Breathe …. just breathe ….

Posted by concettinasfienti on May 29, 2018

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero […]

Odio gli indifferenti ….

Posted by concettinasfienti on April 25, 2018

“Odio gli indifferenti. Credo che vivere voglia dire essere partigiani. Chi vive veramente non può non essere cittadino e partigiano. L’indifferenza è abulia, è parassitismo, è vigliaccheria, non è vita. Perciò odio gli indifferenti. L’indifferenza è il peso morto della storia. L’indifferenza opera potentemente nella storia. Opera passivamente, ma opera. È la fatalità; è ciò […]

Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts

Posted by concettinasfienti on February 13, 2018

You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little […]

The great tragedy ….

Posted by concettinasfienti on November 21, 2017

“The great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” (Thomas Henry Huxley)

The Road Not Taken

Posted by concettinasfienti on July 30, 2016

” Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was […]


Posted by concettinasfienti on June 24, 2016

I am Italian, I work in Germany and I married a Belgian. I have a PhD in Physics, I speak four languages, I have spent half of my existence abroad. I could bet, if you have voted for #leave, or if you are daydreaming today of being asked to chose between #remain and #leave, because you […]

Povera amata terra

Posted by concettinasfienti on April 3, 2016

Reduce da una domenica con “Lungomare liberato” e volo per Francoforte … osservo con amarezza Il catanese medio partecipa con famiglia al seguito e bicicletta forse acquistata per l´occasione (ad occhio e croce considerata la destrezza con cui si agita sui pedali) parcheggiando l´automobile carica di due-ruote incurante di divieti di sosta, strisce pedonali (ma […]

Quand on n’a que l’amour…

Posted by concettinasfienti on March 24, 2016

When we have only love to offer to those whose sole struggle is to look for daylight When we have only love to show the way and change the course of fate at every crossroad When we have only love to talk to guns And just a song to convince a drum So, having nothing but […]

If you were to kill me …

Posted by concettinasfienti on March 23, 2016

Alaihis-salam, if a day you were to kill me, I would be the martyr not you, because I would have been killed for what I am and for the values engraved in my soul: Love, forgiveness, tolerance and freedom. Alaihis-salam, if a day you were to kill me, I would be the warrior not you, because […]

…failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th…

Posted by concettinasfienti on December 28, 2015

“ Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. ” (Marie Curie)