Iz Besmrtne pesme

“На ову земљу сам свратио
да ти намигнем мало.
Да за мном остане нешто
као лепршав траг.
И зато: не буди тужан.
Толико ми је стало
да останем у теби
будаласт и чудно драг.”

I’ll Show You Out of Order!

“I’m not a judge or jury.
But I can tell you this: he won’t sell anybody out to buy his future!! And that, my friends, is called integrity! That’s called courage! Now that’s the stuff leaders should be made of.
Now I have come to the crossroads in my life. I always knew what the right path was. Without exception, I knew. But I never took it. You know why? It was too damn hard.
Now here’s Charlie. He’s come to the crossroads. He has chosen a path. It’s the right path. It’s a path made of principle — that leads to character. Let him continue on his journey.

You hold this boy’s future in your hands, committee. It’s a valuable future. Believe me. Don’t destroy it! Protect it. Embrace it. It’s gonna make ya proud one day — I promise you.”

Strength Invites Challenge

I’m saying there may be a causality.
Our very strength invites challenge.
Challenge incites conflict.
And conflict . . . breeds catastrophe.
Oversight . . . oversight is not an idea that can be dismissed out of hand.

About Love and Hate

Le Bret: “But what will these things lead to, don’t you see?
Where’s the method in it?”

Cyrano: “I was wandering in a maze I’d too many complicated paths to take:
I took …”

Le Bret: “Which?”

Cyrano: “Oh! Of them all, the simplest one.
I decided to be brilliant at everything, with everyone!”

Le Bret: “Fine! But the reason for your detestation of Montfleury – give me the true explanation!”

Cyrano: “Silenus, so gross his hands won’t reach his navel still thinks his charms place the girls in peril,
and, while he stammers through his little piece, makes sheep’s eyes with his frog’s eyes, if you please!
I hate him since he allowed himself one night to raise his eyes to her …
Oh! I thought it like a fat slug sliding towards a flower above!”

Le Bret: “What? Is it possible…”

Cyrano: “That I could be in love? …
I’m in love.”

You blessed my life!

You blessed my life!
Never on me had rested woman’s love.
My mother even could not find me fair:
I had no sister; and, when grown a man,
I feared the mistress who would mock at me.
But I have had your friendship–grace to you
A woman’s charm has passed across my path.


“Where are the people?” resumed the Little Prince at last.
“It’s a little lonely in the desert…”
“It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake.