Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions, an uncommonplace-book from the Armpit of Diogenes, binge-thinker jottings since 2008 .

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Gems from Carlos Ruiz.

'People talk too much.
Humans aren't related to monkeys
but to parrots.'

'Between you and me, this business
of The Seventh Art  leaves me cold.
'As far as I can see, it's only a way
of feeding the mindless and making them
even more stupid.  Worse than football or bullfights.
The cinema began as an invention for entertaining
the illiterate masses.  Fifty years on, it's much the same.'

'Money is like any other virus: once it has rotted the soul
of the person who harbours it, it sets off
in search of new blood.'

'Evil presupposes a moral decision,
intention, and some forethought.'

'The most efficient way of rendering the poor harmless
is to teach them to want to imitate the rich.'

'There are few reasons for telling the truth,
but for lying the number is infinite.'

Comments by the character Fermín in Carlos Ruiz Zafón's
The Shadow of the Wind,
which I grew tired of half-way through.

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