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A collection of quotations by Alberto Moravia on fascination, love, women, deception, pity, men, writing, anxiety, sadness, philosophical and evil.

12 Notable Alberto Moravia Quotes That Will Inspire You To Think Differently

Famous As: Italian novelist
Born On: November 28, 1907
Died On: September 26, 1990
Born In: Rome
Died At Age: 82
Alberto Moravia was an acclaimed novelist and journalist known for his writing on the themes of loveless sexuality and social alienation. During his schooldays, he suffered from tuberculosis of the bone and was bed-ridden for five consecutive years. He spent this time reading books of legendary authors like Shakespeare and soon learned to read and write in both French and English. He started off his professional career as a journalist for the magazine ‘900’. There he published several popular short stories including ‘The Curious Thief’ and his debut novel titled ‘Time of Indifference’. He further collaborated with a renowned screenwriter to publish a couple of literary review magazines. He faced some resistance from the fascist regime and had to leave Rome for a short period of time but he returned soon to write for a renowned newspaper. His works after the end of the Second World War like ‘La Romana (The Woman of Rome)’ and ‘Il Conformista ("The Conformist")’ made him popular and brought him ‘Premio Strega’ for his novel ‘I Racconti’. He shared his thoughts and beliefs through his writings and novels. Here is a compilation of famous quotes by Alberto Moravia which have been extracted from the vast sea of his work. Read on Alberto Moravia’s quotes and thoughts on existentialism, modern sexuality and social alienation.

And we all know love is a glass which makes even a monster appear fascinating.

Alberto Moravia

You can't think on purpose about somebody or something. Either you think about them naturally or you don't think at all.

Alberto Moravia

When you aren't sincere you need to pretend, and by pretending you end up believing yourself; that's the basic principle of every faith.

Alberto Moravia

This thought strengthened in me my belief that all men, without exception, deserve to be pitied, if only because they are alive.

Alberto Moravia

Every true writer is like a bird; he repeats the same song, the same theme, all his life. For me, this theme as always been revolt.

Alberto Moravia

I gave up the unequal struggle against what appeared to be in my fate, indeed, I welcomed it with more affection. As one embraces a foe one can't defeat and I felt liberated.

Alberto Moravia

Desire for normality; a longing to adapt to some recognized and general rule; a wish to be like everyone else, from the moment that being different meant being guilty.

Alberto Moravia

The dark realization came to him that a difficult and miserable age had begun for him, and he couldn't imagine when it would end. [Puberty]

Alberto Moravia