"Do not whine... Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone."
"In theory mementos serve to bring back the moment. In fact they serve only to make clear how inadequately I appreciated the moment when it was here. How inadequately I appreciated the moment when it was here is something else I could never afford to see."
“I know what the fear is.
The fear is not for what is lost.
What is lost is already in the wall.
What is lost is already behind the locked doors.
The fear is for what is still to be lost.”
“I tell you this true story just to prove that I can. That my frailty has not yet reached a point at which I can no longer tell a true story.”