“Silent is the ruined land.
Man is brutal
and the rain does not wash away
or rid the distant memory.
It makes it glisten.”
“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via.
That's my philosophy. Its a quote from the past. "There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.”
“Is there any other way to be? I mean, this is it. This is my body, my soul; I gotta live with it. I'd better get comfortable. I plan on taking it for a long ride.”
“I want to make my mark,' he says.
But what target, I wonder, are you going to hit?”
“I smile a lot. I heard someone say once that it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown, so i'm trying it out.”
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
“But on that sunlit Sunday, Alexander knew nothing, thought nothing, imagined nothing. He forgot Dimitri and war and the Soviet Union and escape plans, and even America, and crossed the street for Tatiana Metanova.”
“There are some losses we never get over.”
“Život je neshvatljivo čudo, jer se neprestano troši i osipa, a ipak traje i stoji čvrtso- kao na Drini ćuprija.”
“The current generation now sees everything clearly, it marvels at the errors, it laughs at the folly of its ancestors, not seeing that this chronicle is all overscored by divine fire, that every letter of it cries out, that from everywhere the piercing finger is pointed at it, at this current generation; but the current generation laughs and presumptuously, proudly begins a series of new errors, at which their descendants will also laugh afterwards.”
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