The Angel S Game Quotes

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“A writer never forgets the first time he accepted a few coins or a word of praise in exchange for a story. He will never forget the sweet poison of vanity in his blood and the belief that, if he succeeds in not letting anyone discover his lack of talent, the dream of literature will provide him with a roof over his head, a hot meal at the end of the day, and what he covets the most: his name printed on a miserable piece of paper that surely will outlive him. A writer is condemned to remember that moment, because from then on he is doomed and his soul has a price.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Angel's Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“I'm not talking to anyone, I'm delivering a monologue. It's the inebriated man's prerogative.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Truth is, only the useless get to the top in this country.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Never underestimate a writer's vanity, especially that of a mediocre writer. (The Angel's Game)”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“I must beg your forgiveness, Father. For years I hated you for leaving me here alone. I told myself you'd got the death you deserved. That's why I never came to see you. Forgive me.'

My father never liked tears. He thought a man never cried for others, only for himself. And if he did cry, he was a coward and deserved no pity. I didn't want to cry for my father and betray him yet again.

'I would have liked you to have seen my name in a book, even if you couldn't read it. I would have liked you to have been here with me, to see that your son is managing to get on in life and has been able to do things that you were never allowed to do. I would have likd to have known you, Father, and for you to have known me. I turned you into a stranger in order to forget you and now I'm the stranger.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Това е едва началото, за да постигнеш каквото и да било в живота. Природната дарба е като силата на един атлет. Човек може да се роди с повече или по-малко способности, но все пак никой не става атлет само защото се е родил висок, силен или бърз. Трудът, опитът и техниката - те са тези, които създават атлета или човека на изкуството. Уменията, с които идваш на бял свят, са просто боеприпаси. За да постигнеш нещо с тях, е нужно да превърнеш ума си в точно оръдие.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“His legacy to me was his considerable repertoire of smoke and mirrors. And he asked me to let him go, because he had been born to be forgotten.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game