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at Rio's Attic:

My Own Private Idaho

Mike Waters

Scott Favor

William Shakespeare

The Phoenix and the Turtle

Venus and Adonis
Rio's Attic: Celebrating the Life and Times of a Dearly Missed River Phoenix

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Shakespeare Quotations

Selected by Estelle,
Plaisance du Touch, France

I'm out of words to express what I still feel so I let Shakespeare talk for me!

On the fifth anniversary of River's death, I would like to provide two quotations. The first is from the poem The Phoenix and the Turtle and this quote seems to illustrate what we feel: "beauty, truth and rarity" really did leave the world when River died....

Beauty, truth, and rarity,
Grace in all simplicity,
Here inclosed, in cinders lie.

Death is now the phoenix's nest;
And the turtle's loyal breast
To eternity doth rest.

Truth may seem, but cannot be;
Beauty brag, but 'tis not she;
Truth and beauty buried be.

To this urn let those repair
That are either true or fair;
For these dead birds sigh a prayer.

Another quote from Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis also seems to be relevant.

Alas, poor world, what treasure hast thou lost!
What face remains alive that's worth the viewing?
Whose tongue is music now? What canst thou boast
Of things long since, or any thing ensuing?
The flowers are sweet, their colours fresh and trim;
But sweet beauty lived and died with him

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