The verse, from my admired Abilio Estevez:
– Heaven is in hell and both are on the Island.
Everything seems to indicate that Yoani cannot collect her prize tonight. I am not going to say that I expected it or that it surprises me, I don’t want to pass myself off as a guru or as naïve. I have no time for gloating. I only want to point out that life will give you your revenge and, I quote Ernesto Hernández Busto, that night that one day will dismiss the Night, I am sure will be much better.
10 citations from Ortega y Gasset in tribute to Yoani, our Voice:
1 – To be bewildered, to be surprised, is to begin to understand.
2 – The beauty that attracts rarely coincides with the beauty that you will love.
3 – A man is bettered by his capacity for dissatisfaction.
4 – Youth needs to believe itself, a priori, to be superior. Of course it is wrong but this is precisely the great right of youth.
5 – Knowing what you don’t know is perhaps the most difficult and subtle knowledge.
6 – I can commit myself to being sincere, but do not expect of me that I commit to being impartial.
7 – It is not easy to deal with the stubborn. There is no argument that convinces. Rule for dealing with them: “No oak collapses at the first blow of the ax; a drip cracks the hardest rock.
8 – Not what we did yesterday, but what we are going to do together tomorrow, joins us together in state.
9 – To live is to constantly decide what we are going to be.
10 – I am myself and my circumstance, and if I do not save it I cannot save myself.
Diccionario de Citas [Dictionary of Quotations], Luis Señor, Espasa Calpe, S.A. © 1997.