Quotes by: Oriana Fallaci
29 June 1929|
||15 September 2006
||Cimitero degli Allori, Florence
||Journalist, author, political interviewer
I have never met a man more shy than Clark Gable. He was so shy, you couldn't make him talk.
I don't hide. I never have. I stay at home because I like to stay at home, and at home I work.
I didn't want to kill a man. I'm not capable of killing a man. I wanted to kill a tyrant.
The larger truth, the universal truth that you can give in a novel, is far greater than what you can give through journalism.
How do you dare to ask me for a solution? It's like asking Seneca for a solution. You remember what he did? He committed suicide!
Wojtyla was a warrior, who did more to end the Soviet Union than even America.
America's vulnerability comes precisely from its strength, its wealth, its power and its modernity. It's the usual story of the dog chasing its own tail.
Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia, a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense.
War is something Arafat sends others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who believe in him. This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation.
Have you ever thought that war is a madhouse and that everyone in the war is a patient?
The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization.
Is it right to shoot the poor prostitute or a woman who is unfaithful to her husband, or a man who loves another man?
What are the symbols of American strength, wealth, power and modernity? Certainly not jazz and rock and roll, not chewing-gum or hamburgers, Broadway or Hollywood. It's their skyscrapers. Their Pentagon. Their science. Their technology.
We are an age without leaders. We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century.
The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.
Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.
When my father was arrested, we didn't know where they had him. My mother found him at the house of torture. It was called Villa Triste.
I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born.