Category Archives: Quotes

The Greengrocer (translation of an… interesting song)

I have been away for a while. Busy times, not enough time to focus on writing and nothing cheerful to write about. But now I’m back! I will continue with the Alphabet thing, but now I am compelled to write … Continue reading

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And now we’ll never know / That sense that tomorrow was far away / And our dreams they will never fade / We never thought the good times could end

I was talking about nostalgia and memories yesterday; today I have changed my mind, as it usually happens to women*. The term “nostalgia” comes from the Ancient Greek words “nóstos” = return and “álgos” = sorrow: it literally indicates that … Continue reading

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A Painful Case: murdered by her maternal solicitude? By his latent greatness?

And here you go: the second part of this commentary. As I had anticipated in the first half, I will now focus on the main themes of the short story: the development of Mrs. Sinico and Mr. Duffy’s relationship, the … Continue reading

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A Painful Case: he is not the new Mr. Darcy.

And now, a more positive post. About a couple of months ago, I was talking with a close friend about, basically, relationships, listening to people and always being wrong with the whole ‘friendzone’ thing. For some weird coincidence, she was … Continue reading

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Is talking about beauty and judging people’s looks really all about “looking at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and paying no attention to the plank in your own eye”?

“IF YOU WERE MINE, I WOULD: make you pancakes kiss you remind you everyday how lovely you are read you books watch bad romantic comedies with you make you mixes draw you pictures photograph you cuddle with you hug you … Continue reading

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Sfuriata full of (not so much) anger that you most probably would not enjoy reading.

Lo so che non si scrive in preda ad un’emozione deleteria come la rabbia. Ma infrangerò tale regola, perché per me, ora, é tutta questione di scorno delusione disappointment irritazione. Non importa l’evento dal quale questi sentimenti (emozioni?, alla distinzione … Continue reading

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YOLO! (2), Carpe Diem and “the walls of death”.

“Tu ne quaesieris, scire nefas, quem mihi, quem tibi finem di dederint, Leuconoe, nec Babylonios temptaris numeros. ut melius quidquid erit pati, seu pluris hiemes seu tribuit Iuppiter ultimam, quae nunc oppositis debilitat pumicibus mare Tyrrhenum: sapias, vina liques, et … Continue reading

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