As an orphan one learns to be self-sufficient and one learns the tricks of the trades which go with that. One becomes a freelance. (...) I propose a conspiracy of orphans. We exchange winks. We reject hierarchies. All hierarchies. We take the shit of the world for granted and we exchange stories about how we … Continue reading Orphans
Therefore, as we have done many other things better than the Greeks, so, most especially have we excelled them in giving a name to this most admirable endowment, since our nation derives the name which it gives to it, Divination, from the Gods (Divis), while the Greeks derived the title which they gave it, namely … Continue reading De Divinatione
Já não me punham em espera desde que tentei ligar ao meu pai ontem.
Storytellers are always suspect. They are exotic strangers, swallows who stay only for the heady days of sunshine. Where they go after that is a mystery. They're welcomed for the tales that will be told again through dark winter evenings. They have an honoured place by the fire, but like any guest who knows his … Continue reading gifts & curses
There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written—it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story … Continue reading crenças
Like everyone else in the house, she suffers from dreams. Pure, Andrew Miller
Know that the scorched-black demons and the pristine, fluttering seraphs are in some sense naught but you yourself unpacked, unfolded in a higher space. Alan Moore, Promethea - Book 5
All stories teach, whether the storyteller intends them to or not. They teach the world we create. They teach the morality we live by. They teach it much more effectively than moral precepts and instructions. Philip Pullman, Carnegie Medal Acceptance Speech
Knowing what you've got, knowing what you need, knowing what you can do without - that's inventory control. Revolutionary Road
Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I'd spend all my life without ever going to China, but it wouldn't matter, because there was all the rest of the world to visit. Philip Pullman, The … Continue reading china
Seneca wagered that once we look rationally at what will occur if our desires are not fulfilled, we will almost certainly find that the underlying problems are more modest than the anxieties they have bred. Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy
O amor visto pelos gregos antigos, muito pouco românticos, por sinal. Ainda agora o comprei e já vejo o livro todo sublinhado e com anotações à margem. Eros is expropriation. He robs the body of limbs, substance, integrity and leaves the lover, essentially, less. (...) Love does not happen without loss of vital self. The … Continue reading leitura de férias
You told me once that we shall be judged by our intentions，not by our accomplishments. I thought it a grand remark. But we must intend to accomplish - not sit intending on a chair. E. M. Forster, Where Angels Fear to Tread
Have been told my twitter following is the size of the population of Iceland AND Greenland. May go to Iceland in 2010 to celebrate this. Neil Gaiman Eating cereal and drinking orange juice with added calcium. It's rock and roll baby. I may even brew a cup of tea. Black. Royal Wood Ah, thank you … Continue reading twit twit
Dr. Linus Wagner: Everything you told me is total fiction, isn't it? Patrick Jane: Yes. Dr. Linus Wagner: Why? I can tell you're in real pain. Why not tell the truth? Patrick Jane: The truth is mine. The Mentalist A ruiva romântica tem um fraco por cínicos.
He was in love with the most beautiful Reed. He had met her early in the spring (...) and had been so attracted by her slender waist that he had stopped to talk to her. "Shall I love you?" said the Swallow, who liked to come to the point at once. The Happy Prince, Oscar … Continue reading e porque não?
I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says Life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says "Treatment is simple. The Great Clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor... … Continue reading tara paternal aprovada
March madness? March madness - we're closer to death. I feel like the winter is holding its breath. I’m sleepy and restless, but ready to nap, though too much on the brain means the tree must be sapped. In love with this life and dear ones around. Occasionally, it is too much of a sound. … Continue reading march madness
Scarlett: Rhett... if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do? Rhett Butler: Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. Começo a acreditar que teria muito menos ilusões em relação ao amor se tivesse passado as tardes da minha infância a ver este filme em vez do Música no Coração.
E o homem de preto, que tremia ao meu lado, perguntou-me: - Do you believe in God?
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anaïs Nin
Aziraphale: Oh, dear. It's him. Crowley: Him who? Aziraphale: The Voice of God. The Metatron. Pepper: No, it isn't. The Metatron's made of plastic and it's got laser cannon and it can turn into a helicopter. Wensleydale: That's the Cosmic Megatron. I had one, but the head fell off.
People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. My hormones don't rage. Oh sure, they get mad sometimes, but then they just stop speaking to each other. Stand firm for what you believe in, until and unless experience proves you wrong. Remember, when … Continue reading “la la la lala…”
Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass.