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I’m possessed by love — but isn’t everybody? Most of my songs are love ballads and things to do with sadness and torture and pain.

In terms of love, you’re not in control and I hate that feeling. I seem to write a lot of sad songs because I’m a very tragic person. But there’s always an element of humour at the end.

Freddie Mercury, as quoted in “I am the Champion” by Nick Ferrari in The Sun (19 July 1985), via Wikiquote – for his 70th birthday today

Zitat von Freddie Mercury

Solution to Quote of the Day 15

ugly witch I combined this quote with a quiz about its origin last Saturday:

“For certain there never were witches and warlocks in this world, but it’s just as undeniable that throughout history people believed in cheaters who had the talent of acting as sorcerers.”
(my translation)

6 people participarted, 11th, 18th and 21st century were each picked by 2. Correct is: 18th century. Last weekend’s Donaukurier, where I found it, attributed it to Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), but German WikiQuote shows as confirmed source Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), Italian adventurer and author. Guess a DK editor might have messed up copy&paste in this quote collection…


Photo: sgursozlu/sxc

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