To him the word is sacred. In his own words:
"I believe only in words. Words can wound us, words can convince us, words can placate us. This, for me, is the meaning of writing." Ennio Flaiano (my translation).
Although Flaiano wrote for various media, and employed different forms of communication, his style is evident in all of them.
In this quote about Summer, Flaiano personifies seasons, lending new meaning to each of them.
And after reading it, it's diffcult to think of seasons in quite the same way again.
"There is but one season, and that is Summer. It's so beautiful that the others rotate around her. Autumn remembers her, Winter invokes her, while Spring envies her, and childishly attempts to spoil her." Ennio Flaiano (my translation)