Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini

Biography

Author Profession: Italian Director
Born: January 20, 1920
Died: October 31, 1993
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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Federico Fellini quotes

All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.

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

You exist only in what you do.

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

The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world.

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.

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?

It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.

A different language is a different vision of life.

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

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

It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman.

Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.

Experience is what you get while looking for something else.

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

A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.

A good opening and a good ending make for a good film provide they come close together.

Fate is written in the face.

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

Censorship is advertising paid by the government.

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase. Diane Lane

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