"My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Roberto Benigni on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Roberto Benigni on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Roberto Benigni on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Roberto Benigni on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Roberto Benigni on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important."
"My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity."