They all wanted something that i did not want and i would get it without wanting it, if it worked.
The fact the book was a tragic one did not make me unhappy since I believed that life was a tragedy and knew it could have only one end.
You know you're writing well when you're throwing good stuff into the wastebasket.
He lived in Udine and came out in this way nearly every day to see how things were going, and things went very badly.
He always thought of the sea as la mar which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her. Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman.
He did not say that because he knew that if you said a good thing it might not happen.