German quote of the week

first_imgThanks to the big screen in the Frankfurt underground for this: Der Utopist sieht das Paradies, der Realist das Paradies plus Schlange— Friedrich HebbelOr in translation: The utopian sees Paradise; the realist sees Paradise plus a queue serpentUPDATE: Many, many thanks to Stefan in the comments for pointing out my inaccuracy and lack of cultural knowledge. I assumed it was about having to queue up outside heaven, but it seems it’s actually about a serpent (a reference to Eden, I guess?). I have to say, I prefer my version…last_img

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