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The Map of Time

Félix J. Palma

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Striving to achieve a dream is never a waste of time.”

“We are the authors of our own fate-we write it each day with every one of our actions.”

“Time could only be seen in the falling leaves, a wound that healed, a woodworm's tunneling, rust that spread, and hearts that grew weary. Without anyone to discern it, time was nothing, nothing at all.”

“[A] writer’s most powerful weapon, his true strength, was his intuition, and regardless of whether he had any talent, if the critics combined to discredit an author’s nose for things, he would be reduced to a fearful creature who took a mistakenly guarded, absurdly cautious approach to his work, which would end up stifling his latent genius.”

“Time is a river sweeping away all that is born towards the darkest shore.”

“Sometimes the best way to find out what we want is to choose what we do not want.”

“...the wrath of God pales beside that of man.”

“Why had his mother gone to the trouble of bringing him into the world if the most exciting moment in his life was having been made lame by a bayonet?”

“Ultimately it was man's limited senses which established the boundaries of the world.”

“There is little more I can add short of dissecting the man, or going into intimate details such as the modest proportions and slight southeasterly curvature of his manhood.”

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excitement, shore, birth, time, description, boredom, funny, child-labor, writing, war, humorous, critics, writers, ambition, river, criticism

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