Marco Polo Quotes 2 Sourced Quotes

Marco Polo (September 15, 1254 – January 8–9, 1324) was an Italian merchant traveller from Venice. His book Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, also known as The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300) did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China.

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1. “I have not told half of what I saw.”

—Marco Polo

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Source: On his death-bed, when urged to retract "some of the seemingly incredible statements he made in his book", as quoted in The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian (J. M. Dent, 1926), p. xxiv

2. “I speak and speak, … but the listener retains only the words he is expecting. … It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.”

—Marco Polo

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Source: Marco Polo to Kublai Khan, in Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities (1974), ch. 9

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