Vincenzo Nibali quotes

  • Mulberry Street was the beating heart of the Italian-American experience, but you don't find those gangsters now. I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.

  • I was born and raised in New York, but my family on both sides is of Italian descent.

  • It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters.

  • He [Paolo Sarpi] was one of the two foremost Italian statesmen since the Middle Ages, the other being Cavour .

  • Where we are from... [s]tories are factual. If a farmer is declared a music virtuoso by the state, everyone had better start calling him maestro. And secretly, he'd be wise to start practicing the piano. For us, the story is more important than the person. If a man and his story are in conflict, it is the man who must change.

  • I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor.

  • I have a very modern way of thinking; the chef is there to lead the team and not just to sit behind the piano.

  • We knew - but didn't want to know - what was going to happen, the sky descending upon our heads like the shadow of a falling piano in a cartoon.

  • As long as I breathe, I attack.

  • A friend of mine - a cameraman at MTV - lost a lot of weight from cycling, and I thought Id try it, too, thinking whenever you look at a cyclist they all look super-skinny, so hey, why not? But then it turned into such a psychologically satisfying thing.

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