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Quotation by Peter Shaffer
Emperor Joseph II: 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 (b. 1926), British playwright, screenwriter. Emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones), Mozart (Tom Hulce), Amadeus (1984).
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