Arturo Ui is the gang leader of a Chicago protection racket. However,
START: Talking? Who’s talking? Nobody talks about me any more. This city’s got no memory. Short-lived is fame in such a place. Two months without a murder, and a man’s forgotten.
END: It’s not accomplishment that counts; it’s influence, which in turn depends on my bank balance. Things have come to such a pass I sometimes think of chucking the whole business.
Brecht, Bertolt. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Methuen Publishing, 2002, p.21.
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