Severino was born in Tarsia
, Italy), of Giovanni Jacopo Severino, a lawyer. He died of plague in 1656.
Adept of the atomist views of Democritus
, he disregarded Aristotle
. He met Tommaso Campanella
and corresponded with William Harvey
. He was familiar of the works of scientists of the antiquity like Claude Galien and Lactantius
Besides his brilliant career as a surgeon and professor, his works present an ambiguous aspect.
I go through life thinking it's all going to end tomorrow.
I don't believe in self-promotion, really I can't be arsed.
I always wanted to be an actor. I had the arrogance to believe I couldn't be anything else.
As far as I'm concerned, I want to be nowhere else. It's difficult in film because everybody wants to make a safe bet with roles. But if you are going to do stuff then you should be getting strong reactions. I don't want audiences to be going, "Yeah, that's all right."
It's something else. I'm speechless. I've just got to step up to the plate and deal with it. I had a confidence about it but then that's because of the people around me who made me feel good about it. I knew positively on Monday. I was in Baltimore when I took the call. My first reaction was I needed a drink.
I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other. That's a simple fact. I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Bullets have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them.
If I went onto the Internet and started looking at what some people were saying about me - which, sadly, I have done - it would drive me insane.