“The trouble with you and me, is that we don't live in the real world. We dream of fantastic things that may never happen.”
“Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night.”
“One of the oddest things in life I think is the things one remembers.”
“I suppose what I really am is restless. I want to go everywhere, see everything, do everything. I want to find something. Yes, that's it, I want to find something.”
“I just woke up feeling happy this morning. You know those days when everything in the world seems right.”
“There's a saying by some great writer or other that no man is a hero to his valet. Perhaps everyone ought to have a valet.”
“Go away where you're loved and taken care of and looked after.”
“Most of the rich people I've known have been fairly miserable.”
“Born poor doesn't mean you've got to stay poor. Money's queer. It goes where it's wanted.”
“She'd never stopped for a moment wanting me to be different but her wishes were never going to come true.”
“That rebellion of mine was an important turning point in my life.”
“When youth begins to pass, fun isn't fun any longer.”
“She's a gipsy really. That's why she can't stay in houses. She wanders away and comes back again.”
“Oh no, I'm not brave. When a thing is certain there's nothing to be brave about. All you can do is to find your consolation.”
“Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.”
“In the end is my beginning… That’s a quotation I’ve often heard people say.”
“إن الأمهات بائسات. لماذا يتسببن في الكآبة لأطفالهن؟ لماذا يشعرن بأنهن يعرفن كل شيء حيال أطفالهن؟ هن لا يعرفن شيئا.”
“Faces are tricky unless you can connect up when and where you'd seen them.”
“The house only isn't enough, you see. It has to have
the setting. That's just as important. It's like a ruby or an emerald. A beautiful stone is only a beautiful stone. It doesn't lead you anywhere further. It doesn't mean anything, it has no form or significance until it has its setting. And the setting has to have a beautiful jewel to be worthy of it. I take the setting, you see, out of the landscape, where it exists only in its own right. It has no meaning until there is my house sitting proudly like a jewel within its grasp.”
“It wasn't what you were born to, and no good comes from getting out of your station in life.”
“Nobody shall drive us away,” I said. “We're going to be happy here.” We said it like a challenge to fate.”
“Il guaio, con me, era che avevo voluto sempre troppe cose, e le avevo volute con avidità e senza essere disposto a rinunciare a niente.”
“I've been in love once and if I felt it coming on again I tell you I'd emigrate.”
“Greta avevo capito com'ero fatto fin dal primo momento in cui mi aveva conosciuto. Non avevamo mai nutrito stupide illusioni l'uno sul conto dell'altra. Lei aveva il mio stesso tipo di mentalità, desiderava le stesse cose che desideravo io. Volevamo il Mondo, e non ci saremmo accontentati d'altro. Volevamo tutto ciò che la vita poteva offrirci. Volevamo soddisfare qualunque ambizione. Volevamo avere tutto, non volevamo negarci niente.”
“A beautiful stone is only a beautiful stone. It doesn't lead you anywhere. It doesn't mean anything, it has no form or significance until is has its setting. And the setting has to have a beautiful jewel to be worthy of it.”
“في الفترة المتبقية لي على قيد الحياة، أنا مَلك . يمكنني فعل أي شيء أريده. أحيانا ما يبدو الأمر مثيرا. إلا أنه كما ترى لا يوجد الكثير من الإغراء لأنه لا يوجد شيء معين مذهل أو متمرد أرغب القيام به.”
“من حين لآخر كنت اسمع داخل عقلي تلك النغمة العذبة التي اعتادت إيلي عزفها على الجيتارالخاص بها.
وقد كنت أذكر أصابعها تتحرك على أوتاره..
في كل مساء ينقضي أو ينقشع صباح.
يولد بعض الناس للأفراح.
وقد فكرت " إن هذا ينطبق عليك. لقد ولدت لبهجة ممتعة، وقد شعرت بالبهجة الممتعة هناك في فدان الغجر، إلا أنها فقط لم تستمر طويلا، وقد انتهت الآن ، وعدت إلى مكان قد لا يوجد به الكثير من المتعة ، حيث قد لا تكونين سعيدة. ولكنك في بينك هنا على أية حال, وبين أفراد قومك".”
“My whole belief in life was based on the fact that [she] loved me.”
“It's second nature to make the best of yourself.”
“Next worst thing to unrequited Love, isn't it? Insufficient hate.”
“And it occured to me, standing there, just breathing with her, quiet settling around us, that those might be the three most beautiful words in the English language. We have time.”
“Will you tell me about Genghis Khan’s whores while I’m in the bath?" "Hordes, not whores. He had both, though, now that you mention it." "Sounds like he was a busy guy." You have no idea.”
“You'd be surprised at how powerful hope can be.”
“No matter how many times the elves explained the "illumination in a darkened world" analogy, she would never stop thinking it was weird to have a school named after glowing fungus.”
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