ChatterQuote April 2012

Marcel Marceau


Marcel Marceau as “Bip the Clown” © Yousuf Karsh

This month our quote naturally comes from a famous Aries, and this time I selected world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, born March 22nd, 1923, and who died at the age of 84 while at the racetrack in Cahors, France on September 22nd, 2007.

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Well, what did you expect? Mimes don’t talk! Funnily enough, I had the privilege of meeting Monsieur Marceau some years ago. My teachers in New York, Moni & Mina Yakim of the New York Pantomime Theater took a group of us to see him perform one year when he was visiting the US, and after the show we went backstage to meet him. It was an honor, but what struck me back then, and still has me laughing to this day is that he never drew breath! All those years of silence had clearly produced a frustrated orator.

All joking aside, I do have a quote from Marceau, and that is,

“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?”

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