We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Italy Quotes from Diego Simeone, Alexandre Pato, Dries Mertens, Gino D’Acampo, Tamara Mellon. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Catania was a real learning curve. I grew amid difficulties. In terms of courage and ideas, a lot about my Atleti comes from Italy.
Before I came to Italy to play for Milan in 2007, I saw in the papers that my name was mentioned in connection with some English clubs.
I think this is something special about Italy; waking up, taking the coffee in the morning and talking only about football.
Rushing around my restaurants and doing a lot of walking when I film in Italy and a bit of swimming and running keeps me thin.
The reality is that I spent years in the factories in Italy when I first set up Jimmy Choo. Today, everyone who has a job at Jimmy Choo, I’ve done their job – right down to the cleaner.
Before Sunrise did very well internationally. It made as much in Italy and Korea as it did here.
I can still remember watching Italy win the 1982 World Cup. I was just an eight-year-old kid in Naples, my hometown, watching the games with a bunch of people in the houses of relatives and friends. I can recall that when Italy scored, we would shout and hug, even though we did not all know each other.
Our own CIA has a storied history of interfering in elections. In the late ’40s, we shoveled cash into France and Italy after World War II to defeat the Communists who had been part of the wartime resistance to the Nazis and Fascists.
I moved to Paris for two years, then to London, then New York in 2002. In that time, I also lived in Japan, Italy, Germany – I’ve been a bit of a gypsy.
Italy even in the future will not need aid from the European Financial Stability Fund.
I know the football and the training in Italy are different to Spain, but I’m ready.
Italy is a geographical expression.
The game In England could be suitable for me but I like Italy.
Italy was a surprise in my life. I went there just to make money and then go back to Israel and study psychology. The arts wasn’t something I grew up with or thought I could be part of.
Futurism eventually got marred by its link to Fascism, but early on, it was totally avant-garde, and I wanted to dream a phantom link from the early futurists to the politically radical Italy of the 1970s, a time of fun, play, subversion – if also violence and mayhem.
If I stay in Roma, I can still improve. If I go back to Arsenal, I will treasure my experience in Italy.
I could have stayed in Argentina but because I wanted to grow as a player, I went to Italy. I had the same idea in my mind when I came to Tottenham.
My family are happy in Italy. We’re first, and I’m top scorer. What more could I ask for?
In Italy there’s perhaps a little less space than in Spain, but there’s certainly as much sunshine.
I spent five years in Italy, and the Italians have a slightly different lifestyle. Everything is a bit slower and more easygoing. You can feel that when you live there; you become a little more relaxed about typically ‘German’ things like accuracy and punctuality.
Being an American is life-threatening. For various reasons, men and women here don’t live as long as men and women in about two dozen other countries, including the ones we defeated in World War II – Japan, Germany and Italy.
If I’m in Italy at a certain time of year, I’ll make sure to try fresh porcini mushrooms in risotto, or puntarelle, a sort of curled chicory leaf that’s only available for a few weeks in May.
Provence, just one relatively small part of France, is almost twice the size of Wales, with double the population. It’s a region of the south that stretches from the borders of Monaco and Italy in the east to Hyeres in the west, the Alps in the north to the sparkling Mediterranean in the south.
I had a very tough childhood. I came here from Italy in the ’70s and didn’t speak a word of English, so the kids at school tormented me. Truly, it was horrifying the names they called me, and the teachers never really did a thing to stop it.
I want to make films with a broad scope; produced in Italy but looking at the world.
I want to highlight that Italy, every year, sends 6 billion euros in cash to Brussels. I cannot give these 6 billion euros to Brussels and then let them damage us on the fronts of agriculture, migration, fishing, commerce and finance. Why am I giving 6 billion to receive nothing in return?
I say to the young, be happy that you were born in Italy because of the beauty of the human capital, both masculine and feminine, of this country… No other country has such human capital.
My grandmother’s mother was from near Naples, so I love Italy, but I feel completely Argentinian.
Italy has changed. But Rome is Rome.
Living in Italy meant growing up without MTV.
When Atletico tried to buy me back, I did everything I could to make it possible. I had offers from clubs in France and Italy, but I would not have left Chelsea for any other side – only for Atletico Madrid.
The idea of having a house, a kid, a husband, and a dog… I love that. I also really want to open a coffee and flower shop one day, probably in Italy.
I once went to Alba, Italy, during their white truffle festival, and I was like, ‘Just leave me here!’
I love being in Ojai. It’s kind of a travel destination because I drive to it from Los Angeles. I also love Italy.
Even in Haiti, I saw John Wayne movies. American cinema has always been the dominant cinema throughout the world, and people tend to forget that. People aren’t just seeing these films in California or Florida. They’re seeing them in Haiti, in Congo, in France, in Italy and in Asia. That is the power of Hollywood.
I have always loved doing accents. I have lived with my parents in a number of countries, including Italy and Jamaica.
Hollywood is a wonderful machine for making big movies. In France, we make smaller and more personal films, but if things keep changing, this will disappear. The industry in Italy is practically gone. Cinecitta now is used mostly by filmmakers from others places, like Martin Scorsese.
I went to Italy as a 21-year-old when I could easily have stayed in Argentina, playing for the biggest club in the land, River Plate, and having a nice, comfortable life.
I have a lot of brothers and sisters, and each movie has helped pay for tuition. And then I was like, I only have one left in college, so why am I doing this? But now I want to go back to Italy and live on a farm in Tuscany.
In Italy, after a few defeats, it’s quite common for the team to have to stay at the training ground for a few days, rather than go home.
In Italy, they are incredibly competitive. It may be that their game is more defensive, but they defend so well; here in Germany, there is more speed and intensity. In England, they are more direct, very box-to-box.
Is a currency worth anything if no one wants it? We used to buy shoes in Italy. Remember?
I know Italy very well and I know what gets said, written and speculated about there. I’m used to it.
We’ll never join up with the Fascists and Mussolinis of Italy.
Move to Italy. I mean it: they know about living in debt; they don’t care. I stayed out there for five months while I was making a film called ‘Order Of Death,’ and they’ve really got it sussed. Nice cars. Sharp suits. Great food. Stroll into work at 10. Lunch from 12 till three. Leave work at five. That’s living!
If you go to Spain and ask, ‘Who has the best goalkeepers?’ they will say, ‘The Spanish.’ If you go to Germany, they will say German goalkeepers, and Italy the same. You go to England and they say, ‘God knows!’
I was playing in a tournament in Brazil and an agent scouted me. He took me to his soccer school. The idea was he used it to scout players and anyone he thought was good enough he took over to Italy. That’s what he did with me when I was 15.
Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.
It’s certainly been very important to have my own family with me. They came with me to Italy, left what they had in Brazil and also adapted to a new country, new culture and new language was difficult but having their support in the good and bad times was fantastic.
Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.
In Italy, you get three or four goals, you go slow, you stop.
Italy was the hardest league to score goals in. Those guys just love defending.
The nation of Italy has a great, great friend in Chris Paul.
If I spoke Italian, I’d be in Italy in a minute. I love the food, I love the way people live there. I mean, it really is my idea of paradise.
My grandmother and mother were from Italy, so I was raised Catholic. That kind of just meant going to church on Easter and Christmas. I saw a radical transformation in my family when they started going to a Christian church. I watched them fall in love with God.
I was happy to be in the Argentina league. Then I started to play slowly, and I went to Italy and I started in the second division.
We have no information, not even a tradition, concerning the first migration of the human race into Italy. It was the universal belief of antiquity that in Italy, as well as elsewhere, the first population had sprung from the soil.
Americans don’t like puns and plays on words, which is totally opposite in the comedy world to France or even Italy and Germany.
In my adolescence, everyone would like to play in Italy: Roma, Milan, Lazio, Juventus, Sampdoria, Napoli.
My wife Yolanthe and I love Inter, the Italian fans, and Italy.
When I had arrived in Italy, I had my CD Walkman and about 100 CDs. The song that spoke to me was Kate Bush’s ‘The Man With the Child in His Eyes,’ from 1978.
The more democratic and open a society is, the more it’s exposed to terrorism. The more a country is free, not governed by a police regime, the more it risks hijackings or massacres like the ones that took place for many years in Italy and Germany and other parts of Europe.
If Spain goes under, Italy will come under even more scrutiny.
I was born in Catanzaro, Italy, from a Calabrese mother and a Ligurian father.
Just being able to go out to dinner at the trendiest restaurants – in Italy, I can’t do that.
We go to Italy every winter, and my husband’s mother has a bingo party on Christmas. Every woman brings a dish: lentils, cavolo nero, tons of beans, polenta, every type of cheese, bruschetta, fresh vegetables, and local olive oil and wine.
We are Italy. It’s only right that there is competition in attack, like there is in every other role.
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 between them.
Probably I would have got more money if I’d stayed in Italy. It was said that I took England for the money. Absolutely not. I took it because it’s the biggest football job in the world, the finest job you can have. I enjoyed it every day.
I started playing pro in Argentina. Then I went to second division in Italy. Then after a lot of work, I made it to first division. And at 25, I got here in the NBA.
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 repulsion.
Oceans are a family heritage, because of my great-great-grandfather, but also my father, who spearheaded different initiatives to better protect the Mediterranean. He was very instrumental in setting up the Pelagos Marine Sanctuary, which is a sanctuary for marine mammals between Italy, France and Monaco.
The most stylish country in the world is Italy.
The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as has that of France and Britain; Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically.
Macron talks about values, but he doesn’t recognize the values itself, and therefore, they have no lessons to give to Italy.
If I go to Italy, I will certainly request to meet with Pope Francis, whom I admire very much.
Up to 1870, it was equally said of France and of Italy that they possessed no folk-tales. Yet, within fifteen years from that date, over 1000 tales had been collected in each country.
The difference in economic potential between clubs in Italy, those in England, or the big two in Spain is very high.
Both my parents are Italian. My mom was born and raised in Italy. My dad was born in Canada, but then they moved to Italy.
