December 2008

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Message to citizens of Germany:
I have recently been doing interviews in an effort to promote the new Vicente Amorim movie "Good", a movie our film-making team is proud of, and in which I am proud play a German. It has come to my attention that, when I spoke about realising I had certain prejudices about Germans and their spoken language as I was preparing the role of the professor, 'Halder', it was not always reported that I admitted this in order to explain that playing the part had helped me get past these stupid prejudices of mine. There is always the risk that one's statements will be misconstrued when not reported in their entirety. If the partial reports of what I spoke about have in any way offended Germans or anyone else, I am very sorry. Hopefully, Germans and anyone else interested in this matter will avail themselves of the complete record.
-Viggo Mortensen

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La Inquietud del Rosal
El rosal en su inquieto modo de florecer
va quemando la savia que alimenta su ser.
¬°Fijaos en las rosas que caen del rosal:
Tantas son que la planta morir√° de este mal!
El rosal no es adulto y su vida impaciente
se consume al dar flores precipitadamente.
-Alfonsina Storni

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We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
-Cicero

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The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
-Cicero

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The sinews of war are infinite money.
-Cicero

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We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.
-Cicero

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Here's wishing all creatures on this earth luck, love, and good health in winter and in summer as we go into what most people like to call 2009. Of course, it is not possible for every being to live lucky and healthy lives all at once, but we can be loving. There are choices we can make, from moment to moment. We can join ourselves and others, choose to see the ties that unite us, feed us, make our lives what they actually are. We at Perceval Press certainly thank you for participating in our journey.

A special Happy 100th Birthday wish to the Montreal Canadiens - Joyeux Anniversaire! To all fans of San Lorenzo de Almagro I suggest that, now that we have spoken our minds about the perceived misfortunes and systemic injustices of the championship that closed out our centennial year of 2008, we look to the unfolding present, heads high, and get on with life. Aguante Cuervo!
-Viggo Mortensen

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Last edited: 27 February 2012 13:24:36