June 13, 2006

We never tried to force it.

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We never tried to force it.

We understood that time was the remedy for our dilemmas, time and thought, not ingenuity or revelation.

We didn’t know what we wanted. But we knew we must remain criminal.

Our cynicism was always mixed with an almost equal dose of naiveté.



[Paris, 2006]



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June 3, 2006

My philosophy is fundamentally sad, but I’m not a sad man...

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My philosophy is fundamentally sad, but I’m not a sad man, and I don’t believe I sadden anyone else. In other words, the fact that I don’t put my philosophy into practice saves me from its evil spell, or, rather, my faith in the human race is stronger then my intellectual analysis of it; there lies the fountain of youth in which my heart is continually bathing.

– Juan de Mairena as written by Machado



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