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Pietro Aretino

Datum narození: 1492
Datum úmrtí: 21. říjen 1556

Pietro Aretino byl italský spisovatel, dramatik, básník a satirik, mající velký vliv na současné umění a politiku a také zakladatel moderní pornografické literatury.

„Změna v jídlech zvyšuje chuť.“

„I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.“

„I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.“

„let us love winter, for it is the spring of genuis.“

„Antonia: I meant to tell you, and then forgot: call a spade a spade, and say 'arse', 'prick', 'cunt', and 'fuck', otherwise the only people who'll understand you will be the scholars of the Capranica think tank - you and your 'rose in the ring', your 'obelisk in the arsenal' your 'leek in the garden', your 'bolt in the door', your 'key in the lock', your 'pestle in the mortar', your 'nightingale in the nest', your 'sapling in the ditch', your 'syringe in the flap-valve', your 'sword in the sheath'; and the same goes for 'the stake', 'the crozier', the parsnip', 'the little monkey', 'his thingummy', 'her thingummy', 'the apples', 'the leaves of the mass book', 'that thingy', 'the graceful whatyamacallit', 'that whatsit', 'that doings', 'that latest news', 'the handle', 'the dart', 'that carrot', 'the root' and all the other shit that comes out of your mouth, but there you go, pussyfooting around. Let your yes mean yes, your no, no, and otherwise, just shut it.“ The Secret Life of Nuns

„Why should I be ashamed to describe what nature was not ashamed to create?“

„If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.“

„They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves with contentment.“

„Nanna: Inside, there was a long rigmarole that went on and on; it began with my hair, which had been cut off in the church, and said that he had gathered it together and made a neckband of it for himself; and my forehead was clearer than a cloudless sky. He compared my eyebrows to the black wood which is used to make combs, and he said that my cheeks were so white that they filled milk and cream with envy. He declared my teeth were like a row of pearls, and my lips like pomegranate blossoms; he composed a great preamble on my hands - he even praised my fingernails; and he said that my voice was like the canticle 'Gloria in eccelsis'; and when he came to my breasts, he waxed positively ecstatic - they displayed two apples as white and shining as the snow in sunlight. Finally he allowed himself to slip down to the fountain, saying that he had drunk from it all unworthily, and that it distilled nectar and manna, and that the curls of hair round it were made of silk.“ The Secret Life of Nuns

„The world has many kings but only one Michelangelo.“

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