Words, words. They're all we have to go on.
("Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead")
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The colours red, blue and green are real. The colour yellow is a mystical experience shared by everybody.
Audiences know what to expect, and that is all that they are prepared to believe in.
We must be born with an intuition of mortality. Before we know the word for it. Before we know that there are words. Out we come, bloodied and squalling, with the knowledge that for all the points of the compass, there's only one direction. And time is its only measure.
Traitors hoist by their own petard?--or victims of the gods?--we shall never know!
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