- To mock Cervantes' character is just a
redundancy. You don't need to be a Quixote to justify your
existence. Not being part of the windmills would be enough.
- I don't trust those who never have enough time to
establish a dialog. I don't trust those who read and write in a
lazy way. I don't trust line by line computer brained assholes,
those who take more than one paragraph by affected prose to justify
they're unable to get the idea in a whole human discourse. I'd
spend some more time in telling you why, but I don't trust you.
- Salvador Dalí said that to be a good painter you
need to be a bit fool. After twenty years dedicated to the music
I ended up thinking the same about being a good musician. After
more than half life treating all kind of people I came to the same
conclusion about being a good person.
- To live in the present: three days ago you
decided to turn left. You decided the same the day before
yesterday, and once again yesterday, and the same today. Without
noticing, after a long ride, you're now in the same place you were
three days ago. But four days older.
- Even being his right-hand man he wasn't able to
shut up in front of the last arbitrary rule taken by the despotic
'But, general…, why?'
'Culture is in our ideals.' answered the dictator.
- Fortunately, I've never witnessed it; being a child
I was told if you tie a cord with a can to a cat's tail it runs to
death. I find interesting to search for analogies where a human
being is the victim of this kind of deceit, especially in my own life,
aware of fear often nests in ignorance. Surely I'd find more than
one looking at the lives of those who enjoy doing that to a cat.
- It's ever been unquestionable for me that the
subject is, by far, more interesting than the object. In fact, if
I had to leave right now the only I'd carry with me would be the nice
memories of those moments I've shared with others without caring too
much if working, dinning or playing cards. Just as an
illustrative example: I've never found sense in having sex with a
prostitute. It'll seem a contradiction but—perhaps fooled as
anyone by what psychologists call a projection—I feel I'm talking
objectively, from my sane ambition and selfishness, hence I suppose not
being more or less mature than those who see in their peers simple
- Curriculum Vitae: even those who threw the
newborn in a dumpster experienced maternity.
- Since reason is my law, to be right does nothing
but frustrating me.
- Lots of sayings, even biblical proverbs,
discourage arguing with idiots. But you don't want to follow this
strictly unless you enjoy talking to yourself the whole day. Or
- Arguing against or in favor of any religion is a
counter sense—I assume everyone is able to understand this without any
further explanation. But don't blame yourself if you fall in this
trap, it's not always easy to distinguish clarifying from
selling. After all, any argument is eventually swallowed by this
black hole religion is. In a world where “Why” and “What for” are
conspicuous by their absence, headed by economy and seconded by
politics, religious thinking rules as it pleases, in some cases
disguised as science, to look modern. We have enough history on
our backs, enough empirical evidence that it's barely been a platonic
dream: scientific thinking is never going to have the last
- Who really understands current world status
quo realizes in most cases the constructive option is not
- To distinguish what's unnecessary to avoid useless
movements towards a better effectiveness. That's to be wise.
- “It's easier to think negatively”, I heard someone
to state. How does this theory explain most optimists are
- I've lost count of those who tried to teach me
lessons in life and in humility at the same time!
- The myth tells us Prometheus stole gods' sacred
fire and facilitated it to his creation. Clearly it wasn't an act
of “forethought” and well deserved Zeus' punishment: has there been a
man able to actually profit from or, at least, to live friendly with
- You recognize a philosopher in that, despite
lawyers, politicians and people in general, he doesn't talk or discus
to defend a personal interest, to beat an opponent, to “win” the game;
he confronts truths as a kamikaze, aware that in all cases to
accomplish his goal implies to lose.
- Quality of life: I know from experience
that even in a cave and with one meal a day you can live decently as
long as you manage to keep yourself out of the reach of that mixture of
idiocy and low self-esteem that defines the ordinary man.
- Your best friend probably patronized you;
concealing how repulsive was for him to find out you had your own point
of view he limited himself to pretend to hear you.
- A young boy ignorant and inexpert in a matter
tries to give advice about career and life to someone much older than
him and with years of study and experience on his back. Twenty
years later the older, on purpose, reminds the younger of that
event. Unable to remember, the younger inquires how his
words—wise words, he today 'guesses' they surely were—could have
influenced and affected the life of the older to the point to remain in
his memory all those years.
- Masturbation passed from being considered sick and
shameful to embrace all aspects and levels of our existence.
- Of course, theoretically, all done by mankind can
rightly be considered part of what we call culture. But, what I
like to think culture is (or should be) just lives in the consciousness
of some few minds.
- P.S. to Hobbyists: surely quite a few, as
skilled in software development as the famous Guru, have experienced
something similar (or analogous) to what happened to him with that
printer at the MIT AI Lab years ago. But the lack of freedom
seems to produce no effect on most people.
- It's funny to hear from a scientist that some
species is at risk of extinction, even funnier the supposed ecological
measures many people propose and implement. For example, some
woman in Catalonia says she's saving a species of goat, native to that
zone, by breeding it in her farm and utilizing (commercializing) its
meat and milk; “If you want to save a species, eat it,” she
states. There are those who think they're saving the dog by
adopting it as a pet, and those who own a castrated cat and think
they're contributing to avoid “maltreatment” to animals by eating soy
burgers. Alas, my poor lost androids of modernity!, the
incremental process of degradation and destruction of life on this
planet by our hands started thousands of years ago, when we became
sedentary; to think any idea or measure born from us could revert, stop
or palliate this process comes from the same misconception that
generates it in a first instance.
- “You will know them by their fruits.”, said
Matthew. Who would need faith if this judgment were fair!
- It has happened to me since ever that when I end
getting really skilled in some task I don't longer need it. God
uses these tricks to remind us of we don't have power or authority over
anything. That's why it concerns me–despite I'm not too old–the
feeling I'm starting to learn how to live.
- Do you want to compete at an advantage? Let
- God is a child. We are his toys.
- It doesn't care how much money you manage.
Being a creak or a big river you'll just see water passing by.
- Neither a mother is unconditional. It's all
about how you live, live with, negotiate. Who to our eyes is
clever in this sense can eventually win our trust and even our
- My late mother used to say “Misery is not
poverty.” Over means, skills and circumstances, folk knowledge
condemns others for their psychology.
- Plainly said, the way men distort the truth to
justify their vices and caprices is repugnant.
- I think my wife and I have been good
parents. The proof is we decided not to have children.
- Logic doesn't solve problems, jumping levels of
abstraction does. Cutting your legs could simplify your organism
but not your life.
- How we could understand each other! A
sparrow is killed by captivity, a canary is killed by freedom.
- Life taught me that to eat you need to kill as
well as that, in general terms, actually doing the best for
yourself in the long term you're also doing the best for everyone.
- For the prize, “to be right”, they compete.
Thus they dress their knowledge to impress the audience. Alien to
others my aim, it bewilders not seeing me barking, grunting like
everyone for that worn down bone, they don't get that for me to win is
to concede, to be wrong. Then, naked, in front of myself, my
prize is the Truth.
- This has been a recurrent situation in my life,
individuals who has disregarded me, despised me or even told me they
felt “pity” for me just because they weren't able to understand
me. A problem in itself has no solution, you can do no more than
feel pity for who suffers it, however these individuals have rather
made me feel frustration.