Last Supper Epigraphs

Last Supper Epigraphs

The party was getting under way
Stiffly, slowly
The way they drank was unholy
They hovered round the glass-filled tray
Ravenously
Like birds of prey.
White, intense;
With mask-like faces
Frozen in rigid, gay grimaces.
They chattered and laughed
Stony-eyed:
Impatient:
Hasty:
Preoccupied.
They drank swiftly, as though they might
Drop dead before they were perfectly tight.
- Joseph Moncure March, “The Wild Party” (p.1)

This is my last supper, please come and eat with me,
I want all my old friends to dine here by the sea.
This is my last supper, how come it’s come so soon?
Where are the merry makers? Where are the red balloons?
Do you think it’s ending? Did you think it was good?
Then drink and be merry, we still have lots of food . . .
- Jacques Brel, “My Last Supper” (p.3)

Act I

There’s no way to describe how you feel
When you’re talking to your meal!
- Stephen Sondheim, “Hello, Little Girl” (p.17)

Scene 1

To eat it to appropriate by destruction
- Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness (p.17)

Scene 2

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (p.24)

Scene 3

Dining-out is a vice, a dissipation of spirit punished by remorse
- Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

Act II

The smile that breaks so gently belies a troubled head,
Like a voice that holds the secrets of a life you might have led.
Eyes with pale indifference in danger and in grace
But the glance that knows the death-knell left its shadow on your face.
In the deep, enduring darkness as your loyal friends go down
Touched by the violent crown til their hunter’s hunted down.
- Donagh Long, “The Shadow”

Scene 1

Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn’t really hurt.
- George Bernard Shaw, Heartbreak House

Scene 2

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
- Abbie Hoffman, attributed

Scene 3

Every time I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
- Simone Weil, Waiting on God

Act III

Scene 1

Scene 2

Scene 3

Last Supper Epigraphs

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