Re a scene in Romeo and Juliet “That’s not ‘realistic,’ of course: in whatever real life may be, lovers don’t start cooing in sonnet form.”
Northrop Frye (I think in a book Frye on Shakespeare but my note to myself on the subject was cryptic)
“They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer – not an easy answer – but simple: If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right.”
Ronald Reagan “A Time for Choosing” (a.k.a. “The Speech”) October 27, 1964
A brief excerpt from a chess instructional video by GM Ben Finegold. His comments on chess are great... if you like chess. (And you can find lots of them on YouTube.) But this is a rather wistful reflection on how much childhood has changed that I think is of far wider interest.