L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle (The love that moves the sun and the other stars)

— Dante Alighieri

Most Powerful Ils quotations

...ma gia volgena il mio disio e'l velle si come rota ch'igualmente e mossa, l'amor che move: i sole e l'altre stelle ...as a wheel turns smoothtly, free from jars, my will and my desire were turned by love, The love that moves the sun and the other stars.

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche. Let them eat cake. On being told that her people had no bread. Attributed to Marie-Antoinette, but remark is much older. Rousseau refers in his Confessions, 1740, to a similar remark, as a well-known saying. Others attribute the remark to the wife of Louis XIV.

la ilaha il-Allah, wa Muhammadu... (There is no god but God and Muhammed [is His prophet

Il n'est rien de réel que le rêve et l'amour. (Nothing is real but dreams and love.)

Our Red Army now needs IL-2 aircraft like the air it breathes, like the bread it eats.

Wherever you observe persecution, there is more than a probability that truth lies on il the persecuted side.

The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls. [Fr., Apres l'esprit de discernement, ce qu'il y a au monde de plus rare, ce sont les diamants et les perles.]

L'homme est libre au moment qu'il veut l'être.

L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.

"It means that love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything.

Le lecteur, lui non plus, ne voit pas les choses du dehors.

Il est dans le labyrinthe aussi. The reader [as well as the main character] does not view the work from outside. He too is in the labyrinth.

Se Souvenir du passe, et qu'il ya un avenir: Remember the past, and that there is a future.

Kim Jong Il made his staff call him “dear” and spent the day drinking cognac. It's like I have a twin, ladies and gentlemen.

Yours is... il sent comme lavande." Is that French for 'You stink'?" It means 'lavender'." Huh." She sniffed at her wrist. "I thought I smelled more like a grape Popsicle.

There is a period of life when we go back as we advance.

[Fr., Il est un terme de la vie au-dela duquel en retrograde en avancant.]

L'arbre de la liberté croît lorsqu'il est arrosé du sang de toute espèce de tyrans (The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants).

The impenetrable stupidity of Prince George (son-in-law of James II) served his turn. It was his habit, when any news was told him, to exclaim, "Est il possible?"-"Is it possible?"

The reason why lovers and their mistresses never tire of being together is that they are always talking of themselves. [Fr., Ce qui fait que amants et les maitresses ne s'ennuient point d'etre ensemble; c'est qu'ils parlent toujours d'eux memes.]

Ale, not beer, in a pewter mug was comme il faut, the only thing for a gentleman of letters, worthy of the name, to drink.

L'imagination m'apportait des délices infinies.

En recouvrant ce que les hommes appellent la raison, faudra-t-il regretter de les avoir perdues...? My imagination gave me infinite delight. In recovering what men call reason, do I have to regret the loss of these joys?

He is, most of all, l'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.

Noble bold is an accident of fortune;

noble actions characterize the great. [It., Il sangue nobile e un accidente della fortuna; le azioni nobili caratterizzano il grande.]

For rarely man escapes his destiny. [It., Che l'uomo il suo destin fugge di raro.]

A good memory is needed once we have lied. [Fr., Il faut bonne memoire apres qu'on a menti.]

Tis thus we heed no instincts but our own, Believe no evil, till the evil's done. [Fr., Nous n'ecoutons d'instincts que ceux qui sont les notres. Et ne croyons le mal que quand il est venu.]

But there are things in Il Sogno that the methods of The Delivery Man could never achieve.

I know that when I make a record like The Delivery Man as a contrast to even Il Sogno, this is going to reach a wider audience, because it communicates in that very direct way.

The great heart of comrade Kim Jong Il has ceased.

Il n'est pas certain que tout soit incertain.

(Translation: It is not certain that everything is uncertain.)

L'amour n'est pas seulement un sentiment, il est un art aussi.

Love is not only a feeling; it is also an art.

Soyons fermes, purs et fidèles ; au bout de nos peines, il y a la plus grande gloire du monde, celle des hommes qui n'ont pas cédé. [Let us be firm, pure and faithful; at the end of our sorrow, there is the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in.]

It's up to Kim Jong Il to make that decision, and we can't make that for him.

In the city of Pyongyang, you don't have to look very far to see an image of the Great Leader, Kim Il Sung. They love the guy. He is responsible for the wonder that is North Korea.

My joke about Aaron Sorkin is that The West Wing was a great show about democracy, run by Kim Jong-Il!

We had dinner at Figlio's, which has turned into a restaurant called Il Gato.

I'm 99% positive I had Joe's Eggs. I know every time I went there, and I loved it, I ordered Joe's Eggs. Kate [DiCamillo] probably had a pizza, because she loves pizza.