Famous quote by Martin Scorsese

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It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his
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"It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods"

- Martin Scorsese

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This quote by Martin Scorsese is a referral to the classic Greek myth of King Midas. King Midas was a rich ruler who was approved a desire by the Gods that everything he touched would rely on gold. Although Midas was initially pleased with his newfound power, it quickly became a curse as he was not able to consume or consume anything without it turning to gold. His daughter was also relied on gold when he hugged her. This quote is a tip that although wealth and power can bring great satisfaction, it can also bring great suffering. The ethical of the story is that one ought to be careful what they want, as it might not always bring the desired outcome.

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Martin Scorsese This quote is written / told by Martin Scorsese somewhere between November 17, 1942 and today. He was a famous Director from USA. The author also have 29 other quotes.

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