A man tries to be happy in love; he cannot sincerely give his heart, and the affair seems all a dream. In domestic life, the same; in politics, a seeming patriot; but still he is sincere, and all seems like a theatre.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
Verhalte dich zu allem wie zu etwas, was an dir vorbeigeht,
wie zum Theater […]
– Ludmila Petruschewskaja