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My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
by 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

Related topics: Parenting

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

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

Fellini belongs to nature.
- Roberto Benigni

 

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

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

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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.
- 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

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.
- Roberto Benigni

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

I know that I will never find my father in any other
man who comes into my life,
because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
- Michael Bergin

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

I'm a father; that's what matters most.
Nothing matters more.
- Gordon Brown

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

My father...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- E. B. White

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn


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