Quotes I Love

“In what direction is the Volcano? The Cape? The Bay? The Lake? The Strait? The Mountains? The Isthmus?  What is in the East? In the West? In the South? In the North? In the Northwest? In the Southeast? In the Northeast? In the Southwest?”
 -Elizabeth Bishop, Geography III


“The intelligence of Sicilians is so exorbitant, in fact, that some of it had always to be exported.”
Luigi Barzini, The Italians