Alessandro Baricco Quotes

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Alessandro Baricco Quotes

This is the seashore. Neither land nor sea. Its a place that does not exist.
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Perhaps sometimes life shows you a side of itself which leaves you with nothing more to say

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To die of yearning for something you will never experience

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Do you have children? she asked.
No.
Why?
The man answered that one had to have faith in the world to have children.

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There is nothing that can, in the dark become true

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He wasn't much cut out for serious conversations. And a goodbye is a serious conversation.

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I often thought about him during the war; if only 1900 were here, who knows what he'd do, what he'd say. 'Fuck war' he'd say. But somehow, coming from me, it wasn't the same.

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In this transparency, the footprints of the little birds spoke with a muffled voice. What they spoke of was entirely without significance, or else something capable of lifting a life off its hinges: there was no way of knowing.

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There's a sense of incomprehensible apocalypse in the air-we all feel it-and there's a rumor going around: the barbarians are coming.

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Definitive resolutions are made always and only in a state of mind that is not destined to last.

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No, ogni uomo nobile e saggio ama la sua donna e ne ha cura come io con tutto il cuore amavo la mia, e non importava se era una schiava di guerra.
(Achille, da "Omero, Iliade")

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Doch es gibt Schiffe, die an absurderen Orten gestrandet sind. Ein Leben kann leicht in irgendeinem Gesicht stranden.

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He was one of those men who like to be observers at their own lives ... such people observe their destiny much as most people tend to observe a rainy day.

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Read the flight of your arrow if you want to know your future.

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We are full of words whose true meaning we haven't been taught, and one of those words is suffering. Another is the word death. We don't know what they mean, but we use them, and this is a mystery.

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