I was actually accepted into medical school in Italy. But then I wanted to come back and learn medicine in Germany. And while waiting, I decided to join a business school. I figured it would be useful for doctors to know some business as well!
I couldn’t settle in Italy – it was like living in a foreign country.
I miss Italy; that’s beyond doubt.
When we talk about racists, first, racists still exist on this earth. They’re in Europe and in Austria and Germany where we play, in Italy. I’ve heard a lot of things and also have my own experience with that. We don’t have space for this, especially in football, but also just on the Earth.
When I got to college, my sister was starting work, and she realized she had two weeks of vacation a year, so she called me and said, ‘Go abroad.’ So right after my freshman year, I went and I studied in Guatemala, and I studied in Kenya, and I studied in Italy, and it was incredible.
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.
I lived in mafia neighborhoods off and on when I was a kid. If you were in Little Italy, in East Harlem, in Brooklyn… Those neighborhoods were, in those years, dominated by mafia families. You knew it and you felt it, you know?
I often make movies that involve depression or deep holes of sadness, although there are also these other great things in ‘New Moon,’ like this epic set-piece at the end of the film in 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.
We love to be athletic, but at the same time, we love to entertain. So my sister was actually looking to play pro soccer in Italy, and I convinced her. I said, ‘Please, there’s this thing called WWE Diva Search. I really want to go. I think we can do this.’ And sure enough, they gave my sister and me a shot.
People say that Andrea Pirlo is the main player and that everything goes through him, but that’s an illusion. Pirlo is a brilliant player but doesn’t dominate Italy’s play as much as people say.
I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid-1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say, he was a complicated and often combative man.
I believe in the Italy of municipalities, of the Renaissance, not in Mussolini’s centralization.
In Italy, so long as you are not criminal, they couldn’t care less about your private life. It’s when you lose a football match that they criticise you – a lot.
I grew up with a saying: ‘It doesn’t matter what you wear or where you go, but your hair always has to be brushed.’ So in Italy, we come from that kind of culture – where how you present yourself is important.
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.
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.
I loved managing England more than anything but there were times during those five years when I thought, ‘Why did I leave Italy?’ because you are criticised so much.
You don’t become a saint until you lead a good life whether in Tibet or Italy or America.
It’s always complicated to play against Italy.
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.
Italy is a great country, one of the most beautiful in the world, but I’ve always gone my own way.
My father was stationed in Italy in the military. I had no one to feed me what was cool, so I was into Guns N’ Roses and New Kids on the Block and MC Hammer and a lot of ’80s hair bands. But I was never into Motley Crue, they never stuck with me.
It was complicated in Italy – not just for the language, but also for the way I transmitted my messages and my ideas.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy the Church. America Hollywood.
In Italy, everybody buys silver for every special occasion. Baptisms, weddings, you get silver.
I’ve done an awful lot of skiing all over Europe: I’ve done Italy, Austria, France. I skied loads in New Zealand – I did pretty much every ski slope I could find.
We have friends in Italy who have these old stoves, and they turn out the most beautiful food. All you really need is time, the best ingredients, and love.
It’s an honour to play with the Italy jersey.
Albania is located sixty miles across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. It borders Montenegro and Kosovo to the north, Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south. If you know nothing about ‘the Land of the Eagles,’ relax. You’re not alone.
Italy are a very difficult team to play against. They have good defensive qualities.
Italy remains deeply engaged in the global fight against terrorism as well as on domestic programmes against radicalisation.
Getting stuck in a plane for four hours on the tarmac on the hottest day of summer in Italy – it was like being trapped in a boiling tin can.
In ‘A Bone in the Throat,’ he describes his protagonist and alter ego, the cook Tommy Pagano, as ‘darker, and not as tall as the chef, his hair stood up straight and spiky like a young Trotsky’s.’ He describes Little Italy with such verve, such flavor, that it is impossible not to smell the streets or taste the food.
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.
The type of cuisine I do, especially after being on ‘Iron Chef’ for several years, is a lot of global cuisine. My strength has always been Mediterranean cuisine across the board from Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, but I think now I’m doing a lot of very different cuisines all the time.
Let the French ministers take care of France; we will take care of Italy!
I never thought of playing for Italy.
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.
I was born in Pizzoferrato, a little village of 1000, in the Abruzzi region of Italy.
Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries – like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain – to occupy countries outside of Europe.
Hercules King of Rome and of Annemark, three times one surnamed de Gaulle will lead, Italy and the one of St. Mark to tremble, first monarch, renowned above all.
When I can, I always like coming to Italy to have some nice wine.
I spent many years in Italy, I’ve lived just 5km away from the track and the Monza atmosphere is very special.
The savings rate in Italy is high, but the markets do not trust Italy even though it’s the third largest economy in the European Union and the eighth in the world.
I think Ancelotti really likes London and he likes the way football is played over here. That doesn’t surprise me because, after Italy, if you come here, you really enjoy the culture.
Near Marseilles in the south of France, bouillabaisse is a cult food. In Toulouse and Carcassonne, the bean-based stew cassoulet is a cult food. Spain has paella and a number of others. Italy has so many, its cuisine is practically defined by them.
I owe a great debt to motor-racing, and the first place I went to in Europe when I was 20 was Italy, and I was extremely influenced by it in books until I got there.
I’d first come to Chelsea from Kosice and, for me, that was a dream. It’s not easy making that move. I was maybe the first player to come from Slovakia to a club like Chelsea, who normally buy players from Holland, Spain, Italy, Portugal.
You see the strength of the Spanish league, the Premier League, Germany, France, and Italy. The TV revenues are so much higher in those countries.
If you stop for lunch elsewhere in the world, you tend to eat a sandwich, and a bad one. Italy is unique for the style of life. I think everyone envies it a bit.
In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
You may have the universe if I may have Italy.
It’s funny that as soon as I retired from international football, Italy won the World Cup.
My husband and I went to Venice, Italy, for our first-year anniversary and spent a day on the Island of Burano. There, we had lunch at the famed Trattoria al Gatto Nero da Ruggero – one of the most incredible meals of our lives.
I love the vibe of Italy, drinking coffee and wine, and eating pasta and pizza there.
Antonio Stradivari of Cremona, Italy, made about 1,200 violins, half of which still survive. After his death in 1737, factories churned out hundreds of thousands of copies. And every day, people bring violins with Stradivarius labels to appraisers, thinking they have bought the genuine article for a song.
Brexit is a disaster, Italy won’t be real about its debt, and the European Union is in trouble.
To see how many Italians are going out of Italy, the sort of exodus, a great generation leaving my country, I think is the worst nightmare for me as prime minister but also for the country, of course.
As an Internet celebrity Nutritionist, its wonderful to be sitting in a café in Northern Italy and have a total stranger come up and thank me for me work. But I must say that it certainly keeps me personally walking the walk that I talk.
In Italy, food is an expression of love. It is how you show those around you that you care for them. Having a love for food means you also have a love for those you are preparing it for and for yourself.
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.
I’m definitely looking forward to the day when I stop working – if I ever stop working. I like the idea of keeling over in my tomato vines in Sardinia or northern Italy.
I try to help people looking for food and money and clothes. I have done some radio transmissions here in Italy to tell people the truth about Croatia.
I would like to thank my parents in Vergaio, a little village in Italy. They gave me the biggest gift: poverty.
In Italy, there are a lot of Coppolas – it’s like being called Jones. No one really notices.
I was raised in Italy for the early part of my life, in a relatively small village near Siena, and everyone worked there, from the day that they would walk to the day that they died, so I didn’t really see that I was particularly different.
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.
If you can score a lot of goals in Italy, you can do it in the Champions League as well.
The exposure I have had to beautiful materials across the world, from Japan to Italy, enables me to pull design ideas together. This, combined with years of historical research, has created a great fountain of ideas for me.
As a student I travelled around the Mediterranean – the Greek islands and Salerno on the south coast of Italy.
After his success in the Tour of Italy and Tour de France in the same year, Pantani certainly made mistakes – but he was targeted by Italian justice who never let him go. I believe it was that that destroyed him.
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.
The national team has always lent its image to help Italy’s problems over the years… The national team is more about uniting than dividing.
If Macron thinks there is no immigration crisis in Italy, he should open his doors to the 9,000 migrants France agreed to welcome from Italy in accordance with signed European agreements.
Cheese is good. And Britain, despite the grumblings of the French and the outrage of the Swiss, not to mention some plucky challenges from Italy, Austria, and Spain, has some of the best cheese in the world. We’re world leaders in cheese.
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.
Maybe in Luxembourg there’s a need for new immigration, but in Italy, there’s a need to help people have children.
All my ego wants is to be sitting by a lake in Italy. It doesn’t want to be backstage, warming up.
I played in Premier League with Chelsea and in Italy with lot of teams.
In the 1970s, British food was beginning to get good, whereas in France it was just starting its long, sad decline. My most memorable meals, however, have been in Italy.
I learned to speak Italian, somewhat. Definitely enough to get around in Italy. My grandfather always used to swear at my grandmother in Italian.
Italy is one of the great footballing nations, with whom we have a great sporting rivalry.
I have never let down Italy, and I never will. I love my country, and I owe a lot to my country, and in that sense, whatever I can and will be able to do for my country, I will do.
We have a large Indian diaspora in Italy. India deeply appreciates Italy’s recognition of their contribution to socio-economic progress.
I have built already seven very large railway stations: one in Italy; two in Belgium; and in France, and in Switzerland, in Portugal, and also in the United States. And what happens is that stations are not things that come from one day to another, it takes many years.
La Scala is easily one of the top 10 symbols of Italy’s cultural excellence. That makes it vital to our global image. Closing it would send a message to the rest of the world that Italy doesn’t care.
It is rather unusual for Italy to be at the forefront of pro-market initiatives.
I’m definitely not going back to Italy willingly. They’ll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming into a prison that I don’t deserve to be in.
Capri on the Amalfi Coast in Italy is my ultimate holiday destination.
In Italy, everyone is talking about the referee for three days before the game – ‘We don’t like him. He is no good.’
Italy is famous for fashion, food, Ferrari, and furniture – furniture was a segment where the companies in the high end are all small.
Italy during Shakespeare’s time had citizens of all cultures and colors. To pretend that it did not is ignorance. And I don’t waste my time on ignorance.
I’m very pro-American – my entire family escaped poverty in Italy because they rightly believed in the American dream.
My first trip to Italy’s Tuscany region was in 1990 when my husband, Sting, recorded an album there.
In the past a lot of Italians emigrated to Argentina, and now us Argentinians, and in my case, us footballers, are returning to Italy. We always try to keep our identity.
In view of the experience I had acquired in the field of chemical industry, certain Italian government and industrial bodies entrusted me in 1938 with the task of instituting research and development studies on the production of synthetic rubber in Italy.
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 me.
My family is a Jewish Iranian family, but I was born in Turkey and raised in Italy. So it’s a very mixed background.
I was asked to play for Italy, and I was very appreciative. I was 19, and I said, ‘No, thank you.’ It was very hard, but I am Argentinian, and it would have been deceit.
The economic partnership between India and Italy is strong.
A lot of people criticised me when I opted to leave Italy for Russia. However, I’m convinced that I made the right decision to leave Inter.
Italy is a free country. Its voters decide freely.
Like the Devil, the Norway lobster is known by a variety of different names: cigala in Spain, langoustine in France, Dublin Bay Prawn in Ireland. And in Italy, as well as the U.K., scampi.
Put yourself in the position of an up-and-coming artist living in early-sixteenth-century Italy. Now imagine trying to distinguish yourself from the other artists living in your town: Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, or Titian. Is it any wonder that the Italian High Renaissance lasted only 30 years?
No matter where I’ve been overseas, the food stinks, except in Italy.
Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
I backpacked through France and Italy in my teens, and then I was at Cannes with the first movie I did in ’84.
Italy remained attached to conservatism. It had a political class that lived in the past and didn’t build the future. The past is our strength, but it risks becoming our ruin if we walk with our heads turned backwards.
How much energy is wasted in Italy in trying to write the novel that obeys all the rules. The energy might have been useful to provide us with more modest, more genuine things, that had less pretensions: short stories, memoirs, notes, testimonials, or at any rate, books that are open, without a preconceived plan.
If we were the problem, it would be very convenient – kick Greece out, everything’s fine. What would happen to Spain, what about Portugal, what about Italy, what about the whole of the euro zone? We need more cooperation and less simplification and prejudice.
If you’ve got a plot the size of a car or a tiny yard in Italy, you’re going to be growing tomatoes and basil and celery and carrots, and everybody is still connected to the land.
In Greece, Italy and, to a lesser extent, France, unsustainable tax cuts and spending sprees added to households’ estimates of their private wealth relative to their wage income.
I got hooked on espresso when I visited Italy at 18, but these days I prefer a ‘flat white.’ It’s like a small latte with less milk – they’re popular in Australia.
Italy is so influenced by others: couscous in the south, cinnamon in the north because of the Venetian spice trade – I just want to divulge as much information as I can.
Italy in the 1920s, Germany in the ’30s, East Germany in the ’50s, Czechoslovakia in the ’60s, the Latin American dictatorships in the ’70s, China in the ’80s and ’90s – all dictatorships and would-be dictators target newspapers and journalists.
Going to Europe as a budding cook opened my eyes to food in a different way. When I got to Italy, the first thing I did was put my little basil plants in the ground and watch them turn into big, healthy bushes.
Every country in the E.U. should make a personnel and a financial contribution in that area. We shouldn’t leave alone countries like Italy and Greece that have external borders; rather, we must make the external borders safe together.
I love anywhere new and different. That’s the fun of travel. I’ve always loved driving through Spain, France and Italy – sometimes in an Alfa Spider.
People talk about the speed of the English game, but in Italy, referees blow their whistles very often, so you cannot build up speed. In England, referees wave play on, and so it becomes faster.
Almost every summer, my wife and I, now with two kids in tow, spend a couple of weeks in Italy.
The geographical location of Sweden and, therefore, short growing season meant that the range of produce is not as abundant like say France, Italy or Spain. This influenced the cooking culture and forced cooks to be creative with a handful of ingredients. It’s a very modern way of cooking.
We became the first political movement in Italy, and the media didn’t even realize it.
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
I don’t travel that much with my band Los Pacaminos as it’s quite a big crowd, but we got invited down to southern Italy once.
Here the football is more physically strong. The Spanish are more technical. In Italy more tactical. In England… you have to run. We don’t fear the tackles, because the people like this.
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I certainly don’t miss Italy, as I am happy in Canada and have no intention of returning.
I grew up in Italy, and our country is a country of great agriculture and food produce. It wasn’t like I was urban and only knew about high-heeled shoes and purses and never knew where my eggs came from.
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 think, in general, the coaches in Italy are much more tactical; that’s just how the league works.
For the two and a half years in Italy, I can be happy with what I did.
I like to collect aprons from different places I go. I first started when I was in Italy because I thought that would be really appropriate. I got a hand-stitched Italian apron from this woman in Sicily who put my name on it, and it said, ‘Sicily, Italy.’ So now I get one from everywhere I go.
My wife would like to live in Spain; I’d like to live in Italy.
All the best players wanted to come to Italy.
When you’ve played at a club like River, who are a massive, massive club in Argentina – and Roma, the same, in Italy – you learn how to deal with the pressure. After that, you can live with anything.
Italy has no colonial past in Iran.
The World Cup is a unique event. When you see a blue shirt in a bar or in a pub, you immediately think of Italy. Scoring for your nation was a wonderful experience.
It’s me, it’s my habit to perform live onstage every four, five years. In Italy, it’s my habit.
French arrogance is no longer in fashion in Italy.
I am proud to be Italian because I was born in Italy, I grew up in Italy, I went to school in Italy and I have worked in Italy. I’m Italian.
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.
The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.
I love the simplicity, the ingredients, the culture, the history and the seasonality of Italian cuisine. In Italy people do not travel. They cook the way grandma did, using fresh ingredients and what is available in season.
I should never have left Italy and Juve.
I must say, the standard of football we play in League Two is better than I thought. I think, if you compared it with the fourth division in other countries, such as Italy, Germany and Spain, League Two is much, much better – and that’s very positive. The intensity and the tempo is as high as the Premier League.
I spent a college semester in a small town in Italy – and that is where I truly tasted food for the first time.
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.
You don’t criticise Totti in Italy. There might have been reasons to, sometimes, but you don’t touch him.
I didn’t go abroad until quite late. A friend drove us to Amalfi, Italy, for his sister’s wedding when I was a teenager. It was exciting driving through Europe.
Enzo, my dad, supports Juventus, so that’s my team and, obviously, Italy, who I’ve been fortunate enough to see win two World Cups.
I’m losing money by being here. But in the long run, we’re happy we chose to stay. I would not be helping American volleyball if I was over in Italy.
In Italy, my wife and I always said we feel like strangers because there’s maybe only a couple other people from other parts of the world. Here in Chicago, there’s millions of people from Poland, thousands from Japan, hundreds from Croatia. We like it here.
I had a year off, so my wife and I were heading to Italy to study Italian. We found a little house in a village called Atrani. I discovered that Gore Vidal lived right above us in a big house, so I sent him a note.
You know I was a ball boy at the Italy v. Argentina semi-final in Naples in 1990 and playing in a World Cup final is something every child dreams about.
Italy do not only defend; they can attack, too. They have attacking qualities, and they create chances.
Italy is a gorgeous country and I really like it.
I think I feel automatically at home in Italy.
I am very happy and satisfied with my first year in Italy.
I was disrespectful everywhere: U.S., Italy, France.
There’s no big splashy renaissance in Italian films. We have good young actors and directors. What we lack are screenwriters. It’s hard to write about Italy.
No part of Italian society should see itself as exempt from the effort to save Italy from collapse.
You could see how money is different all of a sudden in Italy when they had the lire and now they have the euro. So they, in a revolutionary way, have gone from bad money to good money comparatively. But what about the rest of the world?
We are moderate, beautiful people, and we are the only thing left standing between Italy and the real extremists.
The original Grand Tour would generally begin in Belgium or the Netherlands before moving through Paris, Geneva, Spain, Italy, and perhaps Greece.
Van Basten went directly to the national team without coaching any other clubs. It’s not the norm in Italy.
After working with my father for two years, we started Candie’s, a line of imported shoes from Italy. Then in 1982 I set out to start my own business.
Italy is working to make sure the Brexit shock is an opportunity for a European reawakening.
In World Cup qualifying in 1997, I will never forget Tony Adams and Sol Campbell: two very strong lions physically and mentally. Italy too had and has formidable defenders, but I have a great memory of those two. It was a pleasure to fight against them.
Initially when I was looking to enter football I was looking at clubs in Italy or France or Spain, a mid-table club where I could develop players and eventually sell them.
I’d love to do a food tour of Italy but the next break I’ll be having is skiing with my dad in Georgia. He’s 58 and only just started skiing, so I’m looking forward to joining him on the slopes.
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.
Toronto has been home to me and my family for almost 5 years. I arrived here from Italy in January 2015 and immediately felt something special.
Football in Italy is crazy and the people are very crazy, too, so I think we are used to it.
I have never moved away from my mainstay – trying to address all the environmental issues that come to me. I consult with law firms in the U.S., Australia, the U.K., Italy, Greece, and India to begin to address environmental disasters. I do motivational speaking.
Buffon is fearless and has no obvious weaknesses. He has been outstanding for Juventus and was one of Italy’s most important players at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, where they were victorious, but what is amazing is that he has been playing like that for years. He never seems to make a mistake.
In Italy, there’s the need to help our kids have kids, not to have new slaves to replace the children we’re not having.
Russia is basically Italy with nuclear weapons.
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 Europe.
I like playing Italian teams. To me, they are the fairest sportsmen of them all. I don’t agree with the Italy stereotypes – I trust in what I have experienced and witnessed.
I’m a first-generation American. My mother is from Argentina. My father is from Italy. When my dad was around five or six, his family migrated to Argentina. That’s where he met my mom. They got married, and moved to Los Angeles – North Hollywood, to be exact.
I try to dress well. Not just now at Chelsea, but all my career, at my clubs and the national team in Italy, I like to wear a nice suit on the touchline.
When I do retire, I am going to go back to Italy.
I directed a piece of theater in Italy. We took nine fables from the town and we created a play.
I’ve done a road trip across Italy with a girlfriend, and that was very romantic. I think that road trips are probably one of the romantic things you can do. To take your girlfriend and just stay wherever; don’t have a destination and just drive and see where the road takes you is pretty cool.
I was a star in Italy, Austrailia, Germany and Japan before the American stations ever paid attention at all.
I really like Italy. I am good there and they treat me good.
I almost took a job in Italy. It was really a great opportunity, but they didn’t think I had enough international experience.
In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.
Our relationship was one of the things that helped break up my first marriage. Miss Loren was always phoning me, and I’d go rushing all over Italy to be with her.
I once saw professional soccer up there in Seattle, the Sounders. I went and saw that. I’m not a big soccer fan, but watching a live game is unbelievable. And then I went to Italy and saw a soccer match; it’s something everyone should do once. It’ll blow your mind.
Financially, it’s true that France does not have the same pulling power as England, Spain or Italy. But this is not the aspect that matters most to me.
English football is different to Italy and Spain. You don’t have that much time to calm down or relax because, all the time, the ball is on fire.
I got married in Florence, Italy. My husband and I were in love but totally broke, so we eloped and got married in Italy, where he was going on a business trip. We had to pull a guy off the street to be our witness. It was incredibly romantic. Florence is still one of my favorite cities in the world.
We are a trading nation, and we are trading with Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland.
My grandmother lived on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy, and she used to go to church every day. She’d go in, light a candle, she’d pray, and as a child, that was comforting to me.
We don’t do spaghetti and Bolognese sauce together in Italy. That is technically wrong because when you lift up the spaghetti the sauce will just run down. The way to do it is to use pasta like fettuccine or tagliatelle so the sauce sticks to it.
We apply the catechism by opening Italy’s doors to women and children who come here legally on aeroplanes, but no more men on rubber dinghies. We will help them grow up and work in their own countries. Let’s spend in Africa the money that needs to be spent.
How much would Italy give to be in our position and be able to declare a quarantine before having thousands of cases? We are facing a pandemic with an incredible virility that has probably never been seen before.
I was in Italy on vacation, and I saw my reflection in a mirror. I saw how unique my skin was and why people stop me on the street to ask about it. I started falling in love with it.
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.
What’s funny in Italy may not be funny in Spain.
I’m 23, and I have played in the Premier League, in La Liga and in Italy.
My father Ted fought in North Africa, Italy, and Germany during World War II. My grandfather survived the horrors of the trenches in World War I. I truly believe that one of the E.U.’s greatest achievements is that it has kept its members out of conflict in Europe.
The ‘Ndrangheta is an exceptionally dangerous, sophisticated and insidious criminal organization, with tentacles stretching from Italy to countries around the world.
My father, Vittorio, was a big-time player in Italy, but we never talked about basketball. He never came to my games. He said he didn’t want to step on my coaches’ toes.
Before normal games I was always relaxed. But at the World Cup for Italy my heartbeat was always going a lot quicker.
I do not have any political commitments anymore. I’m politically a total agnostic; I’m one of the few writers in Italy who refuses to be identified with a specific political party.
I understand that Italy could have been associated with the idea of an undisciplined country in the past.
I really like Italy and Inter. When I was a kid I used to watch several leagues and I knew the names of all the greats that have played for this club.
With my quality, I feel I can bring a lot to a team that I will join. I want to show it in the big leagues: England, Italy, Spain, Germany, and France.
I love Europe. I don’t speak a lick of French, but I speak a bit of Italian. I can get through Italy better than I get through the rest of Europe.
In Italy managers are judged simply by results.
I won in Italy, I won at Real Madrid, and I felt important.
It was my proudest moment as a manager when England drew 0-0 with Italy in Rome to qualify for the World Cup finals. Fifteen years later, the stakes are equally high for both countries as they go head-to-head for a semi-final place at the European Championship.
If the opportunity came to manage Al Ahli then why not? I would also like to one day coach one of the globe’s great teams such as Italy, Real Madrid or Juventus.
Italy is the national team most similar to a club.
I’m from Italy, but when I’m in L.A., I dress a little bit rock and roll.
It was tough moving to Italy so young. You don’t have much experience of life, you are leaving your family and everything behind to go to another country and another culture.
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.
Polenta is to northern Italy what bread is to Tuscany, what pasta is to Emilia-Romagna and what rice is to the Veneto: easy to make, hungry to absorb other flavours, and hugely versatile.
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 artist is a god. Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god.
In Italy, where I live now, I have put some distance between myself and the world that has formed me.
