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Roberto Bolano quotes: Above the street, like a hanged man, swings the spot-lit sign of the neighborhood's best restaurant, closed a long time ago. Above the street, like a hanged man, swings the spot-lit sign of the neighborhood's best restaurant, closed a long time ago.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Nothing is ever behind us. Nothing is ever behind us.
Roberto Bolano quotes: In some lost fold of the past, we wanted to be lions and we're no more than castrated cats In some lost fold of the past, we wanted to be lions and we're no more than castrated cats
Roberto Bolano quotes: Life left us all where we were meant to be or where it was convenient to leave us and then forgot us, which is as it should be. Life left us all where we were meant to be or where it was convenient to leave us and then forgot us, which is as it should be.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Madness really is contagious, and friends are a blessing, especially when you're on your own. Madness really is contagious, and friends are a blessing, especially when you're on your own.
Roberto Bolano quotes: With every day that passes I am more convinced that the act of writing is a concious act of humility. With every day that passes I am more convinced that the act of writing is a concious act of humility.
Roberto Bolano quotes: It's good to love. It's bad to be impressionable. It's good to love. It's bad to be impressionable.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Exile is courage. True exile is the true measure of each writer. Exile is courage. True exile is the true measure of each writer.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Images,wounds. That is all he can see. And the images are dissolving little by little, like the setting sun, leaving only the wounds. Images,wounds. That is all he can see. And the images are dissolving little by little, like the setting sun, leaving only the wounds.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Bright colours in the west, giant butterflies dancing as night crept like a cripple toward the east. Bright colours in the west, giant butterflies dancing as night crept like a cripple toward the east.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Life, or the specter of life, is constantly challenging us for acts we've never committed. And sometimes for acts we never even thought of committing. Life, or the specter of life, is constantly challenging us for acts we've never committed. And sometimes for acts we never even thought of committing.
Roberto Bolano quotes: In the current socio-political climate, he said to himself, committing suicide is absurd and redundant. Better to become an undercover poet. In the current socio-political climate, he said to himself, committing suicide is absurd and redundant. Better to become an undercover poet.
Roberto Bolano quotes: And quick strokes of other less intimate adventuresFlashed in her wounded eyes like fireflies. And quick strokes of other less intimate adventures
Flashed in her wounded eyes like fireflies.
Roberto Bolano quotes: They could read him, they could study him, they could pick him apart, but they couldn't laugh or be sad with him ... They could read him, they could study him, they could pick him apart, but they couldn't laugh or be sad with him ...
Roberto Bolano quotes: Among them the nameless girl, with her guillotine mouth, strolling through the past and the future like a movie face. Among them the nameless girl, with her guillotine mouth, strolling through the past and the future like a movie face.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Life is mysterious as well as vulgar. Life is mysterious as well as vulgar.
Roberto Bolano quotes: For her, reading was directly linked to pleasure, not to knowledge or enigmas or constructions or verbal labyrinths ... For her, reading was directly linked to pleasure, not to knowledge or enigmas or constructions or verbal labyrinths ...
Roberto Bolano quotes: If I were to say what I really think I would be arrested or shut away in a lunatic asylum. Come on, I am sure that it would be the If I were to say what I really think I would be arrested or shut away in a lunatic asylum. Come on, I am sure that it would be the same for everyone.
Roberto Bolano quotes: I decided to tell the truth even if it meant being pointed at. I decided to tell the truth even if it meant being pointed at.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Literature isn't innocent. I've known that since I was fifteen. Literature isn't innocent. I've known that since I was fifteen.
Roberto Bolano quotes: So everything lets us down, including curiosity and honesty and what we love best. Yes, said the voice, but cheer up, it's fun in the end. So everything lets us down, including curiosity and honesty and what we love best. Yes, said the voice, but cheer up, it's fun in the end.
Roberto Bolano quotes: A bastard may have no imagination and then do one imaginative thing when you least expect it, said Espinoza. A bastard may have no imagination and then do one imaginative thing when you least expect it, said Espinoza.
Roberto Bolano quotes: We all have to die a bit every now and then and usually it's so gradual that we end up more alive than ever. Infinitely old and infinitely alive. We all have to die a bit every now and then and usually it's so gradual that we end up more alive than ever. Infinitely old and infinitely alive.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Then they talked about freedom and evil, about the highways of freedom where evil is like a Ferrari. Then they talked about freedom and evil, about the highways of freedom where evil is like a Ferrari.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Only poetry isn't shit. Only poetry isn't shit.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Dreams fade with morning light, Never a morn for thee, Dreamer of dreams, goodnight. Dreams fade with morning light, Never a morn for thee, Dreamer of dreams, goodnight.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Poetry and prison have always been neighbors. Poetry and prison have always been neighbors.
Roberto Bolano quotes: And I no longer ask for all the solitude in the world, but for time. And I no longer ask for all the solitude in the world, but for time.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Nothing happened today. And if anything did, I'd rather not talk about it, because I didn't understand it. Nothing happened today. And if anything did, I'd rather not talk about it, because I didn't understand it.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Mrs Dorothea's typewriter was like a heart, a giant heart beating in the middle of the fog and chaos. Mrs Dorothea's typewriter was like a heart, a giant heart beating in the middle of the fog and chaos.
