Let this list of 10 quotations by the Italian actor Roberto Benigni lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational fellini, movie, magicians sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
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We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Roberto Benigni truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
Fellini belongs to nature.
Maybe sometimes I have been wrong with some movies. Anyway, I try to do my best.
Sometimes poetry, it is incomprehensible.
But we need incomprehensible stuff! It is very healthy to talk about incomprehensible things! It is very healthy! We need it!
It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
I thank my parents for the greatest gift of all: poverty
My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity.
The exquisite truth is to believe in something that maybe you know is a fiction, but you believe in it willingly.
I could have made a small film and kept all the money from 'Life is Beautiful'.
Instead, I spent more money than I had on 'Pinocchio', a very risky film.
Dante Alighieri has the most glorious imagination of modern poetry.
So it's talking about us, it's concerning us. Everything in it conveys sentiment, emotions. He is really the greatest poet ever. So I am really very proud to present the shining pearl of Italian culture around the world.
It's me, it's my habit to perform live onstage every four, five years. In Italy, it's my habit.
Only comedians can talk about death, life, God and Virgin Mary.
If I was a tragic actor, I couldn't allow myself. But with this accent I can do it. I can talk with death in person because I am a clown. Yes. And I am proud to be a clown - very much.
Fellini and Bunuel changed my life for me, they are my favourites.
If it is true that movies are dreams, both of them, Fellini and Bunuel were shooting in a dream way.
I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important.
I would like to thank my parents in Vergaio, a little village in Italy.
They gave me the biggest gift: poverty.
The first movie I saw - and I don't know if it influenced me - was Ben Hur.
We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards.
When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer! I thought to myself, it's impossible to make something so beautiful!
To laugh or cry is the most beautiful thing in the world
I do not think the American peoples are idiots.
They are a very playful and sensitive people! I know them!
My mother brought me magicians and witches, because I was very ugly, really revolting. So she thought somebody had put a spell on me - this is the truth - so she made me drink some horrible terrifying potions, for year.
For me, Fellini was like a watermelon. It is there. A watermelon cannot die.
Dante Alighieri is a universal poet, and great creators, they are writing for everybody always. Every single verse is very moving, and the beauty - if we don't understand, we just stay listening to the sound and it's like hearing music.
What is more simple than to tell to a little boy, 'This is not the truth, it is a game?'
I would like to be Jupiter, and lie down in the firmament and make love to everybody.
I am like a cartoon strip; I am like Donald Duck; everybody knows me in Italy.
You're serving. You're not a servant. Serving is a supreme art. God is the first servant. God serves men but he's not a servant to men. - Eliseo Orefice
The most important thing is to continue to be yourself.
The day after the Oscars, you have to get on with your life. To be honest and true to yourself.
This is a terrible mistake, because I used up all of my English.
The first movie I saw - and I don't know if it influenced me - was 'Ben Hur'.
Dante Alighieri was not only a Christian poet or a priest, he was a man.
He was a real poet. We can understand that the goal of Divine Comedy is beauty. You don't need also to understand Italian or to know Italian, because when Dante's writing, when we recite Dante out loud, it explodes a cosmos of illumination like to recite music, a symphony.
To be in front of an audience and pretending, and to lie, this is the principle of acting.