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January 7, 2014

TT: Almanac

"If only I could come up with a gripping opening line I would feel easier. All that has floated my way so far is--'Shakespeare, in Henry V, has a brief phrase, "Old men forget.'" It is horribly true, as every old person knows, but what would be even more disturbing would be 'Old men remember!', for once they start remembering how the hell do you put a stop to them? And by 'them' I mean me."

Alec Guinness, My Name Escapes Me: The Diary of a Retiring Actor

Posted January 7, 2014 12:00 AM

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