Boys will swear by your name…

Dec 9, 2014 | Beautiful Prose, Things I wish I'd written

You will lead, you will strike up the march of the future, boys will swear by your name, and thanks to your madness they will no longer need to be mad.

…from Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend (greatest title ever?) by Thomas Mann (greatest Mann ever?).