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William Shakespeare – Essere o non essere (Monologo di Amleto)/ To be or not to be (Hamlet Monologue)

Luigi Russolo, Self-portrait with skulls, 1909 To be, or not to be: that is the question:Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;No more; and, by a sleep to say we endThe heart-ache …

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Georg Trakl – Lamento / Lament

Michael Mathias Kiefer, North Sea, 1943 Sleep and death, the dusky eaglesaround this head swoop all night long;eternity’s icy wavewould swallow the golden imageof man; against horrible reefshis purple body is shattered.And the dark voice lamentsover the sea.Sister of stormy sadness,look a timid dinghy goes downunder stars,the silent face of the night. Sonno e morte, …

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Denis Diderot

Amedeo Bocchi (1883-1976), Donna in Contemplazione Violent pleasure is like deep pain: they are both silent. I piaceri violenti sono come le sofferenze profonde: sono muti. This is a personal translation. Please contact me if you know another English translation. Go back to album – Quotes

Fyodor Dostoevsky – Demons

Anthony Richard Tiffin (b. 1936), The alchemist Life is pain, life is fear, and man is unhappy. Now all is pain and fear. Now man loves life because he loves pain and fear. L’uomo ama la vita, che è dolore e angoscia, perchè ama l’angoscia e il dolore. Go back to album – Quotes