Enrique Jardiel Poncela quotes

  • Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.

  • Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.

  • The only way to write is well and how you do it is your own damn business.

  • As labor is the common burden of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burden onto the shoulders of others is the great durable curse of the race.

  • "We will coordinate efforts of the PLO with responsible authorities in Jordan in all fields - politically, militarily and materially..." "It was very probable that the Jordan army might start the battle."

  • Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment, the effort to overcome laziness and merit, the effort to make each activity of our day meditation.

  • There're so many things I want to do, like become more media savvy. I am too lazy. But I'm making an effort.

  • So, to praise others for their virtues - Can but encourage one's own efforts

  • It was one thing to hide away from the world. It was quite another to discover the world didn't miss you when you were gone.

  • I understood that pain was real and sometimes things didn't last. Sometimes you just had to enjoy it while it lasts and cherish it when it's gone.