In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism Christian Lacroix
In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had 5 hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. Orson Welles
In Italy, they take cheap cloth and make it look expensive, but I take expensive cloth and make it look cheap. They just don't understand.