Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello (; 28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934, for his "bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage". Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners for Theatre of the Absurd.

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    When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
    Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936)

    Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
    Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936)

    Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!
    Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936)

    Each of us, face to face with other men, is clothed with some sort of dignity, but we know only too well all the unspeakable things that go on in the heart.
    Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936)

    Woman—for example, look at her case! She turns tantalizing inviting glances on you. You seize her. No sooner does she feel herself in your grasp than she closes her eyes. It is a sign of her mission, the sign by which she says to man: ‘Blind yourself, for I am blind.’
    Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936)