Stefano Pasini




"Un aforisma, oppure aforismo (dal greco antico ἁφορισμός, definizione), è una breve frase che condensa un principio specifico o un più generale sapere filosofico o morale."


"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."

Mario Andretti



"Machines have life. Ask any Bristol owner."

Stephen Bayley


"Timor Domini, Initium Sapientiae"
(Psalm 110)

"Nemo me impune lacessit"
Motto of the Royal Stuart dynasty

"Pay the doctor, praise the Lord"
(Proverbio Giamaicano)

"Chi non colpisce un colpevole, fa un torto al giusto"

"Live, love, laugh.
If this doesn't work, load, aim, and fire."


"The moral of this book is quick and easy:
if you want to stand on it, stand on it now.
The longer you wait, the slower you get."
(William Neely and Bob Ottum)


"If one day the speed kills me, do not cry

because I was smiling"

Paul Walker



‘Im just gonna put my foot on the floor and I’m not lifting until I see God or a checkered flag.’

Andy Jankowiak




Nancy Astor: "Sir, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea."
Winston Churchill: "Madame, if you were my wife, I'd drink it!"

Nancy Astor and Winston Churchill


"What is not there does not break."
Henry Ford

"Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it."
(Edmund Burke)

"Ricordare il passato serve per il futuro, così non ripeterai gli stessi errori: ne inventerai di nuovi"
(Groucho Marx)


"Pacta sunt servanda"


"Homo Doctus Semper Divitias Habet"




"Il cliente non ha sempre ragione"

Enzo Ferrari


“If I had asked my customers what they wanted they would have said a faster horse.”
Henry Ford


"Le luxe, ce n'est pas le contraire de la pauvreté, mais celui de la vulgarité"

Coco Chanel



"Imponendo un contegno esteriore, gli abiti sono artifici semiotici ovvero macchine per comunicare."

Umberto Eco


"L'appartenenza...In futuro, nella nostra società, nulla avrà più valore dell'appartenenza."
Gaddo Della Gherardesca

"A pensar male degli altri si fa peccato ma spesso ci si indovina"
Giulio Andreotti


"Quando la casa è finita, la morte si avvicina"

(Proverbio turco)



"I didn't attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it"

Mark Twain


 Ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω
(Non entri nessuno che non conosca la geometria)
Motto all'entrata dell'Accademia di Platone

"Remember men, we're fighting for this woman's honor; which is probably more than she ever did."
(Groucho Marx)

"If you think that you are too old for rock'n'roll, then your are"
Lemmy Kilmister


"Le persone perfette non bevono, non mentono, non tradiscono, non litigano, non si lamentano,

e non esistono"

Paulo Coelho



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"A chi non beve vino, Dio gli tolga l'acqua"



"Civilization begins with distillation"
William Faulkner


"Write drunk. Edit sober."

Ernst Hemingway



"Keep your friends close and your bourbon closer"

Old Kentucky proverb


"What whisky will not cure, there is no cure for."

"If I cannot drink bourbon and smoke cigars in Heaven, then I shall not go."
 Mark Twain

"Whisky has killed more men than bullets but most men would rather be full of whiskey than bullets"
Winston Churchill


"L'Alcool n'a jamais aidé quelqu'un a résoudre ses problèmes
Ceci dit, l'eau et le lait non plus

"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
 W.C. Fields


"A good thing about water is you can drink it at work.

A good thing about vodka is it looks like water."

Dean Martin


"Nulla si sa, tutto si immagina"
Federico Fellini

"L'occhio vede ciò che la mente conosce"
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"Onorate il pane

Festa della vita

Fragranza della terra"

 Benito Mussolini



"With money in your pocket you are wise, you are handsome and you sing well too"

(Proverbio ebraico)



"If men swear that they want to harm you when you are asleep, you go to sleep.

If women say so, stay awake"

(Proverbio africano)


"The Prince of Darkness is a gentleman"

William Shakespeare



"Neanche il Diavolo sa dove le donne affilano i loro coltelli"
(Proverbio lituano)



"Eat with the Devil but give him a long spoon"
(Proverbio giamaicano)



"God made food, the devil the cooks"

James Joyce



"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"




"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company"

Theodor Roosevelt



"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to Hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip"

Winston Churchill



"I don't want to go to Heaven. None of my friends are there" 

Oscar Wilde



"Hell is empty, and Devils are all here"

William Shakespeare


"Nulla resiste al Bersagliere"
Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, duca d'Aosta

"Nec recisa recedit"
Gabriele D'Annunzio

"I love the smell of Napalm in the morning"
Col. Bill Kilgore


"He who lives without discipline, dies without honor"



"A good speech should like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest"

Winston Churchill




"O troveremo una strada, o ne costruiremo una"




 "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; or close the wall up with our English dead."

William Shakespeare


"Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes"

"Speak softly, and carry a big stick" 
Theodore Roosevelt


"Dulce bellum inexpertis"

Erasmo da Rotterdam


"Manco' la fortuna, non il valore"
Monumento alla 'Folgore', a El Alamein

"England expects that every man will do his duty"
Vice-Admiral of the Royal Navy Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

"A Gentleman is simply a patient wolf"
Lana Turner

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
 Sun Tzu


"Never was so much owed by so many to so few"

Winston Churchill


"Here's to your coffins
May they be made of hundred-year-old oaks
Which we shall plant tomorrow.
May you both live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live
May the best of your yesterdays be the worst of your tomorrows. (to the bride)
May I see you grey
And combing your grandchildren's hair."

(Brindisi tradizionale inglese a un matrimonio)

"Monday: Our ships at sea.
Tuesday: Our men
Wednesday: Ourselves, as no-one else is likely to concern themselves with our welfare
Thursday: A bloody war or a sickly season
Friday: A willing foe and sea room
Saturday: Our wives and sweethearts, may they never meet
Sunday: Absent friends"


(Brindisi tradizionale nella mensa degli ufficiali della Royal Navy)


"Se avanzo, seguitemi.
Se indietreggio, uccidetemi.
Se mi uccidono, vendicatemi."
Benito Mussolini

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."
Theodore Roosevelt


"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."
Samuel Johnson



"Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders."
Erwin Rommel


"Perdona i tuoi nemici, ma ricordati i loro nomi"
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Honestly now, did you spend your youth dreaming about someday owning a Nissan or a Mitsubishi?"
Porsche AG

"I pazzi si distinguono in due tipi: quelli che credono di essere Napoleone e quelli che credono di potere risanare le Ferrovie dello Stato"
Giulio Andreotti


"Non temere la perfezione. Non la raggiungerai mai."
Salvator Dalì

"I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe, attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. It's die"
Blade Runner

"Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness"
John Keats

"Never give a sucker an even break"
W.C. Fields

"A dog with two homes is never any good"

"Jack of all trades, master of none"

"From the moment I picked up your book up until I put it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it."
Groucho Marx

"Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond.
By the end, you wish you had a club and a spade"

"A strange game. The only winning move is not to play."

"The best British clothing for the worst British weather"

"I think everybody enjoys a nice murder, provided that he is not the victim."
Alfred Hitchcock 

"When you're in jail, a good friend will try to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying 'Damn, that was fun".
 Groucho Marx


"Everyone is saying that I threatened to kill Michael Moore, that's not true...but it isn't a bad idea"

Clint Eastwood


"A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing."

Dr. Samuel Johnson


"An optimist invented the airplane. The pessimist invented the parachute."

"Niuna casa è si piccola che non la faccia grande uno magnifico abitatore"
Gabriele D'Annunzio


"Non si finisce mai di impalare"

Vlad III di Slovacchia


"Hic manebimus optime"
Tito Livio


"Tenemos la cerveza mas fria que el culo de un pinguino"



"If it flies, floats or fucks, rent it"

"La teoria è quando sapete tutto ma niente funziona.
La pratica è quando tutto funziona ma non sapete perchè.
Nel nostro laboratorio la teoria e la pratica si combinano. Non funziona niente e non sappiamo il perchè.

"We brake for nobody"
(Dark Helmet)

"Roma Locuta,

Causa Finita"


'David E. Davis, Jr., and I were the first members of the American auto- motive press to be allowed to take the EB110 on real roads. We flew to Bologna and settled in at the magnificent Grand Hotel Baglioni, with room ceilings as high as a Grateful Dead fan and service faster than Andre Agassi's and much better mannered. Here we were met by the charming Dr. Stefano Pasini who is both the public relations director of Bugatti and a prominent ophthalmologist (a good thing considering how corneas go squash when the Bugatti's turbochargers light off).

Dr. Pasini-a man with such an Erasmian sweep of automotive knowledge that he is able to name what Elvis drove in the King's car- racing movies-entertained us lavishly. In case anyone is wondering whether our journalistic objectivity was being unduly influenced by Bugatti's hospitality, of course it was. That's Dr. Pasini's job. And let me tell you, for a city named after a brown bag lunch, Bologna has some remarkable restaurants. Not that it made any difference. We could have been given an, as it were, bologna sandwich and a test drive in an autostrada rest stop and we would have gone all faint and blushing over the EB110.'

P.J. O'Rourke


Interesting pictures



Carducci e Bologna