“I think one of the best guides to telling you who you are, and I think children use it all the time for this purpose, is fantasy.”

— Peter Shaffer, (1926-2016), English, playwright, writer, screenwriter winner of Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for the film Amadeus


“Emperor Joseph II: My dear young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.

Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?”

― Peter Shaffer, Amadeus