Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Space

For de little stealin' dey gits you in jail soon or late. For de big stealin' dey makes you emperor and puts you in de Hall o' Fame when you croaks. If dey's one thing I learns in ten years on de Pullman cars listenin' to de white quality talk, it's dat same fact.

-Eugene O'Neill, The Emperor Jones

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I grew up in a highly religious family. I used to like to say, "How can I be taking this from my brother if it and everything else really belongs to God?"

Usually confused my grandparents enough to let me escape from any severe punishment.

But it's kind of true: possession is in the eye of the beholder. At least I'm guessing that's something along the lines of what the Indians were thinking as the Europeans took away North America.