Aphorisms in Venice #1

First appointment with Venice and its aphorisms.

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”
Truman Capote, Observer, 1961

“Venice, half fish, half woman, is a siren dissolving into a morass of the Adriatic.”
Jean Cocteau, My first trip, 1937

“In Venice, like no other city, I have found such a unity of present-day life with a life that speaks to us from the works of art from its golden age, and in which the sun and the sea are more essential than all of history.”
Hermann Hesse

“When I seek another word for ‘music’, I always find only the word Venice.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo, 1888