Tough times stimulate creativity: The “Swiss cuckoo clock” speech

The Third Man movie PosterHere’s an inspiring quote from The Third Man, a 1949 British film noir. Hope you’ll find it be inspiring through these dark times.

…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…

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