Quotations From Umberto Eco




I am currently teaching Umberto Eco’s extraordinary novel The Name Of The Rose in my European Novel In Translation class at the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College, so I was inspired to offer some of his quotations from this book.

“I wrote a novel because I had a yen to do it. I believe this is sufficient reason to set out to tell a story. Man is a storytelling animal by nature.” (546)

“Often books speak of other books.” (306)

“Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry.” (338)

Eco, Umberto. The Name Of The Rose. Trans. William

     Weaver. New York. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014.





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10 thoughts on “Quotations From Umberto Eco

  1. Lionelson N.Y.

    “Man are story telling animals” this is true in so many levels. It’s like no matter what job you’re doing, you’re either telling a story or part of the story itself. It’s also what we do every day with our friends and family. Even as simple as telling how our day went or what’s the latest gossip

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