“...the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long and final scream of despair.”
“I call to mind flatness and dampness; and then all is madness - the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things.”
“In the deepest slumber-no! In delirium-no! In a swoon-no! In death-no! even in the grave all is not lost.”
“And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave.”
“I could have clasped the red walls to my bosom as a garment of eternal peace. "Death," I said, "any death but that of the pit!" Fool! might I have not known that into the pit it was the object of the burning iron to urge me?”
“No es que me atemorizara mirar cosas horribles, sino que me aterraba la idea de no ver nada.”
“Little things comfort us because little things distress us.”
“Suddenly, I could see it all so vividly: the cruelty and inhumanity of self-righteous people, who like to think that they're saints, pure as the driven snow.”
“Is there anything more heartbreaking than drowning in sight of land? Is there a single one of us who hasn't at least once felt haunted by the fear of slipping away within sight of a safe haven?”
“It's a never ending dream for everyone it seems, to find again what was once precious and has been lost.”
“O građani otadžbine Tebe, evo Edipa,
znalca čudesne zagonetke i prvog čoveka,
čiju sreću niko nije gledao bez zavisti!
Gledajte u kakav ponor sudbe grozne pade on!
Zato nikog, dan dok onaj poslednji ne dočeka,
neću proslavljati kao srećna, pre no doplovi
kraju veka svog a nikakav ne pogodi ga jad.”
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