Italian culture is so deeply soaked in an appreciation of the good things in life.
The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
I've played American, Italian, Greek, French. I've been really lucky that way.
I'm Italian. I love to cook Italian food, so I learned from my dad how to make sauce and meatballs and all that stuff. With my wife and kids, I started making homemade pasta. The very first time, I didn't have a pasta maker, so I had to cut it with a knife, the old-school way! The noodles were all jacked up, but it was fun.
In New York, a Jew is a Jew, an Italian is an Italian, a Muslim is a Muslim: Nobody's going out of his way to treat you in a special way.
I love this little family-owned Italian spot called Tep's Villa Roma. It has good home-style food made with love and intention.
O fair, false city, thou gay and gilded harlot! Wo for thy wanton heart, wo for thy wicked hardness!Wo unto thee, that the lightsomeness of life, beneath Italian suns, Should meet the solemnity of death, in a sepulchre so foul and fearful!
Martin Farquhar Tupper
A university teaches. What does it teach? It must obviously teach all the languages in which the great literatures which have been preserved were written - Hebrew, Arabic, Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, French, Italian, German, Scandinavian, and English.
Charles William Eliot
The chorus-ending from Aristophanes, raised every night from every ditch that drains into the Mediterranean, hoarse and primeval as the raven's croak, is one of the grandest tunes to walk by. Or on a night in May, one can walk through the too rare Italian forests for an hour on end and never be out of hearing of the nightingale's song.
G. M. Trevelyan
Not unless I do all these ancient and Italian or French or Baroque in the beginnning, I do German.
Victoria de los Angeles
In my formative years, I never missed the 'Creature Double Feature' on Saturday afternoon TV, even if it meant switching back and forth between 'Gamera' and the Red Sox. I did a book report on Stephen King's 'Night Shift' in seventh grade. Unrated Italian horror movies became a weekly rite of passage once I hit seventeen.
The first acting I ever did was an Italian commercial. Once I did that, I said, 'this acting thing is awesome.'