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LUIGI PIRANDELLO QUOTES

We think we understand each other, but we never really do.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, Six Characters in Search of an Author

Woe to him who doesn't know how to wear his mask, be he king or pope!

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, Henry IV

I hate symbolic art in which the presentation loses all spontaneous movement in order to become a machine, an allegory -- a vain and misconceived effort because the very fact of giving an allegorical sense to a presentation clearly shows that we have to do with a fable which by itself has no truth either fantastic or direct; it was made for the demonstration of some moral truth.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, preface, Six Characters in Search of an Author

Personally, I don't give a rap for documents; for the truth in my eyes is not in them but in the mind.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, It Is So! (If You Think So)

As soon as one is born, one starts dying.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, Henry IV

Here is a piece of earth. If you stand staring at it and doing nothing, what does the earth yield? Nothing. Just like a woman.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, Liolà

We're like so many puppets hung on the wall, waiting for someone to come and move us or make us talk.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, Henry IV

Shake yourself free from the manikin you create out of a false interpretation of what you do and what you feel, and you'll at once see that the manikin you make yourself is nothing at all like what you really are or what you really can be!

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, Each in His Own Way

You should show some respect for what other people see and feel, even though it be the exact opposite of what you see and feel.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, It Is So! (If You Think So)

Buffoons, buffoons! One can play any tune on them!

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, Henry IV

The more arms and legs [children] we have, the richer we are.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, Liolà

The man, the writer, the instrument of the creation will die, but his creation does not die.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, Six Characters in Search of an Author


Luigi Pirandello - a biography.

Luigi Pirandello Trivia - a fun trivia quiz on the life and works of the Italian dramatist.

Six Characters in Search of an Author - a synopsis.

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