“إنه ألمٌ غـريب , أن تموت من الحنين لشـيء.. لم تعشـه أبداً”
“It's a strange grief… to die of nostalgia for something you you will never live.”
“Perhaps sometimes life shows you a side of itself which leaves you with nothing more to say”
“To die of yearning for something you will never experience”
“You were dead.'
'And in the whole world there was nothing beautiful left.”
“- Com'è l'Africa? - gli chiedevano.
“-Είναι ένας παράξενος πόνος.
-Να πεθαίνεις από νοσταλγία για κάτι που δε θα ζήσεις ποτέ.”
“And a while later:
'It is a strange sort of pain.'
'To die of yearning for something you'll never experience.”
“Sooner or later you'll have to tell the truth to someone.”
“Tu eri morto – disse – e non c'era più niente di bello, al mondo.”
“Era d'altronde uno di quegli uomini che amano assistere alla propria vita, ritenendo impropria qualsiasi ambizione a viverla.
Si sarà notato che essi osservano il loro destino nel modo in cui, i più, sono soliti osservare una giornata di pioggia.”
“In front of him, nothing. He had a sudden glimpse of what he had considered invisible. The end of the world.”
“I once knew a man who built a railway all for himself.”
“È uno strano dolore... morire di nostalgia per qualcosa che non vivrai mai.”
“Qualcuno diceva: ha qualcosa addosso, come una specie di infelicità.”
“Improvvisamente vide ciò che pensava invisibile. La fine del mondo.”
“beyond the end of the world”
“only the rustle of those colours waving in the air, impenetrable, lighter than nothingness”
“In this transparency, the footprints of the little birds spoke with a muffled voice. What they spoke of was entirely without significance, or else something capable of lifting a life off its hinges: there was no way of knowing.”
“Perhaps sometimes life shows you a side of itself which leaves you with nothing more to say.' He said. 'Nothing more, never.”
“-Debo comunicarle una cosa muy importante, monsieur, todos damos asco. Somos todos maravillosos, y todos damos asco.”
“When loneliness mastered him he would go up to the cemetery...The rest of his time was taken up with a liturgy of habits that succeeded in warding off sadness.”
“It was surprising to consider that in fact there were signs, that is the embers of a voice destroyed by fire.”
“Occasionally, on windy days Hervé Joncour would go down to the lake and spend hours in contemplation of it because he seemed to descry, sketched out on the water, the inexplicable sight of his life as it had been, in all its lightness.”
“Lo que era para nosotros, lo hemos hecho, y vos lo sabéis. Creedme: lo hemos hecho para siempre. Preservad vuestra vida resguardada de mí. Y no dudéis un instante, si fuese útil para vuestra felicidad, en olvidar a esta mujer que ahora os dice sin añoranza, adiós.”
“And carefully he brought Time to a halt, for as long as he wished.”
“Torneranno. È sempre difficile resistere alla tentazione di tornare, non è vero?”
“He took an unassuming pleasure in his possessions, and the likely prospect of becoming truly wealthy left him completely indifferent. He was, besides, one of those men who like to witness their own life, considering any ambition to live it inappropriate.
It should be noted that these men observe their fate the way most men are accustomed to observe a rainy day.”
“Inborn in almost every artistic nature is a luxuriant, treacherous bias in favor of the injustice that creates beauty, a tendency to sympathize with aristocratic preference and pay it homage. A”
“I’ll save a spot for you on the hood of my truck.”
“I was looking forward to my visit to the library. I’ve always been a big reader and thought I might eventually volunteer as a Friend of the Library.”
“When people are in their Element, they connect with something fundamental to their sense of identity, purpose, and well-being.”
“What’s been clear for almost forty years is that the levels of circulating insulin in animals and humans will be proportional to body fat. “The leaner an individual, the lower his basal insulin, and vice versa,” as Stephen Woods, now director of the Obesity Research Center at the University of Cincinnati, and his colleague Dan Porte observed in 1976. “This relationship has also been shown to occur in every commonly used model of altered body weight, including…genetically obese rodents and overfed humans. In fact, the relationship is sufficiently robust that it exists in the presence of widespread metabolic disorder, such as diabetes mellitus, i.e., obese diabetics have elevated basal insulin levels in proportion to their body weight.”
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