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Pity

There are two kinds of pity. One, the weak-minded, sentimental sort, is really just the heart’s impatience to rid itself as quickly as possible of the painful experience of being moved by another person’s suffering. It is not the case of real sympathy, of feeling with the sufferer, but a way of defending yourself against […]

Frases de madres anglosajonas.

Someday your face will freeze like that! What if everyone jumped off a cliff…Would you do it, too? You’re going to put your eye out with that thing! Don’t put that in your mouth…you don’t know where it’s been. Did you flush? I hope someday you have children just like you. If I have to […]

Vuvuzuelas.

Felicidad barojiana.

A los pocos días de frecuentar el hospital, Andrés se inclinaba a creer que el pesimismo de Schopenhauer era una verdad casi matemática. El mundo le parecía una mezcla de manicomio y de hospital; ser inteligente constituía una desgracia, y sólo la felicidad podía venir de la inconsciencia de la locura. Pío Baroja, El árbol […]

Muñequitas.

Tamara de Lempicka, “Autorretrato” NORA. You’ve never really loved me. You just thought it was fun to be in olve with me-that´s all… It’s true Torvald. When I lived at home with papa, he would tell me what he thought about eveything, so I never had any opinions of my own. And if I ever […]

Soltería.

“Lector”, Laura Vinader. En la noche profunda En la noche fría, absorto en la lectura de mi libro, olvidé la hora de acostarme. Los perfumes de mi colcha bordada en oro se han disipado ya y el fuego se ha apagado. Mi bella amiga, que hasta entonces a duras penas había dominado su ira, me […]

¿Qué tipo de lector eres?

Hotel room, Edward Hopper. The four classes of reader according to Samuel Taylor Coleridge: – Sponges, who absorb all they read and return it nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. – Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. – Strain-bags, […]

Dormir.

¿Por qué (casi?)todos los políticos son personajes necios? ¿Por qué unos más que otros?

“When you have spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment…it’s exciting to have a real crisis on your hands”. Margaret Thatcher sobre la Guerra de las Malvinas. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it”. Winston Churchill. “People never lie so much as after a hunt, […]

El problema Belga según de Gaulle.

“Bélgica es una país inventado por los británicos para molestar a los franceses”. Charles de Gaulle.