17+ quotes from La reina del sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Quotes from La reina del sur

Arturo Pérez-Reverte ·  640 pages

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“What about the future?"
"We'll talk about the future when it gets here.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“Los libros son puertas que te llevan a la calle, decía Patricia. Con ellos aprendes, te educas, viajas, sueñas, imaginas, vives otras vidas y multiplicas la tuya por mil.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“No fear is unbearable, she concluded, unless you've got time on your hands and a healthy imagination.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“-Nos hacemos fotos, no con el objeto de recordar, sino para completarlas después con el resto de nuestras vidas. Por eso hay fotos que aciertan y fotos que no. Imágenes que el tiempo pone en su lugar, atribuyendo a unas su auténtico significado, y negando otras que se apagan solas, igual que si los colores se borraran con el tiempo.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“She had discovered with surprise and pleasure that as she turned each page, the book was written, as if for the first time, all over again.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“Os livros são portas que te levam para a rua (...). Com eles aprendes, educas-te, viajas, sonhas, imaginas, vives outras vidas e multiplicas a tua por mil. Quem te oferece mais por menos (...)? E também servem para manter à distância muitas coisas negativas (...) Às vezes interrogo-me como conseguem superar as coisas, aquelas [pessoas] que não lêem.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“Había aprendido que lo malo no era la espera, sino las cosas que imaginas mientras esperas”.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“I ask myself how other people see me, and I hope they see me from way far away.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“The sea was cruel and selfish as human beings, and in its monstrous simplicity had no notion of complexities like pity, wounding, or remorse... You could see yourself in it... while the wind, the light, the swaying, the sound of the water on the hull worked the miracle of distancing, calming you until you didn't hurt anymore, erasing any pity, any wound, and any remorse.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“E agora tinha a certeza de uma coisa vislumbrada ao princípio (...) que não há dois livros iguais porque nunca houve dois leitores iguais. E que cada livro lido é, como cada ser humano, um livro singular, uma história única e um mundo à parte.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“And then it struck her that life was sometimes so beautiful that it didn't seem like life at all.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“Dantés: que no hay dos libros iguales porque nunca hubo dos lectores iguales. Y que cada libro leído es, como cada ser humano, un libro singular, una historia única y un mundo aparte.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“You make a pact with life and death: so many years as a king, and then...Say what you will, dirty money spends as green as clean.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“Fucking incredible! Four miles in five minutes, with a slight maneuver to avoid an oil barge anchored halfway in. And when the HJ peeled away and abandoned the pursuit and the helicopter began to fall back and gain altitude, Teresa stood up in the middle of the speedboat and, still illuminated by the spotlight, lifted a triumphant single finger. Adiós Cabróooon.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“El teléfono estaba sobre la colcha, pequeño, negro y siniestro. Lo miró sin tocarlo. Bip-bip. Aterrada. Bip-bip. Su zumbido iba mezclándose con las palabras de la canción, como si formase parte de ella. Porque los contrabandistas, seguían diciendo los Tigres, ésos no perdonan nada. El Güero había usado las mismas palabras, riendo como solía hacerlo, mientras le acariciaba la nuca y le tiraba el teléfono encima de la falda. Si alguna vez suena, es que me habré muerto. Entonces, corre. Cuanto puedas, prietita. Corre y no pares, porque ya no estaré allí para ayudarte. Y si llegas viva a donde sea, échate un tequila en mi memoria. Por los buenos ratos, mi chula. Por los buenos ratos.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“El peor mal del ser humano fue inventar la palabra. Mira si no los perros. Así de leales son porque no hablan.”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


“transportaban en un solo viaje de ocho a doce toneladas con la complicidad de la policía, el ministerio de Defensa y la propia presidencia del Gobierno mejicano. Eran los tiempos felices de Carlos Salinas de Gortari, con los narcos traficando a la sombra de Los Pinos;”
― Arturo Pérez-Reverte, quote from La reina del sur


About the author

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Born place: in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
Born date November 25, 1951
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