“And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief”.

Khalil Gibran


“È cosa vana distogliersi dal passato per pensare soltanto all’avvenire. È una illusione pericolosa pensare soltanto che sia possibile. L’opposizione tra avvenire e passato è assurda”.

Simone Weil

Palazzo Ducale

“Memory’s images, once they are fixed in words, are erased,” Polo said. “Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.”

Italo Calvino

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Town Hall
In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.

W. Somerset Maugham


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