“Don't let someone spend money who never earned it.”
“People don't hate each other. They hate each other's ideas.”
“Peer pressure is when you decide to lob a few warheads at this week's Nazi because CNN told you to.”
“Hate is not wrong when you hate what is wrong.”
“Don't let anyone but a soldier tell you how to fight a war.”
“It was sort of my own personal apocalypse.”
“Well, all speaking is difficult, whether peril attends it or not. Sometimes peril to the body, sometimes a more intimate, miniature, invisible peril to the soul. When to speak at all is a betrayal of something, perhaps a something not even identified, hiding inside the chambers of the body like a scared refugee in a site of war.”
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
“Hay otros como yo, otros que recuerdan a Andy. Estamos contentísimos de que se escapara, aunque también un poco tristes. Algunos pájaros no están destinados a que los enjaulen, eso es todo. Tienen las plumas demasiado brillantes, su canto es demasiado dulce y libre. Así que, o les dejas irse, o, cuando abres la jaula para darles de comer, se las arreglan para escapar volando. Y la parte de ti que en el fondo creía que era un error tenerlos cautivos se alboroza, pese al hecho de que el lugar en que vives sea mucho más lóbrego y triste tras su partida.”
“My first life, for all it lacked any real direction, had about it a kind of happiness, if ignorance is innocence, and loneliness is a separation of care.”
“Il piacere è una religione e il corpo è il suo tempio.”
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