“The sea is endless when you are in a rowboat.”
“And the reason I am so nervous is that everything I do now is leading me to one of three possible futures... Which one will it be? Time alone will tell. But still I know that writing this diary can perhaps provide the answer; it may even help produce the right future.”
“The habits of our lives makes us presume that things will happen in a certain foreseeable way, that there will be a vague coherence in the world.”
“To be on an island inhabited by artificial ghosts was the most unbearable of nightmares,- to be in love with one of those images was worse than being in love with a ghost (perhaps we always want the person we love to have the existence of a ghost).”
“No espero nada. Esto no es horrible. Después de resolverlo, he ganado tranquilidad. Pero esa mujer me ha dado una esperanza. Debo temer las esperanzas. Tal vez toda esa higiene de no esperar sea un poco ridícula. No esperar de la vida, para no arriesgarla; darse por muerto, para no morir. Ya no estoy muerto: estoy enamorado.”
“No fue como si no me hubiera oído, como si no me hubiera visto; fue como si los oídos que tenía no sirvieran para oír, como si los ojos no sirvieran para ver.”
“I do not believe that a dream should necessarily be taken for reality, or reality for madness.”
“His work seems to confirm my old axiom: it is useless to try to keep the whole body alive.”
“...when one is alone it is impossible to be dead.”
“Spontaneity is the mother of crudity.”
“Creo que perdemos la inmortalidad porque la resistencia a la muerte no ha evolucionado; sus perfeccionamientos insisten en la primera idea, rudimentaria: retener vivo todo el cuerpo. Sólo habría que buscar la conservación de lo que interesa a la conciencia.”
“I thought I had made this discovery: that there are unexpected, constant repetitions in our behavior. The right combination of circumstances had enabled me to observe them. One seldom has the chance to be a clandestine witness of several talks between the same people. But scenes are repeated in life, just as they are in the theatre.”
“Tal vez toda esa higiene de no esperar sea un poco ridícula. No esperar de la vida, para no arriesgarla; darse por muerto, para no morir.”
“Ya no estoy muerto, estoy enamorado.”
“The case of the inventor who is duped by his own invention emphasizes our need for circumspection.”
“The influence of the future on the past," said Morel enthusiastically, almost inaudibly.”
“Creio que perdemos a imortalidade porque a resistência à morte não evoluiu; seus aperfeiçoamentos insistem na ideia primitiva, rudimentar, de manter vivo todo o corpo. Só se deveria procurar conservar o que interessa para a consciência.”
“Lloré durante el sueño y desperté con una inconsolable desesperanza porque Faustine no estaba y con llorado consuelo porque nos habíamos querido sin disimulo.”
“... to his efforts to perpetuate man: but he has preserved nothing but sensations; and, although his invention was incomplete, he at least foreshadowed the truth: man will one day create human life.”
“I dreaded an invasion of ghosts or, less likely, an invasion of the police.”
“Non debbo sperare niente. Scrivo questa frase e mi viene un'idea che è una speranza.”
“Nosotros viviremos en esa fotografía, siempre”
“Es ya costumbre de mis teorías más lúcidas deshacerse al día siguiente, quedar como pruebas de una combinación asombrosa de ineptitud y entusiasmo (o desesperación). Tal vez mi idea, una vez escrita, pierda la fuerza.”
“Al hombre que, basándose en este informe, invente una máquina capaz de reunir las presencias disgregadas, haré una súplica: Búsquenos a Faustine y a mí, hágame entrar en el cielo de la conciencia de Faustine. Será un acto piadoso.”
“Non sperare dalla vita, per non rischiarla; considerarsi morto, per non morire.”
“Pero mi férrea disciplina derrota incesantemente a estas ideas, comprometedoras de la calma final.”
“Ahora la mujer del pañuelo me resulta imprescindible. Tal vez toda esa higiene de no esperar sea un poco ridícula. No esperar de la vida, para no arriesgarla; darse por muerto, para no morir.”
“Mi vida no es atroz. Si dejo las intranquilas esperanzas de partir en busca de Faustine, puedo acomodarme al destino seráfico de contemplarla.”
“¡Por eso la mató, se mató con todos sus amigos, inventó la inmortalidad!”
“La verdadera ventaja de mi solución es que hace de la muerte el requisito y la garantía de la eterna contemplación de Faustine.”
“I think trust is an important part of any relationship. but I also think it's something that can be rebuilt if you're willing to work at it.”
“Artículo 37. Un Colega no está obligado a abrirle caballerosamente la puerta a nadie [...], ellas mismas pueden abrir las puertas. Seamos sinceros, una puerta no pesa tanto.”
“On the wall next to the door we’d entered through was a huge floor-to-ceiling bulletin/whiteboard combo and hanging from a thumbtack on the bulletin board amongst pictures and other various sorts of memorabilia was my bra. It’d been washed but it still had
a good many blotches of pink on it. If that wasn’t shocking enough, the dialogue written over the last two weeks on the whiteboard pertaining to said bra certainly was. I’ll include the copy just so you can truly appreciate what I’m dealing with here.
Tristan’s Mom: What’s this?
Tristan: A size 34B lace covered slingshot.
Tristan’s Mom: Do I want to know?
Tristan: I don’t know, do you?
Tristan’s Mom: Not really. Are you planning on returning it or did you win some kind of prize?
Tristan: I plead the fifth.
Tristan’s Dad: Well done son.
Tristan’s Mom: Don’t encourage him.
Tristan: Gee, thanks Mom.
Tristan’s Dad: Can’t a father be proud of his only child?
Tristan’s Mom: He doesn’t need your help…obviously.
Tristan’s Dad: That’s because he takes after me.
Tristan: Was there anything else I can do for you two?
Tristan’s Mom: Tell her I tried to get the stains out, but I’m afraid they set in before I got to it.
Tristan: I’m sure she’ll appreciate your effort, but if I’m any judge (and I’d like to think I am) its
size has caused it to become obsolete and she needs to trade up.
Jeff: I’m so proud.
Tristan: Thanks man.
Tristan’s Mom: A name would be nice you know.
Tristan’s Mom: Do we get to meet her?
Tristan: Sure. I’ll have my people call your people and set it up.
Tristan’s Mom: I don’t know why I bother. Do you want anything from the store?
Tristan: Yeah, Camie’s sleeping over tonight and I promised her bacon and eggs for breakfast.
Jeff’s got the eggs covered but could you pick up some bacon for us and maybe a box of Twinkies
for the bus? Thanks, you’re the best.
Jeff: I have the eggs covered?
Tristan’s Dad: He gets his sense of humor from you.
Tristan’s Mom: Flattery will get you everywhere. How would you like your eggs prepared dear?”
“Everyone had forgotten her. But that's the way Penny was-- so quiet and unimportant that you could look right at her and never see her. Esther had no idea why Penny always showed up at Grandma's house on Sunday afternoons when they came to visit. She was just one of those nosy neighbors with no life of her own, who watched other people's lives as if watching a movie.”
“You can't kill an American Citizen without benefit of a trial."
"I can if you're on the list, traitor."
"LIST? What list? What the hell are you talking about?"
BLACK LIST, July 24”
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