"I think if you have lost a great happiness and try to recall it, you are only asking for sorrow, but if you do not try to dwell on the happiness, sometimes you find it dwelling in your heart and body, silent but sustaining. The purest, completest
... happiness I know is that of a baby at the breast and the mother giving suck. From that I know what perfect fulfilment is. But I cannot regain it by remembering, by speaking, by yearning. To have known it is enough, and all."Continua...Nascondi
"They say Mars absolves the warrior from the crimes of war, but those who were not warriors, those for whom the war was said to be fought, even though they never wanted it to be fought, who absolves them?"
"When the poet sang me of the fall of Troy, his story told of the king's daughter Cassandra, who foresaw what would happen and tried to prevent the Trojans from letting the great horse into the city, but no one would listen to her: it was a curse
... laid on her, to see the truth and say it and not be heard. It is a curse laid on women more often than on men. Men want the truth to be theirs, their discovery and property."Continua...Nascondi