Roberto Bolano quotes: An oasis of horror in a desert of boredom! An oasis of horror in a desert of boredom!
Roberto Bolano quotes: There's a secret sickness called Lisa. Like all sicknesses, it's miserable and it comes on at night. There's a secret sickness called Lisa. Like all sicknesses, it's miserable and it comes on at night.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Silence glimmers in the empty hallways, on the radios no one listens to anymore. Silence glimmers in the empty hallways, on the radios no one listens to anymore.
Roberto Bolano quotes: I have hope in children. In children and warriors. In children who fuck like children and warriors who fight like brave men. I have hope in children. In children and warriors. In children who fuck like children and warriors who fight like brave men.
Roberto Bolano quotes: The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower. The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Her eyes like the idealgeography book:maps of pure nightmare."The Ghost of Edna Lieberman Her eyes like the ideal
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Roberto Bolano quotes: One is prepared for friendship, not for friends. One is prepared for friendship, not for friends.
Roberto Bolano quotes: We interpret life at moments of the deepest desperation. We interpret life at moments of the deepest desperation.
Roberto Bolano quotes: You have to know how to look even if you don't know what you're looking for. You have to know how to look even if you don't know what you're looking for.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Hard cocks, with glorious exceptions, were hardly ever literary. Hard cocks, with glorious exceptions, were hardly ever literary.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Metaphors are our way of losing ourselves in semblances or treading water in a sea of seeming. Metaphors are our way of losing ourselves in semblances or treading water in a sea of seeming.
Roberto Bolano quotes: What cannot be cannot be, besides witch, it's impossible. What cannot be cannot be, besides witch, it's impossible.
Roberto Bolano quotes: No one pays attention to these killings, but the secret of the world is hidden in them. No one pays attention to these killings, but the secret of the world is hidden in them.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Reading is never a waste of time. Reading is never a waste of time.
Roberto Bolano quotes: I thought you were dying, said Amalfitano."No, I was dreaming," said Castillo. I thought you were dying, said Amalfitano.
"No, I was dreaming," said Castillo.
Roberto Bolano quotes: They fucked until she was nothing more than a tremor in his arms. They fucked until she was nothing more than a tremor in his arms.
Roberto Bolano quotes: We're artists too, but we do a good job hiding it, don't we? We're artists too, but we do a good job hiding it, don't we?
Roberto Bolano quotes: When it left, death didn't even close our eyes. When it left, death didn't even close our eyes.
Roberto Bolano quotes: That sense of time, ah, the diseased man's sense of time, what treasure hidden in a desert cave. That sense of time, ah, the diseased man's sense of time, what treasure hidden in a desert cave.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Everybody tends to pigeonhole things they don't understand," said San Epifanio. Everybody tends to pigeonhole things they don't understand," said San Epifanio.
Roberto Bolano quotes: I am being followed, I realized, with a blend of certitude and astonishment, like a soldier discovering that gangrene has taken hold of his leg. I am being followed, I realized, with a blend of certitude and astonishment, like a soldier discovering that gangrene has taken hold of his leg.
Roberto Bolano quotes: When you die of sorrow it's as if you've broken all the bones in your body, bruised yourself all over, cracked your skull. That's sorrow. When you die of sorrow it's as if you've broken all the bones in your body, bruised yourself all over, cracked your skull. That's sorrow.
Roberto Bolano quotes: The novel, arguably the author's best, had a disquieting power, like a sleeping crocodile. The novel, arguably the author's best, had a disquieting power, like a sleeping crocodile.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Life is shit, thought Pelletier in astonishment, all of it. Life is shit, thought Pelletier in astonishment, all of it.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Great physicists, great mathematicians, great chemists, and publishers knew that one was always feeling one's way in the dark. Great physicists, great mathematicians, great chemists, and publishers knew that one was always feeling one's way in the dark.
Roberto Bolano quotes: One should read Borges more. One should read Borges more.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Silence hovers in the yards, leaving no pages with writing on them, that thing we'll later call the work. Silence hovers in the yards, leaving no pages with writing on them, that thing we'll later call the work.
Roberto Bolano quotes: There is a time for reciting poems and a time for fists. There is a time for reciting poems and a time for fists.
Roberto Bolano quotes: I hope you die, I said. I hope I die, he said, and then he said: I know I'm going to die. I hope you die, I said. I hope I die, he said, and then he said: I know I'm going to die.
Roberto Bolano quotes: The demented strutting of a dumb bird in the moonlight. The demented strutting of a dumb bird in the moonlight.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Literature is the product of a strange rain of blood, sweat, semen, and tears. Literature is the product of a strange rain of blood, sweat, semen, and tears.
Roberto Bolano quotes: Every book in the world is out there waiting to be read by me. Every book in the world is out there waiting to be read by me.