Quotes from Socrates In Love

Kyōichi Katayama ·  208 pages

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“It’s not the parting or the absence that’s sad. You love them, and that’s why saying good-bye breaks your heart.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“A world without you is unknown to me. I don't even know if it exists.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“In spite of all the progress we seem to have made, human emotions stay the same. Deep inside our hearts, we don’t change very much. This poem was written two thousand years ago or more. It’s from a time long before the quatrains and other formal styles you’ve learned in school were established. And yet, even today, we can understand the feelings of people from that time. You don’t need education or scholarship for that. These feelings can be understood by anybody, I think.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“De pronto, tuve una horrible certeza. Por más tiempo que viviera, jamás podría esperar una felicidad mayor que la que sentía en aquel momento. Lo único que podía hacer era intentar conservarla para siempre. Me horrorizó la felicidad que sentía. Si la porción de dicha que corresponde a cada uno estaba fijada de antemano, en aquellos instantes quizá estuviera agotando la parte que a mí me correspondía para mi vida entera, Y, algún día, los mensajeros de la luna me arrebatarían a mi princesa. Entonces sólo me quedaría un tiempo tan largo como la vida eterna.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“—Tu cumpleaños es el diecisiete de diciembre.

—Y el tuyo es el veinticuatro de diciembre.

—Es decir que, desde que nací, no ha habido un solo segundo en que tú no hayas estado en este
mundo.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“When you think you have no future, it's strange how pure you can become; but when you find yourself alive, you star to have desires again.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“La persona que descubrió la capacidad de querer a alguien, seguramente descubrió algo más importante que las descubiertas del premio Nobel. Si el ser humano no es capaz o no quiere dar la debida importancia a eso, mejor sería si el hombre fuera extinto para siempre. Ojalá ocurra una colisión de planetas o algo que valga y todo sea rápidamente destruido.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“He seemed to be absorbed by what he’d just said. Then he turned to me and asked, “What do you think beauty really is?"

"Pass," I said curtly.

