italy quotes

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

Venice, Italy, survives 365 days out of every year in water; New Orleans can survive a few days of water if it has to.Billy Tauzin

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

Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.Gianni Agnelli

Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful.Giovanni Agnelli

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