“Sartre said that there’s a God-shaped hole in all of us. Greg fills his with Shakespeare; the other day he said, laughing, ‘I’m not the director of a company, I’m the priest of a religion!’ and me? I have Falstaff inside me now – I can say it confidently at last – and that great, greedy, glorious bastard leaves no room for anything else at all.”
In “Year of the Fat Knight - The Falstaff Diaries” by Antony Sher
Reading stuff like this, always awakens my creative streak. Here's a little something for your (and my own) enjoyment I've just written that I think aptly summarises Sher's book:
We really do need some protection
From the spread of the ‘rising enunciation’
Phrases go up? Just at the end?
Drives me completely ‘round the bend
Please don’t do it, it’s annoying?
So monotonous and cloying
Up-talk gives me indigestion
Everything becomes a question!
Form a Society of Abatement
Don’t Make A Question Out Of A Statement!!!
It doesn’t make a lot of sense,
And shows a lack of confidence
Who’re the culprits? Not Westphalians
Personally, I blame South Africans
How can something so iniquitous
Become so globally ubiquitous?
From Durban to Central ParkHangs a giant question mark