Juan Rulfo quotes

  • Nothing can last forever. There isn't any memory, no matter how intense, that doesn't fade out at last.
    -- Juan Rulfo

    #Memories #Forever #Matter

  • No one knows better than I do how far heaven is, but I also know all the shortcuts. The secret is to die, when you want to, and not when He proposes. Or else to force Him to take you before your time.
    -- Juan Rulfo

    #Heaven #Secret #Want

  • There you'll find the place I love most in the world. The place where I grew thin from dreaming. My village, rising from the plain. Shaded with trees and leaves like a piggy bank filled with memories. You'll see why a person would want to live there forever. Dawn, morning, mid-day, night: all the same, except for the changes in the air. The air changes the color of things there. And life whirs by as quiet as a murmur...the pure murmuring of life.
    -- Juan Rulfo

    #Dream #Morning #Memories

  • There was no air; only the dead, still night fired by the dog days of August. Not a breath. I had to suck in the same air I exhaled, cupping it in my hands before it escaped. I felt it, in and out, less each time…until it was so thin it slipped through my fingers forever. I mean, forever.
    -- Juan Rulfo

    #Dog #Mean #Night

  • I am talking about misery and all of its implications.
    -- Juan Rulfo

    #Talking #Misery

  • Because to write, one must truly suffer.
    -- Juan Rulfo

    #Writing #Suffering

  • Every author that creates is a liar;literature is a lie,but from that lie, a recreation of reality is born. Therefore, recreating reality is one of the fundaments of creation.
    -- Juan Rulfo

    #Liars #Lying #Reality

  • You count on it, you rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then, just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.

  • We had our thing. It is a really good memory but now we're older. Things change.

  • No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

  • What to paint was a problem for the war artist... the old heroics, the death and glory stuff, were gone forever... the impressionistic technique I had developed was now ineffective, for visual impressions were not enough.

  • Its never to late to get back on your feet though we wont live forever make sure you accomplish what you were put here for

  • It’s in how you carry yourself. I’ve always been a very mature person, and I’ve always known what I wanted. And I go after it no matter what.

  • Animals keep you company when you're really lonely. It helps because when you have a friend around who always likes you no matter what - it's harder to feel bad or down.

  • No matter where I am, I will always be there when you need me.

  • Psychotherapy, unlike castor oil, which will work no matter how you get it down, is useless when forced on an uncooperative patient.

  • No matter what happens, you can get through this day. Inhale. Focus on the word, 'relax. Exhale. Say, 'I can do this!' And then do it.