Nimic nu-l face mai steril pe un scriitor decat obsesia perfectiunii. Ca sa produci, trebuie sa-ti urmezi firea, sa te abandonezi, sa-ti asculti vocile…, sa elimini cenzura ironiei sau a bunului gust…
See also the quote for the previous week. → Read more
Since I am home and since I’ve just discovered that Mihai Eminescu had an amazing economic reasoning, the quote of this week will be on this topic (in Romanian…):
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Om rau nu exista. Ca intr-o societate in disolutiune fiecare individ neprivilegiat cauta numai interesul lui propriu, si prin asta deconsideratiune a interesului comun, fie el cat de bun, la urma el devine de sine rau pentru ca e-n colisiune de interese.
I don’t know if I’ll make this a rule but, in any case, here’s what I choose as best quote for the week ahead.
One of the nice things about looking at a bear is that you know it spends 100 per cent of every minute of every day being a bear. → Read more
My good old Canadian friend Max Hamon (who’s been in Romania, and particularly in Cluj, more than once and who, inter alia, beats most Romanians I know in palinka drinking,- ave, Max, morituri te salutant! – after which he becomes, invariably, the lead singer for any Phoenix or Vama Veche songs) is sending me this message:
Yesterday was a landmark day in my lessons of Romanian. → Read more