Dacia Maraini Quotes For Success In Life

Dacia Maraini is an Italian writer. Maraini’s work focuses on women’s issues, and she has written numerous plays and novels. These Dacia Maraini quotes will motivate you.

Best Dacia Maraini Quotes

  1. “A woman has to demonstrate in every moment to be thirty times better than a man, to gain trust and to be considered. So, she has to be tenacious, combattative but not aggressive, she has to love her work a lot and not let herself be discouraged by the daily discriminiation she encounters.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  2. “Friendship is a form of love. In fact, you don’t know how it starts or why. It is subject to the caprices of time. It can grow or die without a reason. It can last a lifetime.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  3. “I dream of continuing to dream.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  4. “Falling in love with a story is like falling in love with a person. It tends to occupy your life, your thoughts. You can’t do anything else for a long time.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  5. “Above all else she mustn’t think that using her body will help her attain her goal. Men use women who play seductively, and then they look down on them.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  6. “The waves have the habit of going forward and then flowing back.” ~ Dacia Maraini

  7. “I don’t always understand my characters. I write to understand them better.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  8. “Characters simply come and find me. They sit down, I offer them a coffee. They tell me their story and then they almost always leave. When a character, after drinking some coffee and briefly telling her story, wants dinner and then a place to sleep and then breakfast and so on, for me the time has come to write the novel.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  9. “While on the level of civil rights many things have changed decisively for the better, on the level of attitudes and mentality there’s still a long way to go. On the other hand it’s obvious that it’s much easier to change a law than to change a way of thinking.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  10. “When I look around me, I see mostly women who are alone, left by their husbands after their kids grew up, for a younger woman, which is the most common thing, or suddenly abandoned after getting married and left with young children.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  11. “The future is created through memory.” ~ Dacia Maraini

  12. “It’s easier to change a law than an age-old mentality. Deep down, many prejudices, many hostilities, many fears persist. But if we take a look at all the peoples in the world, we have to realize that the condition of women is very backward and sometimes very sad, from both the social and psychological points of view.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  13. “Something struck me in Africa, in black Africa, where polygamy is legal: the solitary woman is the rule there, from at an extremely young age, and the children are always the mother’s responsibility.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  14. “Aging has brought me greater liberty in fiction. When I was young I was harder on myself. I wrote with an idea of absolute seriousness.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  15. “What strikes me most of all in Christian culture, which is supposed to be concerned with the rights of the weakest, is the lack of regard toward animals. Maybe because they’re thought to be soulless.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  16. “To leave a book is like leaving the better part of oneself.” ~ Dacia Maraini

  17. “I also really loved the sea when I was young, when I lived in Sicily, but unfortunately the sea here has been reduced to a trash dump. It’s a horrible pain going to the beach; you risk getting an infection or getting tar all over you.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  18. “Since the journey is a metaphor – the most ambiguous and seductive of metaphors, we tell ourselves – it can also be born of immobility. There is no need to drag our bodies around so much, all dressed up. It’s hot, there are flies, diseases. It is enough to close our eyes, seated on a chair in the shade, to float on the waves of imagination. Isn’t that what books are there for?” ~ Dacia Maraini
  19. “He talked and talked because he didn’t know what to say.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  20. “There are still countries where women don’t enjoy basic rights like the vote or the freedom to study or the freedom of choice in marriage. Every year there are twenty million little girls in Africa who are deprived of their sexuality through brutal genital operations. Basically, there’s still much to be done.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  21. “A winter without snow seems depressing, lacking.” ~ Dacia Maraini

  22. “I consider myself an aware person who is sensitive to injustice.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  23. “One writes what one lives, even if not in a literal way. Someone who has gone through an unhappy love tends to describe unhappy loves, even if they have nothing to do with their own.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  24. “In a novel there’s not much autobiography. There are characters in transit. Naturally, I can project something of my experiences onto the characters, but they have their own autonomy, a personality that is often a mystery to me.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  25. “A painter’s hand has a thirst for thieving, it steals from heaven and makes a gift to the memories of men, it feigns eternity and it delights in this pretence almost as if it had created rules of its own, more durable and more profoundly true.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  26. “It’s enough for a small betrayal, a distancing, an affirmation of independence to provoke wrath, fear and also hatred from the adult. How many husbands and boyfriends kill the woman they say they love because she has decided to leave. It’s in the news every day.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  27. “A writer is first and foremost a witness of her time. She must tell the truth, not take a political position. But then the truth that she discovers is profoundly political.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  28. “Writing is a solitary activity, it requires isolation and silence.” ~ Dacia Maraini

  29. “Success is something you should never take into consideration: if you follow it it’ll elude you. It’s important to really love your work as a writer, to read loads to the point where you can recognise blindfolded, hearing them read, the writers of yesterday and today. It’s important to write every day, for hours. To have faith in your imagination and let it wander.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  30. “For my whole life I have dedicated myself to those who have been subjected to injustice. I’ve conducted investigations and written in newspapers about the homeless, the incarcerated, the sick excluded from care, about child labor, child exploitation, etc.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  31. “Adults don’t know how to respect and really love their young ones. Often love is confused with possession. You say “this is my” about your child, without taking into account that you’re dealing with a real person with his/her own personality, rights, and autonomy, even when very young.” ~ Dacia Maraini
  32. “I try to cultivate friendships, because they are great assets. And I tend to make them last over time. Nevertheless sometimes they end mysteriously and you don’t really know for what reason. Just like loves.=” ~ Dacia Maraini
  33. “Don’t wait for success, but for the respect and interest of those who read you. At the start it could be a classmate, someone who shares your interests. Before sending off the manuscript for a novel to a publishing house, it would be a good idea to try writing short stories, and publishing them in a local magazine.” ~ Dacia Maraini

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