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Anna Magnani

  • [To reporter who telephoned with news of her Oscar:] If you are joking me, I will get up immediately and kill you wherever you are.

    • Anna Magnani,
    • in James Beasley Simpson, Best Quotes of '54, '55, '56 ()
  • Great passions, my dear, don't exist: they're liars' fantasies. What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while.

    • Anna Magnani,
    • in Oriana Fallaci, Limelighters ()
  • ... his infidelities gave me more horns than a basketful of snails.

    • Anna Magnani,
    • in Oriana Fallaci, Limelighters ()
  • Children are like puppies: you have to keep them near you, and look after them, if you want their affection.

    • Anna Magnani,
    • in Oriana Fallaci, Limelighters ()
  • Ah, the feeling you get holding a diamond in your hand! It seems to bore into your skin, to burn, to breathe. It's like holding a bit of the moon in your hand.

    • Anna Magnani,
    • in Oriana Fallaci, Limelighters ()
  • It's so unfair that we should die, just because we are born.

    • Anna Magnani,
    • in Oriana Fallaci, Limelighters ()

Anna Magnani, Italian actor

(1918 - 1973)