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Luigi Pirandello
(1867-1936) born on
Jun 28
Italian playwright, novelist, short-story writer. He invented the "theatre within the theatre" in the play "Six Characters in Search of an Author," 1921; won the 1934 Nobel Prize for Literature.
         
   
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Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.

R
We ride through life on the beast within us. Beat the animal, but you can't make it think.
A
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
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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.
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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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Father, in "Six Characters in Search of an Author," act 1, 1921.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: The Father, addressing the Manager, in "Six Characters in Search of an Author," act 3.
N: The Father, in "Six Characters in Search of an Author," act 3.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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