David Mitchell Quotes

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David Mitchell
“This isn’t lust. Lust wants, does the obvious, and pads back into the forest. Love is greedier. Love wants round-the-clock care; protection; rings, vows, joint accounts; scented candles on birthdays; life insurance. Babies. Love’s a dictator.”
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
“I...asked why purebloods despised me so. He replied, 'What if the difference between social strata stem not from genomics or inherent xcellence or even dollars, but merely differences in knowledge? Would this not mean the whole Pyramid is built on shifting sands?... fabricants are mirrors held up to purebloods' consciences; what purebloods see reflected there sickens them. So they blame you for holding up the mirror”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell
“The world's a headmaster who works on your faults. I don't mean in a mystical or Jesus way. More how you'll keep tripping over a hidden step, over and over, till you finally understand: Watch out for that step! Everything that's wrong with us, if we're too selfish or too Yessir, Nosir, Three bags full sir or too anything, that's a hidden step. Either you suffer the consequences of not noticing your fault forever or, one day, you do notice it, and fix it. Joke is, once you get it into your brain about that hidden step and think, Hey, life isn't such a shithouse after all again, then BUMP! Down you go, a whole new flight of hidden steps.
There are always more.”
David Mitchell

“autism is more like retina patterns than measles”
Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

David Mitchell
“Her zaman başka bir savaş çıkar, Robert. Kökleri hiçbir zaman tamamen kazınmaz. Savaşları ne alevlendirir? Güç arzusu, insan doğasının belkemiği. Şiddet tehdidi, şiddet korkusu ya da şiddetin kendisi bu dehşet verici arzunun aracıdır. Güç arzusunu yatak odalarında, mutfaklarda, fabrikalarda, sendikalarda ve devletlerin sınırlarında görebilirsin. Bunu iyi dinle ve aklına yaz. Ulus-devlet insan doğasının şişirilip devasa boyutlara getirilmiş halidir, o kadar. İşte bu yüzden, uluslar kanunları şiddetle yazılmış birimlerdir. Her zaman da öyleydiler, her zaman da öyle olacaklar. Savaş, Robert, insanlığın iki ebedi dostundan biridir.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell
“Bunlardan nasıl bir ahlak dersi çıkarmalı? Barış, Rabbimiz tarafından ne kadar sevilse de, ancak komşularınız da sizin gibi vicdanlıysa esas erdemlerden biri sayılır.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell
“Es como vomitar un huevo a la escocesa podrido: siempre crees que has terminado y siempre hay más.”
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
“In March of 1915, all three of Lord and Lady Chetwynd-Pitt's sons'd been gassed, blown up or machine-gunned in the very same week at the battle of Neuve-Chapelle. All three. Imagine that: On Monday, you've got three sons, by Friday you've got none. Lady Albertina had just, y'know, caved in. Physically, mentally, spiritually, brutally.”
David Mitchell, Slade House

David Mitchell
“La creación no terminó el sexto día, (...) la creación sucede a nuestro al rededor, a pesar y a través de nosotros, a la velocidad de los días y las noches, y nos gusta llamarla <>.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“La creación no terminó al sexto día (...) la creación sucede a nuestro alrededor, a pesar y a través de nosotros, a la velocidad de los días y las noches, y nos gusta llamarla: Amor.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“Nada mas caro, que objeto que no tiene precio.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“Supongo que si un hombre ha estado dentro de una con bastante frecuencia, lleva un tiempo librarse de él.”
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
“Los hobbies son por placer, pero los rituales te mantienen en marcha.”
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
“La persuación no es cuestión de fuerza: es enseñarle a una persona una puerta y hacer que esté desesperado por abrirla.”
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
“Esto no es lujuria. La lujuria desea, hace lo obvio y se agazapa de nuevo en el bosque. El amor es más glotón. El amor quiere atención a todas horas; protección; anillos, votos, cuentas compartidas; velas perfumadas en los cumpleaños; seguros de vida. Bebés. El amor es un dictador.”
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
“Primero, (...) convencelos de que eres feliz aqui, (...) porque solo así dejarán de vigilarte.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“El entendimiento humano es como un espejo falso que, al recibir de forma desigual los rayos de luz, distorciona la naturaleza de las cosas, puesto que mezcla en ellas su propia naturaleza.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“Si la ciencia es capaz de sentir ¿Cúal es su deseo supremo? O dicho de otro modo, cuando el hipotetico durmiente se despierte en el año 1899, ¿el mundo se parecerá mas al paraiso o al infierno?”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“Se paga a un ejercito durante mil días, para usarlo solo uno.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“Mi verdadero nombre no se lo digo a nadie, para que nadie pueda robarmelo.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“El hombre contrajo esa enfermedad que la gente llama amor verdadedo. Y de eso ha terminado muriendo.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“Ojalá el tiempo fuese una secuencia de movimientos ordenados, y no un trafago de resbalones y tropiezos.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“los cobardes, como los cuervos: se alimentan de los valientes muertos.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“El poder es el instrumento de que dispone un hombre para componer el futuro, pero el futuro tiene la costumbre de componerse solo.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“Para ganar, es preciso purificarse del deseo de ganar.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“Hasta las cartas, dependen de la ecuanimidad de terceros.”
David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell
“GoogleEarthlike soars his mind, through clouds where snowstorms brew; New York State has dropped away, and Massachusetts flew, and Newfoundland is ice-entombed and Rockall gull-beshatten, where no eye sees the lightning flash its momentary pattern …”
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks