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The Goblins of Eros The Goblins of Eros by Warren Eyster
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“We are born with our father's names. We are not responsible for their failures. We are responsible for what they made us believe in. That is our only obligation. And it is even then a choice which we may sometimes be wise to ignore.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“The best way to avoid becoming a scapegoat is to find one.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Think what devils chase a man who cannot sleep in his own house.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Such a brute should underneath all his braggart tricks, his viciousness, his vileness, be a coward. But I am convinced that he was not. Because even cowardice requires a certain degree of sensitivity, and a certain value for life.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Like all vain men, he had moments of unreasonable confidence.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“The United States is democratic because its people live in conformity. It is the perfect country for mice.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“We have been living through a time of sorrow. Our seed remains seed. Our nostrils are dusty.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Someday men will learn to irrigate and spread fertilizer instead of praying for fertility.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Pity womankind, but never a woman.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“The world is in me and you are not even in the world yet.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“There was nothing abstract or theoretical in his world. The stars had no significance. The sky was not interesting unless it showed probability of rain. He ate corn, corn, corn. He ate beans, beans, beans.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“My eyes are my greatest sin.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“There are hundreds of miracles within a single machine. Americans calmly explain these with mathematical formulas. Our difficulty is to learn, theirs to appreciate.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Feeling the inevitable claim of the this desert, he experienced a desire to throw off his civilized costume, hurl himself upon Josephina, either succumb, or return to Guadalajara, where men could only complain of having too many buttons to button or unbutton...”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“There are hundreds of miracles within a single machine. Americans calmly explain these with mathematical formulas. Our difficulty is to learn, theirs to appreciate. We Latins, even the most intelligent of us, still count on our fingers and toes. But once we do learn, we shall surpass the Americano, because we understand the spiritual significance of a machine. We see the beauty of combining gas, grease and steel into a powerful, exact movement. We appreciate the material destiny of the universe.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“We should not scorn those whose fear is greater than our own.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Those men have never done anything in their lives except stare at the clouds and the stars. The Indians take them food and tobacco, and on certain evenings gather around the fire as they tell their tribesmen all the strange thoughts and dreams which they have had. Huicholes believe that men cannot have pure thoughts if they are required to participate in the daily tasks of life.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“The Huicholes were dangerous because they were not tainted by the fear of death. They accepted life as something caught between the sun and the earth in which man could only participate briefly. No amount of defeat could make them regard themselves as inferior. They had none of the fear of losing their beliefs that drives modern man to devise fantastic schemes. Above all else, the Huicholes were dangerous because they believed that their hour of triumph had not yet arrived. In the celebration that would follow, centuries of occupation would disappear, like dust scattered by the wind.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Throughout world history, all freedom has been no more than repetitious abolishment of what has already been abolished. There is no end to the killing of weeds.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“It seems to be Latin American destiny to always have the United States say 'amen.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“In the distance, mongrel dogs were howling out the coyote portion of their ancestry. All the sounds of the night seemed to pass through a hollow tunnel of indefinite length.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Poverty in western Mexico is an Unconditional Sentence.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Manuel was sent to Harvard, where he developed a profound contempt for American culture. 'The Americans,' he would say, 'brush their teeth before kissing and remember a page to answer a question.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“He was given a ranch, and two lovely mistresses. 'Imagine, at thirty, I was put out to stud. And we Latins are such drowsy pigs that I almost fell for it.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“The history of our country has taught us, above all, the virtue of patience. It will be many generations before we can have the conditions we seek.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Love is everything unusual about a usual person.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Outside, he had a sudden feeling that at moments there was too much light for human eyes. It caused men to feel weak and befuddled.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Lopez made sandals out of one tire. He sold them at ten cents each, because people sometimes needed only one.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“It would not be until darkness had taken indisputable control over the land, until the flames of the bonfire created an unreal world of shadows, until tequila and mescal untied men from their somber selves.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“Fiestas always began as if they were being held in a parlor, amid teacups.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros

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