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Federico Fellini
Born (1920-01-20)20 January 1920
Rimini, Italy
Died 31 October 1993(1993-10-31) (aged 73)
Rome, Italy
Cause of death Stroke
Occupation Film director and screenwriter
Years active 1945–1992
Notable work

La Strada (1954)
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
8½ (1963)
Amarcord (1973)

Spouse(s) Giulietta Masina
(m. 1943)


A different language is a different vision of life.
No critic writing about a film could say more than the film itself, although they do their best to make us think the oppposite.
Federico Fellini
It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.
God may not play dice but he enjoys a good round of Trivial Pursuit every now and again.
Federico Fellini
A good opening and a good ending make for a good film provide they come close together.
Federico Fellini
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.
A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.
Federico Fellini
Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.
You exist only in what you do.
It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman.
A different language is a different vision 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?
Federico Fellini
Fate is written in the face.
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.
Federico Fellini
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.
Federico Fellini
Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
Federico Fellini
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
Federico Fellini
Censorship is advertising paid by the government.