Chrétien de Troyes Quote
Yvain or Le Chevalier au Lion
“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
Referring to Arturo Ui (representing Adolf Hitler), in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1941)
“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
―J. D. Salinger
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955)
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
Chrétien de Troyes
Bio: Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet and trouvère who flourished in the late 12th century. Chrétien may have named himself Christian of Troyes in contrast to the Rashi, also of Troyes.