Saturday, January 8, 2011


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


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

  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.

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

  4. 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