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Born: 1914-08-26
Profession: Writer
Nation: Argentinian
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Only in dreams, in poetry, in play do we sometimes arrive at what we were before we were this thing that, who knows, we are.

Tags: Dreams, Poetry, Sometimes

Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.

Tags: Break, Living, Possible

Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom, we carry it in the color of our eyes, in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks.

Tags: Color, Eyes, Love

Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in the nostalgia of a lost paradise, to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves?

Tags: Future, Lost, Why

And do you accept the idea that there is no explanation?

Tags: Accept, Idea

What good is a writer if he can't destroy literature? And us... what good are we if we don't help as much as we can in that destruction?

Tags: Good, Help, Writer

The meals were served in a large hall, in which Moctezuma was accustomed to eat, and the dishes quite filled the room, which was covered with mats and kept very clean.

Tags: Eat, Quite, Room

The priests are debarred from female society, nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses.

Tags: Religious, Society, Woman

This city has many public squares, in which are situated the markets and other places for buying and selling.

Tags: City, Places, Public

Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families.

Tags: Able, Enough, Human

An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes.

Tags: Body, Human, Used

The city is as large as Seville or Cordova; its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight; some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes.

Tags: Half, Speak, Water

There are apothecaries' shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers' shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price.

Tags: Drink, Food, Head

There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built, the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body, and is higher than the tower of the principal tower of the church at Seville.

Tags: Body, Church, Higher

Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war; another for success in their labors; and so for everything in which they seek or desire prosperity, they have their idols, which they honor and serve.

Tags: Success, Victory, War

We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure.

Tags: Gold, Heart, Sickness

I love to travel, but hate to arrive.

Tags: Hate, Love, Travel

He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest.

Tags: Dark, Night, Travels

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