05 Januar 2010

Also the Bard's

"sea change"
"stuff that dreams are made on"

04 Januar 2010

Der Sturm

Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.
The Tempest, 1. 1

* "Wir sind aus solchem Stoff wie Träume sind, und unser kleines Leben ist von einem Schlaf umringt." - 4. Akt, 1. Szene / Prospero

* (Original engl. "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.")

Calling Orson

"In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock." Orson Welles in The Third Man (1949) (Screenplay by Graham Greene)