14th April 2008

“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”

Denis Diderot1713 – 1784

4 Responses to “14th April 2008”

  1. Alex Novak Says:

    That’s beautiful. That says it all.

  2. ??r?? Says:

    XD oh so true.

  3. metabradley Says:

    this quote is discussed in wikipedia, where the following is stated:
    “— sometimes attributed to Diderot, sometimes also to Jean Meslier, although neither seems to be true; what Diderot did write is: “Et ses mains ourdiraient les entrailles du prêtre, / Au défaut d’un cordon pour étrangler les rois.” (“And his hands would plait the priest’s entrails, / For want of a rope, to strangle kings.” — in the poem Les Éleuthéromanes)”

  4. Chris Says:

    Thanks MetaB. I enjoy knowing the original. Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue (in English anyway) like the paraphrase.