Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
It was I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around.
There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age.
Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
There is no such thing as a good tax.
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning.
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.