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Dario Fo
March 24, 1926 -
Nationality: Italian
Category: Playwright
Subcategory: Italian Playwright

Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible.


We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics... but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression.


Nevertheless, the mode, the justification, and all the games involved in this war were dishonest.


Real socialism is inside man. It wasn't born with Marx. It was in the communes of Italy in the Middle Ages. You can't say it is finished.


All forms of power - even based on the consensus of the democratic system - react when they are being attacked, or when those who exercise power become a target.


In a way, the American side descended to Saddam's level, which happens often in these types of circumstances. That is why the people in Iraq do not accept the current state of affairs.


With comedy I can search for the profound.


Even before Europe was united in an economic level or was conceived at the level of economic interests and trade, it was culture that united all the countries of Europe. The arts, literature, music are the connecting link of Europe.


It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control.


Although, this is often used with negative connotations, I see ideology as an inherent part of culture.


I felt like an extraordinary hero. I was only five or six and I had the whole of life in my hands. Even if I had been driving the carriage of the sun I could not have felt any better.


Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts.


When I was a boy, unconsciously, spontaneously I learned the art of telling ironic stories.


It is extremely dangerous to talk about limits or borders. It is vital, instead, that we remain completely open, that we are always involved, and that we aim to contribute personally in social events.


Know how to live the time that is given you.


Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics.


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