Monday, December 12, 2011

Goethe

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

Friday, December 2, 2011

William Shakespeare: Sonnet #129

The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
Enjoy'd no sooner but despised straight;
Past reason hunted; and no sooner had,
Past reason hated, as a swallowed bait,
On purpose laid to make the taker mad:
Mad in pursuit, and in possession so;
Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;
A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe;
Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.

All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Eugene O'Neill

"One's outer life passes in a solitude haunted by the masks of others. One's inner life passes in a solitude hounded by the masks of oneself."

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hector Babenko, William Hurt, Raul Julia: Kiss of the Spider Woman


Katori Hall: Hurt Village

Holding up a jar of fleas, which keep bouncing against the lid, she explains, "After 'bout a week the fleas stop jumpin' so high cause they know they gone bump they head. That's when you take off the lid. The fleas could jump out but because they done got tired of hurtin' theyself they won't jump no higher than the lid. Ain't nothin' holdin' them in, but they thank so."