Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Alberto Moravia, Pen name of Alberto Pincherle

Italian Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Essayist

"Modern man - whether in the womb of the masses, or with his workmates, or with his family, or alone - can never for one moment forget that he is living in a world in which he is a means and whose end is not his business."

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."

"Life is a short day; but it is a working day. Activity may lead to evil, but inactivity cannot lead to good."