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Italian quotes by beautiful minds #3

Max-vod-SydowItalians are great improvisers. If something unforeseen happens, they throw up their hands, and they adjust.

Max Von Sydow



monicelliThe themes that make one laugh always stem from poverty, hunger, misery, old age, sickness, and death. These are the themes that make Italians laugh, anyway.

Mario Monicelli


I was so besotted with ‘8½’ that, when it was on TV, I used to take pictures with my 35-mm. camera of the frames of the film. That was the first time I’d ever really seen Italians on screen. 

David Chase

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