Luigi Pirandello

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Luigi Pirandello (28 June 186710 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist and short-story writer.


  • Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something which you have to be all the time. Which isn't easy.
    • The Pleasure of Honesty (1917), trans. William Murray [1]
  • Woe to him who doesn't know how to wear his mask, be he king or pope!
    • Henry IV (1922), trans. Edward Storer [2]
  • Così è (se vi pare)
    • So It Is (If You Think So)
      • Title of play (1916); also translated as It Is So, If You Think It Is.
  • E non le sembra già questa un'opinione?[3]

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