Umberto Eco became like a new Hermann Hesse to me, over the last two years.
I have only read Foucault’s Pendulum and On Literature, but these were undertakings filled with amazing rabbit holes.
I recently reread the pages of notes I took from Foucault’s Pendulum. A very hermetic-y work, at least to my unaffiliated eyes.
Here are my favorites.
Believe there is a secret and you will feel like an initiate. It costs nothing…to live as if there were a Plan.
To dismantle the world into two saraband of anagrams.
Le monde est fait pour aboutir a un livre (faux).
Tout se tient.
Books of diabolicals must not innovate.
Yearning for mystery. Initiation is learning never to stop.
The most powerful secret is a secret without content.
2 thoughts on “Top Quotes from Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco”
One of the best books of all time! Last year I read “The Prague Cemetery” – it is briliant, totaly different, but yet the same “kind” of atmosphere.
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Ahh howl. Thank you for the recommendation. Sounds like a fun rabbit hole. A quick internet book preview allowed me to review the table of contents and the copyright page. I recall his other copyright pages being a bit odd yet, also, instructive. This one didn’t disappoint either; and, the main character is called Simone Simonini? Yes please. Howlarious.