1. 10

    We don't remember days; we remember moments.

    20
  2. 9

    One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love -- any love -- reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.

    22
  3. 8

    The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.

    23
  4. 7

    It's pointless to cry. One is born and dies alone.

    25
  5. 6

    The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies. The fearful thing about it is that, not knowing what truth may be, we can still recognize lies.

    33
  6. 5

    Remember, writing poetry is like making love: one will never know whether one's own pleasure is shared.

    48
  7. 4

    You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the trees, the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when you are not there.

    50
  8. 3

    Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

    57
  9. 2

    Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.

    62
  10. 1

    We do not remember days, we remember moments.

    91
  11. Last Update: 26 June 2022

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