"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."
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."Roberto Benigni on Buddha
"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."Roberto Benigni on Billy Graham
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."Roberto Benigni on Henry Ward Beecher
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."Roberto Benigni on Sigmund Freud
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride."Roberto Benigni on Ron Taffel
"My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry."
"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."