The Balcony (scene)

Casa di Giuletta, Verona

“She speaks, yet she says nothing. What of that?
Her eye discourses. I will answer it.—
I am too bold. ‘Tis not to me she speaks.
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.”

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (act 2, scene 2)

The Walls of Verona

Torre dei Lamberti, Verona

“There is no world without Verona walls,
But purgatory, torture, hell itself.
Hence “banished” is banish’d from the world,
And world’s exile is death.”

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Entire worlds

Auschwitz II (Birkenau), Oświęcim

“Whoever destroys a soul,
it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world.
And whoever saves a life,
it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”

– Jerusalem Talmud, Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

„To them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will endure forever.“

– Isaiah 56:5

Fever pitch

Westfalenstadion, Dortmund

“I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.”

– Nick Hornby

The favorite trip

ICE, Germany

“When asked what my favorite trip was, I used to think it was the most recent, the one still the most vivid in my memory.
But now, I realize it is my next one.”

– Patricia Schultz