Umberto Eco OMRI was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.
Born: January 5, 1932, Alessandria, Italy
Died: February 19, 2016, Milan, Italy
Spouse: Renate Ramge (m. 1962–2016)
Movies: The Name of the Rose
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry.