Two Quotes

The first quote is from The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss (aka Marat/Sade) in its final overture. To the tune La Marseilles, as the inmates of the asylum conclude their performance of the Death of Marat as directed by de Sade, the inmates sing:

And if most have a little, and a few have a lot

You can see how much nearer our goal we have got

We can say what we like without favour or fear

And what we can’t say we’ll breathe in your ear!                          

The second is from Les Poetes by Louis Aragon:

To have -maybe- been useful, this is a humble and crazy dream

it would have been better to silence it.

You’ll lay me in earth with it, like a star at the bottom of a hole.

Make of them what you will, but they both moved me.


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