Sergei Diaghilev Quote
“Your Majesty, I am like you. I do no work. I do nothing, but I am indispensable.”
To King Alfonso of Spain, who asked: "You don't conduct an orchestra or play an instrument. You don't design the mise en scene, and you don't dance. What do you do?" - As reported in: Encyclopedia of World Biography: A-F (1987), p. 379
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”
―Stephen Jay Gould
As quoted in New Scientist, March 8, 1979, p. 777
“We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.”
Someone to Love (film, 1987). The film was released after his death, and it was Orson's final film appearance.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSergei Diaghilev
Born: March 31, 1872
Died: August 19, 1929 (aged 57)
Bio: Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, usually referred to outside of Russia as Serge, was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise.