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Elena Ferrante Quotes: We lie in order to tolerate our existence and, most of all, we lie to ourselves.
         

We lie in order to tolerate our existence and, most of all, we lie to ourselves.


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The rules say that to tell a story you need first of all a measuring stick, a calendar, you have to calculate how much time has passed between you and the facts, the emotions to be narrated.

The rules say that to tell a story you need first of all a measuring stick, a calendar, you have to calculate how much time has passed between you and the facts, the emotions to be narrated.



The circle of an empty day is brutal and at night it tightens around your neck like a noose

The circle of an empty day is brutal and at night it tightens around your neck like a noose



I believe that books, once they are written, have no need of their authors.

I believe that books, once they are written, have no need of their authors.



It's the people who love us or hate us - or both - who hold together the thousands of fragments we are made of.

It's the people who love us or hate us - or both - who hold together the thousands of fragments we are made of.



Existence is this, I thought, a start of joy, a stab of pain, an intense pleasure, veins that pulse under the skin, there is no other truth to tell.

Existence is this, I thought, a start of joy, a stab of pain, an intense pleasure, veins that pulse under the skin, there is no other truth to tell.



I didn't choose anonymity.Instead, I chose absence.

I didn't choose anonymity.Instead, I chose absence.



I think our sexuality is all yet to be recounted and that the rich male literary tradition constitutes a huge obstacle.

I think our sexuality is all yet to be recounted and that the rich male literary tradition constitutes a huge obstacle.



I don't have any special passion for politics, it being a never-ending merry-go-round of bosses big and small, all generally mediocre. I actually find it boring.

I don't have any special passion for politics, it being a never-ending merry-go-round of bosses big and small, all generally mediocre. I actually find it boring.



In order not to cut out a large part of one's private life, the creative work should not swallow up every other form of self-expression. But that is the most complicated thing.

In order not to cut out a large part of one's private life, the creative work should not swallow up every other form of self-expression. But that is the most complicated thing.



I have always paid careful attention to social and economic conflicts, to the dialectic - if we can call it that - between high and low. Maybe it's because I was not born or brought up in affluence.

I have always paid careful attention to social and economic conflicts, to the dialectic - if we can call it that - between high and low. Maybe it's because I was not born or brought up in affluence.





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Something's still wrong--the same thing that was wrong forty years ago. A malignancy, a tumor, slowly growing in someone's heart. A conscience that's seared.

Something's still wrong--the same thing that was wrong forty years ago. A malignancy, a tumor, slowly growing in someone's heart. A conscience that's seared.



El Sueno de la razon produce monstrous. (The sleep of reason breeds monsters)

El Sueno de la razon produce monstrous. (The sleep of reason breeds monsters)



You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.

You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.



I would like television to produce some itching pills rather than this endless outpouring of tranquilizers.

I would like television to produce some itching pills rather than this endless outpouring of tranquilizers.



Ideas come as you walk, Nietzsche said. Walking dissipates thoughts, Shankara taught.

Ideas come as you walk, Nietzsche said. Walking dissipates thoughts, Shankara taught.



Understand the now. Don't even worry about five seconds later, worry about now.

Understand the now. Don't even worry about five seconds later, worry about now.



Directors are our teachers, and I'm always craving to work with a great director. They're pretty much the first thing that interests me about a project.

Directors are our teachers, and I'm always craving to work with a great director. They're pretty much the first thing that interests me about a project.



If we don't face our fears, our fears will chase us forever.

If we don't face our fears, our fears will chase us forever.



Please don’t get hung up on this question of whether you need to have experience in an industry before you launch your startup.

Please don’t get hung up on this question of whether you need to have experience in an industry before you launch your startup.




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