Poetry is written with tears, fiction with blood, and history with invisible ink.
Human beings believe just as they breathe – in order to survive.
I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
Literature, at least good literature, is science tempered with the blood of art. Like architecture or music.
Justice is a rare illness in a world that is otherwise a picture of health.
Do you know the best thing about broken hearts?
They can only really break once the rest is just scratches.
The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the
trail of ink he leaves behind him. The person you think you see is
only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction.
It seems that in the advanced stages of stupidity, a lack of ideas is compensated for by an excess of ideologies.
– quotes from “The Angel’s Game” by Carlos Ruiz Zafòn