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A collection of quotes by Federico Fellini on films, plays, art, cinema, silence, understanding, innocence, childhood, censorship, movies and inspiration.

23 Notable Federico Fellini Quotes That Will Make Your Day

Quick Facts

Famous As: Film Director and Scriptwriter

Born On: January 20, 1920

Died On: October 31, 1993

Born In: Rimini, Kingdom of Italy

Died At Age: 73

Federico Fellini was an acclaimed Italian filmmaker and screenwriter. He started his career as a columnist and was soon hired by a famous actor to write scripts for his comic performances. This helped him get closer to the film fraternity and he co-wrote the screenplay for ‘Rome, Open City’ which got him his first Oscar nomination. He further moved on to become an assistant director and even co-produced a movie which couldn’t gain much success. His reputation as a director was restored with his movie ‘I Vitelloni’ which won the ‘Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Award’ and an Oscar nomination. He further wrote and directed many award-winning movies but his most notable movie was ‘8½’. His movie ‘La Strada’ (The Road) was critically appreciated. His prominence as a director has got him many awards including four ‘Academy Awards’ and multiple ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Federico Fellini has influenced the masses and society with his thoughts and work. His life, work and sayings have become important source of quotes. The below collection of Federico Fellini’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from his writings, films, screenplays and thoughts. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotes by Federico Fellini.

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

Federico Fellini

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

Federico Fellini

If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet...maybe we could understand something.

Federico Fellini

You have to live spherically - in many directions. Never lose your childish enthusiasm - and things will come your way.

Federico Fellini

No matter what happens, always Keep your childhood innocence. It's the most important thing.

Federico Fellini

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.

Federico Fellini

Don't tell me what I'm doing; I don't want to know.

Federico Fellini

A different language is a different vision of life.

Federico Fellini

Even the most miserable life is better than a sheltered existence in an organized society where everything is calculated and perfected.

Federico Fellini

Censorship is advertising paid by the government.

Federico Fellini

We must get beyond passions, like a great work of art. In such miraculous harmony. We should learn to love each other so much to live outside of time... detached.

Federico Fellini

Put yourself into life and never lose your openness, your childish enthusiasm throughout the journey that is life, and things will come your way.

Federico Fellini

We can all pretend to be cynical and scheming, but when we’re faced with purity and innocence, the cynical mask drops off.

Federico Fellini

The only place where you can be a dictator and still be loved is on the movie set

Federico Fellini

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

Federico Fellini

Georgian film is a completely unique phenomenon, vivid, philosophically inspiring, very wise, childlike. There is everything that can make me cry and I ought to say that it (my crying) is not an easy thing.

Federico Fellini

There is abundant testimony that if we choose love rather than self, we gain immeasurably.

Federico Fellini

Going to the cinema is like returning to the womb; you sit there still and meditative in the darkness, waiting for life to appear on the screen. One should go to the cinema with the innocence of a fetus

Federico Fellini

All art is autobiographical.

Federico Fellini

Only the early Fitzgerald was great. Then came an orgy of brutal realism

Federico Fellini

Fate is written in the face.

Federico Fellini

Experience is what you get while looking for something else.

Federico Fellini

I even see the cinema itself as a woman, with its alternation of light and darkness, of appearing and disappearing images

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