Quotes By Those Barren Leaves

“The writer proposes, the readers dispose.”


“What is there in common between life and chemistry; between good and evil and electrical charges, between a collection of cells and the consciousness of a caress?”


“It takes a certain amount of intelligence and imagination to realize the extraordinary queerness and mysteriousness of the world in which we live. The fools, the innumerable fools, take it all for granted, skate about cheerfully on the surface and never think of inquiring what's underneath.”


“In itself, no doubt, the natural and moderate satisfaction of the sexual instinct is a matter quite indifferent to morality. It is only in relation to something else that the satisfaction of a natural instinct can be said to be good or bad.”


“Todos tendemos a exagerar el valor de lo que por casualidad nos pertenece.”