Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Meandering about . . .

Today is the birthday of Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993), film director and writer. He is best known for the films La Strada (1955), La Dolce Vita (1960), and 8 1/2 (1963). He is considered one of the most influential and widely revered filmmakers of the 20th century.

"I discovered that what's really important for a creator isn't what we vaguely define as inspiration or even what it is we want to say, recall, regret, or rebel against. No, what's important is the way we say it. Art is all about craftsmanship. Others can interpret craftsmanship as style if they wish. Style is what unites memory or recollection, ideology, sentiment, nostalgia, presentiment, to the way we express all that. It's not what we say but how we say it that matters." - Federico Fellini

"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life." - Federico Fellini

"A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself." - Federico Fellini

"Experience is what you get while looking for something else." - Federico Fellini

"Put yourself into life and never lose your openness, your childish enthusiasm throughout the journey that is life, and things will come your way." - Federico Fellini

"You exist only in what you do." - Federico Fellini

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