22 de agosto de 2018

15 tweets from “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (by Ernest Hemingway)

  1. "I see things very clearly in the early morning and I think there are many that we know that are alive now who will never see another Sunday."
  2. I suppose it is possible to live as full a life in seventy hours as in seventy years.
  3. "You have killed?" Robert Jordan asked. "Yes. Several times. But not with pleasure. To me it is a sin to kill a man. Even fascists whom we must kill.
  4. "If I live later, I will try to live in such a way, doing no harm to any one, that it will be forgiven." "By whom?" "Who knows? Since we do not have God here anymore, who forgives, I do not know."
  5. "He's Rafael, a gypsy," Anselmo said. "Gypsies talk much and kill little." The gypsy smiled at Robert Jordan.
  6. "Pablo was brave in the beginning," Anselmo said. "Pablo was something serious in the beginning. Now he is very much afraid to die."
  7. To make war you need intelligence. But to win you need talent and material. We need Pablo.
  8. I think that after the war there will have to be some great penance done for the killing.
  9. If we no longer have religion after the war then I think there must be some form of civic penance organized that all may be cleansed from the killing.
  10. "Of all men the drunkard is the worst. He stinks and vomits in his own bed and dissolves his organs in alcohol."
  11. He was fifty-two years old and he was sure this was the last time he would see that sky.
  12. "Eat, old one," she said. "Each one should take care of his strength."
  13. As he walked he prayed for the souls of Sordo and his band. It was the first time he had prayed since the start of the movement.
  14. Night plans aren't any good in the morning.
  15. "There is no good-by, because we are not apart," he spoke calmly as Pilar walked the girl along.

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway

Original: 1940
Random UK
Reprint ed. 2000
496 pp.

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