Know how to live the time that is given you.
Even before Europe was united in an economic level or was conceived at the level of economic interests and trade, it was culture that united all the countries of Europe. The arts, literature, music are the connecting link of Europe.
A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance.
With comedy I can search for the profound.
Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts.
Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible.
It is extremely dangerous to talk about limits or borders. It is vital, instead, that we remain completely open, that we are always involved, and that we aim to contribute personally in social events.
And he that will go to bed sober, Falls with the leaf still in October.
It is from him, from Beolco Ruzzante, that I've learned to free myself from conventional literary writing and to express myself with words that you can chew, with unusual sounds, with various techniques of rhythm and breathing, even with the rambling nonsense-speech of the 'grammelot.'
Every time you touch those who have power over the media, they seek to stop you.
It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control.
When I was a boy, unconsciously, spontaneously I learned the art of telling ironic stories.
Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics.
Health and an able body are two jewels.
We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics... but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression.
Best while you have it use your breath, There is no drinking after death.
Tidy fees are the most effective remedy, both for the doctor and the patient.
Scandals are the fertilizer of Western democracy.
Blush at your faults.
All forms of power - even based on the consensus of the democratic system - react when they are being attacked, or when those who exercise power become a target.
We are stark naught all, bad's the best of us.
Although, this is often used with negative connotations, I see ideology as an inherent part of culture.
Real socialism is inside man. It wasn't born with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages. You can't say it is finished.
Nevertheless, the mode, the justification, and all the games involved in this war were dishonest.
For some time its been my habit to use images when preparing a speech: rather than write it down, I illustrate it.
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