Quote of the Day

Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it soothes their worries, and finally it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues. Such people are convinced that the doors of heaven will be opened only to poor wretches like themselves who go through life without leaving any trace bu their threadbare attempts to belittle others and to exclude -- and destroy if possible -- those who, by the simple fact of their existence, show up their own poorness of spirit, mind, and guts. Blessed be the one at whom the fools bark, because his soul will never belong to them.

My inexplicable good fortune was attributed to Pedro Vidal, to the ignorance and stupidity of our readers, and to the widely held national belief that achieving any measure of success in any profession was irrefutable proof of one's lack of skill or merit.

- CARLOS RUIZ ZAFÓN, The Angel's Game (Canada, USA, Europe)

The second quote holds quite true for most people living in Québec as well. . .

1 commentaires:

Craig said...

I hate to say it but the first quote sounds a lot like something out of a Goodkind novel, albeit far more eloquent. *Shudders