Miguel 聲gel Asturias

Guatemala
19 Oct 1899 // 9 Jun 1974
Writer

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However life treats you, as time goes by you always get the feeling you've lost life in the very living of it.
In prison there's no bad, everything's worse. Worse bellyache, worse misery, worse sadness - the worst of the worst. Jailers and judges seem like people without reason, deranged. Compliance with rules and regulations which have nothing to do with reality turns them into madmen, at least they seem such to those not under the strange influence of the law.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays