• Weather is a purely personal matter. There is no such thing as a climate that is cold or hot, good or bad, healthy or unhealthy. People take it upon themselves to create a fantasy in their imagination and call it weather. There's only one climate in the world, but the message that nature sends is interpreted according to strictly personal, non-transferable rules

    Álvaro Mutis
  • ليس هنا أسوأ من هؤلاء السادة المتأنقين الذين يخرجون عن مسارهم ، ويقطعون الصلة بأعراف طبقتهم و عاداتها ، إنهم شديدو الخطر ، لأنهم خلّفوا وراءهم المبادئ التي ولدوا عليها ، ولايحترمون أبدًا تلك التي يقرها الرعاع

    Álvaro Mutis
  • عندما تأتي الأيام السوداء التي لا تخلف موعدها أبدًا ، لنتذكر بأن السعادة ليست اختراعًا اختلقه الساذجون ، ليخدعوا به أنفسهم

    Álvaro Mutis
  • Life with Ilona was invariably lived on two levels, or rather in two simultaneous and parallel directions. On the one hand, your feet were always on the ground, you were always intelligently but not obsessively alert to what each day offered in response to the routine question of surviving. On the other hand, imagination and unbounded fantasy suggested a spontaneous and unexpected sequence of scenarios that were always aimed at the radical subversion of every law ever written or established. This was a permanent, organic, rigorous subversion that never permitted travel on the beaten path, the road preferred by most people, the traditional patterns that offer protection to those whom Ilona, without emphasis or pride but without any concessions either, would call "the others

    Álvaro Mutis
  • There is no greater thing in life than that secret sense of harmony that unites us briefly with the great mysteries of others and allows us to travel alongside them for part of the way

    Álvaro Mutis
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