Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Let fire destroy the world

When I am dead let fire destroy the world;
It matters not to me, for I am safe.

Can you picture the bad guy saying this? Would he or she say it gleefully? With weariness? In rage? Write the scene a couple of different ways, using different emotions.

Quote from Unknown Authors in Bartlett's Quotations, 9th (1911) edition. It's just listed as "Frag. 430" which got me curious about whose collection of fragments and how old they might be. It must be mentioned somewhere, but, so far, failure.

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