Life Is Beautiful (1997) quotes

Director
Roberto Benigni.

Cast
Roberto Benigni
Nicoletta Braschi
Giorgio Cantarini

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Buon giorno, Principessa!
Guido

What are your political views?
– Guido
Benito, Adolf! Sit down! Sorry Guido, what did you say?
Other Man

 

The game starts now. You have to score one thousand points. If you do that, you take home a tank with a big gun. Each day we will announce the scores from that loudspeaker. The one who has the fewest points will have to wear a sign that says “Jackass” on his back. There are three ways to lose points. One, turning into a big crybaby. Two, telling us you want to see your mommy. Three, saying you’re hungry and want something to eat.
– Guido

 

You sleep now. Dream sweet dreams. Maybe we are both dreaming. Maybe this is all a dream, and in the morning, Mommy will wake us up with milk and cookies. Then, after we eat, I will make love to her two or three times. If I can.
– Guido

 

What kind of place is this? It’s beautiful: Pigeons fly, women fall from the sky! I’m moving here!
– Guido

 

We won!
Giosué Orefice
Yes, we won! It’s true.
Dora
We got a thousand points and we won the game! Daddy and me came in first and now we won the real tank! We won! We won!
Giosué Orefice

I didn’t like the train.
Giosué Orefice
Me, neither. We’ll take the bus back, okay?
Guido
Did you hear that? We’re taking the bus back!
Guido

 

You’re serving. You’re not a servant. Serving is a supreme art. God is the first servant. God serves men but he’s not a servant to men.
– Eliseo Orefice

If you speak my name, I vanish. What am I? Silence.
– Guido

 

This is a simple story… but not an easy one to tell.
– Giosué Orefice

 

Nothing is more necessary than the unnecessary.
– Eliseo Orefice