The Third Man – Orson Welles’ Great Cuckoo Clock Speech used to have this quote on his AOL instant messenger profile because he sorta liked the sound of it. His brother reminded him of this recently as just booked a trip to both countries…

Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

It’s still a great quote. Good movie too. If you’d like to watch the scene, it can be clicked upon below. As always, demonstrates his computer illiteracy by not knowing how to embed.


The Third Man – Orson Welles\’ Great Cuckoo Clock Speech

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