Saturday, December 12, 2015

Found -- in an Italian journal circa 1995

A quote from the great Italian poet and writer Eugenio Montale.

English first, then Italian:

I don't understand why we are born and why we survive but I must admit there are beautiful moments and everyone experiences some. I'm very happy to be here but I feel great sorrow and disgust.

-Eugenio Montale (in an interview with journalist Enzo Biagi)

“Non capisco bene per quali ragioni siamo nati e sopravviviamo pero devo ammettere che ci sono momenti molto belli e ognuno ha i suoi. Sono contentissimo di essere qui, ma con molto dolore e molto disgusto.”

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