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Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
I am a Jew. Hath
not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,
dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with
the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject
to the same diseases, healed by the same means,
warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as
a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed?
if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison
us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not
revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will
resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian,
what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian
wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by
Christian example? Why, revenge. The villany you
teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I
will better the instruction.
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice, Scene I Venice. A Street.
Yes, Shylock is speaking of vengeance but, this monologue has a deep and profound meaning: All people are human.
Usually with the films that I make there are ideas that I connect to, but lately I’ve been dealing with the bittersweet in life because it feels more natural. You don’t ever get it really the way you want in life. That really fascinates me. As an actor, there are certain parts of a character that you create, and you train yourself to have those reactions and then it becomes hard to stop them when the role is over. You have to retrain yourself. My character in this film is like hot grits. You know you can’t shake them off and when you do, it hurts.
These violent delights have
And in their triumph die, like fire
Which, as they kiss, consume.
is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite.
Therefore love, moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
Friar, Act II, Scene VI.
William Shakespeare - Romeo & Juliet