Quotation Explorer - 'Italian'

The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again.
End Of Men is a concoction of sex, outsider art, filmmaking and death including an Italian island - C. B. Murphy
BELLADONNA, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. - Ambrose Bierce
Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa—Who knows most, knows least. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences. - Edith Wharton
CUNNING, n. The faculty that distinguishes a weak animal or person from a strong one. It brings its possessor much mental satisfaction and great material adversity. An Italian proverb says: "The furrier gets the skins of more foxes than asses." - Ambrose Bierce
Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian. - H. L. Mencken
The trouble with eating Italian is that 5 or 6 days later, you're hungry again. - George Miller
I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov
Here we are at last. The Italian proverb says See Naples and die but I say, see Naples and live; for there seems a great deal worth living for. - Arthur John Strutt
In the Italian kitchen, ingredients are not treated as promising but untutored elements that need to be corrected through long and intricate manipulation and refined by the ultimate polish of a sauce. - Marcella Hazan
The prelude to Tristan and Isolde reminds me of the Italian painting of the martyr whose intestines are slowly being unwound from his body on a reel.
Despite her unrepentant aversion to Italian food, which her husband put down to her nation's historic distrust of Italy, she suddenly declared: "All I want in life is to be able to get a take-away pizza! - Julia Stuart
It is possibly worth mentioning at this point that Mr. Young thought that paparazzi was a kind of Italian linoleum. - Terry Pratchett
If I had been an Italian I am sure that I should have been whole-heartedly with you from the start to finish in your triumphant struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Leninism."(Speech in Rome on 20 January, 1927, praising Mussolini) - Winston S. Churchill
A Spaniard and a Pole worked in the barbershop where we got our hair cut. An Italian shined our shoes. A Croat washed our car. This was America. - Ilya Ilf
Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. - Alice May Brock
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