Frases de Frances Mayes

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Frances Mayes

Data de nascimento: 4. Abril 1940

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„Lamentos são um desperdício de tempo. Eles são o passado minando o presente.“

„Life offers you a thousand chances... all you have to do is take one.“ Under the Tuscan Sun


„Any arbitrary turning along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different.“ Under the Tuscan Sun

„Where you are is who you are. The further inside you the place moves, the more your identity is intertwined with it. Never casual, the choice of place is the choice of something you crave.“ Under the Tuscan Sun

„There is no technique, there is just the way to do it.
Now, are we going to measure or are we going to cook?“
Under the Tuscan Sun

„I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I knew.“ Under the Tuscan Sun

„A Chinese poet many centuries ago noticed that to re-create something in words is like being alive twice.“ Under the Tuscan Sun

„Splendid to arrive alone in a foreign country and feel the assault of difference. Here they are all along, busy with living; they don't talk or look like me. The rhythm of their day is entirely different; I am foreign.“ Under the Tuscan Sun


„Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come.“ In Tuscany

„The world cracks open for those willing to take a risk.“ A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

„Do you know the most surprising thing about divorce? It doesn't actually kill you. Like a bullet to the heart or a head-on car wreck. It should. When someone you've promised to cherish till death do you part says "I never loved you," it should kill you instantly. You shouldn't have to wake up day after day after that, trying to understand how in the world you didn't know. The light just never went on, you know. I must have known, of course, but I was too scared to see the truth. Then fear just makes you so stupid.“ Under the Tuscan Sun

„Like fanning through a deck of cards, my mind flashes on the thousand chances, trivial to profound, that converged to re-create this place. Any arbitrary turning along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different. Where did the expression "a place in the sun" first come from? My rational thought process cling always to the idea of free will, random event; my blood, however, streams easily along a current of fate.“ Under the Tuscan Sun


„One of those flash epiphanies of travel, the realization that worlds you'd love vibrantly exist outside your ignorance of them. The vitality of many lives you know nothing about. The breeze lifting a blue curtain in a doorway billows just the same whether you are lucky enough to observe it or not. Travel gives such jolts. I could live in this town, so how is it that I've never been here before today?“ A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

„As travel pushes me forward, memory keeps dragging me backward.“ A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

„All afternoon in the deck chair, I try to describe to my notebook the colors of the water and sky. How to translate sunlight into words?“ A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

„Everything I pick up seems to lure me away. Everything I do in my daily life begins to feel like striking wet matches. The need to travel is a mysterious force. A desire to 'go' runs through me equally with an intense desire to 'stay' at home. An equal and opposite thermodynamic principle. When I travel, I think of home and what it means. At home I'm dreaming of catching trains at night in the gray light of Old Europe, or pushing open shutters to see Florence awaken. The balance just slightly tips in the direction of the airport.“ A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller