How clear everything becomes when you look from the darkness of a dungeon.
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There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.
This, in fact, is the power of the imagination, which, combining the memory of gold with that of the mountain, can compose the idea of a golden mountain.
After so many years even the fire of passion dies, and with it what was believed the light of the truth. Who of us is able to say now whether Hector or Achilles was right, Agamemnon or Priam, when they fought over the beauty of a woman who is now dust and ashes?
Translation is the art of failure.
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us.
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