Thursday, October 15, 2009

Historical Character Quotes from JUDAS

Andrea Loewen writes...

While promoting a play like THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, with its plethora of historical characters, I can't help wondering what they were really like. I did some research and found a wonderful website called wikiquotes where you can type in a name or topic and get pages of quotes on the subject. I was especially struck by some of Freud's quotes. He's a man who, in my psychology courses at university, came across generally as pompous and fairly overconfident regarding a woman's regard for certain aspects of manhood. He's also a man who seems to have some poignant, occasionally humorous, and poetic things to say about suffering, betrayal, and humanity. Fascinating when considered in the light of JUDAS.

Here's a few:

"I do not doubt that it would be easier for fate to take away your suffering than it would for me. But you will see for yourself that much has been gained if we succeed in turning your hysterical misery into common unhappiness." -Studies in Hysteria

"No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human beast, and seeks to wrestle with them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed." -Complete Psychological Works

"He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore." -The First Dream

"One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be 'happy' is not included in the plan of 'Creation.'" -Civilization and its Discontents

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