"There are things that come true in life, and things that don’t," he said. “The things that actually happen, people forget about them right away. But the things that never come true stay in our hearts forever. Dreams and… longings. I think it’s our feelings for these that sustain the beauty of life. All the things that didn’t happen ~have~ come true, as beauty.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Una vida solitaria se hace larga y tediosa. Sin embargo, cuando la compartes con la persona amada, en un santiamén llegas a la bifurcación donde tienes que decirte adiós”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“A life lived alone simply feels long and boring. But a life shared with someone you love reaches the place of parting in no time at all.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Ni siquiera sabía si estaba triste. Junto con las lágrimas, mis emociones se habían ido deslizando hacia alguna parte.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“It's really easy for us to miss each other in this big, big world... People I've met after a long time of looking; my important people.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Eso es porque Aki se ha ido. Porque la he perdido. Ya no hay nada que desee ver. Ni en Australia, ni en Alaska, ni en el Mediterráneo, ni en la Antártida. En este mundo, vaya a dónde vaya, siempre me sucederá lo mismo. Por más maravilloso que sea el paisaje que tenga ante los ojos, nunca me emocionaré; la más hermosa de las vistas no me gustará. Ha desaparecido la persona que me hacía desear ver, saber y sentir…, incluso vivir. Ella ya no volverá a estar jamás a mi lado.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“En la vida, hay cosas que pueden realizarse y otras que no. Las que se materializan, las olvidamos enseguida. Sin embargo, las que no podemos realizar, las guardamos eternamente dentro de nuestro corazón como algo muy preciado. Éste es el caso de los sueños o del os anhelos.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Khi chào từ biệt giấc mơ hạnh phúc để trở về với hiện thực phũ phàng, ở giữa là một vực thẳm khôn cùng, nếu không trào nước mắt thì chẳng có cách nào vượt qua được.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Ma amare una persona significa pensare che lei viene prima di tutto. Se non avessimo abbastanza cibo, darei a te la mia parte. Se avessimo pochi soldi, piuttosto che acquistare qualcosa per me, comprerei quello che tu desideri. Se mangi qualcosa di buono tu, è come se avessi la pancia piena anch’io, se sei felice tu, allora lo sono anch’io. Questo significa amare una persona. Credi che esista qualcosa di più importante? A me non viene in mente nulla.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Una persona, en la sociedad, desempeña una determinada función de acuerdo con su capacidad. Y el dinero es la recompensa. Ahora, piensa en una persona que tenga la facultad de enamorarse de alguien. ¿Qué habría de malo en que le pagasen si esa persona se enamorara valiéndose de las facultades que tiene?”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Không phải bản thân sự chia lìa hay vắng bóng họ làm cháu thấy buồn. Mà bởi những ý nghĩ về họ khiến sự chia lìa trở nên đau đớn, và những hình bóng cũ vẫn cứ bám theo. Vả lại, sự thương tiếc chẳng bao giờ cạn kiệt. Vì thế, đau buồn hay thương tiếc chẳng qua chỉ là một hình thức biểu lộ của thứ tình cảm yêu thương lớn lao mà cháu dành cho họ.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“«¡Ojalá el sueño fuera realidad y la realidad fuese un sueño!», pienso. Pero es imposible. Por eso, al despertarme, siempre estoy llorando. No es porque esté triste. Es que, cuando regreso a la realidad desde un sueño feliz, me topo con una fisura que me es imposible franquear sin verter lágrimas. Y eso, por más veces que me ocurra, siempre es así.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“—¿Por qué es tan duro perder a la persona amada?
Ante mi silencio, mi abuelo prosiguió:
—Debe de ser porque ya amabas a esa persona antes. No es que la separación o la ausencia sean, en sí mismas, tristes. El amor hacia esa persona, que ya existía previamente, es el que hace tan dolorosa la separación y el que te hace perseguir su recuerdo con nostalgia. Y ese dolor nunca desaparece. ¿No se puede afirmar, por lo tanto, que el dolor y la tristeza no son más que una manifestación parcial de esa gran emoción que es nuestro amor por alguien?
—No lo sé.
—Piensa en la desaparición de una persona. Si se trata de alguien que no te importa, no sientes nada. No tienes conciencia de haberla perdido. En realidad, sólo sientes que pierdes a alguien cuando es alguien a quien no quieres perder. Es decir que, posiblemente, la sensación de pérdida es una parte del amor que se siente por alguien. Como se ama a una persona, su ausencia se convierte en un problema, su ausencia produce dolor en la persona que ha dejado atrás. Y la tristeza siempre le lleva a uno a la misma conclusión: "La despedida ha sido dura, pero algún día volveremos a reencontrarnos".”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“¿Adónde había ido su dulzura? Toda la belleza, toda la bondad, toda la delicadeza que conformaban aquella personita ..., ¿adónde habían ido? ¿Seguían todavía ahora corriendo bajo las brillantes estrellas como un tren que circulaba de noche por un campo nevado? Sin determinar su destino. Siguiendo un rumbo que no puede medirse con los patrones de este mundo. ¿O es posible que vuelva alguna vez? Sucede a veces que una mañana, de improviso, encuentras, en el sitio donde lo dejaste, algo que perdiste mucho tiempo atrás. Bonito, con idéntica forma a la que tenía. Y aún parece más nuevo que cuando lo perdiste. Como si alguien desconocido te lo hubiera estado guardando con amor. ¿Volvería, de la misma forma, su corazón a aquel lugar?.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Yo, por mi parte, más que humillación, sentí cómo una ráfagade aire fresco barría de mi corazón todas las inseguridades que me habían asaltado durante los últimos tiempos.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Cuando piensas que el futuro no es posible, es sorprendente lo puro que te vuelves, pero, al encontrarte vivo, renacen los deseos.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Por más que hayamos progresado, los sentimientos verdaderos de las personas no han cambiado.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Pero, más allá, no había nada. Y la mirada, al no topar con ningún obstáculo, se prolongaba hasta el infinito, perdiéndose en el camino de vuelta.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“De vez en cuando, en algún paraje desierto, nos besábamos rozándonos sólo los labios. Nos gustaba darnos un beso rápido, a escondidas. Yo me sentía como si me hubiera tocado, a mí solamente, la parte más deliciosa del fruto que me ofrecía el mundo.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“En los textos antiguos, "explícito" significaba "repentino" e "inesperado". ¿Lo sabías?”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Las personas que encuentran dentro de sí mismas la facultad de enamorarse hacen un descubrimiento más importante que los que han ganado el Premio Nobel. Y si no se da cuenta, o si no quiere darse cuenta, el ser humanoes mejor que se extinga. Que haya una colisión con un planeta, o algo por el estilo, y que desaparezca pronto...”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“Te da una sensación muy rara eso de pensar que tu vida tiene un límite. Ya sé que es algo natural, pero nosotros vivimos sin pensar que son naturales las cosas que lo son.”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


“-Un día hablamos del paraíso, ¿no? Tú dijiste que no creías ni en el otro mundo ni en el paraíso, ¿te acuerdas?
-Sí, me acuerdo.
-Si la muerte tiene algún sentido, ¿no crees que es incongruente negar la existencia del otro mundo y del paraíso?
-¿Por qué?
-Porque al morir todo acaba, ¿no? Y si no existe un después, es imposible que la muerte tenga sentido...”
― Kyōichi Katayama, quote from Socrates In Love


About the author

Kyōichi Katayama
Born place: in Japan
Born date January 5, 1959
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