Playing King


Man is the master of contradictions, they occur through him, and so he is more noble than they. More noble than death, too noble for it -- that is the freedom of his mind. More noble than life, too noble for it -- that is the devotion of his heart. There, I have rhymed it all together, dreamed a poem of humankind. I will remember it. I will be good, I will grant death no dominion over my thoughts. For in that is found goodness and brotherly love, and in that alone.

--Magic Mountain