italy quotes

Probably the first time I left Italy was to travel by train to Lourdes. I went with my mother and my grandmother - who was a very religious person - so it was a pilgrimage of sorts. I remember it as a very intense, but beautiful experience.Andrea Bocelli

I have been going to Italy since 1980, but I always went to do work. I did not live overseas, because I do not like running around with everything I own in a paper bag.Bill Dixon

I started this whole endeavor really. And at the beginning we had the selection in Italy. And that was pretty much among people that had held previous experience in that particular satellite. So, I was in that, in a good position then.Umberto Guidoni

My grandmother used to cook for eight every day - sitting down lunches and dinner, the way you do it in Italy, you sit down. And when my parents could afford their own place, I went with them but still my mother used to work but used to come back from work to cook lunch for my father, come back from work, cook dinner for my father and me.Carrie Ann Inaba

Is a currency worth anything if no one wants it? We used to buy shoes in Italy. Remember?Erica Jong

In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.Robin Leach

Italy has piled up huge public debt because the successive governments were too close to the life of ordinary citizens, too willing to please the requests of everybody, thereby acting against the interests of future generations.Mario Monti

I would be in Italy working on a film, longing for something simple - like, God, I would just kill to be sitting at a barbecue having a beer right now.Chris O'Donnell

To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy, northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.Carroll Quigley

We realized that Elite has the potential to really add value to a company like La Perla, due to its relationship to the fashion business, links to music, to entertainment, all of this tends to point more and more to the luxury consumer. The fashion world is one where Italy has clear excellence. I see the potential with it very clearly.Silvio Scaglia

On weekends, the U.S. was casual; in Italy the weekend was very formal. I came to understand that weekends are about free time, and that one could wear high quality, tasteful products that weren't so formal.Diego Della Valle

Inside me I'm Ghanaian, and I'm proud to be African. But of course I'm Italian. I was born in Italy. I've never been to Africa in my life, but I will go one day.Mario Balotelli

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.Fanny Burney

I have family in Italy that my mother keeps in contact with, but I don't because I don't speak Italian.Pauly D

You may have the universe if I may have Italy.Giuseppe Verdi