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Denis Diderot

Amedeo Bocchi (1883-1976), Donna in Contemplazione Violent pleasure is like deep pain: they are both silent. I piaceri violenti sono

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Vladimir Jankélévitch

Carl Anderson, Mendelssohn composing Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, 1918 L’uomo, sopraffatto dall’ignoto inumano, dall’oscura tenebra degli estremi, cerca la familiarità delle

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Leonardo Sciascia

Jean-François de Troy, An Allegory of Time Unveiling Truth, 1733 Tutta un’impostura. La storia non esiste. Forse che esistono le

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Immanuel Kant

Bernardo Bellotto, View of Dresden, the ruins of the Cross Church, 1765 Man is not born to build eternal huts

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Upton Sinclair

Antonio Canova, The Dance Of The Sons Of Alcinous, 1790 In the temple of the muses were no classes, nations

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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Second Version of Triptych (Detail), 1944 I wanted to paint the scream more than the horror. La carne…

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Voltaire

Philippe Auguste Jeanron, The Little Patriots, 1830 Almost nothing great has ever been done in the world except by the

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Emil Cioran

Giorgione, The Three Philosophers, c. 1506 Everything exists; nothing exists. Either formula affords a like serenity. The man of anxiety,

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Milan Kundera

Salvador Dalí, The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, 1954 The future is only an indifferent void no one cares

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Guy de Maupassant

Sandro Botticelli, Madonna del libro, 1480 The spoken word dazzles and deceives because it is expressed by the face, because

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Ancient Greek Poets

Plato (Platone)

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Spring (detail), 1894 The power of the good has taken refuge in the nature of the beautiful. La

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