Thursday, March 25, 2010

83 / A Piece of Good News


Ugo Betti was an Italian Judge, and many believe him to have been one of that country's greatest playwrights.

Heroes and "extraordinary" men and women do help shape our world, but Betti reminds us that we all qualify:

That's what's needed, don't you see? That! Nothing else matters half so much. To reassure one another. To answer each other. Perhaps only you can listen to me and not laugh. Everyone has, inside himself ... what shall I call it? A piece of good news! Everyone is ... a very great, very important character! Yes, that's what we have to tell them up there! Every man must be persuaded - even if he is in rags - that he's immensely, immensely important!

-The Burnt Flower-Bed




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