Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.