Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Bohemian Revolution Edition

Welcome to the Bohemian Revolution edition of Weekend Wisdom!  Today’s post is inspired by the movie “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) staring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

McGregor portrays an English writer who moves to Paris in 1899 to join the Bohemian Revolution.  He meets some revolutionaries and writes a show encompassing the revolutions’ ideals – Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love.  Kidman is the star and courtesan at the Moulin Rouge where the show (“Spectacular, Spectacular”) will be performed.


The quote about love was used in the movie.  The other quotes are ones I felt fit the theme.




There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.



Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.



The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 


“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

From the song “Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez