Peter Brook on language

Thursday 14th September 2017

Legendary director Peter Brook
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Quote of the day: “If in English we speak words, the French speak thoughts. A thought is an instantaneous flash that is too fast for our usual means of perception. A thought is complete — if it’s broken, it loses its meaning. This is why French is so quick, so nimble, so light — the expression of a rapier-sharp intelligence. A thought is a whole. Following the rules of French grammar, each sentence has to be conceived complete before it is uttered.” (Peter Brook’s Tip of the Tongue: Reflections on Language and Meaning)

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