As a kid, my parents would always listen to a lot of Beatles, Queen, Elvis. My mom was born and raised in Italy, and my dad was born in Canada and moved back and forth between Canada and Italy, so they would also listen to all the big Italian stars like Eros Ramazzotti, Gigi D’Alessio, Tiziano Ferro, Laura Pausini.
Italy and France could lop off their excessive wealth through a one-time tax on private wealth.
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.
For Italy, sanctions are never an end; they are an instrument that must be overcome as soon as possible.
Italy has a special place in my heart.
To have a chance at a big club, if it goes well and the club is happy and I am happy, then I can definitely see a longer-term future in 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.
In Italy, you’re in your comfort zone when it comes to language, lifestyle, your habits and preparations, and moving abroad is not easy. It’s not easy to carry over your own ideas about football, your own methods. You have to get everything across in a different language, and that wastes a lot of energy.
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.
When I was eight years old, my mum and dad took me skiing in Valle d’Aosta in northern Italy. I’m not usually a huge fan of snow or cold places, but I loved the fact that we were together as a family.
I would love to take a road trip across Italy in an Aston Martin S Coupe.
Ice cream, I can’t pass a gelateria without going in. Italy is a nightmare place for me to stay in shape.
To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy, northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.
My talk show takes place in bed, in Italy.
In Italy it’s full-on stardom when you’re a cyclist – eating in restaurants for free, it’s great.
I write in English. My first album came out in Italy, and I toured and did gigs.
Since I left Juventus, which remains the strongest team in Italy, I never thought about playing for another Italian club. I’m just not thinking about it.
My dream is to win something here in Italy and I won’t talk about scoring a specific number of goals. I just want to do the best I can.
Juventus are one of Europe’s and Italy’s big teams.
I’ve always liked the Krampus character, and I’ve always been fascinated with him, especially the tradition that he was such a part of the holiday season in Europe, in Germany, Austria, northern Italy, various other places.
I thought art was dead rabbits hanging by their feet on a wall. I went to Italy and saw all the religious paintings, and they didn’t move me all that much. Then someone invited me to see this van Gogh exhibit at the Rosenberg Gallery in San Francisco.
The difference between Germany and Italy? I think in Serie A there is more quality and the game is quicker, but in Germany it’s similar.
Back in 1997, I got to race a Ferrari at the famous Monza circuit in Italy – a dream come true.
If you’re a Kennedy and you go to Italy or you go to Argentina, you’re treated as royalty. And in the United States, we’re endlessly fascinated by the family.
Life is too short. If we’re in Italy, have pizza and pasta. But not every day.
I want to retire very early, by the time I am 40, and go to live in Italy.
When I go to Colombia or Mexico, I speak Spanish. When I go to Italy, I speak Italian. When I’m in Germany, I speak German. Would I expect them to speak English in these countries? No. I mean, great if they do, but no. Would I be offended if in Spain they say we speak Spanish? No. If I was an immigrant there, no.
Left and right in Italy, they’ve always pretended to fight.
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.
Scoring lots of goals in Italy is much more difficult: they are experts in defending.
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 Russia.
Italy has piled up huge public debt because the successive governments were too close to the life of ordinary citizens, too willing to please the requests of everybody, thereby acting against the interests of future generations.
I had never been taken in like I was in Italy just by saying a few words. That made me feel like I had to put in the effort, and I want to be one of them.
I’ve always been very interested in political violence. When I finished high school, I did a small dissertation about political violence and fascism in Italy.
For sure, in Italy, the sun always shines.
For many years I enjoyed the pleasure of cruising on my yacht all summer long and these were my best holidays. In mid-May, we’d start in St Tropez. I’d collect my bikinis from my home there and then we’d go up to Cannes for the Film Festival, on to Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix and then to Italy.
Of course, we all know Italy is an amazing country. We have stunning coastlines and a scenic countryside. We have a climate that allows us to spend a lot of time outdoors. We have fashion, we have food. But life in Italy is so good that sometimes we tend to rest on our laurels.
There are so many places I have visited which are unusual, but the ones my family and I tend to always go back to are those in Europe, particularly France and Italy.
I got married on a beach in Italy. It was very romantic getting married in Italian. But I’ve no idea what we agreed to.
I have a lot to thank Italy for. It’s the country that opened the door to professional football for me.
When I was back in Italy my friends ask me about MLS. I say I am happy, I like it here.
Coffee in Italy and some places in Europe is great, but there’s just something about Australian coffee.
In 1987, when I was 19, I was studying musical theater at Boston’s Emerson College. My sister, Tricia Leigh, told me about a summer acting retreat in Italy. Mom paid, so off we went.
When I went to Arsenal, people in Sweden said my game was more suited for Spain or Italy.
I used to dye my hair different colors and have crazy periods, especially early in my career when I played in Italy.
I accept that I didn’t play very well in Italy for the two years. It was lower than my Ajax standard. I don’t know why.
But we did the Pink Panther not in Hollywood, in Italy.
One thing we don’t have in Italy is the culture of Chinese, Indian, French and Thai food.
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.
In 1917 – as we have seen, – Italy suffered a great reverse, losing 200,000 soldiers and immense supplies.