When to Write

Writing is hard, incredibly hard and if you overcame the romantic idea of an author sitting at a candlelit table, with a quill in his hand, bent over a pile of papers (a computer nowadays), and if you ever tried to write more than one thousand words day after day you know what I mean. Also listen to the masters:

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert

Selling Death

This evening I thought that I lingered long enough and that it is time to write, but, like a perfect procrastinator, I told myself that ten more minutes on the internet could not do any harm.

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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

Of Love in the Time of Regrets

One of the biggest mistakes is to believe in love like a child, like it is the beginning and the end of the world, of the time, and of you. Especially when is so easy to forget that the stories people tell are usually just that – stories.

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. 
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

The Calling of the Mountain (I)

One year ago I was one of the most sedentary person which somehow got lucky and did not exceed by far the “right” BMI, although I must say that I was shocked one day to discover that I couldn’t button a suit jacket that was usually so loose. But let’s elegantly ignore my weight problems.

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