Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
“If in English we speak words, the French speak thoughts. A thought is an instantaneous flash that is too fast for our usual means of perception. A thought is complete — if it’s broken, it loses its meaning. This is why French is so quick, so nimble, so light — the expression of a rapier-sharp intelligence. A thought is a whole. Following the rules of French grammar, each sentence has to be conceived complete before it is uttered.” – Peter Brook’s Tip of the Tongue: Reflections on Language and Meaning