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Motivational Roberto Benigni Quotes and Sayings

Roberto Benigni Quotes:- Roberto Benigni (Italian pronunciation: born 27 October 1952) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. He co-wrote, directed, and acted in the 1997 film Life Is Beautiful, which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 71st Oscars Ceremony.

He also portrayed Inspector Clouseau’s son in Son of the Pink Panther (1993) and has collaborated with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch in three of his films: Down by Law (1986), Night on Earth (1991), and Coffee and Cigarettes (2003).

Inspirational Roberto Benigni Quotes

“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.”-Roberto Benigni

Inspirational Roberto Benigni Quotes


“Fellini and Bunuel changed my life for me, they are my favorites. If it is true that movies are dreams, both of them, Fellini and Bunuel were shooting in a dream way.”-Roberto Benigni


“Fellini belongs to nature.”-Roberto Benigni


“For me, Fellini was like a watermelon. It is there. A watermelon cannot die.”-Roberto Benigni


“I am like a cartoon strip; I am like Donald Duck; everybody knows me in Italy.”-Roberto Benigni


“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.”-Roberto Benigni


“I do not think the American peoples are idiots. They are very playful and sensitive people! I know them!”-Roberto Benigni


“I grew up in Tuscany in a very poor family. 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.”-Roberto Benigni


“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.”-Roberto Benigni


“I think that sometimes only comedians can reach the peaks of tragedy.”-Roberto Benigni


Beautiful Roberto Benigni Quotes


“I would like to thank my parents in Vergaio, a little village in Italy. They gave me the biggest gift: poverty.”-Roberto Benigni


“I’m a storyteller: the crux of the matter is to reach beauty, poetry; it doesn’t matter if that is comedy or tragedy. They’re the same if you reach the beauty.”-Roberto Benigni


“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.”-Roberto Benigni


“It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.”-Roberto Benigni


“It’s me, it’s my habit to perform live onstage every four, five years. In Italy, it’s my habit.”-Roberto Benigni


“Maybe sometimes I have been wrong with some movies. Anyway, I try to do my best.”-Roberto Benigni


“My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry.”-Roberto Benigni


“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.”-Roberto Benigni


“My mother and my father went to the cinema for the first time when I made my first movie in 1978.”-Roberto Benigni


“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 the year.”-Roberto Benigni


Famous Roberto Benigni Quotes 


“My previous movie before ‘Life Is Beautiful’ was the same; they didn’t release it so much in the United States.”-Roberto Benigni


“Only comedians can talk about death, life, God and the 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.”-Roberto Benigni


“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!”-Roberto Benigni


“Stanley Kubrick is one of the geniuses of this century.”-Roberto Benigni


“Divine Comedy’ is very sophisticated but also very popular.”-Roberto Benigni


“The exquisite truth is to believe in something that maybe you know is a fiction, but you believe in it willingly.”-Roberto Benigni


“The first movie I saw – and I don’t know if it influenced me – was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a cornfield, and it ran backward, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backward.”-Roberto Benigni


“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.”-Roberto Benigni


“The Tiger And The Snow’ is a beautiful movie. I am in love with this idea.”-Roberto Benigni


“To be in front of an audience and pretending, and to lie, this is the principle of acting.”-Roberto Benigni


Inspirational Roberto Benigni Quotes


“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!”-Roberto Benigni


“When I was a little boy, I was reading Dante and I was saying to myself ‘Bravo, Dante, Bravo.’ It’s so beautiful, the music, the sound, the meaning. I felt like calling him by phone, like a friend.”-Roberto Benigni


“When we talk to somebody and we want to be nice or polite or show our more beautiful side, we try to use the best words that we know. This is what poets are doing. They are cleaning the words, they are inventing the sentiments, they are giving us a way to communicate.”-Roberto Benigni