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“Life is full of strange absurdities, which, strangely enough, do not even need to appear plausible, since they are true.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“THE FATHER: But don't you see that the whole trouble lies here? In words, words. Each one of us has within him a whole world of things, each man of us his own special world. And how can we ever come to an understanding if I put in the words I utter the sense and value of things as I see them; while you who listen to me must inevitably translate them according to the conception of things each one of you has within himself. We think we understand each other, but we never really do.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters In Search of an Author
“For man never reasons so much and becomes so introspective as when he suffers ; since he is anxious to get at the cause of his sufferings, to learn who has produced them, and whether it is just or unjust that he should have to bear them. On the other hand, when he is happy, he takes his happiness as it comes and doesn't analyse it, just as if happiness were his right.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“If only we could see in advance all the harm that can come from the good we think we are doing.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“We all have a world of things inside ourselves and each one of us has his own private world. How can we understand each other if the words I use have the sense and the value that I expect them to have, but whoever is listening to me inevitably thinks that those same words have a different sense and value, because of the private world he has inside himself, too.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“When a character is born, he acquires at once such an independence, even of his own author, that he can be imagined by everybody even in many other situations where the author never dreamed of placing him; and so he acquires for himself a meaning which the author never thought of giving him.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“I am an "unrealized" character, dramatically speaking...”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“But only in order to know if you, as you really are now, see yourself as you once were with all the illusions that were yours then, with all the things both inside and outside of you as they seemed to you - as they were then indeed for you. Well, sir, if you think of all those illusions that mean nothing to you now, of all those things which don't even seem to you to exist any more, while once they were for you, don't you feel that - I won't say these boards - but the very earth under your feet is sinking away from you when you reflect that in the same way this you as you feel it today - all this present reality of yours - is fated to seem a mere illusion to you tomorrow?”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“وقتی شخصیتی آفریده می شود، بلافاصله از نویسنده خود فاصله می گیرد، مستقل می شود. بقیه می توانند او را در موقعیت های دیگری ببینند که نویسنده به فکرش نرسیده است. و در نتیجه "معنی" دیگری بدان داده می شود که نویسنده هرگز به عقلش نرسیده بوده است.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“Thus, sir, you see when faith is lacking, it becomes impossible to create certain states of happiness, for we lack the necessary humility. Vaingloriously, we try to substitute ourselves for this faith, creating thus for the rest of the world a reality which we believe after their fashion, while, actually, it doesn't exist.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“What is the stage? It's a place, baby, you know, where people play at being serious, a place where they act comedies. We've got to act a comedy now, dead serious.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“Why are you so anxious to destroy in the name of a vulgar, commonplace sense of truth, this reality which comes to birth attracted and formed by the magic of the stage itself, which has indeed more right to live here than you, since it is much truer than you -- if you don't mind my saying so?”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“One gives way to the temptation, only to rise from it again, afterwards, with a great eagerness to reestablish one's dignity, as if it were a tombstone to place on the grave of one's shame, and a monument to hide and sign the memory of our weaknesses. Everybody's in the same case. Some folks haven't the courage to say certain things, that's all!

THE STEP-DAUGHTER: All appear to have the courage to do them though.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“Un personaggio, signore, può sempre domandare a un uomo chi è. Perché un personaggio ha veramente una vita sua, segnata di caratteri suoi, per cui è sempre «qualcuno». Mentre un uomo – non dico lei, adesso – un uomo così in genere, può non essere «nessuno».”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“The man, the writer, the instrument of the creation will die, but his creation does not die.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“Per chi cade nella colpa, signore, il responsabile di tutte le colpe che seguono, non è sempre chi, primo, determinò la caduta?”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“Nowhere! It is merely to show you that one is born to life in many forms, in many shapes, as tree, or as stone, as water, as butterfly, or as woman. So one may also be born a character in a play.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“We want to live. THE MANAGER (ironically). For Eternity? THE FATHER No, sir, only for a moment... in you.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“Ours is an immutable reality which should make you shudder when you approach us if you are really conscious of the fact that your reality is a mere transitory and fleeting illusion, taking this form today and that tomorrow,”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“For man never reasons so much and becomes so introspective as when he suffers;”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“Персонаж всегда имеет право спросить у человека, кто он такой. Потому что персонаж и в самом деле всегда имеет свою собственную жизнь, отмеченную характерными, ему одному присущими чертами... Персонаж всегда есть "кто-то". Между тем человек - разумеется, не вы, сударь, - человек вообще часто может быть и "никем".”
Luigi Pirandello, Шесть персонажей в поисках автора
“how can we ever come to an understanding if I put in the words I utter the sense and value of things as I see them; while you who listen to me must inevitably translate them according to the conception of things each one of you has within himself.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“OTAC (gotovo prigušeno, sladunjavo ponizan): Samo sam htio znati,gospodine, da li vi stvarno, takav kakav ste sada, vidite sebe samoga... kao što primjerice vidite, s određenim
vremenskim razmakom, sebe kakvi ste bili nekoć, sa svim vašim tadašnjim iluzijama; sa svim stvarima, u vama i oko vas, kakvima su vam se tada činile — a i bile su, za vas su stvarno bile takve! Pa dobro, gospodine: prisjećajući se iluzija koje više ne gajite; prisjećajući se svih onih stvari koje vam se više ne „čine“ onakvima kakve su nekoć za vas „bile“, ne osjećate li kako gubite, neću reći ove kazališne daske, nego tlo, tlo pod nogama, kad zaključite da su svejednako i „ovaj“ kakvim se sada osjećate, i cjelokupna vaša stvarnost takva kakva jest danas, predodređeni činiti vam se tek pukom iluzijom sutra?”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
tags: drama
“all these intellectual complications make me sick, disgust me—all this philosophy that uncovers the beast in man, and then seeks to save him, excuse him”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“No sir, no. We act that role for which we have been cast, that role which we are given in life. And in my own case, passion itself, as usually happens, becomes a trifle theatrical when it is exalted.”
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
“macchinista, sbuffando, borbottando, raccatterà gli assi e andrà via. Intanto dalla porta del palcoscenico cominceranno a venire gli attori della Compagnia, uomini”
Luigi Pirandello, Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore

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