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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Acting

"Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
George Burns (1896 - 1996)

6 comments:

  1. Honesty is always important. Are you not honest, things do not work.

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  2. One can extend this principle even to a general consideration on morality, as Torquato Accetto, a philosopher of Naples, did in 1641

    "Non essendo altro il dissimulare, che un velo composto di tenebre oneste e di rispetti violenti: da che non si forma il falso, ma si dà qualche riposo al vero, per dimostrarlo a tempo".

    What in America can be a pointful joke of a comedian with the jewish love for paradoxes, in Naples can be felt as the quintessence of profound wisdom and napoleanity.

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  3. "Qui nescit fingere, nescit vivere" is a proverb which in Luther's country didn't become popular

    http://www.google.it/search?as_q=qui+nescit+fingere+nescit+vivere&hl=it&num=10&btnG=Cerca+con+Google&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=lang_de&cr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&as_rights=&safe=images

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  4. http://www.ordet.it/accetto/accetto.htm

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  5. Sorry, I forgot to translate Accetto's aphorism.

    "Dissimulation being nothing else than a haze compound of honest darknesses and violent respects: from which not grows the false, but truth achieves some rest, to be unveiled at time."

    If you have fully understood this aforism, you understand Italy

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