Sometimes I don’t know whether Zelda and I are real or whether we are characters in one of my novels.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1933 (via fitzgeraldquotes)
El rey y la reina estaban presentes, bailando con el pueblo. ¿Los rumores de intrigas en las sombras? ¿A quién le importan? Los reinos se alzan y caen. Que no se quemen los cuadros del Louvre, eso es lo importante.
Lestat (via jardinsalvaje)
"Brecht is a difficult phenomenon. He refuses to make “free” use of his great literary gifts. And there is not one of the gibes against his style of literary activity―plagiarist, trouble-maker, saboteur―that he would not claim as a compliment to his un-literary, anonymous, and yet noticeable activity as educator, thinker, organizer, politician, and theatrical producer. In any case he is unquestionably the only writer writing in Germany today who asks himself where he ought to apply his talent, who applies it only where he is convinced of the need to do so, and who abstains on every other occasion. […] Here literature no longer trusts any feeling of the author’s which has not, in the desire to change the world, allied itself with sober intelligence.”
―Walter Benjamin, “From the Brecht Commentary” in: Understanding Brecht (Verso 1998), p. 27/28.
(Benjamin and Brecht playing chess | Svendborg, Denmark, 1934)