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John Muir
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
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Yukio Mishima
“Dreams, memories, the sacred--they are all alike in that they are beyond our grasp. Once we are even marginally separated from what we can touch, the object is sanctified; it acquires the beauty of the unattainable, the quality of the miraculous. Everything, really, has this quality of sacredness, but we can desecrate it at a touch. How strange man is! His touch defiles and yet he contains the source of miracles.”
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“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
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Mika Waltari
“Even were the time to come when there would be neither poor nor rich, yet there will always be wise and stupid, sly and simple, for so there have ever been and ever will be. The strong man sets his foot on the neck of the weakling; the cunning man runs off with the simpleton's purse and sets the dunce to work for him. Man is a crooked dealer and even his virtue is imperfect. Only he who lies down never to rise again is wholly good.”
Mika Waltari, سینوهه

Mika Waltari
“‎La verdad es un cuchillo afilado, la verdad es una llaga incurable, la verdad es un ácido corrosivo. Por esto durante los días de su juventud y de su fuerza, el hombre huye de la verdad hacia las casas de placer y se ciega con el trabajo y con una actividad febril, con viajes y diversiones, con el poder y las destrucciones. Pero viene un día en que la verdad lo atraviesa como un venablo y ya no siente más el júbilo de pensar o trabajar con sus manos, sino que se encuentra solo, en medio de sus semejantes, y los dioses no aportan ningún alivio a su soledad.”
Mika Waltari, Sinuhe egyptiläinen

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