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Marlena de Blasi

  • ... Sicily could only be an island, less by the caprice of nature than by her own insolence. As though she might have quit Italy had she not already been born separate from it.

  • Our babies cried when we left them and we cry when they leave us. Echoes. Proud almost to arrogance then, we pushed them about in their carriages. Dutifully, wearily now they push us about in our chairs.

  • We believed the fairy tales we told our children and we loved them beyond reason even when we were green and bungling about it. We were children loving our children. And that's who we are still.

  • ... most crimes are connected to hunger. One hunger or another.

Marlena de Blasi, U.S. writer, chef, journalist, restaurant critic, cookbook writer, tour guide

(1952)