Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
You’re remembering well today,’ she said. ‘Don’t do it too much.
I’ll kick you in the face!
I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye – that was the trouble – I wanted to kiss you good night – and there’s a lot of difference.
If we win here we will win everywhere. The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
Of all men the drunkard is the foulest. The thief when he is not stealing is like another. The extortioner does not practice in the home. The murderer when he is at home can wash his hands. But the drunkard stinks and vomits in this own bed and dissolves his organs in alcohol.
For a poet he threw a very accurate milk bottle.
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.
The boy Paco had never known about any of this nor about what all these people would be doing on the next day and on other days to come. He had no idea how they really lived nor how they ended. He did not even realize they ended. He died, as the Spanish phrase has it, full of illusions. He had not had time in his life to lose any of them, nor even, at the end, to complete an act of contrition. He had not even had time to be disappointed in the Garbo picture which disappointed all Madrid for a week.
Oh, darling, you will be good to me, won’t you? Because we’re going to have a strange life.