His views are never diplomatic, and the criticism he makes, mostly of his own country, is humorous and full of insight.
Above all, he has a sharp pen.
And his words take no prisoners.
"The political situation in Italy is critical...but it's not serious." Ennio Flaiano
"The worst that can happen to a genius is to be understood." Ennio Flaiano
"Art is a capital investment, culture is an alibi." Ennio Flaiano
"Italian is a language spoken by dubbers." Ennio Flaiano