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Captain Antonio Corelli Quotes

Six of the best book quotes from Captain Antonio Corelli
  1. #1
    “You must allow Pelagia to become a doctor. She is not only my daughter. She is, since I have no son, the nearest to a son that I have fathered.”
  2. #2
    “Don’t have any silly ideas about soldiers. Soldiers have mothers, you know, and most of us end up as farmers and fishermen like everyone else.”
  3. #3
    “I just don’t understand why an artist like you would descend to being a soldier.”
  4. #4
    “I know that she will never tell me that she is waiting for a new world where a Greek may love an Italian and think nothing of it.”
  5. #5
    “I wish that you will have children together, and I wish that once or twice you will tell them about their Uncle Carlo that they never saw.”
  6. #6
    “She must have a son’s prerogatives, because she will continue my life when I am gone. I have not brought her up to be a domestic slave, for the simple reason that such company would have been tedious in the absence of a son.”