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By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

A fact is like a sack which won't stand up if it's empty. In order that it may stand up, one has to put into it the reason and sentiment which caused it to exist.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Pretending is a virtue. If you cant pretend, you can't be king.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

We all grasp on to a single idea of ourselves, the way aging people dye their hair. It’s no matter that this dye doesn’t fool you. My lady, you don’t dye your hair to decieve other people, or to fool yourself, but rather to cheat your image in your mirror a little.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

We ride through life on the beast within us. Beat the animal, but you can't make it think.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

If you shut yourself up disdainfully in your ivory tower and insist that you have your own conscience and are satisfied with its approval, it is because you know that everybody is criticizing you, condemning you, or laughing at you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

My opinion is a view I hold until... well, until I find something that changes it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Inevitably we construct ourselves. Let me explain. I enter this house and immediately I become what I have to become, what I can become: I construct myself. That is, I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you. And, of course, you do the same with me.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

E l'amore guardò il tempo e rise, perché sapeva di non averne bisogno. Finse di morire per un giorno, e di rifiorire alla sera, senza leggi da rispettare. Si addormentò in un angolo di cuore per un tempo che non esisteva. Fuggì senza allontanarsi, ritornò senza essere partito, il tempo moriva e lui restava.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Our spirits have their own private way of understanding each other, of becoming intimate, while our external persons are still trapped in the commerce of ordinary words, in the slavery of social rules. Souls have their own needs and their own ambitions, which the body ignores when it sees that it's impossible to satisfy them or achieve them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

We all have a world of things inside ourselves and each one of us has his own private world. How can we understand each other if the words I use have the sense and the value that I expect them to have, but whoever is listening to me inevitably thinks that those same words have a different sense and value, because of the private world he has inside himself, too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

It is the hardest thing to close the open hand of someone you love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

If we have no other reality beyond the illusion, you too must not count overmuch on your reality as you feel it today, since, like that of yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

The idea that others saw in me one that was not the I whom I knew, one whom they alone could know, as they looked at me from without, with eyes that were not my own, eyes that conferred upon me an aspect destined to remain always foreign to me, although it was one that was in me, one that was my own to them (a "mine," that is to say, that was not for me!)—a life into which, although it was my own, I had no power to penetrate—this idea gave me no rest.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Phantoms in general are nothing more than trifling disorders of the spirit; images we cannot contain within the bounds of sleep.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

When a character is born, he acquires at once such an independence, even of his own author, that he can be imagined by everybody even in many other situations where the author never dreamed of placing him; and so he acquires for himself a meaning which the author never thought of giving him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Women are like dreams, they are never the way you would like to have them.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

One gives way to the temptation, only to rise from it again, afterwards, with a great eagerness to reestablish one's dignity, as if it were a tombstone to place on the grave of one's shame, and a monument to hide and sign the memory of our weaknesses. Everybody's in the same case. Some folks haven't the courage to say certain things, that's all! THE STEP-DAUGHTER: All appear to have the courage to do them though.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

And the air is new. And everything, instant by instant, is as it is, preparing to appear. [...] This is the only way I can live now. To be reborn moment by moment. [...] I die at every instant, and I am reborn, new and without memories: live and whole, no longer inside myself, but in every thing outside.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Nati vivi, volevano vivere.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

It is much easier to be a hero than a gentleman.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

In his madness he became a terrifying actor!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

When you say you are in love with humanity, you are well satisfied with yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Estatico, cadde a sedere sul suo carico, davanti alla buca. Eccola, eccola là, eccola là, la Luna... C'era la Luna! La Luna! E Ciàula si mise a piangere, senza saperlo, senza volerlo, dal gran conforto, dalla grande dolcezza che sentiva, nell'averla scoperta, là, mentr'ella saliva pel cielo, la Luna, col suo ampio velo di luce ignara dei monti, dei piani, delle valli che rischiarava, ignara di lui, che pure per lei non aveva più paura, né si sentiva più stanco, nella notte ora piena del suo stupore.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be - like the reality of yesterday - an illusion tomorrow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Not one of us can lie or pretend. We're all fixed in good faith in a certain concept of ourselves.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

You don't know what it means to live the life that you could have lived, if an event over which you have no control, an unforeseeable circumstance, had not distracted and diverted you, and at times crushed you, as has happened to me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

...and here, in this if I always lose myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won't work out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

The facts are to blame, my friend. We are all imprisoned by facts: I was born, I exist.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

In the sense, that is, that the author who created us alive no longer wished, or was no longer able, materially to put us into a work of art. And this was a real crime, sir; because he who has had the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. He cannot die. The man, the writer, the instrument of the creation will die, but his creation does not die. And to live for ever, it does not need to have extraordinary gifts or to be able to work wonders.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

For man never reasons so much and becomes so introspective as when he suffers ; since he is anxious to get at the cause of his sufferings, to learn who has produced them, and whether it is just or unjust that he should have to bear them. On the other hand, when he is happy, he takes his happiness as it comes and doesn't analyse it, just as if happiness were his right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Each of us when he appears before his fellows is clothed in a certain dignity. But every man knows what unconfessable things pass within the secrecy of his own heart.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

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!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

Life is little more than a loan shark: It exacts a very high rate of interest for the few pleasures it concedes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Luigi Pirandello

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