It was all very well to say "Drink me," but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. "No, I’ll look first," she said, "and see whether it’s marked “poison” or not."
Do you envy people who have seen ghosts, as I do ?
''Conversation is a Lost Art!''
“You know, I’m from a different time, young man, a dark time to you. I’m from a time that I didn’t even used to know who was on the phone until I answered the shit!”
"So, how much do you want for this "priceless" item?"
“Stalin had an electric teapot that he operated himself. A round table, located between two of the four windows, held his multiple black telephones (made by Siemens)…”
(after discussing how Shichiroji managed to survive the last battle they fought together)
Kambei Shimada: As a matter of fact, I'm preparing for a tough war. It will bring us neither money nor fame. Want to join?
"Now imagine you don’t see the conductor, you can’t see the orchestra, you can’t see the way the bow is moving, and you hear that! And that irritated many commentators, many critics, because what’s going on, there is no pulse, there is no rythme, there is no… EXACTLY! That’s the point! Wagner is trying to create a sense of remoteness, musically, of place, of time, of remoteness that has nothing to do with our everyday world."
Joe: "This is like the anti-ambitious story, it's like the anti-preparation story; super successful nevertheless!" Rob: "Yes, I guess the goal was just being vague with people."
Joe: "Be vague and look cool." Rob: "And act like you don't care!"
"I mean that that is the chracteristic of Wagner's men and women - the woman leads the way, the man rhapsodises."