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Sometimes you say things with a smile with the precise intention of making it clear that you are not being serious, and are only kidding. If I salute a friend with a smile and say, 'How are you, you old scoundrel!' clearly I don't really mean he's a scoundrel.

Umberto Eco

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Author Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Italian
Born: January 5, 1932
Died: February 19, 2016

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