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“There's something to be said about a slightly plump person—you have just enough of too much.”
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Silvina Ocampo
“When you write, everything is possible, even the very opposite of what you are. I write so that other people can discover what they should love, and sometimes so they discover what I love. I write in order not to forget what is most important in the world: friendship and love, wisdom and art. A way of living without dying, a way of death without dying. On paper, something of us remains, our soul holds on to something in our lives: something more important than the human voice, which changes with health, luck, muteness, and finally, with age. What”
Silvina Ocampo, Thus Were Their Faces

John Fante
“(...) I let go, crying and unable to stop because God was such a dirty crook, contemptible skunk, that's what he was for doing that thing to that woman. Come down out of the skies, you God, come on down and I'll hammer your face all over the city of Los Angeles, you miserable unpardonable prankster. If it wasn't for you, this woman would not have been so maimed, and neither would the world, (...)”
John Fante, Ask the Dust

Silvina Ocampo
“When you write, everything is possible, even the very opposite of what you are.”
Silvina Ocampo, Thus Were Their Faces

Silvina Ocampo
“Writing is a luxury or, with luck, a rainbow of colors. It is my lifesaver when the water of the river or the sea tries to drag me under. When you want to die you fall in love with yourself, you look for something touching that will save you.”
Silvina Ocampo, Thus Were Their Faces

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