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Roberto Benigni Quotes and Sayings

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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

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Fellini belongs to nature.
- Roberto Benigni

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

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

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

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

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

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

I get whatever placidity I have from my father.
But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
- Norma Shearer

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

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

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

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

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

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

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

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

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

You don't have to deserve your mother's love.
You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost

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

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

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

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

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

I just wish I could understand my father.
- Michael Jackson

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

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

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

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

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

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

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

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

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

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

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

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

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain


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