Antonio Tabucchi — Italian Writer born on September 23, 1943,

Antonio Tabucchi was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena, Italy... (wikipedia)

But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.
People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but they're more energetic - they aren't robots.
Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture.