A different language is a different vision of life.

Federico Fellini on vision
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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

Federico Fellini on passion
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I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?

Federico Fellini on adding
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All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.

Federico Fellini on art
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Going to the cinema is like returning to the womb;

you sit there, still and meditative in the darkness, waiting for life to appear on the screen.

Federico Fellini on film
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Censorship is advertising paid by the government.

Federico Fellini on censorship
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A different language is a different vision of life.

Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me.

Federico Fellini on movies
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It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.

Federico Fellini on alive
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Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.

Federico Fellini on reality
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You exist only in what you do.

Federico Fellini on exist
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Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs.

Federico Fellini on film
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I always direct the same film. I cannot distinguish one from the other.

Federico Fellini on film
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Life is a combination of magic and pasta.

About Federico Fellini

Name Federico Fellini
Quotes 41 quotations
Nationality Italian
Profession Director
Birthday October 16
About Italian film director and writer, whose most famous films include La Strada (1955), La Dolce Vita (1960), and 8 1/2 (1963). Fellini began his career as a cartoonist, journalist, and scriptwriter. Once he remarked, "I make pictures to tell a story, to tell lies and to amuse.
Top topics film, cinema, movies, life, world

Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second, and you can hop from one place to another. It's a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream.

Federico Fellini on dreams
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The public has lost the habit of movie-going because the cinema no longer possesses the charm, the hypnotic charisma, the authority it once commanded. The image it once held for us all - that of a dream we dreamt with our eyes open - has disappeared.

Federico Fellini on eyes
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God may not play dice but he enjoys a good round of Trivial Pursuit every now and again.

Federico Fellini on god
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Through the ages, from the beginning of time, I'm certain man has covered woman's face with masks. They are, however, his masks, not hers.

Federico Fellini on woman
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In 'Roma,' I wanted to get across the idea that underneath Rome today is ancient Rome. So close. I am always conscious of that, and it thrills me. Imagine being in a traffic jam at the Coliseum! Rome is the most wonderful movie set in the world... As was the case with many of my film ideas, it was inspired by a dream.

Federico Fellini on today
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The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world.

Federico Fellini on world
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No critic writing about a film could say more than the film itself, although they do their best to make us think the oppposite.

Federico Fellini on writing
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It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman.

Federico Fellini on woman
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I'd like very much to make a confident picture.

I would like to be as good as nature, which, with a shower, produces flowers and grass to cover the destruction. But we are surrounded by human fragmentation, by pessimism, and it is difficult to talk of other things.

Federico Fellini on nature
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To people of my generation, the picture show was really another dimension - sensual, whimsical. No uniforms or collective rites, but a place where little boys like me could laugh and feel free.

Federico Fellini on people
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My relationship with my body has changed.

I used to consider it as a servant who should obey, function, give pleasure. In sickness, you realise that you are not the boss. It is the other way around.

Federico Fellini on relationship
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When I start a picture, I always have a script, but I change it every day.

I put in what occurs to me that day out of my imagination. You start on a voyage; you know where you will end up but not what will occur along the way. You want to be surprised.

Federico Fellini on change
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My work has always been the thing that justifies my life.

Federico Fellini on life
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I don't believe in total freedom for the artist.

Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and the rest of it.

Federico Fellini on freedom
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Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.

Federico Fellini on worth
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What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one. It's this in-between...this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one -- which is really the realm of the artist.

Federico Fellini on artist
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Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.

Federico Fellini on poetry
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A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.

Federico Fellini on true
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Experience is what you get while looking for something else.

Federico Fellini on experience
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I am not the kind of director who sits in a chair smoking a cigar talking with a microphone to 10 assistants. I need to move. To touch. To put a painting on a wall. To arrange a set.

Federico Fellini on smoking
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A good opening and a good ending make for a good film provide they come close together.

Federico Fellini on ending
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I do not need a producer. I need only a good production manager. I need only a man who will give me money.

Federico Fellini on money
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Fate is written in the face.

Federico Fellini on face
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If you see with innocent eyes, everything is divine.

Federico Fellini on eyes
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I did not realise that I was so loved.

It can't just be for the films. I must have done something else, but I can't remember what.

Federico Fellini on loved
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All artists are equal when they are themselves.

Federico Fellini on equal
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If you do what you were born to do, I think you will never grow old.

Federico Fellini on grow
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I make pictures to tell a story, to tell lies, and to amuse.

Federico Fellini on story
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Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be.

Federico Fellini on genius
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