Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What would you say before your suicide?

My mother thinks that we are all spirits, and that we’ve all lived before, that it’s a dance, without end.  How terrible that would be!  To never have any rest, any peace—for it all to go on forever, and ever, and ever and ever and ever and ever.  That would be hell, Mary.  Wouldn’t that truly be hell?
—line by Archduke Rudolph (1858-1889), the crown prince of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia in the movie The Crown Prince. Spoken shortly before his suicide pact with his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera.

A movie apparently based largely on fact, it is one of the most underrated movies I've encountered, and one I would never had found had it not been for a recommendation by Netflix.

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