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Travels with My Aunt, Graham Greene

lunes, 18 junio 2007

I do not intend to save for the sake of an heir. I made my economies in my youth and they were fairly painless because the young do not particulary care for luxury. They have other interests than spending and can make love on a Coca-Cola, a drink which is nauseating in age.

(pág. 66)

I nearly became a Roman Catholic once. Because of the Kennedys. But then when two of them got shot – I mean I’m superstitious. Was Macbeth a Catholic?

(pág. 93)

My books are a good antidote to foreign travel and reinforce the sense of the England I love, but sometimes I wonder whether that England exists still beyond my garden hedge or further than Church Road.

(pág. 157)

One’s life is more formed, I sometimes think, by books than by human beings: it is out of books one learns about love and pain at second hand. Even if we have the happy chance to fall in love it is because we have been conditioned by what we have read, and if I had never known love at all, perhaps it was because my father’s library had not contained the right books.

(pág. 194)

«There speaks a Protestant, Mr. Visconti said,. «Any Catholic knows that a legend which is believed has the same value and effect as the truth. Look at the cult of the saints»

(pág. 250)

, Penguin 2004