next to his grave stands this quote: “A word I want to see written on my grave: I am alive like you, and I am standing beside you. Close your eyes and look around, you will see me in front of you”. Gibran was a hopeless romantic, he strongly believed in the power of generosity and in taking the best out of every experience, good or bad. Here are 26 Kahlil Gibran quotes to teach you about the deep meaning of love. You talk when you cease to be at […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 222 - 14 Frank Sinatra Quotes to Make You Wanna Do It Your Way

14 Frank Sinatra Quotes to Make You Wanna Do It Your Way

“Ol’ Blue Eyes” and ol’ time favorite Frank Sinatra was the only child of a Sicilian immigrant couple, who decided to become a singer after watching his idol, Bing Crosby, perform. Sinatra is one of the most popular artists and one of the best-selling entertainers of the 20th century. His career was all about winning the hearts of everyone he touched as a singer and a film actor. He was also known for his impeccable way of dressing, keeping it stylish both at work and in his private life. Sinatra believed that such an appearance is a sign of respect toward his fans, his mantra being that If you are the best, you have to look like your best. His obsession with style and cleanliness brought him another nickname, that of “Lady Macbeth”. When he was 82 years old, Frank Sinatra faced his final curtain in Los Angeles. Nonetheless, his lifetime work and legacy remain intact to these days. Here are 14 Frank Sinatra quotes to make you wanna do it your way. The best revenge is massive success. Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy. The big lesson in life, baby, is never be […]

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