Quotes by: Oriana Fallaci
Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are. What a pity that, when pregnant with him, his mother did not choose to have an abortion.
I've always disliked kamikazes, that is, people who commit suicide in order to kill others. Starting with the Japanese ones from World War II. I never considered them Pietro Miccas who torch the powder and go up with the citadel in order to block the arrival of the enemy troops at Torino. I never considered them soldiers.
Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty and ugliness, the intelligence and foolishness, the brutishness and humanity, the courage and cowardice, the enigma.
A civilization, a culture, cannot survive without passion, cannot be saved without passion.
Arafat contradicts himself every five minutes. He always plays the double-cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is.
The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly proportional to our loss of freedom.
I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion.
I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage. Physical courage is a great test.
I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger, and I'm not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
I defend Israel's right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be exterminated a second time.
I have expressed my opinion through the written word through my books, that is all.
We must take positions. Our weakness in the West is born of the fact of so-called 'objectivity.' Objectivity does not exist - it cannot exist!... The word is a hypocrisy which is sustained by the lie that the truth stays in the middle. No, sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only.
Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
The more democratic and open a society is, the more it's exposed to terrorism. The more a country is free, not governed by a police regime, the more it risks hijackings or massacres like the ones that took place for many years in Italy and Germany and other parts of Europe.
I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe, Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism.