Life is Beautiful quotes on Life and Love (from the 1997 movie)


Remember one of the greatest movies of all time with these Life is Beautiful quotes

Life is Beautiful is, without doubt, one of the most inspiring, most uplifting and, yes, most beautiful movies of all time. It’s one of our highlighted Positive Psychology Movies here on You might wonder what a positive psychology movie is. In a nutshell (a very tiny nutshell that lacks all detail) a positive psychology movie is one that psychologically develops the viewer (i.e it inspire them in various ways).  Life is Beautiful, for instance, develops the viewers creative side (for more, see Creativity Movies).

** for more on positive psychology movies, read our guide HERE

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Such a beautiful movie deserves to have attention lavished on it. That’s why, on this page, we’re going to be looking at some of the most beautiful quotes from the movie Life is Beautiful.

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Giosué Orefice: [narrating as an adult] This is my story. This is the sacrifice my father made. This was his gift to me.


Eliseo Orefice: You’re serving. You’re not a servant. Serving is a supreme art. God is the first servant. God serves men but he’s not a servant to men.


You can lose all your points for any one of three things. One: If you cry. Two: If you ask to see your mother. Three: If you’re hungry and ask for a snack!



Giosué Orefice: Buttons and soap.

Guido: What?

Giosué Orefice: They turn us into buttons and soap.

Guido: Who told you that?

Giosué Orefice: An old man was crying. He said they turn us into buttons and soap. They burn us all up in ovens.

Guido: How ridiculous. They were just teasing you! There are wood ovens, but there are no people ovens. Putting people in ovens creates too much smoke.

Giosué Orefice: I don’t believe you.


What kind of place is this? It’s beautiful: Pigeons fly, women fall from the sky! I’m moving here!


Guido: If you speak my name, I vanish. What am I? Silence.


Guido:   “Not Allowed” signs are the latest trend! The other day, I was in a shop with my friend the kangaroo, but their sign said, “No Kangaroos Allowed,” and I said to my friend, “Well, what can I do? They don’t allow kangaroos.”


Giosué Orefice: [seeing his uncle–for the last time– being taken to the barracks.] Where is Uncle going?

Guido: Uh… oh, he’s playing on a different team. Goodbye, Uncle!

Giosué Orefice: Goodbye, Uncle.


Guido: [pretending to translate] The game starts now. You have to score one thousand points. If you do that, you take home a tank with a big gun. Each day we will announce the scores from that loudspeaker. The one who has the fewest points will have to wear a sign that says “Jackass” on his back. There are three ways to lose points. One, turning into a big crybaby. Two, telling us you want to see your mommy. Three, saying you’re hungry and want something to eat.



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