In Memory: “Which one of these stories do you believe? / “Don’t worry about it. It isn’t as if men were reasonable.”

Art of Quotation

Priest: If men don’t trust each other, this earth might as well be hell.

Commoner: Right. The world’s a kind of hell.

Priest: No! I don’t want to believe that!

Commoner: No one will hear you, no matter how loud you shout. Just think. Which one of these stories do you believe?

Woodcutter: None makes any sense.

Commoner: Don’t worry about it. It isn’t as if men were reasonable.

Dialogue from Rashomon, screenplay Shinobu Hashimoto, director Akira Kurosawa

Shinobu Hashimoto

Shinobu Hashimoto, 1918-2018, Japanese, screenwriter

Related Post: “Men Can’t Tell the Truth So We Tell Stories”


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3 thoughts on “In Memory: “Which one of these stories do you believe? / “Don’t worry about it. It isn’t as if men were reasonable.”

    1. You’ve prob. seen the movie but if by chance you haven’t it’s a definitive classic addressing how much truth varies person to person. Have a splendidly inspired week Emma!

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