Sunday, 1 February 2009

Quote for the Week

Earlier this week I finished reading Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities. It’s such a beautiful and poetic work that I’m not quite sure what to say about it other than that it is utterly sublime. It’s the type of work which it’s difficult to make notes on as, quite frankly, the whole book is worth nothing down. However, I’ve decided to distil this little quote from it, as I think it really captures something which is not only beautiful, but which we all need to keep in mind once in a while:

It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.

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4 comments:

CLAY said...

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Ever Yours,
Clayrn Darrow
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Alex Barrett said...

Thanks Clayrn!

Rab said...

Hello sir. Italo Calvino is amazing. I like your blog and have decided to follow along. Regards,

Rab

Alex Barrett said...

Thanks Rab, I appreciate the support!