He estado sola, no por mucho tiempo, pero sí el suficiente para sentirlo como una eternidad.
Todas las noches que me sujetó fuertemente hacia ella, ahora parecen fantasías. Toda ella permanece como un platónico, como una muy buena historia que nunca sucedió.
La odio por invitarme a mi propio sueño de adolescente, por posibilitarme lo imposible, lo ilegal.
"Dressed in red and silver, she evoked the sounds and imagery of fire engines as they tore through the streets of New York, alarming the heart with the violent gong of catastrophe; all dressed in red and silver, the tearing red and silver cutting a pathway through the flesh. The first time he looked at her he felt: everything will burn!”
-Anaïs Nin, A Spy In The House of Love
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less."
"The trouble is, you think you have time."
"The act of true reading is in its very essence democratic. Consider the nature of what happens when we read a book - and I mean, of course, a work of literature, not an instruction manual or a textbook - in private, unsupervised, un-spied-on, alone. It isn’t like a lecture: it’s like a conversation. There’s a back-and-forthness about it. The book proposes, the reader questions, the book responds, the reader considers. We bring our own preconceptions and expectations, our own intellectual qualities, and our limitations, too, our own previous experiences of reading, our own temperament, our own hopes and fears, our own personality to the encounter."
"If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them – peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that if you do not know what is in them, you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them at any rate be your acquaintances. If they cannot enter the circle of your life, do not deny them at least a nod of recognition."
Winston Churchill, Painting as a Pastime